LEADERS IN COMMUNICATION, MESSAGING and BRANDING IQ
Nicholas Flanagan is a renowned business executive, writer and coach, who along with his associates, brings over three decades of expertise in:
Nicholas has created, facilitated, and rolled out groundbreaking communication, presentation and leadership programs for Australia’s top-tier companies, including Macquarie Capital, BHP Billiton, Telstra and Boston Consulting Group. He has also written copy and coached executive teams in over fifty billion dollars worth of bid and IPO victories, including the 2017 Macquarie-led consortium in their successful bid for the 7.6 billion dollar Endeavour Energy deal. Nicholas also designs unique customised programs such as the effective writing and speaking program for BHP, which he has refined and developed each year for the past three years. He is also an esteemed published writer, with credits for both screen and stage—he is a performing arts director, a coach of professional actors and a sought after executive business coach. Nicholas has also directed and taught acting at mainstream NIDA and lectured in writing at Melbourne University.
With two decades experience in consulting, writing copy, and a lifetime as an arts practitioner, Nicholas helps businesses build their brand, influence outcomes and win business with unparalleled insight, experience and skill.
To work with Nicholas, reach out via email: email@example.com or phone: +61 411 731 737
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.
Jim Miller, Macquarie Group
When we are thinking of getting an internal, external, disparate or even experienced team to present you couldn’t get, in my opinion, a better resource than Nicholas.
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.
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.