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When we are empowered to live our lives confidently and freely…

There is no limit to what we can do

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Speaker. Self-Defense Expert. Facilitator. Advocate. Adventurer.

I will teach you and your group simple, practical and empowering verbal and physical self-defense skills to help you manage your safety, set boundaries, develop healthy relationships, embark on solo adventure and open up your world!

You are fully capable of defending yourself!

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My engaging and interactive violence prevention programs are
inclusive, trauma informed, evidence based, victim centered and grounded in empowerment self-defense strategies.


I'll travel to you and deliver interactive keynotes & seminars to groups of any size or demographic on topics including Personal Safety, Self-Defense, Campus Safety, Corporate Safety, Violence Prevention, Travel Safety, Sexual Assault Awareness, Boundary Setting, Outdoor Safety,  Empowerment, and DEI.


My workshops are interactive, engaging, positive and fun!

From small groups to large audiences, I'll get you on your feet and using your voice! Partial contact and full contact workshops available!


I'll show you how to be your own best protector using both your voice and body! Self-defense training has been shown to increase confidence, conquer anxiety and reduce the risk of experiencing violence.


All of my speaking programs are available as interactive virtual presentations for access to groups anywhere in the world!

Self-defense is about claiming personal power and developing confidence in your own ability to protect yourself.

I'm the CEO of Girls Fight Back and am an award winning international speaker who has traveled the globe speaking to and training audiences of various demographics from diverse communities with the goal of empowering women and people of all genders with personal safety, self-defense, violence prevention and boundaries education.


I believe that giving people simple tools and skills to address their fears can help them live their lives freely, without limits and confidently no matter where their life, college, or work journeys take them.

I serve a variety of women specific and gender inclusive groups including but not limited to:

Available for Virtual or OnSite events. I travel to you!


“We were so excited to partner with Girls Fight Back to host a virtual self defense training session as part of our Empowerment Summit Digital Learning Series, which is a program geared towards high school students who identify as female. From start-to-finish the process was informative, collaborative and seamless. Nicole is an absolute rock star and made a virtual event fun, engaging and empowering for all who attended. As a result of the session, young women in our community are now more equipped with practical and empowering options for violence prevention and self-defense.”

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The Fall Semester is here and Campus Safety is vital!

Most sexual assaults on college campuses occur August-November (Red Zone).
My college safety programs can empower your students with self-defense and situational awareness skills to protect themselves while being active bystanders for others. We are  our own best protectors!

Girls Fight Back

Girls Fight Back is the world-renowned personal safety and empowerment self-defense program for women and girls since 2o01!

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Gender Inclusive Programs Available!

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International Speaker

I have facilitated workshops, delivered keynotes and led seminars at over 90 US military installations and at universities, high schools, Fortune 500 companies, retreats, corporations, conventions and private groups worldwide.

Self-Defense Expert

In addition to running Girls Fight Back, I am a lead instructor at IMPACT Personal Safety & a member of the IMPACT Global Travel Team, where we teach full force self-defense skills using adrenalized, realistic, scenario based training.

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Outdoor Defense

I created #OutdoorDefense to empower people to enjoy solo outdoors activities & travel  with basic self-defense skills!

Speaking programs available!

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My Self-Defense for Solo Travel Video is Now Available!

Are you ready to be empowered for your next solo trip?

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"Her enthusiasm and her warmth are contagious; students invariably come out of her classes feeling stronger, happier, and more confident than when they came in. Nicole makes self-defense training fun as well as informative."

VeryWellFit voted Girls Fight Back

 2021 Best Online Self-Defense Class for Groups & Organizations!

Let me help your group reclaim their voice and power!

I teach simple and practical techniques that are immediately useful for managing your boundaries and personal safety. I want to help people of all genders, races, ages, sexual orientations and ability levels open up their world and feel self-reliant. Instead of giving you a list of "don'ts", which is often misguided advice, I will teach you how to live your life limitlessly. Self-defense gives you a choice in how to respond to a situation and recognize danger so you can decide what works best for you.

"I love that her skills are so simple, effective, and practical, and can be applied even if you don’t have a self defense background."

Whether you want to feel increased confidence while handling verbal or physical encounters on the street, on campus, on a run or hike, in the office, on base, in your online meeting, with friends, at church, during a night out, at home, on the road or on the trails, I can show you options for dealing with situations in a safe and empowered way. You will walk away with immediately useful life-skills that are invaluable. You are worth fighting for!

I deliver keynotes, speak on panels, facilitate discussions, lead workshops and more!

I have self-defense programs available to address safety concerns for AAPI Communities amid the recent increase in hate crimes and violence.

Self-Defense is So Much More than physical skills.



Certificate of Appreciation from SgtMaj Fields at Camp Hansen, Okinawa

Certificate of Appreciation from Lieutenant General, William M. Burleson III, Commanding General for 8th Army, Seoul, South Korea



Voted Best Online Self-Defense Class 2021 for Groups or Organizations- by VeryWellFit

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Educational Session Leader



NACP Credentialed Advocate

PADI Open Water Diver

Wilderness Survival & First Aid



Difference Makers (10 Strong)




IMPACT Personal Safety

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