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Nikolas is a futurist speaker and foresight thought leader that mentors leaders to create more connected, curious and creative teams that embrace futures design to drive more profit and explosive growth. He has spent over thirty years working with leadership at more than three hundred organisations at the frontline of foresight, strategy and disruption


Nikolas Badminton is Chief Futurist at He mentors’ leaders to create more connected, curious, and creative teams that embrace futures design to imagine desirable futures, anticipate unforeseen risks, and strengthen strategic planning.

Nikolas has spent over thirty years working with leadership at more than three hundred leading organisations at the frontline of foresight, strategy, and disruption, including NASA, the United Nations, the Bank of Canada, and the UK Home Office.

In his book Facing Our Futures: How foresight, futures design and strategy creates prosperity and growth, Nikolas helps executives ignite imagination and futures exploration to shift organisational mindsets from what is to what if, and increase organisational vigilance, profitability, and market capitalisation.

His research has been featured by the BBC, VICE, The Atlantic, Fast Company, Business Insider, Forbes, and the Sunday Telegraph. He was an advisor to the Age of AI series with Robert Downey Jr and narrates the Franklin Institute's series 2050. He also regularly appears on SIRIUSXM and CTV.

In his talks Nikolas explores stories on how our futures manifest and how people, systems, technology and cultures collide to challenge us and create opportunities for growth.

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