NIGEL BARNES

nigel@owntheroom.com

Earlier in his career, while working on a change management project at NATO headquarters in Germany, Nigel was suddenly thrust into the spotlight to deliver a talk to 200 NATO chiefs of staff. Although nervous, his hours of practice paid off when he received a hearty round of applause and engaging questions from the generals. As a public speaking coach, he always focuses on how much further most professionals can advance when given the tools to be better communicators.

Nigel gained his training expertise while working in change management and business operations. As the MD of Helix Blue Ltd, a consultancy specializing in pragmatic change management, he helps individuals and teams manage transitions. Earlier in his career, he was a Lean and Continuous Improvement specialist at the Euroclear bank in Brussels, and spent many years in the UK finance sector. An expert in Lean methodology, Nigel has spoken at numerous conferences and has written a book on the topic.

In his free time, Nigel enjoys flying microlight aircraft, riding his motorbike, and scuba diving. Having lived in Brussels and Dusseldorf, he currently resides in Newbury, UK, south of Oxford.