Thought leader, leadership futurist, transformation catalyst and award-winning author
Nick Jankel is a sought-after professional and international keynote speaker who inspires, motivates, and empowers audiences all over the world to forge the future —rather than fail it. He aims to eliminate the confusions of our times as a futurist with clarity; take the pain out of necessary business/digital/sustainable transformation; blast through the barriers that block innovation and change; and transform the challenges of cross-functional teams by galvanizing creativity, safety, agility, and action.
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"Great talk at ASDA house today, very thought provoking, timely and inspirational. Now reflecting and having a think about how I can get out of my box! It’s a long time since a speech held my attention for the full duration – awesome!"
"Nick Jankel uses his unique voice and powerful insights to inspire wonder. As an innovation & leadership guru, his ideas are as relevant to the newest startup as they are to the oldest public company."
"Thank you so much for your fantastic presentation last week at our event in Athens, it was amazing. The delegates loved it. It was a total pleasure working with you and I hope you enjoyed it too."
"I am still under the inspiration of your speech on Breakthrough. It was brilliant."
"A superb talk. It has started us on the journey of cultural change."
"Extraordinary creativity and thought leadership in all things to do with innovation."
"I have received very supportive and positive feedback (lots of ‘what’s next’s) and personally found your session to be very relatable and inspiring."
"Nick is hugely well informed and provides amazing insight in a simple, elegant and engaging style that everyone who attended the event hugely enjoyed. I consider Nick a genuine thought leader in his field."
"Inspired us to continue to work on ourselves as leaders and lead the change. The value of the tool was spot on! Thank you! Your keynote was brilliant, the best explanation of the 3 key threat areas to traditional commerce, with a brilliantly simple suggestion with the potential for huge impact, many thanks."
"Thank you so much for your fantastic presentation. The delegates loved it. It was a total pleasure working with you."
"Nick Jankel goes deeper and clearly made an impact on me and on others. Looking forward to seeing the seeds grow in my mind, heart and my organization."
"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!"
"Would like to thank you again for your inspiring keynote. We just finished the 3 days and I received a lot of positive feedback. Thank you for sharing your insights. You inspired us to continue to work on ourself and leading the way. Also the value of the story was spot on! Thank you!"
"A compelling session with very useful thoughts I am applying. A pronounced and profound impact. Exceptional."
"The synthesis of biomedical research with business case studies was certainly compelling and called to mind the more inspirational classes from my time at Stanford Graduate School of Business. Thank you again for a stimulating hour and lots of food for thought."
"Excellent keynote, very thought provoking and exactly what we wanted."
"Very relevant to LEGO’s values and purpose and highlighted the importance of creativity within the working environment."
"An amazing experience. Very, very good feedback from our leaders."
"Nick engaged with a diverse and large audience using a range of multimedia techniques. He was engaging, humorous and also strategic in his approach. As a result, the audience was enthused and went away with a strong commitment to delivering new collaborative approaches. I would recommend Nick most strongly."
"Huge Impact! Outstanding framework and powerful tools."
"Very much enjoyed your speech. Superb insights which kept my brain whirring for the rest of the evening."
"Inspiring and enlightening!"
"A uniquely inspiring experience with clear insights for leading transformation."
"Thank you so much for your brilliant keynote, it gave our participants so much to discuss. Being in “Create and Connect” Mode seems to have taken a life of its own as a reference point for our leadership. Exactly what we wanted. Our CEO has quoted your thinking to the global leadership team: “Please don’t wait for anyone to tell you what to do or to give you permission and, remember, you as our most senior leaders hold the keys to our future success.”"
"Nick makes you think about the important things. Put your head up, not down, particularly in difficult times!"
"What a brilliant presentation about transformational leadership. I truly enjoyed the part about your theory and all the insights you provided us with. THANK YOU!"
"Thanks a lot for your presentation. You transformed our event with your engaging, evocative talk that hit all the nails that we put out there. It set a perfect scene for the remainder of the workshop. Very well done and thanks indeed!"
