Keynote Speaker, Workshop Host and Event Panelist 

Hi, I'm Nicole also known as The Career Disruptor® and I'd love to be the speaker at your next event.

Companies and leaders who are more innovative, inclusive and inspiring will have a competitive advantage in 2021 and beyond. They will need employees, particularly ambitious women, who are ready to disrupt the status quo and share their voices to bring new ideas, products and services to market and find new ways to solve problems. Complete the speaker inquiry form below to learn more and see if I am a fit for your next company, conference or organizational event.

Signature Speaking Topics

Managing Your Career and Life Through Career Disruptions

In my signature Keynote speech, I'll share the importance of becoming your own Career Disruptor® and how to manage and leverage career disruptions to create the career and life of your dreams. You'll also learn mindset strategies, techniques and insights to disrupt limiting beliefs, fears and obstacles in order to challenge the status quo in your career and life. You'll receive actionable tools from my custom framework and coaching model, The Career Disruptor® Method. This will be a life transforming session attendees will never forget.

The Power of Owning Your Story and Leading With Authenticity

This topic is perfect as a workshop or virtual (Live) session for individuals looking to be inspired and motivated to own and embrace their "difference" and who they are inside and outside of the workplace. I'll teach my S.T.O.R.Y. technique to help each person own their story and walk away with a greater sense of purpose on how to lead their lives with authenticity to serve as role models within their teams, communities, home or the world. They'll fully embrace who they are and leave inspired to help others do the same.

Finding Your Purpose and Creating a Strategic Vision For Your Life

I'll share a transformational exercise that'll help individuals dig deep to understand who they are and who they're meant to serve. This experience is life-changing and will help your attendees leave with a clear path to creating a vision for their lives and finding their purpose. We'll also discuss how vision and purpose work together to help them ultimately discover their calling. This is great for a workshop or virtual (Live) session.

Voiceless in the Workplace

This topic is designed to help people find their own voice in the workplace or to support leaders, women's groups or organizations who are looking to improve the attraction, retention, development, inclusion and engagement of diverse talent at work. Many people, especially ambitious women who feel undervalued and overlooked in traditional workplaces, are looking for opportunities to find and share their voice. In this session, I share my powerful custom V.O.I.C.E. framework to help attendees or leaders create a space for everyone to feel included and have a voice in their organizations. This is best suited for workshops in organizations.

Leveraging Differences in the Workplace

This topic is best as a workshop for organizations or conference attendees in leadership roles who desire to drive greater innovation, engagement, inclusion and retention of ambitious women in their workplaces. This is great for a deep dive into the power of inclusion and equity. We'll discuss why diversity alone isn't enough to support the advancement and growth of women in the workplace and how to leverage differences and challenge implicit biases to see the full impact and benefit of the diverse perspectives that women bring to the table.

Implicit Bias 

This topic is best in a virtual or live workshop for organizations. This session provides a foundation for understanding implicit or unintentional biases that impact the way you make decisions in your workplace. This is great for organizations who are beginning their journey in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) and are looking to understand how DEI and Implicit Biases impact clients, leaders and individuals in the workplace. It’s also great for organizations already on their DEI journey, but want to bring all employees into the journey in a more personalized way. Attendees will walk away with an understanding of biases on a deeper level and actionable strategies to combat biases in their everyday work and life.

Speaking Appearances

Greenville TEDx Open Mic Salon Speaker
Birmingham Business Journal Executives of Influence Panelist
Greenville SC Chamber Diversity & Inclusion Summit Presenter 
DisruptHR Greenville Speaker
Institute of Management Accountants Regional Conference Presenter
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Presenter
Greenville SHRM Annual Conference HR Innovators Speaker
Asheville Chamber of Commerce Presenter
Clemson University Presenter
Anderson University Presenter
Law Firm Inclusion and Diversity Speaker

SPEAKER INQUIRY FORM

BIO

Nicole is a primary breadwinning working mom, corporate executive, thought leader, and online entrepreneur. She is also known as The Career Disruptor® and founded Nicole Andrews International, LLC offering career coaching, consulting, speaking, online courses and other events all focused on teaching and inspiring ambitious women in the workplace how to disrupt traditional thinking around their careers to reach their full potential and build their dream career and life.

She has a special passion for opening doors for other ambitious women in the workplace who feel undervalued and overlooked. These women are who she calls “Women of Difference” who may feel like they don’t quite belong and feel under-supported in traditional workplaces, such as working moms, women of color, women of faith, women who think differently or any woman who has a difference that has not been fully embraced within themselves or in their workplaces.

Nicole has worked in leadership roles at top tier organizations that were Top Fortune 25 Best Places to Work in the Industry and Fortune 1000 companies. She began her career in sales, but has primarily worked in Human Resources with her most recent role serving as the Vice President of Human Resources for a professional services firm. She has 15 years of experience in the field of Business and Human Resources. Her roles have included supporting recruiting, performance and career development, inclusion & diversity, employee engagement, training and organizational development and strategic planning within her areas of expertise.

Nicole is a Certified Master of Career Services (CMCS) and received her CMCS credential from the National Career Development Association. She has a Master’s in Human Resource Development and a Master’s in Business Administration from Clemson University in addition to a Bachelor’s in Business Management with a minor in Psychology.