Who we are

Nick Renshaw | SakyKo Coaching UK
Nick Renshaw B.Sc(H), MBA, NPQH, Cert. Coach (Univ. Cambridge)


  • B.Sc(Hons) Biochemistry.

  • Post Grad. Cert. in Education (PGCE)

  • National Professional Qualification in Headship (NPQH)

  • MBA (Master of Business Administration). Thesis: Leadership motivation & effectiveness

  • Local Leader in Education (LLE) coach qualification (National College of School Leadership)

  • Certificate in Coaching (University of Cambridge)

  • Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) Practitioner

  • Accreditation: DeBono Thinking Systems Trainer


  • Association for CoachingAssociation of School & College Leaders;

      National Association of Headteachers; European Mentoring and Coaching Council

SayKo's name has Japanese roots meaning excellence, growth and sincerity. Our approach to your development is to nurture your success enabling you to enjoy achieving more. As the lotus blossom emerges from the depths of a lake, great coaching brings out the best in you, so that you too can bloom.


Nick's career began as a research biochemist (forensic science and pharmaceuticals) leading to roles in sales management and marketing. Work as a university tutor led to teaching and almost 30 years in education, teaching primary, secondary and post-16, with seventeen years as a Headteacher / Executive Head. He also has successful experience establishing community-based companies and serving as a Director.

Coaching Experience:
Nick's dedication to supporting clients’ professional success motivated him to embark on studies at Cambridge University, completing the Certificate in Coaching. His current Diploma studies at Cambridge are contributing to Ph.D research in motivation and measuring the quality and impact of professional coaching.

His current roles include an executive coaching post at Cambridge University's Judge Business School on the Executive MBA, coaching senior leaders, personal coaching clients and executives in the private and voluntary sectors and consultancy in schools and universities supporting their enhanced professional performance and personal growth.
As an Accredited Trainer of deBono Creative Thinking Systems
TM, Nick blends various learning and development methods with a range of Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) and mindfulness practices.
As a professional coach and member of the Association for Coaching, he works within their professional and ethical requirements.

At SayKo we draw on the talents of associate professionals who can bring their expertise to nurturing your success.

If you'd like to find out more and hear how we can personalise a development programme for you, please give Nick a call, drop him an email, or use the message box below.

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