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Nigel Collin

Travels from: New South Wales

Profitable Growth through Better Business Process, Ideas and Conversations

Categories: Business Coaching, Business Speakers, MCs & Hosts

Full Presenter Profile & Bio

Nigel Collin created his first business at the age of twenty and sold it at twenty-one. He then went onto build Absurd Entertainment, one of Australia first and largest entertainment design companies. He worked extensively on the 2000 Olympics, was entertainment advisor at the Paralympics, grounds entertainment producer of the Sydney Royal Easter Show for 6 years and still holds the accolade of being show director for Australia's largest ever corporate event.

More recently, Nigel has been commissioned by NT tourism and the Department of Trade, Business and Innovation to head to the Northern Territory, capturing new stories of Australian businesses and people on film as he travels.  

He is now Founder of 'Thinkativity' and Director of 'North Ryde Riding School’.

In 2013, armed with a video camera, Nigel set out 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. In 2014 as an ambassador of Start-up Australia he interviewed over 50 of Australia’s top entrepreneurs and business leaders.

This unique research, along with his own business experience has given Nigel unique insights into profitable growth and offers an achievable process for every day innovation and improvement.

Nigel’s message is that business is a ‘Game of Inches’ and not a one off event. 99% of successes come from many small, practical steps rather than the single ‘Eureka’ idea. The big idea makes a good story in a speech, but it’s hard for delegates to incorporate into their everyday working lives.

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 has advised Ministers of Parliament, C-Suite executives and entrepreneurs.  Organisations in a myriad of industries including IT, Franchise, Events, Marketing, Finance, Pharmaceuticals, Government and Telecommunications have benefited from his experience and expertise.

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'.

Speaker Topics

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 organisations is their people do not think they are very creative and they do not think their ideas are of any value. Yet thinking creatively is a skills both demographers and futurists highlight as imperative for the future success.
The Game of Inches
What if business growth and innovation do not 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 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.
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 for mindset of change.


Excellent. Brilliant speaker and one who really relates to the industry

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Nigel Collin - Business Coaching

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