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Sustainovation are the powerful tools used to create sustainable innovation in government from someone who has been there and actually done it! These practitioner’s tools are not a scrubbed, academic framework, but real-world, practical tools you can use to unlock the power of innovation in your government or large bureaucratic organization. These have been applied successfully across the country and can empower your employees and unlock your organization today!


A government performance and innovation keynote speaker, coach, and former Chief Innovation Officer in government

Nick has spent the last 13 years in government, most recently as a Chief Innovation Officer, and more than half of that time has been in government innovation, including founding one of the first five government innovation offices in the country and pioneering the concept of innovation value. During his government career, Nick has directed 17 different divisions and developed over 65 unique or first-of-their-kind pilot projects while directly generating $7.8 M in savings, and winning 3 national awards. Nick has founded innovation offices in a conservative city and a liberal county, as well as consulted across the country with major cities like Kansas City, Austin and San Jose on government innovation, and has written extensively including pieces for the Harvard Government Innovators Network, Alliance for Innovation, and Governing Magazine.

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Nick now trains across the country on building Sustainovation™, or sustainable innovation for government, and on creating high-performance government with Cartegraph. Nick is a dynamic TEDx speaker (Life 2.0), keynote and government performance and innovation coach from Colorado, delivering a powerful message—and in his main time, he is a father, husband, BBQ champ and avid disc golfer.