BORN WITHOUT ARMS, NOT WITHOUT ATTITUDE!
Nicky Abdinor is an expert on doing MORE with less. She is an agent of change who will leave your audience believing in their abilities. They’ll learn to focus on what they can do.
Nicky’s inspiring personal story, along with her expertise as a Clinical Psychologist, makes her an ideal candidate for an inspirational keynote speaker at your next conference or event. She has a witty sense of humour and natural speaking ability that not only keeps the attention of the listeners, but spurs them to action!
Nicky’s inspirational keynote talk, entitled “If you’ve got the drive, the destination is up to you,” aims to challenge the audience’s perspective on what is possible. Nicky uses her personal story (enhanced by video clips) and background in Psychology to motivate the audience to think differently about their situation. She believes that it is not our situation, but how we think about our situation, that determines our emotional well-being. Nicky highlights that we should not ignore what is wrong, but focus more on what is right.
As a Clinical Psychologist, Nicky’s message is enhanced by her ability and understanding of creating sustainable change in our attitudes, beliefs and emotions. Her skills in translating her expertise and experiences in an engaging presentation will ensure participants leave an event empowered and motivated! Nicky is an international keynote speaker and has presented in Africa, Europe, the USA, Australia and the Middle East.
Nicky is a member of the Professional Speaker’s Association of Southern Africa (PSASA) and the Global Speaker’s Federation (GSF). She is available to travel nationally and internationally for speaking engagements. Take a look at Nicky’s Tedx talk to see her in action!
Some of Nicky’s clients include:
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Nicky’s presentation to our European audience of procurement professionals was, in a word, moving.
Vice President of Marketing
SAP Ariba (USA)
Thanks for your energy, humour, motivation, resilience and for being such an impressive and impactful raconteur. I left your orbit as a stronger leader!
CEO, Procurement Leaders™
Resilience, adaptability, and perseverance have new meanings for me because of Nicky Abdinor!
SVP & GM, Payments & Financing
Executive Sponsor, Diversity & Inclusion
SAP Ariba (USA)
Nicky’s delivery is captivating, effortless, entertaining and her message thought provoking.
Nicky delivered a mesmerising keynote on believing that anything is possible by playing to your strengths. I loved her natural ability to engage the entire audience. Her delivery is captivating, effortless, entertaining and her message thought provoking. The standing ovation Nicky received was truly deserving!
Nicky, thank you for reminding me to “focus on what you can do and not on what you can’t”.
I’d highly recommend Nicky to anyone seeking a top inspirational keynote speaker at your next event or conference. You will not be disappointed.
General Manager, The Source
Nicky has set the bar so high we’re not sure how we’re going to find someone better for next time!
Cape Union Mart Group
By far the most impressive professional that I have met.
Ms Abdinor represents the best in human kind, offering us living testimony of how a determined spirit can overcome a potentially debilitating problem in ways that remove all barriers to intellectual (degrees in psychology) or technical (driving a car) or sheer human (motivating others) accomplishment.
Most of all, Nicky has developed the fine art of communicating with very large and small audiences in ways that not only keeps the attention of the listeners, but spurs them to action.
If there is one person who captures within her body, mind and spirit those rare Mandelian values, it is Nicky Abdinor.
Prof Jonathan D Jansen, Vice-Chancellor, University of the Free State
Nicky makes me the hero of any event. She is the one in a million find in keynote speakers.
TRAVELPORT LIVE (MIDDLE EAST & SOUTH ASIA) CONFERENCE
Venue: Muscat, Oman
Conference theme: "Transforming Travel Experience Through Smart Technology"
Nicolas Le Roux
Travelport - Africa, Middle East & South Asia
Nicky’s contribution to our conference was exceptional.
Mladen Ludic, General Manager
Travel Counsellors South Africa
You touched the hearts and minds of everyone in the room.
Anthea Scholtz, Deloitte
We were looking for a true inspirational speaker.
Conrad Harley, TrickyT Concepts
I would recommend you to any audience, anywhere.
Paul du Toit, CSP Global
Nicky’s infectious optimism is exactly the kind of inspiration we need in our country right now.
Head : Bridge House School
Nicky has the rare ability to speak to all levels of an organisation.
Mariki Schwiebus, Communication Manager
PEP HEAD OFFICE
You managed to motivate our staff in a way that no one else has ever been able to do!
Kim Thompson, Cosmic Fashion Accessories
Kim Kirkby, Pick n Pay
Nicky’s talk to our sales teams delivered exactly what we wanted.
AVBOB Assistant General Manager: Sales and Operations
Nicky’s messages were applicable to everyone regardless of circumstance.
Vionne Tregurtha, Sanlam Investments
The talk was truly awe inspiring.
Anwar Fortune, Media24, Cape Town
Nicky rocked the event.
Helen Nicholson, The Networking Company
Nicky’s presentation was considered one of the best of the conference, if not THE best!
Organiser: Annual Education Summit (Stellenbosch)
We are already inundated with positive feedback from your talk.
Siemens (Proprietary) Limited
We spoke about Nicky’s moving talk all week long.
Joya Appadu | Africa D&I and OD Leader | Talent
EY South Africa