Career Coach


Lacy Nelson


Lacy Nelson

Career Coach | Sr. Associate Director, Alumni and Executive Career Management
615.322.3797 |

As Owen alumni, you are eligible to receive career support throughout your professional career. Career coaching and resources include:

  • Assisting you in targeting functions and employers
  • Helping you create your job search and personal marketing strategy
  • Guiding you in preparing for interviewing and negotiating opportunities
  • Letting you know about opportunities and resources

The Owen alumni Career Coach is Lacy Nelson. Since joining the Career Management Center team at Owen in 2014, Lacy has worked with hundreds of Owen alumni from new graduates to senior leaders. Prior to Owen, Lacy owned now2planB, a career and leadership development coaching firm based in Nashville, TN. Lacy is a certified Career Coach with two decades of career coaching experience with individual and corporate clients. Known for her warm coaching style, Lacy motivates and encourages her clients to achieve their career and personal goals. Among Lacy’s certifications are the designations of Professional Certified Coach (PCC) by the International Coach Federation, Certified Career Management Professional and Certified Leadership and Talent Management Coach. She is certified in the Lominger Voices 360, the Hogan Leadership Forecast Series, and the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (Charter Certification). Lacy has a Master’s degree in Human Resource Development from Vanderbilt University and an undergraduate degree from Tulane University.