“I was set free, because my greatest fear had already been realised, and I was still alive, and I still had a daughter whom I adored, and I had an old typewriter and a big idea. And so, rock bottom became the solid foundation on which to rebuild my life” – J. K. Rowling, “Very Good Lives; The Fringe Benefits of FAilure and the Importance of Imagination”
Nicholas, on paper, would have his future secure. Growing up in a wealthy and privileged home in Sweden. However, it doesn’t matter how well off one’s family might be when it comes to mental wellbeing. Feeling safe and secure is simply that; a feeling. It has nothing to do with material wealth, but everything with emotions. Carrying those deep core wounds into your life and your experiences will bring you on a rollercoaster ride, as it did with Nicholas. From huge success and wealth to homelessness and a life in tatter to a life of self-awareness, reflection, healing and forgiveness, listen to his story and the empowering turn-around and lessons that Nicholas brings.
About Nicholas Richards:
Nicholas Richards is an advisor, mentor, and serial entrepreneur with ambitions to make the world a better place one step at the time, finding obstacles merely stepping-stones to reach goals.
His career has taken him into many domains and markets: Oil & Gas, e-commerce, IT, print media, digital media, and content management. Working for companies such as Google, Mediaplanet, Clariant, Framfab, and Bredbåndsfabrikken.
On the topic of making an impact, he worked with holistic management of land to reverse desertification together with Allan Savory from the Savory Institute in the UAE, to his strong dedication for charity granting him the opportunity found Target Aid from idea to full-scale digital platform disrupting and digitalizing the charity market in Sweden and becoming a great example how to run a company within the circular economy.
Nicholas graduated from IHM Business School in Gothenburg, Sweden, with a Marketing Diploma (DIHM) BA.
He thrives on working with creative ideas. His in-depth knowledge of designing technical solutions combined with the ability to analyze the business and launch turnarounds creates new customer-centric streams of revenue, aiding new and existing businesses to think outside the box.
Nicholas is passionate about the environment, CSR, charity, philanthropy, and creating technology to offer new ways of improving both people’s lives and the environment – all for the greater good.