Nigel created his first business at the the age of twenty and sold it at twenty one. He then went onto build Absurd Entertainment, one of Australia first and largest entertainment design companies. He worked extensively on the 2000 Olympics, was entertainment advisor at the Paralympics, grounds entertainment producer of the Sydney Royal Easter Show for 6 years and still hold's the accolade of being show director for Australia's largest ever corporate event.
He is now Founder of 'Thinkativity' and Director of 'North Ryde Riding School’.
In 2013, armed with a video camera, Nigel set out on an initiative to travel throughout Australia, solo on his motorbike, to discover ingenious Australians and share their stories. His quest was to inspire the ideas of a Nation. In 2014 as an ambassador of Start-up Australia he interviewed over 50 of Australia’s top entrepreneurs and business leaders.
This unique research, along with his own business experience has given Nigel unique insights into profitable growth and offers an achievable process for every day innovation and improvement.
Nigel’s message is that business is a ‘Game of Inches’ and not a one off event. 99% of successes come from many small, practical steps rather than the single ‘Eureka’ idea. The big idea makes a good story in a speech, but it’s hard for delegates to incorporate into their everyday working lives.
Having now spent over 20 years in business events (both on and off the stage) he understands the importance of not just being engaging, but delivering practical and lasting business benefits. As a speaker he is in demand both in Australia and overseas
He has advised Ministers of Parliament, C-Suite executives, and entrepreneurs. Organisations in a myriad of industries including IT, Franchise, Events, Marketing, Finance, Pharmaceuticals, Government and Telecommunications have benefited from his experience and expertise.
He is also an alumni of the Disney Institute, a Ted-Xer, and author of two books with a third in production titled ``Game of Inches'