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Nick Jankel

Thought Leader, Leadership Futurist, Transformation Catalyst, Founder Switch On

Nick Jankel – Intense evolutionary pressures are causing one Fortune 500 company to be replaced every two weeks; whilst the average length of a company’s existence is dropping to just 7 years. With a Triple First Class science and philosophy degree from Cambridge University—and over 20 years hard-won experience advising exponential unicorns and ambitious blue-chips on the frontlines of disruption—Nick Jankel is a highly sought-after professional speaker whose life’s work is to ensure people have the tools they need to adapt to relentless change and the mindsets they need to successfully transform their organizations and themselves.

As a transformation guru, Nick was selected to host his own global BBC TV series; is regularly interviewed on AI, tech and creativity on international news; and has advised No.10 Downing Street and The White House.

At the pinnacle of the industry, Nick is a virtuoso speaker who blows away audiences with cutting-edge neuroscience amplified by sticky ideas, concrete tools, and beautiful materials. He has delivered to rave reviews at LEGO, Google, NHS, M.O.D., Boots, BUPA, Schroders, Diageo, SAP, RBOS, Tesco, Wal-Mart, The European Commission, and Merck to name but a few.

With new research showing that transformational leaders deliver 6x the results of average ones, Nick’s talks help people become transformational so they can cut through the treacle that stops change and blast through the barriers that block innovation. He does this by sharing tools and thinking from Bio-Transformation Theory®, the fruit of 30 years committed effort. A transformational futurist, Nick does not just illuminate what the future may hold— from AI to blockchain to regeneration—but how people must respond to it creatively and confidently. Nick goes deeper than most to motivate audience members in their hearts as much as minds: he switches on people so they step up and embrace necessary adaptation rather than resist, retreat, and repeat old habits that sabotage success.

A genuine thought leader, Nick has talked at world-class universities including Yale, Oxford, SciencesPo, UCL, and London Business School; and his academic paper is in the top 1% of citations. His pioneering ideas on transformation have been featured in The Times, The Financial Times, The Sunday Times, and The Guardian; and he has been invited to share them at the prestigious Aspen Ideas Festival; the tech mecca TOA (Berlin); Wisdom In Business (AMS); The Economist Summit (SF); The Financial Times Futures (LDN); CHRO Summit (LA); and SciFoo (Google HQ). A prolific and talented writer, Nick is the author of a number of influential essays and best-selling books on personal and organisational transformation.

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Nick set up his first company, aged just 24, to disrupt the marketing industry and grew it exponentially, without funding, to reach 50 staff working with big brands like Microsoft, Vodafone, Diageo, Unilever, Disney, and Shell on strategic innovation projects key to their future. Here he made his name as the innovation expert behind the creation of the most successful TV show of all time (BBC’s Dancing with Stars) and was named UK Ambassador for Entrepreneurship in recognition. By age 29, Nick had learnt the hard way that innovation fails if leaders do not have the skills and mindsets needed to transform their enterprises; and if cultures resist and repress change. He doubled-down on Bio-Transformation Theory®, fusing the very latest brain science with profound wisdom and practical psychology in hybrid innovation, leadership, and culture change programs that actually work (for companies like Novartis, Nike, HSBC, and Intel). Committed to systemic transformation as much as personal change, he has led systems change projects with orgs like WWF, Oxfam, FCO, NHS, Rockefeller, and Young Foundations and educated non-profit leaders and social entrepreneurs on 4 continents. Nick is Chief Executive of transformation company Switch On, which blends both purpose and profit; Chairman of pioneering next-gen sustainability constancy FutureMakers; and a Founding Fellow of The Academy of Professional Speakers.

Bio-Transformation Theory® consists of a world-class innovation process for transformational results; an extensive transformational leadership curriculum covering conscious, purposeful, creative, inspirational, collaborative and systemic leadership; 90+ proven and printable transformation tools to drive change across teams; and 40+ brain-based yet wisdom-wired transformation practices that have inspired over 5 million people through TV shows, books, cutting-edge meditations, and more to heal their pain, shift baseline moods, think new thoughts, and break and make habits as fast as humanly possible. If requested, Nick can provide audiences with take-away tools and include experiential exercises that start the change happening today. He customises every talk to help deliver on your ambitions and is always keen to add value for a win-win-win.

"Maria and I have been working together only for a short time and already we have had a revelatory learning..." Nick

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Transformative Leadership in the VUCA World

Rapid change, uncertainty and complexity is driving Industrial-Age companies to fail. What got them here will not get them there. Nick explains how leaders can master themselves so they can turn constant change outside into exponential value - transforming processes, products and people at will.

Digital Transformation & Corporate Culture Change

Digital age technologies and the 4th Industrial Revolution are forcing all organisations to transform inside. Yet over 65% of all change programs fail. Nick explains how to master change and leverage emotions, mindsets and behaviour to land digital transformation.

Inspirational Leadership & Empowering Teams

Inspired employees are 125% more productive than satisfied ones. Nick explains how leaders can use purpose, empowerment, emotive communication, self-mastery and storytelling to inspire others to change, create and collaborate.

Purposeful Leadership & Business Purpose

How to unleash the creative engines of enterprise with business purpose and leadership to maximize impact and value; why purpose is so powerful and so welcomed by customers and employees; and how to define different forms of purpose.

Agility, Adaptability & High-Performance Teams

Rapid change demands we must all be more agile with our ideas and behaviours. But fear, friction, groupthink and entrenched habits get in the way. Nick explains how leaders can create the conditions for agility, adaptability and pace.

Influential Leadership, Persuasion & Storytelling

Matrix organisations and complex markets mean that leaders must know how to grab attention and ensure alignment without recourse to command and control. Nick explains how to ethically use persuasion and storytelling to influence people - whether customers or employees - painting pictures of possibility that inspire hearts, elevate minds and invite immediate action.

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Enlightening and Inspiring.


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!


Diageo PLC's global reach and reputation allow us the freedom to select any agency or consultancy in the world to work with, with many actively competing to win our business. Nevertheless we have consistently chosen to work with Nick due to his extraordinary creativity, his thought leadership in all things to do with innovation and his unmatched history of success as an innovation consultant.

Diageo Plc

Nick did a nice job of shaping his talk to our audience. Based on the internal event survey, he was very well received (as reflected in the Very Good rating above, he generally received 4-5's). Participants also enjoyed the opportunity to ask questions and talk further about how they might more specifically apply his talk.

Novartis International AG


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Fees & Details

Fees From*

  • UK:

    £7k to £15k

  • Europe:

    £7k to £15k

  • US:

    £7k to £15k

  • Africa/Asia/ME:

    £7k to £15k

Travels From

  • United Kingdom



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