Lacey developed the CONNECT model to embrace all the words and actions every human being needs. Whether you are the CEO of a major company, an employee, a parent, a child, or anything in between, we must CONNECT. Communication, openness, neutrality, nurturing, education, courage, and transparency is needed on every side and by everyone to create the unity we so very much need.
Lacey Nelson speaks to businesses or groups about finding your purpose and giving your soul to it. If your employees or business needs motivation and tools to take it to the next level, Lacey speaks from personal experiences about finding purpose in each task. She makes it clear that she’s not reinventing the wheel. She is simply showing each person that the power is within them already.
Lacey LOVES working with youth! She talks about college, vocational training programs, and opportunities for youth, and emphasizes the importance of positive choices. She also talks about law enforcement. Her discussions are those of employment opportunities but also show the human side of working in the field. She has been able to answer dozens of questions from youth and helps them understand the law from different perspectives. Lacey is very passionate about working with kids and continues the connections with some of the youth long after their meeting.
Lacey is the host of the successful podcast CONNECT, supported and featured through the Rob, Anybody, and Dawn Show (RAD Radio). With co-host, producer and popular radio talent Brandon Angel, they have interviewed dozens of community leaders. Guests have included human trafficking survivors, CEO's of statewide organizations bringing awareness to fentanyl, and law enforcement officers/authors who have lived through trauma and adversity. Join Lacey and her vibrant crew through her YouTube channel for life-changing messages of survival and education you won't find anywhere else.
Lacey Nelson was born and raised in Sacramento, California. Lacey holds two associate degrees, a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, and a Master’s Degree in Public Policy and Administration from Pennsylvania State University.
Lacey has worked with juvenile offenders through the field of probation. While working full-time, Lacey paid her way through a police academy and subsequently was hired as a Deputy Sheriff in one of the nation’s largest sheriff’s offices. Lacey has spent almost two decades dedicating herself to law enforcement and the communities.
In 2020, Lacey won her first elected non-partisan seat for a utility district. This experience has only sparked a fire for Lacey to continue climbing the ladder in the California political arena. Her stance is that there are politicians and then there are people who work in politics. Lacey stands firm in her idea of bringing respect and positive change to the political front. When told she faces a tall order in this sense, Lacey is only more excited to face the challenge.
In 2021, Lacey was asked to be a Community Liaison for a breast cancer campaign called Paint Sacramento Pink. In nine short months, Lacey and a small team of dedicated volunteers raised over $70,000 for local breast cancer treatment and testing. Lacey was able to speak on behalf of the amazing organization on many news outlets, with professional sporting teams, and a plethora of breast cancer survivors and advocates.
Lacey has spoken to dozens of groups such as Rotary Clubs, Soroptimist groups, Boys and Girls Scouts, and high school students, and has been in commercials representing businesses and political candidates. Lacey’s talks about resiliency have resonated with thousands of people.
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