Nick Nielsen

Director

Nick is an award winning entrepreneur, facilitator, trainer and coach, with over ten years’ experience of leading and supporting organisations in the areas of behaviour change, organisational development and strategy.

Nick works on a variety of start-up projects and behaviour change programmes for Osca. He is currently a UN advisor, working on democracy in Turkey, as well as a recent facilitator for the Prime Minister’s Special Commission on Social Action. Nick regularly delivers training for a range of private, public and voluntary sector organisations, specialising mainly in communication and leadership skills.

For the last eight years Nick has also worked as a personal and professional coach. Nick has coached many people in the social and political sector, including Clore Social Leaders and two sitting MPs. In addition to working with individuals, Nick is retained by several organisations to provide coaching to all their staff, including those at the most senior level.

In 2000, Nick founded Envision, an empowerment charity that supports thousands of young people from inner city areas to set up their own community projects each year, and realise their potential to make a positive difference in the world. In 2009, Envision was a winner of the Guardian Charity Award and runner up in the National Lottery Awards in the education category. In 2010, Nick stepped down as CEO to become a trustee.

Nick is a winner of the Ernest Shackleton Leadership Award.