Professional Background

Geoff Nichols is the author of the book, Taking the Step Up to Supervisor, as well as numerous articles on management published in professional journals and newspapers across the United States. Mr. Nichols has worked with hundreds of organizations in coaching their executives and helping them to develop the professional skills of their managers, supervisors and employees.

Geoff understands that change is one of the most challenging parts of life and it cannot be avoided. Most people understand this but can still be upset by it and resistant to it. During his training sessions, Geoff helps individuals recognize ways to become more adaptive to change and shows managers how to help their subordinates to become more adaptive to change as well.



Mr. Nichols was an executive for the American Management Association for ten years. At the American management Association, Geoff was responsible for managing the delivery of more than 9,000 public and private one-day business seminars each year in the U.S., Canada, and Europe. Geoff has also served as Human Resources Director and Training in manufacturing, banking, and the healthcare industries.


He has trained over 30,000 people in a wide range of business, management and communication skills topics and has written over 600 customized training programs for hundreds of clients including manufacturers, wholesalers, attorneys, non-profit organizations and government agencies such as DISA< DARPA, DOE, DOD, Social Security and state agencies such as West Virginia Department of Health and Human Services and California’s CALJobs.


Here is a video clip of Geoff Nichols training on Change Management:


View our Change Management courses.



Mr. Nichols has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Industrial Safety Engineering.

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