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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.

My mission is to uplift women and empower people around the globe with personal safety, self-defense, violence prevention and boundaries education. I am a dynamic international speaker and I have traveled around the world to audiences of all demographics because I believe that giving people the tools and skills to address their fears can help them live their lives freely and confidently no matter where their journeys take them.

Let me help your group reclaim their voice and power!

My high energy, engaging and interactive programs are trauma informed, evidence based, victim centered and grounded in empowerment self-defense strategies. I teach simple and practical techniques that are immediately useful for managing your boundaries and personal safety. I want to help you open up your world and feel self-reliant because you are your own best protector! Self-defense is about giving you a choice in how to respond to a situation so you can decide what works best for you.

My programs are available as Virtual or OnSite events. I can travel to you!

Whether you want to feel more confident handling verbal or physical encounters on the street, on campus, in the office, in your online meeting, with friends, 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 serve a variety of groups including:


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

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Self-Defense is So Much More than physical skills.

Self-Defense Expert

I am a lead instructor at IMPACT Personal Safety, where we teach full force self-defense skills using adrenalized, realistic, scenario based training.

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Outdoor Defense

I created #OutdoorDefense, an online series to empower people to enjoy the outdoors solo with basic self-defense skills and the Badass Basics!

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Girls Fight Back

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

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CBS, NBC, The Washington Post, The New York Times, Marie Claire, Glamour

Gender Inclusive Programs Available!

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International Speaker

I have facilitated workshops, delivered keynotes and led seminars at over 89 military installations and at universities, high schools, corporations, conventions and private groups worldwide.

"Nicole was amazing. She was high energy for both presentations, with a willingness to connect with the students and share more tips during lunch. I appreciated her from the first planning meeting over the phone to the day of her presentation."

Erica Moorer, Title IX Coordinator, University of Redlands

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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


NACA Conventions:

Showcasing Lecturer

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

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