Nigel Wall is the author of Ask Leadership. He is also a speaker, coach, athlete, and master goal-setter.
I interviewed Nigel for my Journey To Success Radio show.
Born in England in 1955, Nigel originally pursued a career in Engineering following his father into British Aerospace and qualifying as a design engineer in late 1981. He then moved on into nuclear engineering and eventually found himself more interested in the computers and software applications than the job itself. He moved into the booming IT sector and spent the next 20 years in a number of companies ranging from pre-IPO startups to blue chips like GE and IBM and in roles from technical specialist to sales and business management. In 2001 he made a life changing decision to get out of the IT sector and start his own business in the area of leadership development and coaching.
The rest, as they say, is history. Nigel Wall is now a recognised leader is his field, has numerous articles and a major book, Ask Leadership, in print. He has coached at all levels in companies ranging from small and medium sized enterprises right up to major fortune 500 companies. His experience has also taken him from working with front line supervisors to the most experienced CEO's in over 10 countries.
His clients over his busy career to date include global companies like Bank of America, BP, Philips, BG, Fujitsu, BHP Billiton, Fedex, Maersk as well as many small and medium sized organisations.
In addition to coaching and facilitating personal and organizational development, he has also developed a considerable reputation as a powerful motivational speaker working with professionals, companies and athletes. He is as happy with a group of 3 or 4 people as he is on stage with 3 or 4 thousand delivering his electrifying presentations!
He is very driven and goal oriented and consequently has a very busy life as Founder and President of Ask Leadership Ltd, and as an ultra marathon runner and multi-sport athlete!
At a professional level the launch of Nigel Wall's book Ask Leadership at the end of 2008 put him firmly on the map as a recognised author. The book was launched to international acclaim from both business leaders and other writers on the subject. The key differentiators in the book are its approach;
As Paul J Meyer, New York Times bestselling author states simply;
"It is one thing to tell people how to be an excellent leader, but it's an entirely different thing to show them. Ask Leadership is the answer!"
Nigel Wall has also been writing on many other topics over the last few years and has many articles in print in local regional and international journals and papers. These are not just on leadership but also relate to his his passion for adventure and endurance events. The latter culminating in the book Coast2Coast from Scratch which documents how to train for, and complete, the arduous two day multi sport race that traverses the Island of Trinidad in the West Indies. Sales of the book raised over US$2,000 for KIND, a children's charity.
Nigel has also recently completed an article entitled 'Run for your Life' which will be in print shortly in a collected set of runners stories from around the world.