Nick Corbo

Nick Corbo

“I love developing others and working with leaders at all levels. I bring energy, empathy and real-world experience into my work. I bring a healthy blend of support and constructive challenge to the groups I work with, understanding that within that mix is the place where personal growth truly emerges. I help people understand more about how and why they might be reacting to their environments which allows them the space for deeper reflection and long-lasting change.”


Formerly Director of Learning & Development for Saga Group, Nick has over 10 years’ organisational L&D experience combined with 20 years of senior leadership roles. After heading up several large operational teams he took his commercial experience into L&D, successfully delivering a number of management and leadership development programmes alongside large-scale sales training programmes, all with a clear focus on ROI. For the last three years, he has been a freelance consultant, facilitator and executive coach.


Nick has an MSc in Coaching and Behavioural Change from Henley Business School and  an MBA from University of Leicester. He is a qualified NLP practitioner and UEFA level qualified football coach.

Examples of recent work

  • Great Western Railways – Delivery of Inspiring Leaders Programme, including Train the Trainer for GWR trainers
  • Tesco Bank – Consultancy and delivery of Deepening Customer Relationship programme in Insurance contact centre including TTT
  • Royal Pharmaceutical Society – Executive Team development 
  • IC24 Integrated Care – Management consultancy and leadership development for Team Leaders 
  • Riviera Travel – 1:2:1 Executive coaching for senior leader and Team Manager development programme 
  • RIFT Group – Management consultancy to support cultural change  and management development training 
  • Andrews Property Group –  Design and delivery of Strengths Based recruitment training
  • Saga Group – Career coaching during major re-organisation 
  • Saga Cruises – Senior officers development programme pre new ship launch and 1:2:1 coaching of Ship’s Captain 
  • Destinology – Senior Executive coaching and management team development

Examples of recent coaching

  • Coaching of a senior executive through career transition and successful move into new start up 
  • Working with Head of Sales on re-integration into role following extended maternity leave
  • Short term coaching for Parish Council lead to build confidence in managing their team
Waverley Learning are very vested in what they’re doing, very committed. They’re dynamic individually and collectively, they are 100% invested to the learners when they go into a program, it really is a sense of ownership of the experience that I don’t necessarily always see with every other vendor or learning partner that we use.
Lisa Smisek - Director of Learning, Kearney
There’s a credibility and a humility that you just sense when you’re engaging with Waverley Learning. I’m personally very drawn to that.
Karen Brown - Director of People and Talent, Tearfund
It is the extent to which Waverley Learning understood all the requirements, the innovation that they brought, the talent they brought. Their whole style takes the frantic pace at which we work out of the equation, the messages comes through really clearly. They’ve tuned into the challenges of our organization and made observations that have given us added value. It’s always based on our needs.
Alison Maher - Head of Learning, GWR
Their Developing Skills course consistently gets the best feedback of any standard developmental course that we offer. They’re clearly doing something right in terms of engagement, for those individuals to realise their own development within that situation. Waverley Learning listen to what’s going on, the chats that they’re having with my colleagues. They’re able to play that back, this is what’s going on in your business. As an organization, they provide great insight into to us.
John Probert - Director, Mercer
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