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Nicholas McKie

Leadership Coach, Leadership Trainer

Nicholas is the founder of Persyou Coaching and a US certified professional coach and Master Leadership Practitioner through the Institute of Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC).

Nicholas is passionate about coaching inspiring leadership believing that effective coaching must be driven by you: your vision, your strengths and your priorities for development. Nicholas’s company, Persyou, specialises in optimising performance through creating awareness of significant strengths, challenging thinking and developing skills in order to realise potential.

Specialist Area Details

  • Leadership Coaching: 1-1 and team incorporating strengths assessments.
  • Workshops: Fundamentals of coaching, leadership strengths and gaps and health and wellness in leadership.
  • Appraisal: Developmental appraisal for Heads and senior leaders based around your significant strengths.
  • Recruitment: Helping you attract and retain high quality talent.

My history

Nicholas McKie is a Certified Professional Coach and Master Leadership Practitioner working with individuals, teams and organisations all over the world to unlock their leadership potential and enhance the quality of educational practice. The Director of Persyou, Nicholas specialises in leadership and transition coaching and development with leaders in education, professional sport and the corporate sector. He is also an Accredited Certified Coach with the International Coaching Federation (ICF).

Nicholas’ career path has been rich and diverse, starting as a professional musician, before entering teaching in the UK and then internationally, rising to school Principal and ISI inspector. He has led schools in Japan, Egypt, China, the US as well as the UK. This background gives him a unique perspective on leadership in a plurality of settings, which he has pursued both through coaching and in print.

Nicholas combines coaching and leadership development with his role as a Senior Teaching Fellow at the University of Warwick. With his wealth of overseas teaching experience, Nicholas leads on international education programmes, having developed and established Warwick’s inaugural PGCE international course as well as lecturing on the local PGCE programme.

For more details see Nicholas’s website www.persyou.com

My contact information

Email: [email protected]

Mobile: 07718 217977

Website: www.persyou.com


He will get you to challenge yourself in ways you didn’t think were possible. I found myself able to achieve things that had been beyond my reach before.

School Business Director, UK

I was quite new to middle management and I had a tough team under my wing that simply refused to be managed. Having Nicholas as a sounding board really helped. Not only did he listen without judgment, he also had a way of directing his questioning, so that I would end up talking my way into strategies that would help turn my team around.

Curriculum Director, UK

Nick is incredibly personable and has strong, positive relationships with staff and students. Working with Nick was a true pleasure and I would recommend him highly.

Head of School, US