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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 travels extensively providing tailored leadership and transition coaching to Heads, senior leaders, and aspiring leaders in schools all over the world incorporating strengths assessments suitable for individuals and teams. He also delivers coaching workshops, developmental appraisal and advises on leadership recruitment.

Alongside coaching, Nicholas is also a Senior Teaching Fellow at the University of Warwick leading on the establishment of International Teacher Training programmes. He works with the UK Department for Education as part of the coaching women for leadership initiative and is a member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF) with published works on the leadership of change.

Nicholas’s background lies in music, working as a professional bassoon player before training to become a teacher. Beginning his career as Head of Department in a school in special measures in the UK, Nicholas went on to establish, lead, and inspect private and public sector education institutions in the UK and overseas. Most recently Principal of an international boarding school in Boston Massachusetts, Nicholas has also held senior leadership roles in schools in the UK, China, Egypt and Japan. He has served as an Independent School Inspectorate team inspector and received national recognition through The Times Education Awards in the UK.

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