"A very inspiring and thought provoking presentation."
Nick Jankel's 2022 biography
All about Nick Jankel
Nick has led over 100 transformational innovation programs for enterprises like Diageo, Novartis, Vodafone, Tesco, and Microsoft leveraging his own and proven Exponential & Sustainable™ process, including the innovation of the most successful TV in history; and has educated over 100,000 leaders—from orgs like Nike, Intel, Zalando, Unilever, HSBC, NHS, LEGO, and Google harnessing his comprehensive Cell to System™ curriculum for transformational leadership.
Nick has a Triple First (summa cum laude) in Medicine and Philosophy of Science from Cambridge and has taught at Yale, LBS, and Oxford. He was selected as a UK Ambassador for Entrepreneurship and as a transformational coach on his own global BBC TV show. He has advised No.10 Downing Street and other governments; has spoken in the House of Commons, and is the co-founder of transformation consultancy Switch On and fast-growing sustainability practice, FutureMakers.
As a genuine thought leader and polymath, Nick’s life’s work has been to unfold BioTransformation Theory & Practice®, a rigorous brain-based system how unlocking transformation in individuals, teams, organizations, and systems as fast as humanly possible. BTTP® is woven together from the latest neuroscience, complexity theory, and psychological research reunited with wisdom from the great traditions. As well as leveraging BTTP in all his world-class innovation and leadership work, has used this methodology to run systemic change programs for orgs like Oxfam and WWF—and to teach social entrepreneurs on 4 continents.
In his keynotes, Nick aims to eliminate confusion as a futurist with clarity; take the pain out of business/digital/sustainable transformation; blast through the barriers that block innovation; and transform the challenges of cross-functional teams by unlocking agility and safety. As a trained scientist, Nick uses the latest biology and “neuroleadership” insights to influence audiences to change and transform. This allows him to fully engage sophisticated and “seen-it-all” before executives and persuade highly intelligent professionals such as engineers, educators, clinicians, scientists, technologists, lawyers, and accountants.
Nick brings to life his big thinking using brain science, sticky ideas, compelling narratives, paradigm-shifting insights, beautiful imagery, takeaway transformation tools, and his powerful presence on stage (virtual or in-person). Nick’s ideas help people cut through treacle, fear, overwhelm, and apathy; engage hearts and minds to transform individuals, teams, and systems; and seize unprecedented opportunities for world-changing innovations before others see them.
Nick is regularly interviewed on tech and innovation on international news; has been featured in the Financial Times, The Times, The Economist and over 100 podcasts; and helped innovate the most successful TV show of all time. He is the author of a number of well-reviewed books on creativity, leadership and transformation, including Now Lead The Change: Repurpose Your Career, Future-Proof Your Organization, and Regenerate Our Crisis-Hit World By Mastering Transformational Leadership (2020).
Here are some cutting-edge speaker quotes from Nick Jankel.
“The Future of Work is tantamount to future of humanity. The workplace is the battle-ground for diametrically opposing visions of our collective potential and our right to purpose, dignity, and belonging.” – keynotes on The Future of Work
“Transformational teamwork comes when a group of purposeful people are poised between control and creativity; between accountability and trust; between brilliance and belonging.” – keynotes on Transformational teams
“Forget you being the boss. Purpose should be the boss. It’s the only way to hack the short-term thinking and petty self-interest that diminishes our potential as leaders and organizations.” – keynotes on Purpose
“Forget being the smartest person in the room. Truly transformational leaders know they must be the wisest – and support those smarter and more knowledgeable forge the future of their industry.” – keynotes on Leadership and Storytelling
“Every organization and every leader can learn to metabolize their greatest threats into game-changing innovations that regenerate our crisis-hit world.” – keynotes on Innovation
“Futurism should never be about what tech or fad is hot. Futurism must be about how make sense of fiendish complexity and make decisions that bring you one step closer to your vision.” – keynotes on Futurism
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Nick Jankel's 2022 speaking fees
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