Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast #178 Nick Harding Amplify Your Influence

Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast #178 Nick Harding Amplify Your Influence

Amplify Your Influence

On this episode of the Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast, Craig Johns speaks with Nick Harding on how to Amplify Your Influence, the evolution of education and see the world through a neurodiverse lens.

We also dive deep into the point of performance, mental health, strategic communications, and being agile and adaptable in today’s fast-paced world.

Nick Harding – Amplify Your Influence

Nick Harding is a true visionary in the world of strategic communications who is a former educator turned distinguished speechwriter, speaker, presenter, and facilitator. Known as Nickopedia, Nick is an intelligent, creative, and deeply innovative thinker. Nick is also an advocate for youth leadership, having judged Lion’s Youth of the Year and worked pro bono for youth advocacy group Burn Bright. He’s even been a proud supporter of the National Student Leadership Forum for over 20 years.

With his Bachelor’s degree from Macquarie University in Education, English Language, and Literature/Letters, Nick has helped countless individuals and companies discover and craft their unique stories. His impressive track record includes writing TED, SXSW, and Vivid talks, as well as designing strategic communications for top organizations such as ANZ Private and Navia. Nick’s expertise has been sought after by some of the biggest companies in Australia, including NAB and Westpac. He’s also an international corporate trainer for leadership and influence at Facebook and has taught presentation and pitching skills to organizations such as IAG, the NSW Department of Treasury, and IBM.

Nick talks about:

  • Evolution of Education
  • Understanding the world through words
  • Overseas dreams & going to the US
  • Neurodiversity & ADHD
  • Learning & thinking styles
  • Being a writer
  • The simplicity of Coffee
  • Being a teacher
  • Amplify your influence
  • Power of influence
  • The point of performance
  • Agility & adaptability


“If society is smart, we won’t view people who are neurodiverse as a glitch in the system. But actually, it’s something that’s vital because almost all progress is made by somebody getting sick of the status quo and shaking things up.” Nick Harding talks about neurodiversity on the Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast. 

“Words are the way that we articulate thoughts.” Nick Harding on the world of words on the Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast. 

“I think a good leader is someone who can set a vision and push you towards it, but also pull you towards it as well.” Nick Harding on what a great leader is on the Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast. 

Resources Mentioned in this show:

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