Following a layoff in 2015 as part of a Fortune 50 downsizing, Stacia Nelson became an accidental entrepreneur by founding Pivot Strategies, a communications agency that assists companies with internal communications and change management. Nelson has doubled revenue and team growth year over year since launching her Minneapolis agency in 2015. Nelson’s deep experience in crisis response and planning, reputation management, and strategic communications have made her a first call for many companies. In 2020, while many businesses recorded losses, Pivot’s revenue grew 68%. That year, Nelson donated 23% of revenue to nonprofits and community organizations.