In 2013, armed with a video camera, Nigel set off on an initiative, solo on his motorbike, to discover ingenious Australians and share their stories. As founder of ‘Ingenious Oz Project’ and author of ‘Game of Inches’, Nigel travels Australia finds the most ingenious business and professional success stories, takes out the key learnings and presents them back to your audience.
Adding to the pool of research and interviews Nigel started a series of interviews with Ingenious Australian’s on how they are surviving and thriving through COVID-19 Nigel Collin CSP works with organisations and their leaders to address these challenges by managing change resistance and creating an achievable process of consistent small steps. His message is simple. Engaging your people to act on change and innovation daily is a ‘Game of Inches’ and not a one-off explosive moment.
He has a passion for understanding why businesses and organisations are successful. Nigel started his first business at the age of 20 and sold it at 21. He then went on to build one of Australia’s largest creative entertainment design companies within the Business Events Arena.
Nigel is a Certified Professional Speaker (CSP) the highest accreditation Internationally. He is Strategic Advisor to the Board of Meetings and Events Australia. In 2017 was awarded outstanding contribution to Meetings and Events Australia and is an Associate fellow of Meetings Events Australia (AFEMA).
He is an alumnus of the Disney Institute, a Ted-Xer, and author of three books, (with a fourth on the way). 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.
Part of Nigel’s uniqueness is tying together the experiences, themes and key messages of your conference with an appropriate blend of facilitating, interviewing or including a keynote address.
His impressive track record of working with some of the world’s top organisations, combined with his experience coaching C-Suite executives and corporate presenters, makes him one of the most sought-after MC/facilitators in the country.
He brings with him years of business experience, having worked with companies across a myriad of industries including IT, Entertainment, Finance, Pharmaceuticals and Telecommunications. His work has taken him throughout Australia and around the globe.
His background as content director and meeting designer in the business events industry allows him to add an extra level of understanding to your conference or event and he is often brought in early in the planning process to help structure, coach, script and create flow.
He sees his role as three-fold:
1. To engage your people and get them into the right mindset.
2. To provide the right facilitative tools to allow your message to be heard and acted upon.
3. To guide and direct the process so you get the results you need.
Facilitation is most effective when a diverse range of people are provided with the right tools and environment that not only allow them to contribute and engage but inspire them to take action and run with their ideas.
Nigel is a master facilitator which comes from years of experience facilitating business sessions for corporations, not for profits and government departments. Having interviewed hundreds of business leaders and entrepreneurs, coupled with his business accruement he has an innate ability to draw the best from people and guide their thought leadership, talents and knowledge towards viable outcomes.
Using a range of facilitative devices as well as time up-front planning your session, Nigel will design a bespoke session addressing a specific challenge or opportunity.
Nigel’s 3 keys to successful facilitation:
1. Help people take ownership
2. Provide the right structure and process
3. Inspire collaboration towards a common outcome
Whether, workshops, strategy sessions, or as part of your conference, Nigel will work with you to design the best way to get people involved, tap into their genius and get the results you need.