Recommendations


Anne Marie MacPherson
Counselor and Actress

Coaching sessions with Dr. Dean serve as a metronome in the chaotic pace of people’s lives. Health is the culmination of mind, body, and spiritual fitness and as we say in the theatre, Dr. Dean is a triple threat. What emerge are formidable developments and intense displays of growth. While Hawaii is traditionally known for spectacular sunsets, Dr. Dean is also casting a radiant light of health and vitality for the people of Hawaii.



Bill Manahan, MD
Past President, American Holistic Medical Association
Professor Emeritus
Department of Family Medicine
University of Minnesota Medical School
Minneapolis, Minnesota

I am thrilled that Dr. Dean Nelson is beginning a Life Coaching and Life Doctoring practice. About 70% of people's health problems are chronic and complex. Our present medical system is not well equipped to handle these types of problems. In my opinion, anyone with a chronic complex health problem (such as arthritis, depression, hypertension, cancer, back pain, elevated cholesterol, insomnia, or heart disease) would benefit by having a skilled Life Coach assist them on their journey.

Dean Nelson is just such a coach. I have known Dean and been his friend for over 20 years, so I feel knowledgeable and comfortable in saying that Dean is uniquely qualified to be that coach. He will be excellent in assisting individuals in the understanding and moving forward at every level of well-being - physical, emotional, and spiritual.



Joseph J. Sweere, DC, DABCO, DACBOH, FICC
Professor, Northwestern Health Sciences University
Bloomington, MN 55431

It has been a significant privilege to enjoy Dr. Dean Nelson's presence in my life. Through observing the path that his life journey has led him on, it is clear to me that this advanced soul embodies the quintessential elements of all those characteristics most desirable in a professional healer and life coach. Dr. Nelson listens and sees beyond the surface of the individual and collective human condition. His compassion for and understanding of the core life challenge issues embrace and incorporate the principles of the world's most renowned current and ancient wisdom traditions. I cherish Dr. Nelson's values and feel that history will record him as having contributed much to the alleviation of human suffering and the enablement of human joy. I recommend him wholeheartedly.



Grace Sears
Spiritual Teacher

I have had the joy of knowing conscious beings in many countries of the world- healers, teachers, and spiritually awake humans. For me, Dr. Dean is at the top of the heap; his immense love, compassion, commitment, integrity and his deep level of service. Dr. Dean is the finest healer/doctor I have known and the beauty of his spirit is pure. What a privilege for us that he is here to guide and inspire us to become ever more wondrously ourselves. That he has returned and is offering to be of service is a blessing for us all.



Andy Pieren, DC, DACBOH
Basel, Switzerland

I have known Dr. Dean for over 20 years. He has consistently shown to be a true ambassador for a passionate and enriched life. His unique combination of mindfulness and playfulness allows him to interact with people in a very loving and caring way. He is an excellent communicator - firing ideas which often create new thinking patterns and actions. Dr. Dean will effectively guide you through the "dance" of life and encourage you to optimize your life.



Gregory Rabold, M.D.,
Co-Author of Staying Healthy Without Medicine and Founder and
Medical Director of the Himalayan Medical Foundation.

Dr. Dean Nelson has been a close personal friend of mine for close to 30 years and during that time I have seen him receive, absorb and assimilate a treasure chest of wisdom, insight, and skillful means from a wide variety of healing and spiritual disciplines. His own personal journey has been one of profound inner growth, transformation and spiritual maturity. The combination of Dr. Dean's expertise in a wide number of Holistic and Alternative Healing modalities, his training in Co-Active Life Coaching, along with his skills as a spiritual teacher, and meditation instructor more than amply provide him with the techniques and tools needed to help clients travel deep beneath the surface of negative behaviors and patterns which can limit their lives on many levels. Sitting down and talking to Dean is like reuniting with a long lost friend because his personal warmth, magnetism, and commitment to help others instills a deep sense of trust and puts people at ease in a way that allows them to see aspects of themselves previously hidden. If you decide to work with Dr. Dean be prepared to see your personal and or professional life change in some remarkable and enlightening ways.



Brenda Barr, L.P.

My relationship with Dean has profoundly changed my life. Originally, I went to Dean to help me reduce my chronic headache pain. I even traveled from MN to Hawaii for treatment when my pain was unbearable. However, what I gained during my times with Dean was larger and more significant than that.

Dean instilled in me an understanding about living in the moment and how I can find meaning through my pain. His approach to life and how to maximize our experiences has helped guide me into a deeper and richer understanding of living each day to it's fullest. He is honest and full of integrity; a perfect guide who can walk along side of his clients to the next level.



Ricard Darlow
Executive 

I’ve had the privilege of knowing Dr. Dean as a friend for over 30 years. Throughout that time I have appreciated his healing presence emotionally, spiritually and physically.

Serving as a Silicon Valley executive for more then 24 years I have personally experienced the value of executive coaching. As valuable as these programs are they have missed the more holistic approach needed to fully address life and health balances. Dr. Dean brings a wealth of experience in addressing such a holistic approach through coupling a rich spiritual path with a professional career in healing.



