Nick Jankel is a Breakthrough Change and Innovation expert.
An award-winning, Cambridge-educated scientist, Jankel is a thought leader whose ideas, tools and research are designed to take the pain out of business transformation, blast through the barriers which block innovation and eradicate the dysfunction of teams to enable organisations to forge the future.
Originally an expert on the “outer game” of business change – leading innovation, customer-driven strategy, branding and marketing for companies like Xbox, Nike, PlayStation, Disney and Microsoft to name a few – Nick realised the hard way that the “inner game” – purpose, leadership, mindset and culture – is where the secret to long-term success resides.
Companies that don’t get this, end up failing the future rather than creating it, because both global risks and more creative and agile competitors disrupt them eventually, no matter what.
A former elite medic, Nick Jankel uses the latest biology to demonstrate that every person in the audience is born for breakthrough, but that old thinking and old habits get in the way of the continuous transformations they need to stay relevant in a VUCANS world (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, Ambiguous, Networked and Stressed).
Paralyzing and sabotaging limitations become wired into minds, processes and company culture, which lead directly to lacklustre results, atrophying business models and both leaders and organizations that fail to live up to their potential.
These blockages also mean that businesses rarely play their full part in creating a thriving future for all.
But it doesn’t have to be this way…
Nick Jankel has spent 25 years cracking the code on breakthrough change and how to use science, wisdom and entrepreneurial tools to hack through hearts, minds and culture to wrestle breakthroughs from the jaws of chaos.
A polymath, Nick has forged a rigorous and cohesive pathway, philosophy and toolkit for consciously and strategically unleashing and implementing transformational change called the Switch On Way.
It can cut through any treacle to make transformation happen, engage hearts and minds in purposeful change and seize world-changing opportunities to create exponential value before anyone else has even spotted them.
Nick is an advisor to organizations as diverse as Novartis, LEGO, Nike, No. 10 Downing Street, the State Department, Oxfam, Unilever and the BBC, who all share the ambition to shape a compelling future for their stakeholders.
“An excellent presentation, very thought provoking and exactly what we wanted. Nice links to our various businesses too.”
Direct Line Group
He hosted his own TV series on BBC TV, has been featured in the FT and The Economist and taught at London Business School and Yale.
He obtained a Triple 1st Class degree in Medicine & Philosophy from Cambridge University and is the author of a number of books on creativity, leadership and change, including the international bestseller Switch On: Unleash Your Creativity with the New Science & Spirit of Breakthrough.
Speaking topics include:
- Culture Change & Transformation
- Transformative Leadership (in the VUCA world)
- Digital Transformation and Corporate Culture Change
- Agility, Adaptability and High Performance Teams
- Influential Leadership, Persuasion and Story Telling
- Systemic Leadership and Futuring
- Creative Leadership and Transformation
- Collaborate Leadership and Dynamic Teams
- Resilience and Self-Mastery
- Diversity & Inclusion
- Collaboration & Co-Creativity
- High-Performance Teams
- Beyond Overwhelm & Stress
- The Future of Work
- The Future of Business
- The Future of Cities / Health / Education
- AI & Automation
- IoT & The Networked Age
Each talk or keynote Nick delivers contains cutting-edge science, enlightening insights and real-life stories from the front lines of breakthrough to inspire, engage and wow his audience.
He customizes each and every talk and offers experiential exercises and powerful take-away tools.