Nick Parker

Course Leader, Story for Business

Nick is a former creative director at language consultancy The Writer. His clients included BT, RBS, PwC, BBC and Spotify working at all levels – from CEOs and leadership teams to Heads of Brand, HR and Legal, to people in direct day-to-day contact with customers.

Among many other things, Nick has written speeches for CEOs, trained government ministers, and helped develop the world’s largest tone-of-voice programme. Nick believes that thinking about story is one of the most powerful processes businesses go through:

Every time I work with clients on their story, the process uncovers unexpected and exciting things. You’re never really just ‘telling the story’. You’re almost always breathing life into your strategy, sharpening up your brand, working out what your propositions should be… and a thousand other things.”

And he also has this to say about the online format as a way to learn effectively:

Professional learning and development is rightly obsessed with ‘making learning stick’. Well, one of the best ways to make sure people can remember and use the things they’ve learned is to not rush the learning process! The online format and weekly modular structure offers the perfect way to learn, reflect and practice something like storytelling.

A STICKY WAY TO LEARN 

“Professional learning and development is rightly obsessed with ‘making learning stick’.

Well, one of the best ways to make sure people can remember and use the things they’ve learned is to not rush the learning process! The online format and weekly modular structure offers the perfect way to learn, reflect and practice something like storytelling.’’

Some of Nick’s books

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