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Dr Nicholas Beech


About Dr Nicholas Beech

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

Selected Publications

Journal articles (6)

Chapters (2)

  • 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 Handbook of Research Methods in Human Resource Development. Cambridge: Edward Elgar, pp. 45-61.

Conference contributions (5)

Reports (3)

  • Beech N; lezta S (2005) Evaluating Intellectual Capital - The Hidden Impact Military Training has on Business Leadership. National Employers Liaison Committee (SaBRE).
  • Beech N; Parkinson S (2004) The Capabilities Gap - Regional Differentiation. Beech, N. (2004) "The Capabilities Gap - Regional Differentiation" Sponsor Business Link: Business Link.
  • Beech N; Letza S (2002) The Identification of transferability of military skills to a civilian environment. National Employers Liaison Committee (SaBRE).
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