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Nick Marson

Nick is the founder of Leading by Coaching and C.E.O of The Parallel Mind Ltd (est. 2002). He began with the clear purpose of coaching top legal professionals to fulfil their true potential and has subsequently worked with other professionals in the Insurance, Finance and other commercial sectors.


He believes that a genuine desire to help a client or colleague as a fellow human is the key factor in gaining the necessary level of personal trust to win hearts and minds.


Nick’s multi-cultural coaching approach combines emotional intelligence with cutting edge neuroscience of how the brain works. Nick enjoyed four semesters at Munich University helping international graduate students improve their multi-cultural awareness and communication skills.


He led a major Cass Business School research project on leadership and innovation. He holds a Post Graduate Certificate in Education and training from the University of Wales and is an International Coaching Federation advanced level executive coach. Nick is also a Fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute and a Chartered Insurance Practitioner. He previously held a senior marketing position with Standard Chartered Bank Group.


“Nick is a delightful, committed professional I had the good fortune to meet. We both volunteered to participate in a leadership project being sponsored by the Chartered Insurance Institute and CASS Business School. Nick through his excellent coaching, communication and interpersonal skills was able to identify the overall skill set required to make the project a true success. Nick introduced professionals from a variety of backgrounds and indeed countries to make-up of the existing group, compliment the I have been very impressed with Nick’s professionalism and dedication.

Over the years Nick has become a true friend in addition to being a colleague. Nick possesses all the qualities we desire, honesty, trust and respect, but most of all Nick is not afraid of hard work.  would have no hesitation recommending Nick to anyone considering Nick’s services.” Niala Butt ACII, Chartered Insurer


“Nick is a highly experienced executive coach with a genuine spirit who is very encouraging and motivating. He has the ability to ask the question you don’t really want to be asked and challenge in a way you least expect which enables you to reflect and gain insights that would otherwise remain elusive …” His ability to build rapport and trust means that you never feel uncomfortable in this situation. He truly wants you to be the best you can be and his ability to listen, absorb and remain non-judgemental supports this.” Dawn Beadle at Sandhill Coaching and Consulting - December 19, 2012, Dawn worked directly with Nick at Academy of Executive Coaching


“I’ve known Nick since 2011 when he lecturing on intercultural communication at my university (Munich University of Applied Sciences). His enthusiasm and motivation, highly developed training and communication skills and international background turned the obligatory course into not only valuable but also a very amusing experience. Thanks to Nick’s liberal and interactive teaching style we learned a lot and were super prepared for the examination.” Liudmila  Tedeeva Segment Controller at OSRAM

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