Nigel created his first business at the age of twenty and sold it at twenty-one. He then went on to build Absurd Entertainment, one of Australia largest entertainment design companies. He worked extensively on the 2000 Olympic Games, was entertainment advisor at the 2000 Paralympic Games, and holds the accolade of being show director for Australia's largest ever corporate event in 2005. Having passed the baton by selling the Absurd in 2004, he moved into the world of consulting, advising his clients on implementing ideas and everyday innovation.
In 2013, armed with a video camera, Nigel set off on an initiative to travel throughout Australia, solo on his motorbike, to discover ingenious Australians and share their stories. His quest was to inspire the ideas of a nation and led to the founding of ‘Ingenious Oz Project’. In 2014, as an ambassador of Start-up Australia, he interviewed over 50 of Australia’s top entrepreneurs and business leaders. He is now founder and maestro of ‘Game of Inches’.
He has advised C-Suite executives, Ministers of Parliament and entrepreneurs in both public and private sectors. As an international speaker, he has presented his
experience and expertise to organisations in myriad industries including IT, Franchise, Events, Marketing, Finance, Pharmaceuticals, Government and Telecommunications.
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. As a speaker he is in demand both in Australia and overseas. He is an alumni of the Disney Institute, a Ted-Xer, and author of two books with a third in production titled "Game of Inches’.
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.
Nigel Collin | MC and Facilitator
Nigel Collin has been regarded as one of Australia’s top conference facilitators for over 20 years due to his engaging style and ability to help get your message across.
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.
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.
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.