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Nick Saunders


Communication, Collaboration and Conflict Resolution Speaker

Put simply, Nick Saunders turns relationships into results.

Now we are starting to return to some kind of normality post Covid (hopefully!), excellent communication and collaboration is more important than ever as we re-establish face to face relationships with colleagues, clients and stakeholders.

In an era where employee engagement is down to 15% and 4 in 10 of us report some form of interpersonal conflict at work, Nick helps individuals and teams transform the way they operate with others. He specialises in communication, collaboration and conflict resolution, enabling people to work together more effectively.

Nick Saunders does this by sharing a powerful, practical, pragmatic 6 step model that enables people, colleagues and teams to get on with, collaborate with and interact with anyone and everyone.

Nick is the author of the No.1 bestselling book “You can choose your friends…” and is known as The Family Man, for his unique comparison methods.

On a personal level, Nick loves sports autobiographies, live comedy, full bodied red wine, keeping fit and the company of family and close friends. He occasionally takes the “keeping fit” bit to extreme lengths, such as completing the ultra-marathon event – The Marathon des Sables. (The MdS is a race that consists of running 6 marathons in 6 days carrying all your kit in the Sahara in 50 degrees heat….as you do). Did he mention that he’s a tad competitive?


Nick Saunders is a keynote speaker who has helped improve relationships in all sorts of organisations, in all sorts of industries, in all sorts of countries – in the corporate world, in education and in the not-for-profit sector.

Inspiring, relevant and fun, Nick is a plain talking, down to earth speaker who avoids (at all costs) any management-speak, high-brow lingo, gobbledygook – or any ridiculous claims about building a smarter planet or becoming a tiger.

Nick’s known as The Family Man because, in many ways, he offers the view that workplaces are like families; you can choose your friends, but families and work colleagues you’re stuck with. However, you can still get on with them and Nick illustrates how…by turning relationships into results.

Outstanding Teamwork

Many teams are good – but few are great.

To achieve a high performance team requires vision, compatibility, drive, commitment and mutual respect. Teamwork is about individuals working together to accomplish more than they could alone. It’s achieved by harnessing, pooling and utilising the resources available to the team – individual strengths, skills and experience. Outstanding teamwork starts from understanding how to get the best out of people, how to develop stronger relationships and how to get everyone working together. Genuine teamwork increases efficiency, morale and performance.

Clear Communication & Collaboration

Getting on well with people at work is paramount; it gets the job done. However, in every organisation there will be times when colleagues don’t get on. We’ve all experienced incidents of niggles, frustrations, strained relationships, personality clashes, friction and conflict. Nick is the guy who fixes this – by enabling people, colleagues and teams to work together more effectively, collaborate more successfully, function more professionally…all of which leads to improved performance.

Nick Saunders shares a powerful, practical, pragmatic 6 step model that enables colleagues to get on with, cooperate with and interact with anyone and everyone.

Conflict Resolution

Conflict at work can cause significant problems, and it’s by no means uncommon.

  • 4 in 10 of us report being involved in interpersonal conflict at work
  • Managers spend on average 20% of their time dealing with conflict issues
  • The CBI estimates that conflict in the workplace costs the UK economy £33 billion every year

It goes without saying that organisations would benefit significantly by minimizing conflict and finding ways to enable people to work together more effectively, resulting in better results on a day to day basis. The good news is there is a way to help colleagues relate to anyone (particularly in tricky situations) which in turn helps maximise the impact and effectiveness they have in their roles.




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He is incredibly thorough in his approach and always goes that extra mile to ensure everything is exactly as required.

I am always happy working with Matthew, he has great credibility, he is very diverse in his ability to make things happen.

Matthew Fisher and I have worked together for many number of years. I have always found Matt to be honest, good natured and willing to work hard always carefully selecting the best appearances to suit my personality and lifestyle. The work Matthew has delivered for me over the years has varied from schools, colleges, attending film premiers, guest speaking  to name a few all of which I have lots of memories and thoroughly enjoyed.