NIK KINLEY

Director (EMEA)


Nik has specialised in the fields of leadership assessment and development for over thirty years. His prior roles include Global Head of Assessment & Coaching for the BP Group, and Global Head of Learning for Barclays RBB (Retail & Business Banking).

He began his career in commercial roles, then spent the next decade working with prisoners as a forensic psychotherapist, before returning to work with businesses around seventeen years ago.

As a consultant, he has worked with over half of the top 20 FTSE companies, helping businesses across the globe develop and implement their people strategy, drive organisational change, and select and develop the leadership they need to succeed.

As a researcher, he has written books on corporate learning, talent assessment, and behaviour change, and published numerous papers in leading journals. He is a regular lecturer at leading global business schools (collaborating in the past 12 months with IMD, Stanford and Cambridge Judge) and a frequent speaker at conferences.

As a coach he has worked with Board members, CEOs and Executive Teams across industries and regions, in organisations big and small – from Founder-led portfolio companies, to multinationals with 10,000s of employees worth over $120b.

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