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Nick Shannon Biography – Chartered Psychologist


nick-portraitNick Shannon is a Chartered Psychologist with a particular interest in adult developmental psychology and the cognitive and emotional transitions that managers must make in order to work successfully at higher levels of complexity and hierarchy. He is a regular contributor to, and the UK bureau chief for, the Integral Leadership Review.


Nick has broad based business experience having started his career in 1979 as a precious metals and soft commodities physical and futures dealer. He subsequently went on to be a trader in financial futures and other derivatives. Later, he moved into management and for 7 years led the growth of a highly successful London based Foreign Exchange business. Convinced that the most fascinating and challenging issues in business were those arising from the selection, development and management of people, he subsequently moved into consultancy and has spent the last 16 years working with a broad portfolio of clients in a variety of business sectors from financial to construction and engineering as well as Government Departments ranging from the Foreign Office to the Department of Culture, Media and Sport


Nick has an MA in Psychology and Philosophy from Oxford University, an MSc in Organizational Psychology from Birkbeck University, and an MBA from the Open University. He is qualified at BPS levels 1 and 2 in psychological testing and is certified as a Master Developmental Coach and Consultant.