Living a Life
of Presence

“Nicholas’s work epitomises the word transformation. He takes leaders and their organisations to a place where they find a deeper level of performance and contribution. Work with him and expect major positive change in your life and organisation.

– Dr. Andrew White
Associate Dean for Executive Education, University of Oxford Said Business School

“Nicholas Janni is quite exceptional as a man leading transformational work at this time in the world.  He can enable shifts in the level of consciousness in an entire room. This is transformational skill at the highest and most sophisticated level.”

Scilla Elworthy Nobel Peace Prize Nominee, Author, Societal & Political Change Maker

I’ve asked Nicholas to teach in every major leadership development program I run at the IMD Business School and elsewhere. Why? Because I’ve never seen anyone have a more sustainable, transformational impact on leaders than he does. He’s simply the best.

Michael Watkins Author of The First 90 Days and Professor of Leadership at IMD

“Nicholas Janni is a world-class speaker, coach and workshop conductor with tremendous insight and compassion. He has the unique ability to pinpoint issues or beliefs and take you to the depths of your heart and soul. I give him my highest endorsement.”

Marcia Wieder CEO, Dream University and best selling author

Nicholas’ presence, ability to relate (on many levels) and deeply connect with me and my management staff has profoundly impacted how the team works together and leads.  The teaching he provides is a perfect blend of concepts and embodied activities that has resulted in immediate, transformative change.  I can’t wait to see what we create next…

David Graffy President, ProLift Industrial Equipment

“I run think tanks for CEO’s and business owners in Manhattan who want to develop their leadership. My members are ‘movers and shakers’ who demand value from every meeting. I invited Nicholas to speak at two retreats. They reported ‘”it was our best retreat ever” and many of them are still talking about it…”

Mark Taylor Master Chair, Vistage International


Over the last 20 years Nicholas has gained an international reputation for his speaking.

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LEADER AS HEALER – A new paradigm for 21st century leadership

Business Book of the Year 2023 – BUSINESS BOOK AWARDS

  • A theoretical and practical path to a new paradigm of leadership
  • “Nicholas Janni’s book will transform the way leaders lead for decades to come. The world needs every leader to read this book and heed his words.”  Michelle McMurry-Heath, President and CEO, Biotech Innovation Organization
  • Finalist in Business Book Awards 2023, leadership category

This is a book about the highest levels of presence and peak performance leadership, and the cultures that ensue from them, in which well-being, results and contribution to the world are naturally interwoven. It is above all a call to break from the chronically imbalanced ways of thinking and functioning that have become the norm in so many corporate cultures, where doing eclipses being, and hyper-rational, analytical thinking relegates feeling, sensing, intuiting and the transpersonal to the outer fringes of life.



A new platform for transformational 1:1 coaching and team/cultural development


This radical and uncompromising system is based on over 40 years of research into consciousness and peak performance, in the arts and leadership.


It recognises and corrects the fundamental fragmentation at the heart of our cultures, in which doing eclipses being, and hyper-rational, analytical thinking relegates feeling, sensing, intuiting and the transpersonal to the outer fringes of life



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About Nicholas

Over the last 20 years Nicholas has gained an international reputation for his transformational coaching and leadership development seminars. The clients he has served include FedEx, Rolls Royce, Swiss Re, Centrica, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, Amdocs, Intel, Motorola, Microsoft, eBay and Lafarge, as well as the UK Permanent Secretaries and several cabinet ministers.

He bridges the worlds of creative, personal, spiritual and professional development in a uniquely powerful, relevant and accessible way. In his first career Nicholas was a theatre director. He taught acting at The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, and directed his own theatre company.

He has spent 30 years researching the theory and the practice of ‘the zone’ of peak performance, and studying multiple mind/body disciplines. In 1998 he became a Visiting Fellow at the Cranfield School of Management, and in 2001 he left the theatre to co-found the arts-based leadership development consultancy Olivier Mythodrama. In 2013 he founded his own consultancy, CORE PRESENCE.

He was an Associate Fellow at the University of Oxford Said Business School 2010–15, and currently teaches regularly at the IMD Business School in Lausanne. He is based partly in Israel, where he has worked with numerous corporate clients, The Interdisciplinary Centre, Tel Aviv Recanati Business School and various Israeli and Palestinian NGO’s.

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