Donna Taylor, RN
Hospice Nurse, Minister and Energy Healer

I have known Dr Dean Nelson for several years; in that time he has been a personal healer, mentor and dear friend. Very few beings in my life have given me as much caring and support. His knowledge of healing is not the just the physical body but all the aspects that make us fully human through our connection to our deeper self.

If ever there was an example of a Holistic Being that walks his life as he talks, who caries deep real compassion for everyone he connects with and is a true example of the potential we can all grow towards; that being is Dr Dean Nelson.

Though his healing knowledge is wonderful and a joy to experience Dr Dean holds within his being much more than physical and energetic skills. His gentle loving manor and ability to deeply connect with others makes him a strong and positive mentor.

His interest in deep connection with other souls is to find the real depth of life and peace in dying.

There is great wisdom in the statement “How we live is how we die. “ or transition. I have no doubt that a choice to bring Dr Dean’s wisdom into your life will be a big step to accomplish that goal.



Collin Barr
National Construction Company Executive

Dean Nelson is a very wise health care professional and coach. He has served my wife and I as a key resource in this capacity for over 15 years. I have recommended Dean to many of my friends. His insights into the core issues a person needs to overcome to advance their life plan are always spot on. Also, he is a really fun, positive guy to spend time with.



Paula Bass, PHD
Licensed Clinical Psychologist

I have known Dr. Dean Nelson for the past three decades, and he has been and continues to be one of my favorite people to talk to about all aspects of life. He is a man of profound depth and intelligence who thrives on challenging people to stretch their limits to embrace a richer and more fulfilling and meaningful life. His manner is down to earth, warm and inviting. He will make you think in ways you were not expecting, and will lead you to answers you never thought possible. I highly recommend Dr. Dean Nelson as a Life Coach. I believe you will find him to be a blessing in your life.



Maria Patton, DO (Doctor of Osteopathy)
in the Neurosciences Department at Kaiser Permanente as a staff physician, double board
certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine and
Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine. 

I have known Dr, Dean for several years in different capacities, including as his patient. He has an amazing ability to meet me at whatever difficult or dark place I seem to be dealing with in the moment, and from there reflect to me what it is I need for growth.

His 30+ years experience as a Buddhist practitioner and teacher, and years of work as a healer, doctor, acupuncturist, chiropractor, and spiritual friend uniquely qualify him to be able to really help in the ways that mean it the most. He can be there with what is needed, and most importantly, with his heart able to go on the journey with you, wherever you need to go in your life, including health and grief issues, the process of change altogether, even the dying process. He is not afraid to ask the hard questions, and be there with you as you find the answers. I would want him as part of my journey for any major transition I needed to go through, and recommend him highly in his work as a life coach.



Roger Guest, M.Ed.
author of The Tender Heart of Sadness: 28 Aspects of Warriorship 

When I approached Dean Nelson for assistance in getting over some perplexing hurdles, it was my second time seeking professional coaching as an adult. My first coach was helpful and much appreciated but Dean helped me take things to a new level. Working with someone who understands when to apply healing and when to apply nurture as well as how to skillfully challenge one's bravery, dignity and clarity of focus is like receiving acupuncture for the spirit. No matter what one's station in life, everyone does better with a Dean Nelson in one's corner.



Shelley Smith Pierce
Development Director, Multifaith Works, Seattle and Senior Director, Shambhala Training 

Dr. Dean combines deep intuition together with years of medical knowledge. Dr. Dean is unusually sensitive and compassionate, and has personally uplifted my life's path with wisdom and advocacy, with a genuineness and insightful humor. I highly recommend Dr. Dean Nelson, a man who has walked his talk, and has moved through the journey of life with great vigor and humility. Dr. Dean truly sees that becoming more familiar with fear and moving through it, brings fresh space in which to dance. He tunes in to you...and feels what it is that is necessary to reach personal and visionary goals. Needless to say, I highly recommend Dean as life coach.



Herbert Elsky
Sculptor, Sound Installations, Contemplative Arts Teacher
Limoges, France

Dr Dean Nelson is one of those rare individuals who listens, not only to the words but also behind the words to hear the true intention of one’s heart. Our conversations were warm and personal as he guided me to a deeper and more penetrating level of insight.



Sally Klemm
Advanced Rolfing® Practitioner
Faculty Member, Rolf® Institute of Structural Integration
Milne Institute Teacher of Visionary Craniosacral Work™

Transformational is the single word that most aptly describes Dr. Dean Nelson's Life Coaching.

If you are in the process of redefining and/or transforming your life and want to work with someone who has been there and done it, Dean Nelson actually "walks his talk".

His compassionate, client centered approach to Coaching draws on his broad life experiences and skills that span the spectrum of business, health, personal and spiritual growth.



Bob Pasternak
Counselor and Spiritual teacher

I can think of no one who is more heartfelt and present in his desire and his activity to help others. As a Life Coach, Dean provides a compassionate mentoring style with clear headed and open hearted support. I am happy to recommend him to anyone who is looking for help to increase self-understanding, productivity and living life to the fullest.