New eBook From Nicholas Foster

Read about the 7 top career mistakes made by technology leaders in banking and finance along with tips and strategies to avoid them



Burnt Out

Overloaded and time poor due to over demanding deadlines, volatile priorities, unrealistic stakeholders and quality of deliverables


Frustrated by the lack of opportunities and support you get to upskill and grow you career and your compensation


Feeling unfulfilled as you don't enjoy what you do anymore, but don't know what else you would do to keep you in the lifestyle you have worked so hard for

It Doesn't Have To Be That Way

Have you met these leaders in your organisation?

- They know what they want and how to get there

- They attract exciting opportunities and talented people to work with them

- They are calm, organised and have time for everyone

- They are always involved in activities outside work and talk warmly about their family life

- They seem to thrive at everything they do

I guarantee these leaders have someone experienced in their corner. Someone by their side who helps them discover and create the successful career and life they want to live.


Start Thriving


Together we'll get crystal clear on your vision for both your career and your life


We will co-create a strategy around your vision and break this down into an action and development plan

No Excuse Execution

As you execute your plan, you will receive experienced support to help you grow, resolve issues, move through blockers and keep you on track. Excuses will not be tolerated



Discovery Session

Complimentary With No Hard Sell
Kick off exploratory meeting to discuss your current situation, desired outcomes and timelines. This is ideally face to face or via video call and can last up to two hours. It is structured so we can get to know each other better.

This session alone can bring you a greater level of clarity of your career and life vision.

If we both feel excited about working together, then I will outline a high-level plan to get you the results you want as soon as possible.

Insightful Coaching

With Timely Intervention
We meet on a regular cadence outlined in the discovery session to work through your vision, strategy and execution.

I however recognise that you may need my help or support before an important event or during a particular situation. I am therefore always available to clients between scheduled sessions (within reason) via telephone, email, WhatsApp and scheduled video calls if needed.

What You'll Experience

From Working Together

Clarity of Career Thought

Powerful Decision Making

Action Based Strategies

Safe, Supported Space

Challenge & Stretch

Well-paced Rate of Change


About Me
Hi, my name is Nicholas, but apart from my mum, everybody calls me Nick. If you have a minute, let me tell you what I do and why I do it.

Since 1997, I have been working in banking and finance. I feel lucky to have worked and continue to work with some of the most ambitious, hardworking, talented and high achieving individuals in world. You may even be one of them.

During this successful and exciting journey, my career accelerated from individual contributor to senior global leader in one of the most performance demanding and challenging industries in the world.

In parallel, my life also changed from single guy to being blessed with a beautiful wife and two amazing children. Building a disciplined work-life balance was key to giving me a great work and home life.

After many enjoyable years, I got to a rare point where I no longer enjoyed what I did. But I was stuck. What else could I do?

So, I stayed put and became anxious and unhappy. One evening my daughter asked me why I was always such a grumpy old dad. Grumpy yes, but old?

This was a trigger that I had to make a change. So, I did, but not without help. Help that helped me transform both my career and my life.

I was so inspired by this transformation, that today I help others do the same by enabling leaders in banking and finance to step out of survival mode and re-create both a thriving life and career.


Nicholas is an excellent mentor and coach. Using his wealth of management experience, he has helped me drive my career and overcome challenges that I face.

Andrew Freed

Andrew Freed

Nick is an incredible mentor and coach. Having worked in his team at Credit Suisse and learning from his leadership and people skills, I am glad he has considered coaching through his venture ‘Develite’. I have been following his blogs and it has helped me a lot and I highly recommend people to read them and connect with Nick to receive his coaching for personal and professional development.

Keta Desai

Keta Desai

Overall, Nick had a hugely positive impact on my business.

Ed Burke

Ed Burke

I would wholeheartedly recommend Nick to anyone who is looking to challenge and improve themselves whilst staying true to who the want to be.

Tom Wallis

Tom Wallis

Nick’s coaching helped me stop feeling completely overwhelmed by workload and shown me how I can take a calm step by step approach to decide what I need to achieve and then work out a logical order of tasks to get there.

Nathalie Christmann-Cooper

Nathalie Christmann-Cooper

Next Steps

Book a Discovery Session
If you want to transform your career and your life like me, then like any change programme you need to take a small first step.

The first step is in this case is to book a no obligation complimentary discovery session using the Book Now button below. If after that we decide not to work together, then we just go our separate ways.

What have you got to lose or more importantly what have you got to gain?

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