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Kathy Nelson, CCPC, RScP
CTI Certified Master Coach

and Licensed Spiritual Counselor, Practitioner Emeritus


Kathy Nelson is an award-winning business and life coach in San Diego, California. She is known as the “Big Picture Coach.” When you’re experiencing feelings of stress, confusion, fear, or unhappiness, she brings her more than 24 years of professional experience as a coach and businesswoman to help you lead the life you dream of and achieve happiness and success. She's worked remotely with hundreds of clients nationwide.

She is the author of the Super Smart Life Foundation.


In addition, she and daughter, Tasha Manzano, developed the Lifelong Fuse Coaching Certification Program(SM) to help coaches like themselves, overcome obstacles and build their own 6-figure coaching business.


As the saying goes, "when the student is ready, the teacher appears." Kathy's personal mission is to help her clients embark on a journey of personal discovery--one with clear goals and the steps needed to successfully achieve them. Because of her unique, heart-centered approach and clear action plans, her client retention rate is one of the highest in the coaching field! 

Life Coach Kathy's credentials speak volumes:

  • Certified Co-Active Personal and Professional Coach, Coaches Training Institute, 1998

  • Licensed Spiritual Practitioner and Counselor, 1996

  • Masters Status, United Centers of Spiritual Living, 2008

  • Graduate School Member, CoachVille, 2002

  • Graduate, Authentic Happiness Coaching with Dr. Martin Seligman, University of Pennsylvania, 2005

  • Certification, Noble Purpose Training, 2007

  • Graduate, Beyond Six Figures for Group Coaching, 2009

  • Emeritus Practitioner, Centers for Spiritual Living, 2021

Kathy is different because she has lived what she teaches.

There is perhaps no better advocate of the powerful benefits of coaching than Kathy herself. After the loss of three children and two divorces left her in financial and emotional strife, she met a professional mentor that helped her turn her own life around. By applying the skills she learned, she moved from Seattle to San Diego and went from living month-to-month as a single mother of two to being a top business leader in her field.

Kathy quickly became a six-figure income earner as a San Diego VP and Sales Manager, leading a team of almost 50 sales people. She thoroughly enjoyed the freedom of sales and the ability to create personal relationships with the people she was helping. She specialized in marketing and adopted a team approach, helping her clients build their businesses with great success. The more successful they became, the more success she enjoyed as well.

In 1996, Kathy saw an opportunity to help others navigate the personal and professional stages of their lives - as she had done for herself, her team members and her clients. She left the security of the corporate world and went on to found On Track Success Coaching, building her practice from the ground up.

Since then, Kathy has been running a successful business by helping her clients create their own perfect version of their lives. She ignites the passion within them by helping them define their values and weave more purpose into their everyday endeavors. She takes great joy in watching her clients grow, measurably improving their happiness, quality of life and prosperity.

An accomplished speaker and author on the national stage, Kathy’s coaching work has been featured in Good Housekeeping, Copley Press, San Diego Union Tribune, San Diego Magazine, and the award-winning Heart of a Military Woman.  Kathy was also a contributor to the 2010 and 2012 Editions of the Gratitude Book Project: Celebrating 365 Days of Gratitude.

Coach Kathy has appeared on ABC, NBC, CBS, and the Leeza Gibbons Show and has studied with world-renowned motivational and inspirational leaders such as Tony Robbins, Jim Rhone, Jack Canfield, Brian Tracy, Tommy Hopkins, Louise Hay, Terry Cole-Whittaker, Dr. Paul Brenner, Dr. Christian Sorensen and Rev. Dr. Michael Beckwith.

When you choose Kathy as your coach, you are make a decision to redesign your personal and professional life!

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