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Nigel Collin

Nigel Collin is an innovative business speaker, corporate MC and author. Nigel’s message is simple. Business is a ‘Game of Inches’ and not a one off event.

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Testimonials for Nigel Collin

What can I say – both of your sessions were ABSOLUTE HITS at our Sales Conference! In fact, in the five years that I've been running our Sales Conference, your feedback and scores have been the highest we have EVER SEEN!!
Ralph Parkhurst; Macquarie Telecom

He was terrific and we couldn't fault him at all. He did everything right; he was interested in staff and how we operate and he intuitively knew how to manage the party.
Marion Just, Metcash Limited

Watching Nigel work is inspirational in itself. He can certainly make a difference to one's business and certainly to the people attending any session that he is involved in.
Ruth Lilian, L&R Contract Business Services

Never has the need to differentiate been more important in this competitive marketplace. We received great feedback from the participants who found the course gave them a range of great ideas that they can apply to their own organisation.
Madeline Reardon; PRIA (Public Relations Institute of Australia)

Your friendly approach set the scene and made everyone feel at ease to contribute freely. The fantastic content shared by everyone on the day has been so helpful and will assist me to prepare an insightful and useful strategy for the client
Alana Hay, Milestone Events

Not just entertaining but useful – great ideas you can use immediately.
Kevin White; CSEP, Empire Force Events inc. New York USA

Nigel was absolutely outstanding on all levels and for all of the reasons we needed him for. In many ways, he went over and above but I think that this came down a lot to just the person he is. We loved him
Kate Robertson, ING

Aside from being a fluid presenter who knows how to work the crowd according to the theme and format of our various conferences, Nigel facilitates as though he is an extension and member of our team
Angela Horvat, FST Media

I've seen Nigel take an unsuspecting corporate crowd and turn them into energised creative thinkers. His dedication, commitment and experience as a teacher of Creative Thinking is undeniable.
Felicity Zadro, Zadro Communications


Nigel Collin Travels from NSW
Fee Range: :$5001 to $10000

Nigel Collin's Biography

What if business growth and innovation don’t have to happen with a big breakout idea but can unfold by making small, consistent changes? Nigel’s message is simple. Business is a ‘Game of Inches’ and not a one off event.

 

99% of successes come from many small, practical steps rather than the single ‘Eureka’ idea. The big idea makes a good story in a speech, but it’s hard for delegates to incorporate into their everyday working lives. Ask your team to invent the next iPhone and they get paralysed by the pressure. Give them an achievable process for everyday small-scale innovation and they can act can achieve greatness.

 

Maestro of ‘The Game of Inches’ and Founder of ‘Ingenious Oz Project’, Nigel has interviewed 100’s of Australia’s top entrepreneurs and business leaders to reveal what it is they do in the areas of innovation, leadership and change.

Practical Lasting Engaging Selecting speakers can be difficult. There are lots to choose from and not all speakers create equal business results. Nigel understands the importance of not just being engaging, but delivering practical and lasting business benefits.

 

Nigel created his first business at the age of twenty and sold it at twenty one. He then went onto build Absurd Entertainment, one of Australia first and largest entertainment design companies. He worked extensively on the 2000 Olympics, was entertainment advisor at the Paralympics, grounds entertainment producer of the Sydney Royal Easter Show for 6 years and still holds the accolade of being show director for Australia's largest ever corporate event.

 

He is now Founder of 'Thinkativity' and Director of 'North Ryde Riding School’.

 

In 2013, armed with a video camera, Nigel set out on an initiative to travel throughout Australia, solo on his motorbike, to discover ingenious Australians and share their stories.  As Founder and CEO of Ingenious Oz Project, Nigel wanted to inspire the ideas of a Nation by discovering and documenting stories of ingenious. With original research and case studies gained by traveling throughout Australia, as well as his own experience working in the creative sector, he has unique insight into what it really takes to be innovative and drive growth through ingenious ideas. He believes innovation belongs to everyone, not just the leviathans of business, and has a passion for seeing people fulfill their ideas.

