Nicholas has coached executive teams into over fifty billion dollars worth of bid and IPO victories with Australia’s top-tier companies including Macquarie Capital, BHP Billiton, Thiess and Boston Consulting Group. He mostly recently coached the Macquarie-led consortium in their successful bid in the 7.6 billion dollar Endeavour Energy deal.
Nicholas is also an esteemed performing arts director and coach of professional actors. He most recently directed NIDA students in their Australian play project.
With two decades experience in consulting and a lifetime in performing arts, Nicholas delivers unparalleled insight into how to help businesses empower communication in all its forums.
To work with Nicholas, reach out via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: +61 411 731 737.
Joanne Jakovich, PHD
Nicholas is an esteemed and talented director, playwright and actor, and his years of professional practice in the dramatic arts provides an unparalleled capacity and exceptional perspective on communication in the corporate world.
Jim Miller, Macquarie Group
When we are thinking of a getting an internal, external, disparate or even experienced team to present you couldn’t get, in my opinion, a better resource than Nicholas.
Barbara Hyman, BCG Australasia
Nicholas was the lead communications trainer for all the young talent coming into the firm - finding ways to connect and skill that disparate and highly demanding cohort to become savvy and confident communicators.
Connection is a multi-faceted word that has the pumping heart of authenticity at the centre of it. If we are real, or if we can be ‘ourselves’ while we present in the pursuit of our goals then our influence is exponentially increased. But this is easier than it might sound. There are so many seductions away from authenticity. If we are presenting for business me might over-state our credentials in place of a dialogue that addresses a client’s deeper need. If we are an actor, we might choose a flashy show of emotion over a more controlled and potent reading, or if a musician we might choose to run up and down a scale to show our virtuosity, rather than play more simply and more potently express a mood or feeling. But over the three decades plus in which I have coached top executives and CEO's into multi-billion dollar bid victories, acting students at NIDA, or even writing students at Melbourne University, there is one, glaring constant: and that is that truth has the ultimate clout.