About Me


You achieve success, reward and fulfilment

Hi, my name is Nicholas, but apart from my mum, everybody calls me Nick.

If you have 2 minutes, let me tell you a bit about what I do to help leaders like you and why I do it.

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What I Do

I specialise in helping technology leaders like you, achieve a successful, rewarding and fulfilling career.

My mission is to make a sustainable change to peoples technology careers and lives.

My vision is to create a ripple effect where the leaders I help are inspired to do the same for others.

Why I do It

Let me tell you about my WHY. During a year of working with my own life & business coach, we discovered that during my childhood and adult life, there is an underling common theme to everything I do. This can be summarised as –

I always want to be the best at what I do so that I can help people I respect achieve success. I am motivated by receiving recognition from those I help and rewarded with further opportunities to grow.

I have taken this, my experience, the challenges, the pain, the fears and the feelings I went through during my career and created a business to help others overcome them quicker, easier and with less pain than I experienced.

My coaching programmes and resources on this site are geared towards helping your technology career.

If you look around, I am sure you will find something of value.

My Bio

A Little Bit More About Me

My career journey has taken many transitions over the past 25+ years. Initially I started as a software developer, progressed to a senior leader managing global teams of 300+ people at a global bank and now run my own coaching, mentoring and consultancy business.

I feel lucky to work with, lead, mentor and coach hundreds of ambitious, successful and talented individuals.

I am a qualified personal performance coach accredited by the coaching academy as well as a member of the International Coaching Federation.

I live in a location known as the garden of England with my beautiful wife, two fantastic children and a Tibetan Terrier (disruptor) called Charlie.

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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

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