Nick Nielsen

Director

Nick is an award winning entrepreneur, facilitator, trainer and coach, with over fifteen 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’s been a UN advisor, working on democracy in Turkey, as well as a facilitator for the Prime Minister’s Special Commission on Social Action. Nick regularly delivers Coaching for Health training for a wide range of health and social care professionals, as well as wider communication and leadership skills training to private, public and voluntary sector organisations. For the last ten 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 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.