Nick Leeves, Retention and Engagement Coordinator
Nick joined Home Instead in August 2007 a couple of years after moving to the United States from the UK. Nick had lived in the States before, in Washington DC and later in Marin County California, but now calls Minnesota his home.
Nick holds a National Diploma in Horticulture from Hertfordshire College of Agriculture and Horticulture, St Albans, UK. Before joining Home Instead Nick worked most of his life in the horticultural industry,
and from 1987 – 2005 I was a Partner and Sales Director in a Nursery just outside London. That job used to take me to France, Holland and Italy on plant buying trips. I saw a lot of nurseries and a lot of good food!
As the Retention & Engagement coordinator Nick loves supporting and encouraging our CAREGivers; to see CAREGivers grow in their role and serving our clients to the best of their abilities is truly rewarding.
Nick loves the detail orientated part of his job: running reports, chasing for documentation, and ensuring policies and procedures are followed. He also enjoys the social aspect of his job; his co-workers and interacting with CAREGivers. Nick was a CAREGiver for a year when he first joined Home Instead, so he feels he can relate to the challenges and rewards of the position.
“My own parents are older now, and over the years Home Instead has given me an insight into aging and how to deal with seniors, that I would not have been aware of.”
When Nick isn’t working, he has quite a few hobbies and interests, including walking, yoga, cycling, cooking, reading, history, films, plants, investments / stocks, (watching) soccer, and good restaurants.