Transformational coach and leadership development expert
Nicholas Janni is a speaker, coach and workshop conductor. Ever since an awakening at age 16 Nicholas has devoted his life to the development of consciousness and to healing. He has spent 30 years researching the theory and the practice of ‘the zone’ of peak performance and studying multiple mind/body disciplines. Nicholas is a renowned expert in Transformational Leadership and Leadership Presence.
What Nicholas Janni's clients say
"Nicholas’s work epitomises the word transformation. He takes leaders and their organisations to a place where they find a deeper level of performance and contribution. Work with him and expect major positive change in your life and organisation."
"Nicholas Janni is quite exceptional as a man leading transformational work at this time in the world. He can enable shifts in the level of consciousness in an entire room. This is transformational skill at the highest and most sophisticated level."
"I've asked Nicholas to teach in every major leadership development program I run at the IMD Business School and elsewhere. Why? Because I've never seen anyone have a more sustainable, transformational impact on leaders than he does. He's simply the best."
"Nicholas Janni is a world-class speaker, coach and workshop conductor with tremendous insight and compassion. He has the unique ability to pinpoint issues or beliefs and take you to the depths of your heart and soul. I give him my highest endorsement."
"Nicholas’ presence, ability to relate (on many levels) and deeply connect with me and my management staff has profoundly impacted how the team works together and leads. The teaching he provides is a perfect blend of concepts and embodied activities that has resulted in immediate, transformative change. I can’t wait to see what we create next…"
"Nicholas Janni’s work will transform the way leaders lead for decades to come. At this heart-breaking time of global seismic shifts, Janni is asking leaders to heal themselves - not for personal advancement or gain, but because it is the only route to healing this broken world. The world needs every leader to heed his words."
"This is most important work for our times. Nicholas provides a very complete and precise map of the inner work required of leaders if we are to rise to the occasion of our times. He compellingly charts the breadth and depth of the terrain we must travel. Your organization requires it and our future depends on it."
"Nicholas’ insights, passion and unique ability to (re-)connect leaders and their teams with their own humanity sets him apart as the most impactful leadership development coach I know and have personally benefited from. In a post COVID-19 world, the corporate world needs a new vision for leaders and leadership. Nicholas delivers just that."
"Nicholas truly understands the role of modern leadership and captures its very essence in his work “Leader as Healer.” I know from our work with him that his ability to connect with people and utilize methods that challenge leaders to deepen their understanding of themselves is remarkable."
"Nicholas Janni has the unique and precious ability to translate the insights and practices of ancient spiritual traditions into today’s world and make them accessible for leaders from across different cultures, seniorities and functions. The impact of his work is profound and transformational."
"As I lead my 65,000 employees through a period of transformative change, Nicholas has enabled me to discover new sources of personal and professional bandwidth and been instrumental in significantly advancing my leadership effectiveness. The bottom line? I could not recommend Nicholas any more highly."
Nicholas Janni's 2022 biography
Nicholas Janni’s Background
Over the last 20 years Nicholas has gained an international reputation for his transformational coaching and leadership development seminars. The clients he has served include FedEx, Rolls Royce, Swiss Re, Centrica, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, Amdocs, Intel, Motorola, Microsoft, eBay and Lafarge, as well as the UK Permanent Secretaries and several cabinet ministers. He bridges the worlds of creative, personal, spiritual and professional development in a uniquely powerful, relevant and accessible way.
In his first career Nicholas was a theatre director. He taught acting at The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, and directed his own theatre company. He has spent 30 years researching the theory and the practice of ‘the zone’ of peak performance, and studying multiple mind/body disciplines. In 1998 he became a Visiting Fellow at the Cranfield School of Management, and in 2001 he left the theatre to co-found the arts-based leadership development consultancy Olivier Mythodrama. In 2013 he founded his own consultancy, CORE PRESENCE.
He was an Associate Fellow at the University of Oxford Said Business School 2010–15, and currently teaches regularly at the IMD Business School in Lausanne. He has worked extensively in the Middle East, with numerous corporate clients as well as Israeli and Palestinian NGO’s, and at Tel Aviv University Recanati Business School.
His latest book, Leader as Healer is a guide to reaching the highest levels of presence and performance. He argues that modern leaders need to break from the normalised and chronically imbalanced ways of thinking and functioning, in which rational thinking dominates, leaving no room for feeling, sensing and intuiting.
He has delivered programmes for CEOs across the world. Recent clients include Eugene Woods of Atrium Health and Michelle McMurry-Heath of the Biotechnology Innovation Organization. Previous clients have included Anglo American, Fedex, Microsoft, Rolls Royce, Lafarge, the NHS and UK permanent secretaries.
Nicholas Janni's 2022 talks & topics
- Understanding multi-level Presence
- Integration of Being and Doing
- Expanding our perceptual bandwidth and our listening capacity
- Deepening our connection to self and the world
- Aligning with life purpose
Building Innovation Capacity
- The creativity cycle
- “The idea came to me” – innovation as fresh and new
- Building the ground of receptivity
- Learning to tolerate ‘unknowing’
- Distinguishing the time to gestate, the time to act
- Accessing higher levels of intelligence, individual and group
- Re-writing the idea of positive and negative emotion
- Understanding the emotional composition of the human being
- Regulation functions
- Fear does not block me, what blocks me is that I do not allow myself to feel fear
- Creating safe and precise relational spaces
- Accessing the life energy within repressed emotions
The Power of Mindfulness and Meditation
- What is Mindfulness
- Why it has become so widespread
- Building a daily meditation practice
- Simple transformational tools to employ throughout the day
- The black letters and the empty page
- “Sometimes the truth depends upon a walk around the lake” – Wallace Stevens
Building High Performance Teams
- Creating Connection and energy
- Alignment with values
- Alignment with purpose
- Creating the safety that allows for more authentic communication
- Team innovation capacity
Collective and Ancestral Trauma Integration
- Understanding the nature of trauma
- The societal effects of unintegrated trauma
- “Hurts are carried down through generations until someone is ready to feel them…”
- Restoring our individual and collective nervous systems
- Building a group’s capacity to bring Light to the darkest areas of life
- The importance of a spiritual practice
Nicholas Janni's 2022 speaking fees
- United Kingdom
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