Nigel Barlow

Expert on Practical Innovation and Changing Mindsets

Nigel Barlow is an internationally renowned inspirational business speaker, facilitator, coach and consultant. His focus is on Practical Innovation applied to Culture Change, Leadership, Strategy, Customers, and The Future.

Nigel is the author of several books on creativity and the originator of Garage Thinking. He has been described by clients as an agent provocateur and business rocker; he’s skilled at shaking up fixed mindsets to open new possibilities for his clients around the globe.


He has worked in over 30 countries in most sectors of industry, and for some of the world’s greatest companies, including: AbbVie, Apple Education, Danone, Hewlett Packard Printing, Lilly, Microsoft, Nestle, and Vodafone.

He was a founding director of the Tom Peters Consulting business in Europe, and runs his own international consultancy. Until recently, he was an Associate Fellow at Oxford University’s Said Business School, focusing on innovative change. Keynote presentations, strategic off-sites, and organizational transformation projects are the core of his work.

He is one of the world’s most dynamic business speakers, favoring the after-lunch spot as a suitable challenge to wake people up. He also facilitates creative retreats with top teams, helping them to rethink whatever they are stuck on.


  • Innovation
  • Disruption
  • Leadership
  • Transformation
  • Creativity