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Founder and CEO, Ingenious Oz Project.


Nigel Collin is a change and leadership expert. He helps organisations and their people make change happen using a proven framework distilled from original research with 100s of successful businesses that focuses on two areas. Mindset and process.

He has a passion for understanding why businesses and organisations are successful. As founder of ‘Ingenious Oz Project’ and author of ‘Game of Inches’, Nigel has discovered that the only way for change to succeed in any organization is via a proven framework and process. Nigel’s ‘Game of
Inches’ process works on the basis that effective change is made up of small achievable steps applied over a longer period of time rather than any one-off single event.

Current Work:

Nigel is a CSP (Certified Professional Speaker) the highest accreditation Internationally. In 2017 he was awarded outstanding contribution to Meetings and Events Australia. The only speaker in Australia to have ever won this. He is an alumnus of the Disney Institute, a Ted-Xer, and author of three books.

Over the past two decades, Nigel has worked Internationally with C-Suite executives, Ministers of Parliament and entrepreneurs in both public and private sectors. As an international speaker, he has presented to organisations in industries including IT, Franchise, Events, Marketing, Finance, Pharmaceuticals, Government and Telecommunications.

Through Nigel’s ability as a storyteller, your audience will walk away inspired with actionable ideas they can implement immediately back in the workplace.

Previous Experience:

Business: Nigel started his first business at the age of 20 and sold it at 21. He then went on to build one of Australia’s largest creative entertainment design companies within the Business Events Arena.

Research: In 2013, armed with a video camera, Nigel set off on an initiative, solo on his motorbike, to discover ingenious Australians and share their stories. Through his research arm ‘Ingenious Oz Project’, Nigel travels Australia finds the most ingenious business and professional success stories, takes out the key learnings and presents them back to your audience.

The Game of Inches process emerged from this unique research and seeing patterns in what successful people and organizations do and how they do it.

Talking Points

Game of Inches

This keynote is about giving participants an achievable process for small scale everyday innovation, based on research from interviewing over 100 of Australia's top entrepreneurs and business leaders and owners. It focuses on their actions and behaviours, not personality or character traits.

Business is a Game of Inches and not a one-off event. 99% of successes come from many small, practical steps rather than the single ‘Eureka’ idea. The big idea makes a good story in a speech, but it’s hard for delegates to incorporate into their everyday working lives. The truth is, the game of inches is what makes ‘big’ happen.

Nigel has drawn on interviews with a range of successful business leaders, owner and entrepreneurs, assessing their standout behaviours and actions they take. It is not who they are or what background they come from that counts, but rather what they do.

This session addresses at the four key actions of successful business leaders, which are conveyed as an accessible process so that they can be applied to any work environment.

Audiences of this session will:
1. Understand the value of the game of inches in business growth and success.
2. Work through four key actions successful organisations take:
- Find a gap
- Take action
- Test and Measure everything
- Delete or Improve
3. Give participants an achievable process for everyday small-scale innovation.

Igniting Viable Ideas

This session will give you and your people the process, skills and confidence needed to consistently generate viable ideas that will make a difference to your customers and your business.

Not all ideas are created equal. In fact, the world is full of ideas looking for a home. So how do you consistently find ideas that are viable and make a difference to your bottom line? This session will help audiences:
• Understand the value of everyday innovation
• Discover the blocks to innovative ideas and what to do about them
• Discover what it takes to bring viable ideas to life in your organisation.

Better Business Conversations

One conversation can spark an ingenious idea, improve sales and lead to new business opportunities. When we drop our agendas, let go of the sales pitch and are open to genuine conversations, we discover opportunities we never thought possible.

Drawing on conversations and stories from the Ingenious Oz Project, this session will challenge audiences to have real conversations that cut through the surface clutter.? It will help attendees to:
• Understand the importance of having real conversations
• Discover how to ignite real conversations within their teams.


  • Mastering Leadership
  • CEO & Company Directors
  • Entrepreneurship & Entrepreneurs


  • Creativity
Nigel was excellent and we received very positive feedback on him from participants. Commonwealth Bank
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