I am an entrepreneur in the business of shifting paradigms
As Founder of Evolving Organisation, my purpose is to inspire, equip and support changemakers to make changes. I do this through delivering introductions/ training/ facilitation/ consulting/ online courses/ online coaching in field of Conscious Collaboration, Holacracy & self-organising systems.
I lead the work of Evolving Organisation and have a wide network of Associates who I bring in to support specific projects as needed. This is all in service of catalysing the transition to ways of living, working, thinking and learning which enable us, our organisations and communities to adapt to the volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous conditions of the 21st century and support a regenerative, human presence on the earth.
What I do
To equip people to work together in more collaborative and agile ways so we can navigate the challenges of the 21st century.
To catalyse and support shifts in organisational culture and structures so they are more able to adapt to the complex and fast changing world.
To enable learning about self-organisation to scale up.
About how we and our organisations learn, change and evolve. With a focus specifically on supporting young people learning in education.
The highly acclaimed book 'Reinventing Organisations' has sparked wide interest in self-organisation beyond hierarchy and there are many ways to do this. As a co-founder of Conscious Collaboration, I work with my partner Justine Corrie to offer a way of understanding the variety of methodologies, tools and skills to enable you to choose ones which fit your culture and organisation.
When things are volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous, people and organisations need to be agile and responsive to adapt. Holacracy is one of the most tried and tested off-the shelf methodologies to help achieve this. As one of only two Certified Holacracy Coaches in the UK, I support organisations who want to adopt Holacracy in the UK and beyond.
As a co-founder of Learning Edge I deliver dynamic, fun and motivational workshops which equip students to be resourceful, independent, life-long learners and which support their well-being. Workshops are supported by quality resources and use a range of engagement techniques to meet a diversity of learning needs. Our workshops include Study Smarter, Exam Toolkit, Goal Setting and .b Mindfulness for Teens.
Through 30 year's experience in private, public and non-profit sectors; as an employee, manager, freelancer, entrepreneur, volunteer, business partner; with organisations including Shell, the Princes Trust & Evolution at Work; Nick has been on a profound organisational journey. He began pushing the boundaries of management when a summary of his Management MSc thesis ‘An Inquiry into Corporate Social Responsibility and New Paradigm Thinking’ was published in the book Management Models for Corporate Social Responsibility. He travelled through the conventional management hierarchy, took a deep dive into collaboration and consensus and explored agile/responsive/teal/conscious practices of self-management and self-organising systems.
After becoming the first Certified Holacracy Coach in the UK back in 2015, Nick spent nearly 4 years as the only European-based partner with HolacracyOne; specialising in delivering training and consulting, certification and developing learning resources for Holacracy. He continues to work with HolacracyOne as an Assessor on the Holacracy Certification Program. This has provided Nick with a deep understanding of the principles and practices of self-management, self-organisation and self-organising systems in different contexts.
Nick seeks to catalyse the transition to a way of thinking, being and living which addresses, rather than contributes to, today’s challenges. His work upgrades the way we learn, collaborate and run our organisations to enable better fit for the volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous conditions of the 21st century. He sees this as essential for a sustainable human presence on Earth and for supporting the evolution of healthy human cultures. He lives in Somerset with his family and loves meditating, reading, gardening and surfing.