In 2014 as an ambassador of Start-up Australia he interviewed over 50 of Australia’s top entrepreneurs and business leaders. This unique research, along with his own business experience has given Nigel unique insights into profitable growth and offers an achievable process for every day innovation and improvement.

 

Nigel’s message is that business is a ‘Game of Inches’ and not a one off event. 99% of successes come from many small, practical steps rather than the single ‘Eureka’ idea. The big idea makes a good story in a speech, but it’s hard for delegates to incorporate into their everyday working lives.

 

Having now spent over 20 years in business events (both on and off the stage) he understands the importance of not just being engaging, but delivering practical and lasting business benefits. As a speaker he is in demand both in Australia and overseas

 

He has advised Ministers of Parliament, C-Suite executives, and entrepreneurs.  Organisations in a myriad of industries including IT, Franchise, Events, Marketing, Finance, Pharmaceuticals, Government and Telecommunications  have benefited from his experience and expertise.

 

He is an alumni of the Disney Institute, a Ted-Xer, and author of two books with a third titled "Game of Inches' released in May 2016.

Speaking Topics Include

The Game of Inches - What if business growth and innovation don’t have to happen with a big breakout idea but can unfold by making small, consistent changes? This keynote focuses on an achievable process for everyday innovation based on research from over 80 top entrepreneurs, business leaders & owners.

1. Understand the value of ‘the game of inches’ in business growth and success

2. Work through four key actions successful organisations take

3. Give participants an achievable process for everyday small-scale innovation

 

The Mindset of Change - This session is for leaders wanting to inspire and enable their teams to achieve a mindset for adopting and exploiting change. Drawn on research from business psychology, neuro-science and interviews with business leaders it offers pragmatic ideas to adopt of mindset of change.

1. Understand that change is a game of inches and not a one-off event

2. Explore why having a 'growth mindset' is vital for you, your team and your organisation

3. Learn a framework of actions and behaviours essential to build a mindset of change

Creating Ownership - When people take ownership of a task, a project or goal they will do extraordinary things to make it happen. You can’t force people to take ownership you must help them find it and then find ways to lead and direct it. Great leaders don’t tell people how to do something, they set a direction, draw the best out of their people and give them permission to take ownership.

1. Understand why having a growth mindset is vital for creating ownership

2. Know how to draw the best from your people by aligning their purpose with your organisations

3. Learn what great leaders do to help their people take ownership & direct it to viable outcomes

 

Better Business Conversations - One conversation can spark an ingenious idea, improve sales or lead to new business opportunities. Unfortunately for most businesses the art of conversation has been lost, replaced by agenda driven, sales pitched meetings. But it is when we drop our agendas, let go of the sales pitch and become open to genuine conversations that we discover opportunities we never thought possible.

 

1. Understand the importance having real conversations has in finding find new opportunities.

2. Discover how to ignite genuine conversations within your teams

3. Learn from first hand examples of Ingenious Australians

 

Workshops include:

 

Post conference mentoring -  group and one-on-one

No matter how inspiring, practical and informative a keynote is, without taking action it becomes a complete waste of time. It is action that counts. We know that after a conference has taken place, no matter how good our intentions, things get busy, the world takes over and the lessons and commitments from the day can start to slip into the background.

That’s where group mentoring and one on one coaching come in. To ensure commitments take place, opportunities are acted upon your people are kept on track so you get the best return from your conference.

Key outcomes

  • Help apply new actions and behaviours throughout the organisation
  • Create accountability and ensure action is take
  • Give guidance on key issues and challenges

Advance – 3 month implementation program
Advance is a blended program providing the right tools and framework but also guidance and accountability. It's designed to put achievable systems in place for small-scale everyday innovation to drive business improvement and growth, as well as give your people the tools to consistently generate viable ideas. The key to all of this is to make sure everything is simple, easy and achievable.

Key outcomes

  • Have a simple & achievable process for small-scale, constant improvement within your business that drives growth.
  • To give your team the tools and confidence needed to consistently open their thinking to fresh and unique ideas.
  • Create simple and achievable system for accountability and longevity of new behaviours.