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Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL)

Nicola Robins is Co-founder and Partner at Incite, a small advisory and coaching company and focused on Africa and operating from South Africa. She helps organisations, teams and individuals make better decisions within the vast ecological relational web that is beset with uncertainty.


Nicola was taught by pioneers of industrial ecology (Yale School of the Environment, 1994) and is certified in Shared Value strategy (with Harvard Professor Mark Kramer, 2013). She is training in applied complexity approaches with The Cynefin Company (founded by Professor Dave Snowden) as well as in Organisational Constellations with Feld Institut founder, Stephanie Hartung. A trained African diviner, her personal and team coaching work is informed by a 20+ year mentorship in the indigenous Majoye lineage.

Nicola is a Senior Associate of the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership and visiting lecturer at the University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business and Trinity Business College, Dublin. An aspiring free-diver, she lives a short walk from the edge of the Great African Seaforest.

Recent clients include Old Mutual (financial), Oceana (fishing), Pepkor Group (retail), Reunert Group (industrials), Impala Platinum (mining). A mother and an avid free diver, Nicola lives in Cape Town, a few minutes from the Great African Sea-Forest.

 Nicola   Robins
Founder and Partner, Incite Sustainability