Nicholas Janni


Nicholas Janni has devoted his life to the study of human potential. Over the last 20 years he has gained an international reputation for his transformational coaching and leadership development seminars. He consults with organisations, CEO’s and senior leaders worldwide and currently teaches his ‘Leader as Healer’ programme at the IMD Business School in Switzerland and the University of Oxford Said Business School. He bridges the worlds of creative, personal, spiritual and professional development in a uniquely powerful, relevant and accessible way. 

In his first career he was a theatre director. He taught acting at The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London and directed his own theatre company. He also studied drumming for six months in West Africa, and three months with the Kodo drummers in Japan.

He has spent over 30 years researching the theory and the practice of ‘the zone’ of peak performance in art, life and work, and has studied and practiced multiple mind/body disciplines. He trained intensively for five years with Thomas Hubl, studying how to work with the healing of personal, intergenerational and collective trauma, and has led ongoing groups in the US, UK and Israel.

He co-founded the arts-based leadership consultancy Olivier Mythodrama in 2001, and his book “Leader as Healer – a New Paradigm for 21st Century Leadership was published in 2022