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Dr Nick Beech
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Dr Nick Beech

Course Director

Leeds Business School

0113 81 21744

About Dr Nick Beech

Nick’s subject matter expertise is recognised in the areas of leadership, coaching and corporate governance. He has a wealth of experience working with a wide range of organisations across the private, public and voluntary sectors. He is an accomplished director and entrepreneur and has sound local and international experience working as an organisational change agent and facilitator.

One of Nick's main interests is that of coaching and facilitation and this is reflected in his course leadership profile which includes an impressive array of executive academic programmes, namely:

  • MSc Executive Leadership
  • MA Executive and Business Coaching
  • PG Diploma in Coaching Psychology
  • PG Diploma in Coaching Supervision
  • PG Certificate in Executive and Business Coaching
  • PG Certificate in Team Coaching

He is also the course leader for the Institute of Directors (IoD) Certificate and Diploma in Company Direction a pivotal director programme that encourages leaders to gain a critical insight into the challenge of effective operation at boardroom level.

In addition to his research areas Nick is a specialist in course design and cross discipline mapping. He has lead the design of over 15 master degrees including MBAs and executive programmes. One of his major successes was in the design and development of a clear mapping route that enabled Regular and Reserve Officers and Warrant Officers to gain advanced standing on to specialist executive masters provision.

Current Teaching

Nick teaches on a wide range of postgraduate and undergraduate programmes including:

  • MBA
  • EMBA
  • MSc Corporate Governance
  • MSc Management Consulting
  • MSc Executive Leadership
  • MA Executive and Business Coaching

as well as a plethora of undergraduate awards. He is currently working with the Hydra Foundation on the development of immersion learning experiences that explore the impact of situational, organisational and individual factors on crisis decision-making in context to critical and major corporate incidents.

Research Interests

  • Governance
  • Linguistics
  • Boardroom Decision Making
  • Leadership
  • Strategy
  • Change

Selected Publications

Journal articles (3)

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 (4)

  • Beech N (2016) Getting Some In - Veterans Transition in to a Civilian World 08/06/2016.
  • Beech N (2015) Under the Board Talk, Board management and control. 08/09/2015.
  • Beech N (2015) Board Narrative the Development of Influencing the Boards 03/06/2015.
  • Beech N (2002) Skills Transfer and Empowerment Leeds .

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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