5 Jackets, 3 Careers, 1 Brand©

Inspirational speaker and best-selling author, Nikki Bush, takes you behind the scenes of what it takes to build a strong brand by sharing the lessons she has learnt from wearing five different jackets and building three different careers. Today she is a stand out brand of one, a thought leader who inspires other women to aim higher while staying true to who they are.

This energetic and creative presentation highlights how holding on to what’s important to you, connecting with others, finding mentors, being prepared to make choices and doing some hard yards are all in a day’s work, no matter what your age, stage or position in the work place.

Nikki will share her insights and some poignant personal anecdotes as she takes you on a journey to being the best you that you can be. Every day, every moment, sets you up for what comes next – for being more you.

Nikki Bush is a professional speaker and best-selling author helping her audiences make sense of a fast-changing world – one in which individuals must increasingly and continuously ‘make the path by walking on it’. You have to ‘do’ in order to ‘be’.

As a multi-tasking mother and entrepreneur Nikki walks this journey with us every day or perhaps, more accurately, she does it all on the run, as most of us do! Her work is fueled by her trademark passion for play, connection and relationships. Her approach is simple, her messages profound and her advice practical and wise. Nikki’s high impact presentations make her memorable long after she has left the stage.

A few facts about Nikki:

  • Nikki Bush is one of South Africa’s busiest speakers and was awarded her CSP (Certified Speaking Professional) designation from the NSA (National Speakers Association) in the USA in 2016 (one of 600 in the world). She is the 10th South African and 4th SA woman to be awarded the CSP.
  • She has co-authored 3 best-selling books and written four e-books.
  • She has been interviewed by and has appeared in the media over 1000 times in the past 13 years.
  • She has had 3 careers in 31 years
  • Prior to becoming a widow in 2017 she had been married for 26 years.
  • She is the mum of two boys, aged 19 and 24
  • She considers all her roles in life an incredible personal development adventure.

★ To book Nikki email [email protected]


  • Thank you for delivering such a fun-filled evening on Friday. You left us all in stitches and we are still talking about all the fun we had. I will highly recommend you to a lot people as well as other YPO chapters as a resource.

    Themba Chalumbira Delegate
  • Nikki had 150 people on the edge of their seats, participating in tasks and games eliciting responses and feedback to demonstrate the importance of team cohesion and ensuring the breaking down of silo’s and individual commitment.

    Bastiaan Smit Finance Executive, Nedbank
  • "We had a great Get Outta Your Head workshop with Nikki Bush. We had a host of ladies who joined at the Women in IT networking event and they had a blast. It was a great session, definitely a go to event. If you want to see your staff making noise, connecting and having fun, Get Outta Your Head is definitely for you and your team."

    Nonceba Rasmeni Women in IT
  • Working in partnership with Nikki added real value to our Positive Steps campaign for Lipton Ice Tea. Nikki brought real credibility to the parenting message that we were trying to get involved in and gave legitimacy to our brand’s involvement. Nikki also came with a following, so if targeting parents, she amplifies your audience. Overall she was a strong addition to our campaign. Nikki captivated our audience with her engaging and entertaining style, coupled with her depth of knowledge and confidence. The take-home value for parents was enormous.

    Stewart Jones GM Lipton Ice Tea, Unilever.

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