Dr Nia D Thomas JP, FRSA
LLB (Hons), MSc, DBA

Director of Thoughts and Ideas @ Knowing Self Knowing Others

Nia is an expert leader who talks the talk and walks the walk.

She is an academically awarded thought leader in self-aware leadership and practices self-aware leadership every single day in her role as a Director in a Children’s Charity.

Join Nia on her learning journey to develop kinder, more respectful and creative working relationships through her blogs, podcast and interviews. Learn more about self aware leadership and hone your self-aware leadership superpower.


Nia has spent over 20 years working in the public sector across local government, the NHS and civil service, predominantly in Wales and in the last few years, moving to England. Her passion is for children and family support: ensuring that babies and children have the opportunity to thrive and flourish, supported by adults who care for, nurture and love them. She currently works as a Director in a children’s charity.

Throughout her career, Nia has been interested in working relationship: the dynamics between people and the impact both good and bad relationships have on individuals and their ability to effectively deliver their work. This led her to develop an interest in self-awareness, leader effectiveness and leadership at all levels which became the focus of her doctoral research.

This website was launched in 2018 and accelerated by a need to keep the little grey cells active during the COVID lockdowns of 2020 and 2021 and the desire to share her research finding alongside her experience of the world of work, with others.

Nia launched The Knowing Self Knowing Others Podcast in September 2022 to take her research from academia to the office. It also establishes a body of exploration into self-aware leadership.

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