Over the last 20 years Nicholas has gained an international reputation for his transformational coaching and leadership development seminars.
The clients he has served include FedEx, Rolls Royce, Swiss Re, Centrica, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, Amdocs, Intel, Motorola, Microsoft, eBay and Lafarge, as well as the UK Permanent Secretaries and several cabinet ministers.
He bridges the worlds of creative, personal, spiritual and professional development in a uniquely powerful, relevant and accessible way.
In his first career, Nicholas was a theatre director. He taught acting at The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, and directed his own theatre company. He has spent 30 years researching the theory and the practice of ‘the zone’ of peak performance, and studying multiple mind/body disciplines.
In 1998 he became a Visiting Fellow at the Cranfield School of Management, and in 2001 he left the theatre to co-found the arts-based leadership development consultancy Olivier Mythodrama. In 2013 he founded his own consultancy, CORE PRESENCE. He was an Associate Fellow at the University of Oxford Said Business School 2010–15, and currently teaches regularly at the IMD in Lausanne.
He is based partly in Israel, where he works with numerous corporate clients, Israeli and Palestinian NGO’s and at Tel Aviv University Recanati Business School. In the last two years he has been working increasingly with collective and ancestral trauma integration, leading ongoing groups in the UK, US and the Middle East. His new book "Leader as Healer" will be published later this year.