About Us

Switch On Leadership is a global boutique leadership consultancy specializing in transformational, adaptive, creative, wise, and human-centric leadership, innovation, and teamwork.

Our purpose is to transform leaders, teams, and organizations to forge a flourishing future for all life on our planet—in our era of ruthless change, radical complexity, endless crisis, and unprecedented opportunity.

We evolved from the fusion of a breakthrough innovation and systemic change agency with a deep human development and wisdom enterprise. All our work is  focused on supporting the leadership of significant and sustainable change, innovation, and adaptation—so that teams and organizations flourish in today’s relentless uncertainty, chaos, and complexity.

We have designed and delivered over 100 strategic innovation programs and systemic change processes for Fortune 500 companies and major institutions. We have worked with over 100,000 leaders to develop future-fit and future-forging capabilities with our coherent and cohesive Self-to-System™ leadership curriculum and toolkits. We don’t do ‘training’. We do transformation!

For over 24 years we have developed game-changing solutions to the most intense and important challenges that leaders face, with restless innovation in the leadership space that are built upon our theory and practice-set for adaptive and transformational leadership Bio-Transformation®. Our methodology is powered by the latest brain, behavioral, and complexity science integrated with trauma-informed therapies and wisdom and practices from the contemplative and embodiment traditions.

    “Use their unique voice and powerful insights to inspire wonder. Their ideas are as relevant to the newest startup as they are to the oldest public company.”


Special Advisor, President Obama
Former Head Of White House Office of Innovation

Featured In

“A compendium of insight on growth and development.”

The Times

25 Years Experience Across All Sectors

Using our unique brain-based methodology—Bio-Transformation®—we have worked with enterprises like:

“A pronounced and profound impact. Exceptional.”


Our Founders

Originally set up in 2005 by Nick Jankel, we are now a wife-and-husband management team—supported by a global network of Senior Associates and Subject Experts.

Nick Jankel

Keynote Speaker & Thought Leader
Lead On Theory, Content & Toolkits
Transformational Leadership & Innovation Theorist & Practitioner
Executive Coach
TV Coach
Co-Creator of Bio-Transformation®
5 x Author

Alison McAulay

Transformational Leadership Theorist & Practitioner
Lead On Embodiment Practices & Transformative Circles
Executive Coach
Trauma-Led Therapist
Co-Creator of Bio-Transformation®

“An amazing experience. Very, very good feedback from our leaders.”



Our Self-To-System” Leadership Curriculum

With 100+ innovation projects and 200+ learning and leadership programs under our belt—and having worked with over 100,000 people on transformation from San Francisco to Shanghai—we have pieced together a cohesive and comprehensive Self-to-System” Curriculum for becoming a truly transformational, adaptive, and future-fit leader.

“Brilliant theory and insights on transformational leadership.”

SVP, Pfizer

Bio-Transformation®: Our Brain-Based

We have spent a combined 45+ years of study, professional service, and disciplined practice finding the very best tools, ideas, and transformative practices for transforming ourselves and our world.

Bio-Transformation® is a cohesive theory and toolset for activating and embodying lasting, positive change in individuals, teams, organizations, and systems as fast as humanly possible—underpinned by the latest brain and behavior science integrated with wisdom and practices from the contemplative traditions.

“Inspired us to lead the change.”