Dr. Nicholas Pearce

About Dr. Nicholas Pearce



A scholar, speaker, entrepreneur, and pastor, Dr. Nicholas Pearce is an award-winning professor of management and organizations at the Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management, the founder and chief executive officer of The Vocati Group, a boutique global executive advisory consultancy, and assistant pastor of Chicago’s historic Apostolic Church of God. He is the author of The Purpose Path: A Guide to Pursuing Your Authentic Life’s Work.




The Vocati Group


Dr. Pearce is a globally-recognized expert on values-driven leadership, diversity & inclusion, and organizational transformation. Through his global executive advisory practice, The Vocati Group, he has been privileged to serve as a trusted executive adviser, leadership coach, organizational strategist, conference speaker, and retreat facilitator, for several of the world’s premier organizations, including Fortune Global 500 corporations, national governments, philanthropic organizations, and faith-based institutions on six continents, including:


Executive Coaching

We partner with top-level and high-potential leaders who are growth-minded and hungry for focused development in six and twelve-month coaching relationships to drive self-discovery, boost confidence, and facilitate greater human flourishing.


Executive Strategic Advising 

We partner with leaders of teams, organizations, and boards who are looking for honest, objective thought partnership in the face of a particular strategic leadership or organizational challenge. Drawing on our rich insight into organizational behavior and experience with organizations on six continents, we serve as a trusted problem-solving partner for leaders navigating sensitive challenges. Different than coaching, which is focused on the leader, strategic advising is focused on partnering to solve the organizational challenge(s) at-hand.


Leadership Development Workshops

We offer keynote, quarter-day, half-day, and full-day sessions that integrate cutting-edge insights from the social & behavioral sciences with proven practical strategies to create transformative light-bulb moments for leaders and teams in corporations, social impact organizations, and governments. From annual conferences, to leadership retreats, to year-long talent development programs, we partner with organizations to invest in developing the leadership capacity of their people. These sessions draw extensively on Dr. Pearce's Leadership in Organizations course, one of the highest-rated courses at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.





Dr. Nicholas Pearce serves as Assistant Pastor of the historic Apostolic Church of God in Chicago under the leadership of Dr. Byron Brazier. He is an internationally sought-after preacher, teacher, and conference speaker, and is the youngest assistant pastor to serve Apostolic since the church's founding in 1932.

Dr. Pearce has been faithfully serving in the Lord's church since the tender age of three. He was baptized at the age of six, called to the ministry at the age of seven, and began institutional ministry at the age of seventeen under his childhood pastor and spiritual father, the legendary Bishop Arthur M. Brazier. Even as an undergraduate, he co-founded MIT's chapter of The Impact Movement, a campus Bible study fellowship and student outreach ministry. God has highly favored Dr. Pearce and continues to use him to impact tens of thousands of lives across cultural, denominational, and generational boundaries.