Nick is a New Zealander with significant international experience having spent ten years working and living in Asia, Europe, Britain, Scandinavia and the Middle East. Before joining CCL® he ran his own consulting company and spent the last several years developing and implementing customized leadership programs for senior leaders around the world. Nick has worked across industries including government, law, accounting, engineering, construction and telecommunications. Before beginning his business career, Nick was a professional rugby player and coach for seven years.
Nick is a Former Senior Faculty member with the Center for Creative Leadership’s Colorado Springs campus. He was a lead faculty for the Leadership Development Program and the legal sector. Nick was responsible for the design and delivery of individual, team, and organizational custom and open enrollment solutions.
Nick holds a Master’s degree from Harvard University focused on organizational behavior and leadership development. He also holds two undergraduate degrees from Otago University (New Zealand) in business administration and physical education. At Harvard, Nick was a research associate on the Learning Innovations Laboratory (L.I.L.A.) project, which used conversational analysis to examine a hundred Fortune 500 CLO’s over five years to observe the conversational methods which produced the greatest learning and progress for groups.
Nick conducted a research study at Harvard Law School on the success of different leadership development approaches in North American law firms. He also completed a research project on the ‘Future of Leadership Development’ in U.S. companies. He interviewed Fortune 500 CLO’s and organizational researchers to determine the trends shaping the current workplace and the methods most likely to work for leader development in the next ten years. This was published as the CCL whitepaper, ‘Future Trends in Leadership Development.’