Dr Nicholas Beech, Course Director

Dr Nicholas Beech

Course Director

Nick’s expertise is in the areas of leadership, coaching, governance and boardroom behaviours. He has a wealth of experience having worked with a wide range of organisations across the private, public and voluntary sectors. An accomplished entrepreneur, having sound local and international experience and is an inspiring organisational change agent.

His focus is to help people to recognise and mobilise their and their organisations capabilities, to help them sense change in their environment, to see new horizons, to move the agenda and seize opportunities. 

His forte is to help leaders gain a deep understanding and insights into Board governance and grasp what is good and great practice is for their board, this includes the promotion of wellbeing within the organisation and the boards appetite for risk taking and consequence accepting.

His focus is to help people to recognise and mobilise their and their organisations capabilities, to help them sense change in their environment, to see new horizons, to move the agenda and seize opportunities.  

His forte is to help leaders gain a deep understanding and insights into Board governance and grasp what is good and best practice for their board, this includes this includes the boards appetite for risk taking and consequence accepting.

Through coaching he helps executives critique themselves to clarify their goals, aspirations and motivations and develop the skills and behaviours to make change happen, so they understand how to inspire and leader their people on their collaborative journey.

Current Teaching

  • Future Foresight & Sustainability
  • Board Governance and Behaviours
  • Leadership, Strategy and Change
  • Coaching and Mentoring for Results

Research Interests

  • Leadership
  • Discource
  • Applied and Critical Governance
  • Wellbeing
  • Coaching and Change Management

Dr Nicholas Beech, Course Director

Selected Outputs

  • Beech N; Beech N (2020) Fashioning Governance in Action: an Ethnographic Exploration of Boardroom Talk. In: Nick Beech, 3 June 2015 - 5 June 2015, UFHRD Cork, Ireland.

    https://www.ufhrd.co.uk/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Fashioning-Governance-in-Action-an-Ethnographic-Exploration-of-Boardroom-Talk.docx

  • Beech N (2016) Getting Some In - Veterans Transition in to a Civilian World. In: University Forum Human Resource Development, 8 June 2016 - 10 June 2016.

  • Beech N (2015) Under the Board Talk, Board management and control. In: British Academy of Management, 8 September 2015 - 11 September 2015.

  • Beech N (2015) Board Narrative the Development of Influencing the Boards. In: University Forum Human Resource Development, 3 June 2015 - 5 June 2015.

  • Beech N (2002) Skills Transfer and Empowerment. In: ILT,, Leeds.

  • Robinson SJ; Beech N (2015) Responsible governance. In: The Growing Business Handbook Inspiration and Advice from Successful Entrepreneurs and Fast Growing UK Companies. Kogan Page Limited, pp. 235-238.

  • Gold J; Spackman T; Marks D; Beech N; Calver J; Ogun A; Whitrod Brown H (2015) Scholarly Practice in HRD. In: Saunders M; Tosey P ed. Handbook of Research Methods in Human Resource Development. Cambridge: Edward Elgar, pp. 45-61.

  • Beech N; lezta S (2005) Evaluating Intellectual Capital - The Hidden Impact Military Training has on Business Leadership.

  • Beech N; Parkinson S (2004) The Capabilities Gap – Regional Differentiation.

  • Beech N; Letza S (2002) The Identification of transferability of military skills to a civilian environment.