Nicholas is a strategic advisor, military psychiatrist and medical doctor with 23 years of experience consulting on strategy, new ventures, leadership, decision-making, commercial mediation, facilitating change, board evaluation, pitch preparation, geopolitics, improving relationships and performance enhancement. He works with CEOs, C-Suite executives and Top Teams, investors, entrepreneurs, governments, military, politicians and thought leaders.
Nicholas is a master at asking powerful questions like a Devil's Advocate or a military Red Team. He creates a safe place within which he rigorously and constructively challenges strategies, decisions, proposals, deals and investments. He uses his unique D-Day Decision Facilitation Process to coach people to take high value, high risk decisions. His King's Speech Process rigorously prepares leaders to pitch. Nicholas coaches leaders to get clarity, maximise performance, generate new ideas, improve relationships, resolve conflicts and improve leadership.
He bring things to a head, gets to the bottom of things, overcomes obstacles and stimulates breakthroughs. He is a pioneer in Organic Leadership- aligning the individual and organisation with human nature using a unique set of tools he has created, including Authentic Performance Measures which drive business evolution, performance, quality, transparency and culture transformation.
He has worked with McKinsey & Co, Fund mangers, Family Offices, Private Equity, entrepreneurs, Hedge Funds, P&R Investment Management, Weatherbys Bank, Government ministers, politicians, Foreign & Commonwealth Office, German Foreign Ministry, Schroder's, National Health Service, Royal Navy, British Army, Royal Air Force and Ministries of Defence in the UK, US, Europe and Middle East. He has advised British Council, Johannesburg City Council, Marks & Spencer, Cable & Wireless, BP, BAA, BBC, British Gas, Home Office, Department for International Development, Oxford Research Group and Wilton Park.
Nicholas trained as a doctor at Guy's and St Thomas' Medical School in London. He gained a BSc in psychology at University College London. He trained as a psychiatrist at the Maudsley and Bethlem Royal Hospitals and is a Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. He has an MBA from London Business School.
He is accredited as a commercial mediator by the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution(CEDR). After 9/11, he became an expert in the psychology of international relations and security. He is a Member of the Royal College of Defence Studies, the world's premier college of international strategic leadership. He is Founder of the Future of Western Civilization Project and author of Analyze West and the New Magna Carta.