Nick Seneca Jankel

Nick Jankel is a keynote speaker who inspires, motivates, and empowers audiences all over the world to forge the future—rather than fail it.

Nick Seneca Jankel

Nick Jankel is a sought-after keynote speaker who inspires, motivates, and empowers audiences all over the world to build the future rather than fail it. He is the co-founder of transformation consultancy Switch On and fast-growing sustainability practice – FutureMakers. Nick has designed and led over 100 transformational innovation programs for enterprises like Diageo, Novartis, Vodafone, Tesco, and Microsoft, leveraging Switch On’s proven Exponential & SustainableTM process, including the innovation of the most successful TV in history. In addition, Nick has educated and supported over 100,000 leaders – from orgs like Nike, Intel, Zalando, Unilever, HSBC, NHS, LEGO, and Google – harnessing Switch On’s comprehensive Cell to SystemTM curriculum for transformational leadership.

Nick’s Professional Background


Nick has attended two universities in the global top 10, he has a Triple First (summa cum laude) in Medicine and History & Philosophy of Science from Cambridge and a diploma in Clinical Medicine at UCL. After studies Nick has taught at Yale, LBS, and Oxford, he was selected as a UK Ambassador for Entrepreneurship, and chosen as a transformational coach on his own global BBC TV show. Moreover, Nick has advised No.10 Downing Street and other governments, and has spoken in the House of Commons.

As a thought leader and genuine polymath, Nick’s life’s work has been to unfold Bio- Transformation Theory & Practice®, a rigorous brain-based system on how to unlock transformation in individuals, teams, organizations, and systems as fast as humanly possible. BTTP® is a combination of the latest neuroscience, complexity theory, psychological research and the wisdom from the great traditions. As well as leveraging BTTP in all his world-class innovation and leadership work, Nick has used this methodology to run systemic change programs for orgs like Oxfam and WWF, and to teach social entrepreneurs. 

In addition to helping innovate a successful TV show, Nick is regularly interviewed on tech and innovation on international news, he has been featured in the Financial Times, The Times, The Economist and over 100 podcasts. He is the author of Now Lead The Change: Repurpose Your Career, Future-Proof Your Organization, and Regenerate Our Crisis-Hit World By Mastering Transformational Leadership (2020). His books have been well received and cover such topics as creativity, leadership and transformation.

What To Expect From a Conference with Nick?


In his keynotes, Nick aims to 

  • eliminate confusion and enlighten with possibility as a futurist; 
  • take the pain out of business / digital / sustainable transformation; 
  • blast through the barriers that block innovation; 
  • and transform the challenges of teams by unlocking agility through stability. 

As a trained scientist, Nick uses the latest biology and “neuroleadership” insights to influence seasoned audiences to change and transform. He can engage sophisticated and “seen-it-all” before executives and persuade highly intelligent professionals such as engineers, educators, clinicians, scientists, technologists, lawyers, and accountants.

Nick believes that keynotes can be more than just motivational or inspirational but also transformative, when speakers consciously weave the hearts and minds of the audience together around a moment, idea or mission. He brings to life his big thinking using brain science, sticky ideas, compelling narratives, paradigm-shifting insights, beautiful imagery, takeaway transformation tools, and his powerful presence on stage (virtual or in-person). Nick’s ideas 

  • help people cut through treacle, fear, overwhelm, and apathy; 
  • engage hearts and minds to transform individuals, teams, and systems; 
  • and seize unprecedented opportunities for world-changing innovations before others see them.

Some of Nick’s Keynote Topics


Here are only a few of the keynote topics that Nick offers. Additionally to his keynotes, Nick also offers Masterclasses. To learn more, contact us here.

Future-Proof Your Org With Transformational Innovation

Covid and the climate crisis are accelerators of massive market disruption. We can leverage new technologies to solve emerging customer needs/pain with insight and creativity. Transformational Innovation can help you adapt to this crisis and ‘pre-adapt’ to the next and the 7 steps of our proven pathway to lead and land transformational innovations will be discussed. Process is not enough—you also need to nurture a culture of innovation.

Takeaway Tool Options: The Innovation Culture Engine, The Experimentation Engine, The Problem Definition Engine etc

Transformational Leadership to Lead In VUCA Chaos, Crisis & Challenge

Today’s complex problems can only be solved with a combination of a smart mind and an empathic heart. The Transformational Leader is a master at both wisdom and intellect – they can drive business transformation and social regeneration. In this session it will be discussed why being the smartest in the room is no longer enough – or even desirable, and the 5 stages of becoming a Transformational Leader

Takeaway Tool Options: The Transformational Leadership Diagnostic, The Personal Leadership Plan

Sustainable Innovation: From Compliance To Creativity & Exponential Value-Creation

Solve customer pain points driven by social and ecological breakdown to unlock exponential value. Move from footprint minimization driven by regulation to opening up exciting possibility spaces and business opportunities. Turn zero-carbon/decarbonization into a ‘prism’ to drive exponential value-creation in products and services. This topic covers business purpose, breakthrough thinking, and my pioneering transformational innovation process and toolset that allows any organization, no matter the size.

Sustainable Leadership: How To Lead The Change

Turn despair into hope by understanding the power that business and institutional leaders have to lead the change so many want to see. Skip the out-dated power politics that is causing so much delay to craft brands and business models that are net-positive/ “regenerative”. Inspire leaders with nature and “rewild” leadership purpose. Use your one short life to leave a sustainable legacy.

What people say about Nick Seneca Jankel

As a transformation guru, Nick’s ideas are as relevant to the newest startup as they are to the oldest public company.

Thank you so much for your brilliant keynote, it gave our participants SO much to discuss. Exactly what we wanted. Our CEO has quoted your thinking to the global leadership team.

An outstanding framework and powerful tools. A huge impact!

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  • Future-Proof Your Org With Transformational Innovation
  • Transformational Leadership to Lead In VUCA Chaos, Crisis & Challenge
  • Sustainable Innovation: From Compliance To Creativity & Exponential
  • Sustainable Leadership: How To Lead The Change
  • Sustainability Storytelling: Engaging Stakeholders With Compelling
    Narratives That Transform
  • Business Purpose For Sustainable Growth
  • Regenerative Business & Brands