Working with archetypes: natural patterns of personal and professional emergence
Using story and narrative in the business environment
Engaging with your presence
Creativity: reconnecting with genius
Communicating, relating, presenting
Trainer training and development
About the author
Nick Owen is director of Nick Owen Associates Ltd. He is passionate about discovering and developing leadership potential at every level of an organisation, and enhancing the necessary communication, awareness, and relationship skills which support that. Through his work he seeks to combine his experience and knowledge of what is demanded in the workplace with a sensitivity to what each individual may need for the next stage of his or her development. He believes that every organisation’s mission is to create wealth in the widest sense of the term: the generation of social, cultural, and intellectual, as well as material capital.
Nick delivers life-enhancing as well as skills-enhancing programmes, combining hard edged research and analysis from the worlds of applied and developmental psychology with the very best models from the performing and creative arts. The resulting blend is engagingly experiential, enjoyable, communicative, and hands-on while underpinned by disciplined rigour and structure.
Nick offers a unique blend of 25 years’ international experience in various branches of the communication industry. He has pursued successful careers as a writer, journalist, photographer, educator, professional actor and theatre director, as well as many years facilitating transformational change among business and education professionals and their organisations.
In addition to working with many top organisations, he has been a Visiting Professor at the INSEAD/CEDEP business school at Fontainebleau France, and is an Associate Lecturer at the de Baak Management Centrum in the Netherlands.
He is a Qualified Practitioner in the integrated disciplines of Spiral Dynamics, Reversal Theory, Time Line Therapy, and the Harthill Leadership Development Framework, and is a certificated NLP Master Practitioner and Trainer.
He is author of two best selling books: The Magic ofMetaphor: Stories for Teachers, Trainers, & Thinkers[Crownhouse 2001], already translated into five languages, and More Magic of Metaphor: Stories for Leaders, Influencers, and Motivators [Crownhouse 2004]. His latest book – The Salmon of Knowledge: Stories for Work, Life, the Dark Shadow and OneSelf– was published in June 2009.
Some recent clients
Aethra Telecommunications, Italy
Benetton, Hong Kong
Central School of Speech & Drama
Chester & Halton Community NHS Trust
De Baak Management Centre, Holland
Hong Kong Arts Festival
Insead/Cedep, Paris, France
Norwich Union Insurance
SABMiller Breweries Global
Standard Chartered Bank
The British Council Global
The University of Ancona, Italy
Voest-Alpine Steel, Austria
The Magic of Metaphor, Crownhouse Publishing, UK, 2001
More Magic of Metaphor, Crownhouse Publishing, UK, 2004
The Salmon of Knowledge: Stories for Work, Life, the Dark Shadow and OneSelf, Crown House Publishing (30 Jun 2009)