“If you just work on stuff that you like and you’re passionate about, you don’t have to have a master plan with how things will play out.” - Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook.

Got the T-shirt

Others describe me as an entrepreneur, I never do, but I am entrepreneurial, which is why I chose Mark’s quote to start this section off, it describes me perfectly. I have worked on stuff that I like and that I’m passionate about, without a master plan. I have had many employees, a few and none. I have run my own businesses, had business partnerships and been creative about subsidiaries so that employees could progress.

I’ve done really well and also bummed out, I’ve definitely got the T-Shirt. Being entrepreneurial is a state of mind, it’s a way of living life that you can even do while you work for someone else. It’s liberating and as long as you don’t take it too seriously, great fun.

My businesses

A taste of the things that went beyond ideas and turned into businesses.

Cheeky Monkey Business Solutions

Cheeky Monkey Business Solutions

A boutique change management consultancy that has consistently punched above its weight. Started in 2004 to be a slap in the face for my peer group, it has delivered global change on an eye watering scale. The incubator for The Human Approach to Innovation & Change.



Created with the vision of Turning Workplaces into Fanbases. A real head turner that pushes the boundaries of the employer and employee relationship. Big name involvement, yet to reach its potential.

PLM Made Simple

PLM Made Simple

After delivering the first global CPG PLM project with Siemens it made sense to show others how a complex beast could be simplified. A method based on the game “Snakes and Ladders” visions how you can make life easier or more difficult based on the decisions you are about to take.

Transform Your Business (99 Steps To Achieve Success), by Nina Dar

Business transformation is about joining the dots. It’s knowing what you want your business to achieve tomorrow while being honest about what it’s achieving today. It’s a map that everyone in the business can read, so they can see what they are accountable for and what the rules are that dictate if they have got there or not. It’s science and magic.

“We really got under the skin of a number of specific issues that have been holding me back. Nina held me to account while supporting me to find solutions.”
Annette Saunders – Head of HR, The Design Council

Annette Saunders – Head of HR, The Design Council

Stories I’ve been telling

Victoria Turnbull, UpRising

For the last few years I have volunteered my time to help UpRising, (an organisation that gives young people free access to leadership courses), lending my expertise to inspire the next generation of leaders. Victoria Turnbull is UpRising's North Regional Programme Manager.

Just keeping up, or making things happen?

It is easy to just plod along doing what you've always done and generally achieving the same results, month in, month out. But what about getting ahead of the game and progressing? Can you really afford to just sit back while the rest of the world races ahead making the necessary changes?  

The Exceptional, the Unusual, the Abnormal

How can we be normal if actually we are all so very different from each other? If we were analysed a surprising number of us would find ourselves being labelled narcissists or psychopaths! And what was once considered abnormal is now normal and vice versa. Times change and seemingly so do what we call 'norms'.

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There are a lot of psychological factors that come into play when delivering change; trust, confidence and the most basic but most important; can we work together? Does that chemistry exist between us to deliver what you need? There is only one way to find out.

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