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UK based Business Entrepreneur, Peak Performance Coach and Author


Nigel Risner is the only motivational speaker in Europe to have been awarded Speaker of the Year from The Academy for Chief Executives, The Executive Committee and Footdown. Nigel is a respected author, television presenter and a prolific speaker.
He speaks with authority: his own life having veered perilously away from comfortable norms at times. He has learned that positive results can come from negative experiences, and that we often learn best from situations which are unfamiliar and even uncomfortable.

Leadership Skills for Turbulent Times

New Rules for Better Communication

Change is Inevitable – Growth is Optional

The Impact Code

It’s a Zoo Around Here – the new rules for better communication

As one of the youngest CEO’s of a financial services company in the City of London, Nigel knows business as well as he knows life and more importantly he knows what it takes to lead a successful business!  He has the ability to translate – with electrifying effect – that hand’s on experience into a coherent, compelling and exciting philosophy.   His books The IMPACT Code, “It’s a zoo around here”, “You had me at hello” and Ten Heads are Better Than One have sold in their thousands and are literally transforming lives around the world.

Nigel’s career began at 16 years old when he joined a commercial finance company. After a spell of tennis coaching in Israel, he returned to the UK to set up his own independent finance brokerage at the age of 21 with the total sum of £12.80 capital.

With massive growth that made him one of the youngest CEO’s he subsequently brought his partner out for £1.5 million and raised equity finance of approximately £2.5 million.

After securing venture capital his company Milbourne become the largest independent brokerage in the Country.

This became the first of many companies that Nigel set up. He has not only had the experience of working with people but dealing with challenges that thankfully most people have not had to experience. When the financial crash in the late 1980’s occurred, instead of complaining he did the one thing that he now teaches all chief executives to do – take a risk and do something completely different.

He started mini-cab driving in his company Bentley until such time as he set up a new business. These events have now given him all the tools to show companies and their staff how to emerge in difficult situations.   All his presentations are inter-active, memorable and, most importantly, life changing.

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