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Nicole Velik Travels from Sydney, NSW

Topics

  • Business Success
  • Creativity / Innovation
  • Culture Change
  • Education
  • Female Speaker
  • Leadership
  • Learning
  • Problem Solving
  • Training
  • Workshops


Nicole Velik is a creativity and innovation facilitator, trainer and consultant. She is the founder of an innovation company.

Nicole has facilitated and trained organisations across The United States, Australia and Asia. Her clients include The United Nations, Nike, BBDO, TBWA, Coca-Cola, Pepsi, JWT, One Green Bean, Edelman PR, eBay, Havas Worldwide, STW Group, Ogilvy PR, Hill + Knowlton, Foxtel, Seven Network, The Cancer Council and Colonial First State.

Nicole is a regular contributor to the Australian Financial Review on Innovation and Creativity. She was recently part of a round table discussion for the Financial Review along with the CIO from Telstra and MD from Intel on Innovation and Technology.

Nicole spent four years working in New York City where she helped her clients keep a competitive edge by thinking creatively and creating cultures where innovation would flourish. She returned to New York to work with her dream client, The United Nations. Her task was to arm them with creative thinking skills and generate big ideas for a UN global initiative, World Humanitarian Day. ’

Nicole is a regular speaker on creativity and innovation and has educated, entertained and inspired audiences at global conferences such as Ad:Tech, Promax BDA, CREA, Emergence Creative and the Vivid Festival.

Nicole’s background is in advertising, as a Brand Strategist and spent most of her time working at two very creative agencies, Kirshenbaum Bond + Partners in New York City and Saatchi & Saatchi, Sydney.

She has been trained in Idea Generation and Creative Problem Solving by the Creative Education Foundation (New York) and been a speaker and presenter at CREA, the European Creativity Association. She also holds a Communications Degree from Charles Sturt University and a certificate in Organisational Development from New York University.

When she’s not overhauling brands and nurturing ideas, Nicole can be found pursuing her other passion, music. Her song ‘Tonight’ was used on a national Channel Ten promo for the American TV drama, Medium.

Keynote Titles

  • Turbo-charge your Creativity | Practical tools and techniques for idea generation
  • Leading for Innovation and Creativity | How leaders can create cultures where creativity can thrive in the workplace
  • The Creative Process and Innovation
  • Creative Thinking | The future and education
  • Innovation and culture | How to build a culture for innovation

Testimonials

Nicole’s energy and passion for creativity and ideas were instantly apparent, and the professionalism and manner in which she presented resulted in a session which was very well received by the team, at all levels. Her ability to get participants to think laterally resulted in exciting and fresh thinking around some of our traditional challenges. The techniques she shared with us continue to be of great use to colleagues, and the office.

United Nations, New York

Nicole ran a two-­‐day Idea Generation Masterclass for Hill+Knowlton Strategies, earlier this year, with incredible results. The team was thrilled with the workshop, with many claiming this to be one of the best they'd experienced, which is no mean feat considering the amount of training we run at H+K with some of the industry's biggest players. The impact has certainly been far reaching across the business. On a professional level, I cannot recommend Nicole highly enough. The fact that she's also a great gal is just the icing on the cake!

Hill+Knowlton Strategies Australia

Nicole is a highly motivational speaker who draws on her years of experience to very quickly build rapport with her audience. She has a clever way of helping people overcome their mental blocks to unleash their creative side. In the space of two hour she was able to get a room full of financial analysts and actuaries thinking creatively about developing workable solutions to help them overcome problems that will set them apart from their competitors.

Mercer

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