About Nick Roud


Nick Roud – Executive Leadership Coach

“My Mission Is Plain & Simple: To help you be the very best leader you must be, to walk alongside you and hold the mirror whilst you work things out so you can make a dent on the world”

Leadership coach, Nick Roud (MCEC) is Nick is a global award winning leadership coach who fly’s under the radar focusing on 1:1 human connection. 

Armed with the highest level of coaching accreditation, Nick see’s things differently, he is Dyslexic and an introvert who enables and empowers his clients around the world to lead better.

A respected global executive leadership coach that’s results speak for themself.

Nick’s speaks plain & simple (no jargon), he relates to his clients and continues to serve some of the very best CEO, executives and emerging leaders around the world.

It’s no suprise that sucessful leaders seek Nick. When it comes to leadership and leading effectively Nick is the go to coach.  


Nick Roud was named and awarded Best Executive Leadership Coach 2023 at the Education & Training Awards, New Zealand

Nick was recognised and awarded Best Leadership Coaching Company of the year 2022/23.

Awarded Best Executive Coaching Consultancy at the 2022 Global Business Awards.

Awarded Most Outstanding Executive Coaching Consultancy New Zealand at the 2021 Global Business Awards

Awarded Best Executive Coaching Consultancy New Zealand at the Asia Pacific Business Awards 2020

Awarded Best Executive Coaching Consultancy New Zealand at the Asia Pacific Business Awards 2019


2022, RLA and RLA360 (Roud Leadership Assessments) 

2022, Leadership Programme – Institute for Strategic Leadership, New Zealand

2017, Master Certified Executive Coach, Intelligent Leadership Executive Coaching, Accredited by The International Coach Federation, Global.

2017, Advanced MLEI Certified, Mattone Leadership Enneagram Inventory, Global.

2017, CPI260 Certified, CPP Asia Pacific, Global.

2017, Advanced STLI360 Certified, Global.

2016, MBTI Practitioner (Myers Briggs), CPP Asia Pacific, Global.

2016, Institute of Directors (IOD)

Pro bono coaching Dyslexia Foundation of New Zealand

Pro bono coaching International Coach Federation (ICF)

Various pro bono coaching to professionals who have been made redundant and don’t get financial support from their organisations.


Nick started his professional career in a prestigious Chartered Accountancy Firm in London, UK. He then moved into a Managers role for an international trade and expo business and spent 15 years supporting British exporters grow internationally. During the 90s Nick moved to New Zealand and joined an executive recruitment organisation where he spent many years helping executives identify and attract key people for their organisations. He was then an owner of a small New Zealand recruitment business before selling his ownership in 2016 to establish Roud Career Coaching/Nick Roud Coaching.

See below on continued professional experience.

*Founder & Director of Roud Career Coaching / Nick Roud Coaching 2016 ongoing

*Leadership Coach at Institute for Strategic Leadership 2023

*Executive Coach, FSQ Consulting, Canada, 2022

*Member Board of Trustees, Birkdale Primary School, 2022

*Business Mentor, Business Mentors New Zealand 2022

*Massey University: Coach on the MBA (Master of Business Administration Programme 2021

*Massey University: Executive Coach on the Executive MBA (EMBA) Programme 2021

*Leadership Coach, The International Coach Federation (ICF New Zealand) pro bono programme clients included St Johns and YWCA.

*Strategic Advisor to John Mattone Global


Nick is married to Nicola, they have two children, Louie (7) and Willow (5) and lives on Auckland’s North Shore in New Zealand. Nick played rugby up to representative level before snapping his ACL in his knee. He has since competed in a number of Ironman races, half Ironman and Ultra races that stretched him both physically and mentally. He is in rehab following his 7th knee surgery.

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