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Nikki J Owen has developed The Spirit of Leadership Programme based on over three decades of study around behavioural change. She has evolved a unique methodology for transforming thinking and mindset to immediately elevate leadership capability. She has won numerous speaking awards for her groundbreaking theories that are at the frontiers of leadership development and has published two books, one of which was an international bestseller in the 1990s.

Her blueprint for behavioural change was launched in 2008 when she spent 5 years testing her processes with business leaders from different industry sectors, at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre (2008 – 2012). Her belief in the vital link between mindset and behaviour inspired her to create The Big Apple Experiment that uses insights from the pharmaceutical industry to demonstrates leadership intention on performance. She was consequently appointed as Positivity Advisor to The Expotel Group.

In 2012 she became an Executive Faculty for Henley Business School’s Advanced Management Programme and was described as an edge-walker because she pushes the boundaries of those who have become unwittingly trapped in their comfort zone. During one of her career highlights she provided commentary for an international broadcaster about political leaders in the UK’s first historic election debate in 2010. Since then, Nikki has gathered a reputation for her emotional intelligence, incredible sensory awareness and deep understanding of the programming that sits underneath leadership behaviour, creating a wealth of business champions who continue to benefit from her approach. Organisations with a forward-thinking leadership agenda are amazed at the speed with which Nikki’s approach transforms the behaviour of leadership teams.

Watch this video to see what organisations are saying about Nikki 


Specialist Subjects:

  • Leadership Development
  • Behavioural Change
  • Growth Mindset
  • Performance Excellence
  • Wellbeing
  • Energy
"I was blown away by Nikki's energy and inspirational personality."
Niina Turunen​
Global Service &
Competence Manager, Shell
"Profound and life-changing."
Nick Alvarez
Operations Manager, Siemens
"Nikki holds an audience spellbound."
Niri S Patel
BNI India National Director
"In over twelve years she is by far the most outstanding of all speakers."
David Adams
Group Chair, Vistage International