Positive vs Negative Emotions

“The word ‘happiness’ would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness.” Carl Jung. We all want to experience positive emotions. We strive to be happier and experience joy, excitement and pleasure in our lives. As an inspirational speaker, the aim of my talk is to challenge the audience to think differently about […]

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What are your 2015 intentions?

I’ve entered the New Year with a list of “intentions” for 2015. I did a similar exercise last year and found it encouraging to go back to my list and to see how many intentions I managed to achieve and integrate in my life. Many involved stepping out of my comfort zone and taking risks. […]

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Tips for aspiring inspirational speakers

I’m fortunate that I have a good balance in the work that I do: I have a Psychology practice where I work one-on-one in therapy and in addition to this, I have grown a professional speaking career. The therapy and speaking certainly compliment one another and I love that they both ensure that I’ll never stop […]

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Women’s Day Speakers

I am thrilled to be one of the Women’s Day speakers for an event to be held in Johannesburg on 1 August 2014. The event is open to the public and bookings can be made through Sabrina at The Networking Company. I hope to see you there!

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Believe in Yourself

On Mother’s  Day, I reflect on some of the life lessons I’ve gained not only from Psychology, but also from the relationship I have with my mother. Now that many of my friends have children of their own, I often imagine what it was like for my mom (and my dad) when I was born with […]

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Gratitude – The Art of Happiness

Last week, I had the privilege of being the guest speaker at the Bridge House School Founder’s Day in the beautiful Franschoek valley. I’ve spoken at many schools over the years and I was impressed most by how such a “young” school (19 years old) had such a strong sense of community and spirit. Bridge […]

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My Tedx Table Mountain talk is online

My Tedx Table Mountain talk entitled “Driving Dreams” is available online – click here to watch it. My talk has many elements of my keynote speech, but for the “Exploring the Edge” Tedx theme, I chose to share some of the challenges I am currently facing to remain independent and mobile. As a parallel project […]

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Competition: Free Motivational Talk for a School/Organisation in Cape Town

I am offering a free motivational talk (40 minute keynote plus Q&A) for a school/organisation in Cape Town (30km radius from the CBD) once I receive 500 likes on my Facebook page, Nicky Abdinor – Inspirational Speaker If you are not based in Cape Town, why not enter on behalf of charity that you would […]

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I’m Speaking at Tedx Table Mountain

As a speaker, I’ve always wanted the chance to give a Ted talk. I’ve never attended a Tedx event before, but have often listened via live streaming and followed the tweets which make you realise you missed out on meeting incredible agents of change, hearing great ideas and being inspired to take action! This Saturday […]

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