Marcus Nicolls

Senior Partner

“One of the great challenges with communication is the illusion that it’s actually happening effectively. Successfully managing culture requires clarity, simplicity, and transparency.”


As a Senior Partner, Author, and SVP of the Enterprise Business Unit, Marcus provides leadership to our Sales and Delivery teams, guides many of the firm’s largest client engagements, and is actively involved in overall strategic direction.


Client Engagement

Keynote Speaker

He significantly contributes to the strategic direction of the company and helps guide the development of the field team and the company’s curriculum. Marcus is also the co-author of the leadership book, Fix It: Getting Accountability Right. Fix It is a fresh, intuitive journey into accountability and culture providing a customized approach to this topic that touches everything in the organization.

He received a master’s degree (MBA core) from the UC San Diego School of Global Policy and Strategy (GPS) and a bachelor degree in International Relations from Brigham Young University. He is conversant in Chinese.

Marcus partners with some of the firm’s largest accounts

Aiding leaders from some of the world’s most successful organizations with the alignment of their culture and strategy, including: Abbott, Boston Scientific, General Motors, Hilton, Kroger, Louis Vuitton, Northwestern Mutual, Novelis, Oakley, Orange Belgium, Sony, Starbucks, Tiffany & Co., Transamerica, UCB, US Foods and Walgreens. He has helped clients create greater alignment and accountability for results at all levels of the organization in a way that produces record-setting results.

Marcus is a charismatic speaker who energizes audiences of all sizes, from intimate groups of dozens of executives to massive groups of over 20,000. His interactive presentations inspire new ways of thinking and invites participants to engage in meaningful dialog long after the keynote.

Marcus is regularly featured as a keynote speaker for many organizations including Sony, Nestle, Northwestern Mutual, Wolfgang Puck, Novelis, Washington State Governor’s conference and Hilton Hotels & Resorts.

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