Mike Foley

Michael Foley, MA, CSP

Michael Foley knows how to tell a story. Whether reassuring novice adventurers during his tenure as an Outward Bound instructor or helping executives pack punch into a presentation, Mike's stories and humor have been at the core of his success as a keynote speaker, coach, and trainer.

Prior to founding Clarity Central, Mike excelled as a major account manager for General Electric and Ameritech. He knows firsthand what it takes to differentiate one's self in the marketplace. As a result, Mike has developed talks and courses that are hard hitting, applicable, and powerful. His "zero fluff" approach to education is highly engaging for even the toughest of audiences.

Michael holds a BS in Engineering, an MA in Human Development, and is pursuing an MBA from Northwestern University. He has been recognized by the National Speakers Association as a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP), the highest earned international recognition for professional speakers.

Michael can be reached at 612.210.7936 or mike@claritycentral.net

Scott P. Nelson

Scott P. Nelson, CEC

Scott Nelson is a leadership coach, corporate trainer and senior partner at Clarity Central. His emotional intelligence, authentic feedback and ability to teach personal awareness have been key to his success in developing others. He is also an adjunct faculty member for the University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business Executive Education.  

Scott has done post-graduate work in ontology following his BBA in Management. He started his career as a sales manager while also training and speaking on the topic of influential communication. Prior to Clarity Central he was a conflict resolution mediator at Mayo Clinic. 

Scott’s experience involves several industries as well as many different organizational and personality types. He has worked with people of incredibly varied backgrounds including Maasai tribes in Tanzania, executive leaders in corporate America, and staff in health care, public schools, local and federal government. 

He can be reached at scott@claritycentral.net and (763) 350-3886.



Scott Gerber, MBA

Scott Gerber

Scott Gerber is a corporate trainer for Clarity Central. He is the Fire Chief of the Excelsior Fire District which is a Joint Powers organization made up of the cities along the south portion of Lake Minnetonka. Following his BS in Business Management, Scott spent 14 years as the Risk/Emergency Management Director for Carver County and 12 years as a paramedic/EMS Education specialist with Ridgeview Medical Center. 

Scott is a keynote speaker and communications trainer in the public safety field and in the private sector. His areas of expertise include leadership, incident command, emergency response, special events, and planning. He has facilitated numerous leadership team discussions on the importance of creating a culture of excellence. 

Scott has received the Minnesota State Fire Chief Association’s Fire Officer of the Year Award.  He has been involved in multiple emergency response situations including crashes, fires, medical incidents, hazardous materials incidents, natural disasters, and response to other states.