Over 20 years working with people and teams on CULTURE & RELATIONSHIPS, ensuring connection before content, and a balance in life.
Husband, Dad, Son, Brother, Mate, Athlete, Teacher, Coach, and Mentor. All of these labels I wear with a humble head and heart and a huge passion to listen and help.
I pride myself on being present in every situation as best as I can. As a father I know I am forever being watched and that in itself is fuel enough to lead and mentor with poise and integrity, and provide a sense of belonging for all.
I love working with groups of people. Common goals, commuincation and collaboration are all key areas that can help make groups function better. A strong culture and positive relationships are essential.
The story of 'CHanGe'
People, teams and culture... I have been fascinated for a long time, and in lots of places all over the world with what makes people happy and groups successful. So I've taken notes, journals, photos, and experimented with techniques and habits to stay happy, healthy, and balanced.
From the 4 main programs (described below), that I am passionate about, there may be a mix of what you want for your team, group or organisation. The best thing is, it will be tailored for what you need, be it adults, students or adolescents. This is an authentic take on small changes that can really help, backed with research and nearly two deacdes of teaching and playing sport at an elite level.
Mates are so important to me. They allow me to vent, celebrate, cry, laugh and just be myself. The capital H in CHanGe is for Haywood, the C and G are for 'Cookie ' and ' Gill'. Two of my best mates that have been through the highs and the lows with me and always help make everything alright. They are the definition of 'connection'.
I am a great judge of character, and I feel like I have been in, or know someone close to me that has been in the same trench as you, and my strength lies in helping people, teams and groups figure out how to create some change, and keep moving forward.
"Nick is a life long learner, with a strong appetite to help others grow and develop, he is a hands on and inspiring leader well worth listening to".
Kurt Gillam - Executive General Manager PersolKelly Australia
'Nick has an ability to connect with all ages, he brings them into his positive web and leading them forward is something I've witnessed for many years. He has been very supportive of the Jack Jumpers program, facilitating the set up of the teams culture session which helped springboard us into the season. Nick knows when to step back and support others lead, the sign of a selfless leader.'
Mark Radford - Tasmanian Jack Jumpers AC
'The sessions make people feel genuinely valued. Nick has an understanding of what drives individuals and how to engage them to fulfil their potential. He's a leader and knows what it takes to level up.'
James Leslie -Chairman NW Thunder Basketball
" I would highly recommend schools using Nick as a resource. Sharp and to the point, with deep impact"
Brent Munday - Leadership Council /PE Teacher- Devonport High School
"Nick was engaging, enthusiastic and delivered content that made you stop and think about how you structure your day to meet goals. I would certainly recommend you to other businesses. Your content is applicable to all employees regardless of demographic or seniority within a business.
Dale Rawlinson - PersolKelly Aus.
Education / Experience
University of Tasmania
Bachelor of Human Movement
The Don College - Department of Education, Children and Young People Tasmania
Outdoor Education Leader & Teacher, Certificate III in Fitness (personal training), Health studies, Athlete Development, PE
North West Thunder Basketball Club
1998 - 2023
Player, Captain, Assistant Coach, Head Coach
Saigon South International School
HPE teacher - High School