This latest chapter in Nelson-Kaigama’s own journey towards revealing her magnificence began when she, as a young, educated professional from Detroit, realized that her promising position at one of the twin cities’ top Fortune 500 companies had left her feeling stifled and unhappy. After much prayer and family encouragement, Nelson-Kaigama says she took the leap of faith, resigned from her position, and stepped into her true calling-a holistic approach to helping others become empowered to reflect strength, confidence, beauty, and wholeness, both inside and out. Even her company name, Healing Virtue, she explains, speaks to her mission of facilitating a type of renewed vitality in her clients’ personal and business lives.
You may be asking, “What exactly does Cindy Nelson-Kaigama do to achieve such success?” A better question might be “what doesn’t Nelson-Kaigama do?” As a trained educator and personal development consultant, Nelson-Kaigama says that keen listening skills are a key component in her all-inclusive approach, which includes assisting clients in creating and executing personal, professional, and life goals, promoting self-confidence by refining communication and business etiquette skills, and providing expertise as a certified hair, makeup, and wardrobe stylist. As a result of successfully managing her own pre-diabetic condition, she now offers clients consultation in the area of nutrition and meal planning (Be on the lookout for the healthy-alternative cookbook she’s currently writing). Client, Megan Krejny, got to see, first-hand, Nelson-Kaigama in action. As a recent grad, Krejny enlisted the services of Nelson-Kaigama to help transform her from student to professional. Their ‘before and after day’ included a shopping trip, hair and makeup restyling-as well as maintenance strategies, and a hands-on, nutritious cooking session.
Professional individuals and corporate clients are not the only groups with which Nelson-Kaigama works. She creates and conducts courses geared toward building positive self-image in youth, especially those from urban areas. In addition, she volunteers a significant amount of time to organizations who share a similar passion, including the American Diabetes Association of Minnesota.