Award-winning author and Cambridge-educated thought leader Nick Jankel develops highly-original ideas and powerful tools that ensure leaders can constantly metabolize fast and furious change into exponential value - whether through digital transformation or disruptive innovation. A serial entrepreneur since the age of 24, now at the pinnacle of leadership advisory having dedicated his life to mastering the skills and qualities needed to thrive in a VUCA world, Nick has advised organizations like Novartis, Nike, HSBC, No.10 Downing Street, Oxfam, Genentech, Intel, Lendlease, P&G and BBC.
Having initially made his name as an innovation guru behind the global positioning of Xbox and the development of the most successful TV show of all time, Nick realized that leadership and culture are the keys to long-term success. He now runs cutting-edge transformational leadership and culture-change programs for CEOs of HSBC, the top 10,000 at Unilever, the heads of every UK government department, and the emerging leaders at tech phenomenon Zalando.
A former elite scientist, Nick is a sought-after and highly-accomplished international keynote speaker who has spoken all over the world to audiences at: LEGO, SAP, Google, Kellog’s, Smucker’s, Fujitsu, Roche, CHRO Summit US, The Economist Summit US amongst many others. A sparkling broadcaster, Nick hosted his own BBC TV Show, has been featured in the FT and The Sunday Times, and has taught at LBS, Oxford, SciencesPo and Yale. He obtained a Triple 1st Class degree - summa cum laude - in Medicine & Philosophy from Cambridge University and is the author of a number of books on creativity and leadership. He has been invited to speak at the prestigious Aspen Ideas Festival, TEDx, PBWC SF, and SciFoo at Google Mountain View.
As a speaker, Nick does not just illuminate what the future holds but how we must lead continuous breakthroughs to forge the future we want. Nick inspires people with the limitless opportunities of the networked age and how to leave behind Industrial-Age thinking that blocks us being agile and adaptable enough to seize them. A renowned thinker on the 4th Industrial Revolution, Connected Capitalism and Global Risks, he invites people to harness the challenges of new technologies like Artificial Intelligence and blockchain to up their game as leaders with their unique human purpose, creativity, caring and critical thinking.
Nick’s advanced leadership and innovation methodology, The Switch On Way, provides a rigorous and proven pathway for unleashing transformational change in any business, system or society. It provides leaders with over 70+ tools to seize the opportunities within the “triple threat” of the networked, stressed and disrupted world. The Switch On Way helps leaders cut through treacle to make change happen, takes the pain out of business transformation and blasts through the barriers that block innovation. Nick customizes every talk with relevant examples, stories from the frontlines, take-away tools and nuggets of science and wisdom.
Uses his unique voice and powerful insights to inspire wonder. As a leadership guru, his ideas are as relevant to the newest startup as they are to the oldest public company.
You'll never discover new lands, unless you can leave sight of the shore. Nick acts as both a compass and a Gale Force 9 wind!
Inspiring and enlightening!
Would like to thank you again for your inspiring keynote. You inspired us to continue to work on ourself and lead the way. Also the value of the story tool was spot on! Thank you!