Nick Roud Coaching

Global Award Winning Executive Leadership Coach.

Awarded ‘Most Outstanding Executive Coaching Consultancy 2024, New Zealand’

Global Head Office, Auckland, New Zealand


I am a award winning executive leadership coach and career coach. In 2024 we were awarded Winner Most Outstanding Executive Coaching Consultancy – New Zealand‘ at The Global Business Awards.

“It’s a true privilege to have sat alongside many successful Chief Executive Officers, leaders and emerging leaders around the world, to quietly partner them, coach them and above all be a trusted sounding board for them”  Nick Roud – January 2024.

Over the years I have won numerous coaching awards and I am proud to hold the highest level of executive leadership coaching certification.

One thing my coaching clients have in common is the hunger and desire to be the very best they can be and the personal commitment to turn up and get to work.

What you will come to learn from me as your leadership or careeer coach is you are my sole focus.

We will speak confidentiality and candidly, our time together will be about you (not me), we will build trust quickly so we can get to work.

Leadership is essential because it makes a significant difference in people’s levels of engagment, commitment and, performance. Developing yourself effectively as a leader will help not only yourself but those you serve.

Get in contact to find out more about coaching.


When the leader improves, everyone gets better. 20th March 2024

Nick Roud.

Coach, Nick Roud Coaching


Executive coaching is a professional relationship between a certified coach and a client, typically an executive or high-potential leader within an organization, aimed at enhancing the client’s leadership skills, self-awareness, and performance.

Coaching involves a structured process where the coach uses a combination of observation, questioning, listening, and feedback to create a conversation rich in insight and learning. Gaining up to date evidence will greatly support the coaching engagment. 

The coach’s role is to facilitate the client’s growth by sharing observations and asking questions that prompt the client to consider new perspectives and take responsibility for their actions. Coaching isn’t about telling you what you should or shouldn’t do.

The goal of executive coaching is to help the client achieve their personal and professional goals while improving their impact within the organization. This can include developing executive presence, improving decision-making skills, increasing emotional intelligence, and addressing specific leadership challenges. Coaching engagements are typically structured and goal-oriented, with clear objectives set at the outset.

Engagments for leadership coaching are 12, 9 or 6 months.

As an executive coach, I focus on helping and enabling leaders to understand their current competencies, see how they’re perceived by others, and work on what they can ‘control’ to strengthen their leadership capabilities. It’s about unlocking a person’s potential to maximize their own performance and, by extension, the performance of their organization. 


Coaching is important for several reasons. I believe that the indidual must want to get coaching rather that being told to get a coach.

First, it helps individuals get better. Through coaching, people can improve their performance, enhance their skills, and become more effective in their roles. This is not just about correcting weaknesses, but also about building on strengths and unlocking potential.

Second, coaching greatly accelerates the process of improvement. With a coach, individuals can achieve their goals faster than they would on their own. A coach provides guidance, support, and holds the individual to account.

Third, coaching can lead to self-sufficiency. Over time, individuals who are coached learn to develop the skills and habits necessary to coach themselves, which means they continue to grow and develop long after the formal coaching relationship has ended.

In my work, I’ve seen firsthand how coaching can transform leaders and organizations. It’s not just about the bottom line; it’s about helping people become better versions of themselves, which in turn creates a positive ripple effect throughout their teams, organizations, and the communities they serve.

Remeber you have to want to improve for coaching to work.




“Every organisation has the massive potential to achieve great things and it starts with its leaders” Nick Roud


3 Traps For Emerging Leaders To Avoid!

Having days and weeks full of meetings possibly isn’t the very best use of the emerging leaders time!

Meetings. Proactive or Reactive?

Today is not about outcome rather giving yourself time and permission to review your meetings effectiveness. Allow yourself time to reflect and as you read keep asking yourself ‘am I being effective with my use of time’. Being effective is not about avoidance. 

Is There A Reason Why People Lead?

Some 80% of your life is spent working. You want to have fun at home; why shouldn’t you have fun at work?” Richard Branson

Your Peer Relationships, Are You Enabling Or Destroying It?

When we look at a highly effective team we notice, calm, common purpose; each with the ability to bring their thoughts, observations and suggestions, trust, love, a deep desire for all to be doing well, no hidden agendas and total focus on the future direction. 

Leading People

Leadership isn’t a sprint race, sure there are expectations on you but its not a race. As you start to notice what is actually going on around you only then will you be able to make formed decisions.

Why We Should Hire More Grey Hairs?

Whilst organisations all around the world are grappling with and fighting for talent my guiding principle is, don’t underestimate the huge benefits to your organisation and people that grey hairs bring!

Success, Is Their A Definitive Conclusion To It?

To be so called successful in leadership I believe it comes back to being very much ok in who you are. The rest takes care of itself.

Invest In Emerging Leaders?

No one is ever ready to step into a bigger role, we all have phases of excitement, fears apprehension, self doubt

Leadership: The Leaders Who Let Go.

Letting go isn’t a sign of weakness. If you look at it from a differently angle letting go will allow you the most important need any leader strives for and that is Time.

The Definitive Guide. Leadership 2024

CEOs in 2024 will open doors for others to walk through, they will remove dead waste and above all ensure there people are working effectively, passion about what they are doing and how their work will impact the organisation today and into the future.



of Nick’s clients are Chief Executive Officers, Executives and Emerging Leaders, they come from word of mouth / personal recommendation.


of CEO's, Executives and Emerging Leaders who hire Nick improved as leaders *coached for a min of 6+ months on his accredited executive leadership coaching programme.

hours of executive leadership coaching

Global Award

Winning Executive Leadership Coach

2024 Winner ‘Most Outstanding Executive Coaching Consultancy – New Zealand, Global Business Awards

2023 Awarded Best Leadership Coach at the 2023 Education + Training Awards New Zealand.

Awarded Leadership Coaching Company of the year 2022/23,

Awarded Best Executive Leadership Coaching Consultancy 2022 at the Global Business Awards and various other awards in 21|20|19