Nick’s presentation went beyond my expectations. He took the time to weave the conference’s theme into his presentation as well as content from the previous speakers. He left attendees encouraged and excited, there has never been a closing keynote speaker at our conference that has created such a buzz. I would highly recommend Nick as a speaker for any conference or event. His innovative thinking and creativity is infectious and motivating
— Christopher Aaby, Catamount Institute Executive Director
Nick has a national reputation in both print and electronic media and has made major presentations in the field of innovation, sustainability and performance management. I had the distinct pleasure to attend a presentation he made to the International Public Works Congress in Chicago, attended by more than 1,000 engineering, construction and Public Works professionals. I found his style as comfortable and captivating as it was stimulating.
— David S. Zelenok, Chief Innovation Officer and Colorado APWA Chapter Past President
Quite simply the best training I have received in the last 10 years. Creative, inventive and dynamically delivered by someone who has been there.”
— Feedback Card, Sustainovation Training Participant
“Best session of the conference by far. Kept it real and provided valuable concepts on how to actually move the needle. Incredibly exciting speaker.”
— Deb Hinsvark, Steamboat Springs City Manager
His presentation style of engaging the audience through witty, relevant pop-culture examples, yet tying it in so that the message is memorable is an unmatched art form.
— John Olson, Managing Member at EV Studio Planning
Nick is not only entertaining with humor and emotion in his story, but presents with a personal touch and also professional demeanor.
— Sara Vaas, Pikes Peak United Way
Nick is the most dynamic and engaging speaker I’ve heard in a long time. He commands the room and conveys a unique ability to translate the principles of innovation into relatable ideas for everyone.
— Anonymous, Growing Into Leadership Series
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April 2017-"50 pilots in 50 minutes"  and "Not Your Momma's Training and Development" at TLG conference in Tulsa, Oklahoma

February 2017-"Creating a Culture of Continuous Improvement" at Alliance for Innovation Ambassador event in Denver, Colorado

January 2017-"How to Attract, Retain and Keep the Cool Kids" at CCCMA Conference

December 2016-National webinar on "Developing your Innovation Fund" with Alliance for Innovation

November 2016-Emerging Local Government Leaders (ELGL) GovLove podcast on "Creating a Culture of Innovation"

November 2016-"Building Your Brand" at International Hispanic Network (IHN) Conference in Austin Texas

May 2016-Manitou Springs Commissions Facilitation

April 2016-Regional Leadership Academy Speaker on Innovation and Continuous Improvement with John O'Leary

February 2016-Pikes Peak Community Foundation Symposium-"The Nexus of Philanthropy and Government"

December 2015-Facilitator for City of Lakewood Innovation Academy

October 2015-TEDx Colorado Springs: Life 2.0

October 2015-Denver Peak Academy alumni event speaker on "Innovation Techniques in Problem Solving"

September 2015-Oakland Ignite Event Opening Act on "Sniglets"

September 2015-Code for America Unconference Leader on "Innovations that Fly"

August 2015-"How To Innovate" Speaker for Denver Peak Academy Alumni Event

June 2015-Facilitator for Front Range Airport Strategic Planning Process

May 2015-Facilitator for Adams County Sheriff's Office Strategic Planning Process

April 2015-Speaker on "The Innovation Academy" at TLG's Alliance for Innovation conference

April 2015-Facilitator for Colorado Veteran Benefit Symposium

March 2015- DisruptHR Denver on "The Power of Sniglets"

March 2015-Presenter on Quality of Life to Regional Mayor's Forum

February 2015-Panel member for 2015 Solar Power Colorado conference on Community Solar

February 2015-Keynote for Growing Into Leadership Series on "How To Innovate"

February 2015-Quality of Life Presentation and Kick-off for 2015 Adams County, Colorado Leadership Advance

October 2014-Moderator on Policy Discussion for 2014 Colorado Sustainability Conference

September 2014- Speaker at World Arena for Regional Business Alliance and Small Business Development Center on "The Truth About Growing Your Business and the Economy: Where Local GDP and Growing Community Intersect"

August 2014-Training at United States Olympic Anti-Doping Agency on "How To Innovate"

April 2014-Speaker at Colorado Springs Business Journal breakfast on "Creating Jobs"-"The Way Ahead"

April 2014-Moderator for Colorado Association for Recycling first-ever roundtable-"Reducing Waste in Health Care"

March 2014-Keynote at Center for Non-Profit Excellence conference-"What's Holding You Back"

March 2014-Breakout Session at Center for Non-Profit Excellence conference-"How to Innovate"

October 2013-Radio Host on "Our Town"

October 2013-Keynote at Colorado Sustainability Conference-"Environmentalism by Eminem"

October 2013-Master of Ceremonies at Colorado Sustainability Conference

August 2013-Breakout Session at APWA National Conference-"Innovation in Public Works"

May 2013-Breakout Session at Colorado Association for Recycling Summit-"Recycling in Natural Disasters"

November 2012-El Pomar Fellows Leadership training-"5 Keys To Leadership They Wont Teach You"

February 2012-Featured Speaker at UCCS Leadership Conference-"Leadership through Followership"

October 2011-Master of Ceremonies at Colorado Sustainability Conference

October 2011-Breakout Session at Colorado Sustainability Conference-"Snigletize Your World"

October 2010-Breakout Session at Colorado Sustainability Conference-"Sustainable Colorado Springs"