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Founder and CEO, Ingenious Oz Project.


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

Nigel earned his MBA with high distinction at La Trobe University, where he recently accepted an appointment as a casual lecturer and course developer.

Nigel has a passion for understanding why businesses and organisations are successful.

Previous Experience
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. As founder of ‘Ingenious Oz Project’ and author of ‘Game of Inches’ He travels Australia to find the most ingenious business and professional success stories take out the key learnings and present them back to you and your team.

He is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (MAICD), the International Coaching Federation (ICF) and a Golden Key International Honours Society recipient.

Nigel is a past chair of Meetings and Events Australia (MEA).
He is the only speaker awarded outstanding contributions to Meetings and Events. Show Director of Australia’s largest-ever corporate event in 2005. He is a Certified Professional Speaker (CSP), the highest accreditation Internationally. He is an alumnus of the Disney Institute, a Ted-Xer, and the author of three books, (with a fourth on the

Current Work
Nigel works with organisations and their leaders to draw the best from their people by shifting their mindsets and adopting a process of consistent small steps. His message is simple. Sustainable growth is ‘Game of Inches’ and not a one-off explosive moment.

When not speaking, working with clients, writing or riding his motorcycle he spends his time between Sydney and the rural mid-north coast of NSW with his family.

Talking Points

Embracing Change is a Game of Inches.

What if change happens as a result of small, consistent steps and not a one-off explosive moment? What if you could help your people take ownership of change and contribute to it every day? Most people resist change because it seems too big, too hard and too scary. Most change initiatives fail for two key reasons, they have the wrong mindset and the wrong process. This keynote focuses on a process developed from research of what 100s of successful organisations and their people do to make change happen.
1. Learn the value of small steps in making change happen.
2. Apply the right mindset to drive consistent growth.
3. Implement four key actions for making change happen.

Innovation is a Game of Inches

What if innovation doesn’t have to happen with a big breakout idea but can unfold by making small, consistent changes? This keynote focuses on an achievable process for everyday innovation based on research from 100s of top entrepreneurs, business leaders & owners. ‘The Game of Inches’ is a proven process for using small consistent improvements to create big and lasting results for your business.
1. Demonstrate the value of ‘the game of inches’ in business growth and success.
2. Work through four key actions and three key behaviours of successful organisations.
3. Gain an achievable process for everyday innovation and business growth.

The Mindset of Change

Most people resist change because it seems too big, too hard and too scary. But change is achievable one small, doable step at a time. This session is for leaders wanting to inspire and enable their teams to achieve a mindset for adopting and exploiting change. Drawn on research from business psychology, neuro-science and interviews with business leaders, it offers pragmatic ideas to adopt for mindset of change.
1. Demonstrate that change is a “game of inches” and not a one-off event.
2. Apply having a 'growth mindset' for you, your team and your organization.
3. Implement a framework of actions and behaviours essential to build a mindset of change.

The Gap Hunter Workshop

Find small profitable gaps, fast.

This half-day workshop will identify small profitable gals (inches) that will make money, save money, save time and be more productive. Guaranteed.

Participants will work through the game of inches process to identify gaps - already in your businesses that are not being exploited, measure their impact in dollar terms and create a plan of action.

1. Identify small, profitable gaps (1%ers)
2. Measure the gap's value, find the best solution and create a 'first step' action plan to address it
3. Gain a powerful methodology to use again and again
Nigel was excellent and we received very positive feedback on him from participants. Commonwealth Bank

I could spend hours with this man, ideas just spout from him. A lovely communicator, funny and oh so smart. Meet him and learn.

Richard Foulkes, The Paradise Experiment

The opening session couldn't have been better.

Bryan Holiday MD, ICMS

What can I say? Both of your sessions were absolute hits! In fact, in the five years that I've been running our sales conference, your feedback and scores have been the highest we have ever seen!

Macquarie Telecom

Nigel's experiences combined with his knowledge were an absolute hit with our attendees, with each and every attendee walking away with a fresh approach to idea generation. I would highly recommend Nigel to anyone looking to expand their creativity and capacity to generate original and practical ideas.

IMB Building Society

Not just entertaining but useful - great ideas you can use immediately.

Kevin White, CSEP, Empire Force Events Inc., NY

I was invigorated and energised by our discussion and it reaffirmed for me my personal view on the important of developing creativity in our young people.

Rod Welford MP, Minister for Education and Training, Minister of Arts, Queensland Government

Nigel Collin's keynote address was excellent and showed a good depth of knowledge of the topic. It was clear that it was well researched and professionally presented compared to other speakers.

Risk Management Institution of Australia

Watching Nigel Collin work is inspirational in itself. He can certainly make a difference to one's business and certainly to the people attending any session that he is involved in.

L&R Contract Business Services

I imagine you're quite accustomed to your session being a popular favourite amongst conference or workshop participants, but in addition to it being popular it was also extremely valuable for our daily leadership work.

Mater Health Service

Never has the need to differentiate been more important in this competitive marketplace. We received great feedback from the participants who found the course gave them a range of great ideas that they can apply to their own organisation.

Public Relations Institute of Australia

Thank you so much for the session you conducted for the RTA Human Resource Strategy Kick-Off. It was a great success and the feedback since that day has been very positive.


The feedback from the team was very positive both for the plenary and the workshop. Thanks so much for all your help at the meeting. It was great fun working with you again.

Sanofi Aventis

I've being in this industry long enough to know that professionals of your calibre are hard to come by.


Nigel always adds value. He is brilliant at taking people out of their comfort zones in a way that leaves them incredibly comfortable.


Nigel was absolutely outstanding on all levels and for all of the reasons we needed him for. In many ways, he went over and above but I think that this came down a lot to just the person he is - a fantastic MC, we loved him.


Aside from being a fluid presenter who knows how to work the crowd according to the theme and format of our various conferences, Nigel facilitates as though he is an extension and member of our team.

FST Media

He was terrific and we couldn't fault him at all. He did everything right; he was interested in staff and how we operate and he intuitively knew how to manage the party.

Metcash Limited

I'd just like to say thanks once again to you all for your hard work during the show, it has been a great success!

IBM Software Group

Your friendly approach set the scene and made everyone feel at ease to contribute freely. The fantastic content shared by everyone on the day has been so helpful and will assist me to prepare an insightful and useful strategy for the client.

Milestone Events

Nigel was fantastic; he interacted with the crowd extremely well. I would definitely recommend him and will certainly be considering him for future events.

Tooling Australia

Nigel understood the business within a short period of time. Nigel was professional yet humorous and made sure that our conference was lively and not monotonous.

Enterprise Finance Solution

This is the fourth time we have engaged Nigel and he is fantastic. He ensures we run to time deals well with all speakers and provides a great deal of comfort to the Committee as well as offering a high degree of professionalism to our Conference program.

Bursars Association of New South Wales
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