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Nicholas Bate is passionate about supporting people to ensure they realise and release their true and full potential.

After a career in sales and marketing in the IT industry, culminating in leading sector marketing for Research Machines, Oxford, Nicholas launched Strategic Edge. A small, premium consultancy, Strategic Edge specialises in creating long-term competitive advantage for its clients through work on individual performance. His clients include Royal Sun Alliance, Starbucks, Microsoft, The BBC and Oxfam amongst others.

He is author, designer and facilitator for the ground-breaking ‘Personal Excellence’ seminar, a programme used as the basis for cultural change in many organisations, in addition to many ground-breaking development concepts in leadership, team-building and sales training.

Consistently rated as an inspirational yet highly pragmatic speaker, Nicholas teaches around the world and is particularly skilled at working with large audiences in an experiential and engaging manner.

His core workshops are:
Personal Excellence: the personal operating system for high performance
Brilliant at The Basics of Selling: no nonsense real selling skills
Instant MBA: the thinking and models to build a competitive business
Presenting Unplugged: presenting without PowerPoint dependence
Leadership Excellence: leadership is a mindset not a job title

He is the author of 20 acclaimed books, Including:
Being The Best; how to realise and release your true potential.
Get A Life: how to achieve the work-life balance you are seeking.
JfDI: Just Do It: the definitive guide to enabling your vision.
Unplugged: the time for personal re-invention is now.
Beat the Recession Anytime: a check-list for business building in a down-turn.
Have it Your Way: a primer for influencing.
Instant MBA: MBA thinking without the course.
Blackberry Fool: great device but use with care.
Sell and Market Brilliantly.

Nicholas carried out research in the field of Molecular Biophysics at Magdalen College, Oxford University UK and is an NLP Master Practitioner, MBTI (levels 1 and 2) accredited and a qualified (PGCE) teacher. As well as instigating the Strategic Edge research programme, he has spent time studying with many of the recognised practitioners in the fields of business and personal development.

How can Nicholas help you? He can provide:

Thought Leadership at the highest levels in your organisation to provide direction, challenge, fresh thinking and inspiration.

Key Note speaking at conferences to provide action-orientated motivation.

Workshops to provide detailed focus on topics such as Excellence in Action.

To contact Nicholas: Nicholas.bate 'at' strategicedge.co.uk

Strategic Edge Ltd
Oxford

+44 1865 764953

March 2014