Writer, theatre director, actor, storyteller, coach, and catalyst, Nick Owen is a consultant with an international reputation whose work has been acclaimed across many contexts, particularly in business, the professions, the arts, and education. He is known for his creative and alternative ways of exploring some of the key issues that affect individual and organisational success, innovation, and transformation.
Nick’s particular areas of expertise include: the art and practice of delivering compelling and memorable presentations; accessing one’s own personal style of leadership; the power of storytelling and narrative to create change in personal and organisational contexts; the role of metaphor in unlocking difficult issues; trainer training and trainer development; and the power of breath, voice, and energy in leadership interventions.
Nick has developed and delivered many programmes for global corporations including Aon, Asahi Beer, Atradius, Aviva, HSBC, Oracle, SABMiller, Shell Oil, and Zurich as well as other major organisations in the technology, financial services, health, and public sectors. Much of Nick’s work involves supporting “experts” in letting go of their expertise and seeing a bigger and more widely systemic picture—thus allowing them to shift from an expert mindset to a manager mindset, and—if desired—to that of a redefining or transforming leader.