Formula for Success

Building high-performing teams through outstanding communication and world-class employee experience

The way we work is changing and, now more than ever, organisations need to understand and adapt to the needs of their people. A new normal requires a new approach - one that involves employees.

Drawing on 25 years’ experience of Formula One motorsport, we know what sets high-performing teams apart from the rest. We also know how to operate in an uncertain and rapidly changing environment. And we’d like to share that expertise with you.

How do we do it? By providing innovative, creative and supportive Internal Communications and Employee Experience (EX) solutions that are underpinned by a blend of real-world experience and evidence-based organisational psychology. We're all about creating the moments that matter - those pivotal points that help to establish a happy, productive and supported workforce. 

Building Winning Employee Experience
Comms Exchange Employee Experience solutions

We're dedicated to partnering with our clients to design Internal Communications and Employee Experience strategies that maximise employee engagement, foster teamwork, and enhance organisational performance.

We know one-size doesn’t fit all, so all our programmes are bespoke and connected directly to the purpose, values and culture of your organisation. We will listen to you, listen to your people and give you a view of the reality. Then we will bring applied academic and business rigour to the solutions that we propose to help you navigate workplace complexity.

Put your team in pole position with The Comms Exchange – the pit crew for your Employee Experience journey!

Why focus on
Employee Experience?

Nicole Bearne Comms Exchange
Nicole Bearne
Founder and Director

About the founder

The Comms Exchange was founded by Nicole Bearne, former Head of Internal Communications at the Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS Formula One Team. 

Over a career spanning 25 years in the highly competitive world of Formula One motor racing, Nicole has helped her team win nine World Championships – eight back-to-back. Her experience encompasses executive and technical operations, Internal Communications, CSR programmes and Employee Experience. 

Drawing upon her championship-winning career in Formula One, Nicole’s mission is to bring a blend of robust academic theory and extensive real-world business experience to building happy, high-performing, people-centric organisations. She is passionate about creating workplaces where people feel welcomed, accepted and can truly flourish.

Nicole holds a Master’s degree in Organisational Behaviour and a CIPR post-graduate Diploma in Internal Communications. She is a member of the Institute of Internal Communication, the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (MCIPR) and an Accredited PR Practitioner. She’s also a teacher of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) in the Workplace. Nicole is frequently invited to speak at Internal Communications and Employee Experience conferences in the UK, USA and Europe. 

Sign up for our newsletter

By clicking subscribe you are confirming your consent to receive email news from The Comms Exchange Ltd.

Hear what our clients have to say

At our Lisbon seminar, Nicole Bearne gave the Valeo team insight into the ‘people side’ of an F1 team. The team dynamics, the highs and the lows, and the lessons we can draw from this in our own professional lives. It was great and I would absolutely recommend Nicole to anyone looking for an inspiring talk.
Menno Schönlank
VP Aftermarket Europe, Valeo
Nicole was a keystone member of the Mercedes F1 team, and its previous incarnations, for more than 25 years. She can transition seamlessly between engaging C-level stakeholders, developing strategic guidance and approaches, to the fine attention to detail needed to deliver top-quality employee engagement events. She stands out through her commitment to ongoing learning, her versatility, the boundless energy she brings to every project and, above all, for being a brilliant team-mate, for whom the success of the team is the key performance metric.
Bradley Lord
Chief Communications Officer, Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team
Nicole was able to show us that involving the employees by truly creating a psychologically safe environment and giving them a voice can move mountains. She really showed what happens when you lean out as a company and dare to put your faith, trust and investment in your employees. I can only give Nicole my warmest recommendations.
Max Andersen
Head of Operation at Falck Fire Services
Nicole Bearne Speaker


Nicole is regularly invited to speak on podcasts and at industry events in the UK, Europe and USA to share her experiences of winning in Formula One and her passion for creating great team performance through internal communication and employee experience. Check out some recent appearances below.

Dedicated to helping companies build outstanding workplaces that promote human flourishing and high-performance.

Sign up for our newsletter

Additional content, tips and ideas each month
By clicking subscribe you are confirming your consent to receive email news from The Comms Exchange Ltd.
© 2024 Comms Exchange. All Rights Reserved. | Website by Space Five