Nick Jankel

Role: Co-Founder

Expertise: Professional Keynote Speaker, Transformational Leadership Theorist & Practitioner, Exec & TV Coach, Author, Co-Creator of Bio-Transformation®

With 25+ years of hard-won experience advising world-class blue chips, scale-ups, and purposeful orgs on the front lines of disruption, Nick is one of the world’s preeminent practitioners, keynote speakers, and theorists of transformational/adaptive/future-fit leadership and breakthrough innovation.

He is the co-founder of leadership consultancy Switch On Leadership and the co-creator of Bio-Transformation®, a theory for leading change as fast as humanly possible built on the latest brain, behavioral, and complexity science.

Aside from his commitment as a parent and partner, Nick supports execs and changemakers of all kinds to transform themselves, their enterprises, and their systems to forge—and not fail—the future.
He has led 100+ disruptive innovation projects (e.g. Microsoft, Diageo, Novartis, Genentech, BBC); given 1000+ keynotes (e.g. Google, Pfizer, LEGO, No.10 Downing, Schroders); and developed 100,000+ leaders (e.g. Nike, Intel, Unilever, Zalando, HSBC, NHS). He is an expert in designing, delivering, guiding leadership development and breakthrough innovation programmes that result in the transformation of teams, business models, and cultures.

Nick studied at two unis in the global Top 10: Medicine & Philosophy of Science at Cambridge (Triple 1st) & Clinical Medicine at UCL. He has taught at Yale, LBS & Oxford and co-authored a paper in the top 1% of citations. A pioneer of purpose-led enterprise, he has taught impact entrepreneurs on 4 continents; was a UK Ambassador for Entrepreneurship; and has advised No.10 Downing St & the EU.

Described as a true polymath, Nick’s life’s work has been to unfold Bio-Transformation®, a rigorous method for unlocking change in individuals, organizations, and systems as fast as humanly possible. It is woven from the latest neuroscience, complexity theory, trauma-informed psychology & contemplative science. It is the foundation of Switch On’s Cell to System™ leadership curriculum, innovation programs, and systemic change programs (e.g. Oxfam, WWF, NHS, UKGBC).

Nick is a futurist and thought leader on international news; in the FT, The Times, The Guardian, and on 100+ podcasts. He has coached celebrities and addicts on global TV shows (BBC, MTV). He is the author of a number of well-received books on creativity, leadership, wisdom, and transformation, including Now Lead The Change: Regenerate Our Crisis-Hit World By Mastering Transformational Leadership (2020). As a philosopher, he has spoken at the Aspen Ideas Festival, TOA, SAND, Science of Consciousness, Economist, SOCAP & SciFoo.