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Breaking Out of a Crisis: 10 Opportunities to Grow Stronger | May 13

Nicholas Himowicz Photo

Business Coach,
Spencer Ayres Photo

Founder & CEO, Future Builders

About This Event

Life is never as easy for freelancers, let alone when going through a pandemic and a potential recession.

This 30 minute webinar is going to share some tips for getting you through this situation hopefully better off than you went into it.

This event will be hosted online (Livestream) due to safety considerations, please check out the "Preparation" section on the bottom of this page.

Registered participants will be notified in advance of this program with information on how to log in to the event.


  • This event is taken completely online via Zoom.

  • You will need access to a laptop or computer with a working webcam and microphone as well as a strong internet connection.

  • Event set up information will be emailed to all signed up around 24 hours before the event launches.

About the Instructor

Nicholas Himowicz Photo

Business Coach,

Nick works with everyone from the CEO to front line teams, in large corporates, SMEs and startups to help them really understand WHAT innovation is and HOW they can make it happen in their organisation.

He covers a wide range of methodologies including Lean Startup, Value Proposition Design, Business Model Generation, Design Thinking, Design Sprints and the Six Thinking Hats. The results come in the form of better internal processes, and new products and services which have generated millions of pounds in revenue.

Previous clients include American Express, John Lewis, Santander, Prince’s Trust, Multiplex, Ap Tap, Touch Video Academy and Barclays. Nick is also a visiting lecturer at the University of Exeter.

Spencer Ayres Photo

Founder & CEO, Future Builders

Spencer Ayres is an entrepreneur, product designer and educator focused on enabling people to become the best they can be through human and digital experiences. Spencer is Founder and CEO of Future Builders - who's mission is to make meaningful learning as impactful and easy to access as possible, with the goal of maximising personal and professional productivity.

Prior to this Spencer has started and grown a number of startups, helped large organisations with the people side of digital transformation.

Spencer created and spun out a new company from Makers Academy, focused on creating the best Technology apprenticeship in the country. This grew from an idea to multimillions in revenue within a year and has now become the main focus for the whole company, supporting hundreds of people to change their careers whilst being paid and utilising the Apprenticeship Levy.

Whilst at Freeformers, Spencer designed and ran multiple transformation programmes across some of the biggest corporates in the country, including the Barclays Digital Eagles programme & a global digital adoption programme for 10s of thousands of HSBC staff.

Spencer is also co-host of a podcast with Nick Himowicz - The Spen & Nick Show where they talk about innovation, design, learning and business.

Refund Policy

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Breaking Out of a Crisis: 10 Opportunities to Grow Stronger
Thursday, 13 May, 2021
4 5 am EDT
Melbourne (Online)
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