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Nigel Collin

A Keynote Speaker Who Inspires Action

What If Making Change Happen is a 'Game of Inches' and not a one-off event?

Change and leadership expert, Nigel Collin, helps organizations make change happen by working with leaders and their teams in two key areas. Mindset and Process. The greatest collective loss of wealth happens within organizations because 70% of change initiatives simply don't work. And they don't work for two reasons. They have the wrong mindset, and they have the wrong process. Most people resist change because it seems too big, too hard, and too scary. Change is achievable one small, doable step at a time. It is a 'Game of Inches.' And when your people take ownership of change, excellence thrives.

Through his research arm, ‘Ingenious Oz Project,’ and as the author of Game of Inches, he has analyzed 100's of businesses. As a keynote speaker, he has distilled their success into the 'Game of Inches' process for change. Nigel’s ability as a storyteller means your audience will walk away inspired with actionable ideas they can implement immediately back in the workplace. As a keynote speaker, he will share these with you and show you why his 'Game of Inches' process is so successful.

He is an author of three books, a TedX-er and the only keynote speaker awarded for outstanding contribution to business meetings and events. Plus, having a client list, including the Australian Government, IBM, Samsung, Pfizer, and many more….

For over the two decades, keynote speaker Nigel has advised C-Suite executives, Ministers of Parliament and entrepreneurs in both public and private sectors. He has presented to organizations in industries such as IT, franchise, events, marketing, finance, pharmaceuticals, government, and telecommunications.

As an international speaker, he has presented on 4 continents at over 1,000 meetings and events, with a total audience of over 500,000 people.

Nigel has spoken throughout the world, including in the US, Canada, UK, Europe, Asia, and Australia and New Zealand. In 2017, he was awarded an events industry ‘Outstanding Contribution Award’ and is the only speaker in Australia to have ever won this.

In addition, Nigel has interviewed successful entrepreneurs like Janine Allis (founder of Boost Juice), John McGrath (founder of McGrath Real Estate) and Siimon Reynolds (serial entrepreneur) along with CEO’s of major companies like Optus, CBA and Pfizer to name but a few.

Published by Wiley, The Game of Inches lays out Nigel’s system of incremental change…and demonstrates through hundreds of interviews he has done that it’s the SMALL things in a business that create the biggest long term results.

Here’s a taste of what you’ll find inside:

Create a system for using small, consistent improvements to create big and lasting results for your business.

Understand how to find gaps in how you do things and what your members want.

Find the common actions and behaviors of over 80 successful entrepreneurs and leaders.

Identify an existing challenge or gap and begin generating useful ideas and solutions.

Discover how to empower your staff to consistently seek constant improvement.

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 the research from 100s of top entrepreneurs, business leaders & owners. ‘The Game of Inches’ is a blueprint for using small, consistent improvements to create big and lasting results for your business. 1. Demonstrate the value of ‘The Game of Inches’ in business growth and success. 2. Work through four key actions and three key behaviors of successful organizations. 3. Gain an achievable process for everyday innovation and business growth.

Ingenious Thinking

This keynote is designed to give you and your team the skills, confidence, and process needed to think more creatively and find bankable ideas.

The challenge for many organizations is that their people don’t think they are very creative and that they don't think their ideas are of any value. Yet thinking creatively is a skill both demographers and futurists highlight as imperative for future success. 1. Gain a pragmatic and accessible process to consistently create innovative ideas. 2. Explore the blocks to being innovative on a daily basis and know what to do about them. 3. Implement what great leaders do to bring viable ideas to life within an organization.

The Mindset of Change

Most people resist change because it seems too big, too hard, and too scary. But change is achievable one small, doable step at a time.

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, neuroscience, and interviews with business leaders, it offers pragmatic ideas to adopt a mindset of change. 1. Demonstrate that change is a game of inches and not a one-off event. 2. Apply having a 'growth mindset' for you, your team, and your organization. 3. Implement a framework of actions and behaviors essential to building a mindset of change.

Executive Coaching

The Benefits of Executive Coaching.

Some of the benefits of coaching can be seen across a combination of individual, team, and organizational factors. These include behavioral change, increased confidence, work satisfaction, clarity of goals, less conflict, better retention of staff, and an increase in revenues and productivity. Successful leaders and C-Suite executives understand the value, and ROI, that coaching brings to them, their people, and their organization. The role of a coach is to help leaders make better decisions and achieve their business goals. They act as a sounding board, an accountability buddy, and help executives understand their own performance and behaviors. The coach works as a partner in helping leaders achieve their goals and overcome their challenges.

ROI of 7 times

According to the ICF (International Federation of Coaching), the median ROI of coaching is 7 times. Therefore, for every $1 an organization spends on coaching, they can expect a return of $7. This is a median figure from the study conducted by the ICF in 2009, revealing returns of between $4 and $8 for every dollar spent, depending on the organization and the industry. A different report from the ICF in 2014 revealed organizations with a strong coaching culture experienced a level of 60% of highly engaged employees compared to 48% for other organizations. They also experienced 63% higher revenue growth as compared to 45% for other organizations.

Book: THE GAME OF INCHES: WHY SMALL CHANGE WINS BIG RESULTS

No spin, no fuss, no gurus: get the real secret to business success

Game of Inches dispels the myth that success must come from disruption and provides an actionable blueprint for real-world business achievement. Entrepreneur, Nigel Collin, interviewed over 80 successful Australian entrepreneurs and leaders to learn the key factors that make a successful business; in this book, he distills his findings into a simple process of four actions governed by three behaviors that will guide your path to the top. Examples and case studies eschew the limelight in favor of those on the front lines of business doing well, illustrating the revolutionary idea that you don't have to make headlines to be a success. By shifting your mindset from explosive, overnight success to a quieter, more consistent, more sustainable process, you gain the ability to reach the top and stay there. You'll discover that innovation is actually within reach, doesn't cost too much and is not really all that complex when approached from a growth-oriented mindset of making small changes consistently.

You don't need to be Steve Jobs, and you don't need to create the next iPhone to be a success in business. What you do need to do is redirect your attention away from who you are and toward what you deliver.

Learn what really drives sustainable success.

Discover innovation that's within reach right now.

Focus on what you do, not on who you are.

Work toward a process of constant, consistent improvement.

Business success is not a one-off event or a single "eureka" moment. It's a continuous, step-by-step process of becoming better every day. Incremental change is the surest route to the top; though others may skip the climb in favor of a helicopter, those who earn the summit tend to stay longest. Game of Inches is your straightforward roadmap to no-nonsense, long-term business success.

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. When not speaking, working with clients, writing or riding his motorcycle, he spends his time between Sydney and the rural mid north coast of NSW with his family.


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