Want a Celebrity Speaker at your next conference, awards event, or seminar for corporate entertainment?
You're in luck! The founder of Global Hug Your Kids Day, Michelle Nichols, is one of the top professional speakers, and a member of the National Speakers Association (NSA.) She was the Sales columnist for Business Week for 6 years and has 20+ years of success as a business owner, sales professional, and corporate entertainer.
In 1998, her 8 1/2-year old son, Mark, died suddenly from brain cancer. She understands what's really at stake. She delivers her message with original stories, insight and humor. Her business and life credentials are unique among her fellow professional speakers. Her talks increase employee engagement and are popular with those in human resource management. Come listen, laugh and learn.
Beyond Time Management, Stress Management, and Work-Life Balance
Ms. Nichols speaks on workplace stress - and offers solutions, strategies, and funny stories. She talks about the causes - and why time management, stress management and work-life balance are not the solutions. Instead, she offers more than simple time management tips, tools or techniques. Instead, she talks about The BIG Picture Living - and how to live it.
She can give a keynote or closing talk to a general session, lead a workshop, or speak after a meal. Fifty percent of her raving fans are men, so her message connects strongly to both men and women.
Stress levels are rising at businesses everywhere. Employees, managers, and business owners are working hard to “do more with less” at work and, at the same time, have happy, successful families and relationships. Ms. Nichols talks about how living with high stress is like having a wild tiger in your backyard. You don't want to manage it - you want to get rid of it!
Target Audience and Results
This message goes beyond typical corporate entertainment and is for everyone, regardless of their age or stage in life. Human resource management professionals love her because her talks help attendees better understand their co-workers, employees, managers, and customers who also have their own challenges. As a result, attendees will understand each other better, work together more smoothly, and ultimately produce bigger and better results. It may even help reduce workplace violence.
Michelle Nichols offers three types of speeches.
Michelle Nichols is uniquely qualified to speak on reducing workplace stress because:
1. Closing or Wrap-Up Speech
Used at the end of a day of information-intensive presentations such as "What's new in income tax deductions/ weather forecasting formulas / world trade." As a corporate entertainer, Ms. Nichols talks about: Now that your brains are full of new information, let's talk about the bigger picture and how today fits in with the rest of your life. (30 - 55 minutes)
The BIG Picture Living
Putting it All Together - Your Work, Family, and Life
The BIG Picture: From a Great Job to a Great Life
For teachers and school administrators and staff: Finish Stronger: Work-Life Strategies that Work
- 25 years in professional B2B sales
- Sales columnist for BusinessWeek
- Started and run 5 of her own companies
- Survived the death of her 8 1/2-year old son, Mark, in 1998
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Prior Clients Include:
University of Phoenix*
Swagelok (valves, tubings and fittings)
Clarica Insurance of Canada
Invisalign (dental braces)
Adherence Technologies (medical devices)
NPCA - National Community Pharmacists Assoc.
NGWA - National Ground Water Assoc.
Brand Source (home appliances)
Reno Fire Show (Fire Chiefs and Firefighters from Western U.S.)*
Corestaff (staffing services)
Washoe County School District*
* = spoke on Work-Life Isues. Otherwise, spoke on Sales.
Michelle Nichols is one of the most unforgetable entertainers in corporate events!
Speaker's Brief Biography
Michelle Nichols was the Savvy Selling columnist for BusinessWeek.com for six years and recorded 45 podcasts for BusinessWeek, including an interview with Zig Ziglar. For the 20+ years prior, she was a successful, professional B2B salesperson, earning a 6-figure income by the time she was 26 years old, won salesperson of the year for a Fortune 500 company at age 22, and opened a new account for her company that later spun off into its own sales branch.
Now she is the founder of Global Hug Your Kids Day and a publisher author of an award-winning book. She believes that work-life "balance" is a dumb idea - and she has a better solution that is sensible, simple - and successful. Her work is based on 5 key lessons she learned since a family tragedy in 1998. She really understands the pressure of working and the rest of your life - and what's at stake.
As one of the top professional speakers in her field, Ms. Nichols provides keynotes, seminars and workshops to working parents in corporate and association audiences on work-life strategies. Her presentations help organizations increase their revenues or decrease their HR costs, thereby improving their bottom line.
Ms. Nichols has spoken to groups of businesspeople from ten to seven hundred. She is a member of the prestigious National Speakers Association (NSA) and the past Chair of the sales experts for NSA.
Click here for Michelle Nichols' biography.
In a typical speaking situation in the U.S., terms are clients pre-pay all travel, hotel, ground transportation and meals or per-diem. Speaking fee is due 50% upon contract to hold the date and 50% the day of the event.
For international speaking, please contact our office.
Our speaker is Michelle Nichols. She’s the author of “Hug Your Kids Today! 5 Key Lessons for Every Working Parent," the founder of Global Hug Your Kids Day, and a thought-leader on the business impact of work and family issues.
Her company won the 2008 Governor's Award and her book was a finalist for the Best Books Award.
Ms. Nichols went from running several of her own businesses – to writing for BusinessWeek.com for 6 years – to the Business of Hugs.
She’s a wife and the mother of 3 children, a Golden Retriever, and a turtle named "James Pond."
Please help me welcome – Michelle Nichols.
To discuss dates, speaker fees, bulk book orders and more, please contact Michelle Nichols and her team today! You'll be glad you hired her as one of your entertainers for corporate events.
Call Michelle Nichols: (775) 303-8201
|2. Light, Funny, and Feel-Good
Used during a lunch, or as the solo speaker for an event, social/ charitable meeting, or awards ceremony. Ms. Nichols talks about her career journey, from Sales Rep to Business Week columnist to Hug holiday founder, with funny and touching stories and insights sprinkled throughout. (15 - 45 minutes)
From Business Week to the Business of Hugs
HUG, WORK, LAUGH: Strategies for Sanity in a Crazy, Busy World
From Stress to Success (Without Going Through Crazyville)
|3. Information-Rich and Meaty but Also Moving
Used as a break-out session during an all-day (or multiple day) event or can be a stand-alone event., this talk touches both the head and heart. Ms. NIchols speaks about the business as well as personal impacts of work-life issues, and refutes the popular prescription of work-life "balance.” Instead, Ms. Nichols' solution is prioritizing and advanced time management tools, which results in decreased stress and increased employee engagement. That's SUCCESS! (45 minutes to 4 hours.)
Busy, Broke, and Bewildered: Work-Life Strategies That Really Work!
Workplace Stress - Challenges, Strategies and Solutions
From Stress to Success: Strategies that Really Work
For Nurses/ Medical Professionals:
Bedpans, Beepers, and Bills: Prescriptions to Reduce Stress
John Muir Hospital brought us in to speak to strengthen their ANCC Magnet Award application. Our talk addressed 5 of the 14 Forces of Magnetism!