Inspiring ambitious Leaders Across Global Stages

Empowering Leadership: Nicki’s Transformative Speaking

Nicki's sessions are more than just talks. They're guiding narratives that inspire, educate, & empower.

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Hi, my name is Nicki Vo, & I am a Speaker & Leadership Coach.

A decade ago, amid personal challenges, I uncovered my leadership passion. Witnessing gaps in effective leadership propelled me into a deep dive into leadership’s essence. After reading countless resources, obtaining an MBA in strategy & executive leadership, & hands-on experimentation, I’ve honed in on leadership’s best practices. I empathize with aspiring leaders battling imposter syndrome, feeling overwhelmed, or undervalued. That’s why I’m dedicated to guiding ambitious leaders who feel trapped in their current role, knowing they’re meant for more. I’m here to help audiences embrace & market their unique skills, ensuring they rise to their leadership potential.

Introducing my Signature Keynotes & Workshops

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The Formula for Leadership Success


Discover 3 key elements in leadership chemistry for mastery & success, from emerging to full potential.

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Forge an Unshakeable Leadership Core


Uncover the 3-step framework of a strong leadership core that creates the foundations of leadership success.

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Practical Innovation Strategies


Learn practical strategy models to evaluate markets & discover new innovations that turn ideas into reality.

Insightful

Gain key takeaways that you can infuse in your leadership abilities today.

Empowering

Get actionable steps that will uplift your leadership & inspire teams.

Transformative

Learn the strategies & techniques that will level you up to an impactful leader.

Join Nicki Live: Upcoming & Past Sessions

From intimate workshops to grand stages, explore where Nicki has inspired & where she's headed next.

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Featured Event
02-oct-2024

The Formula for Leadership Success

In the business world, the disease affecting leaders everywhere is the inability to know the right path to leadership success. Nicki will share the 3 components of leadership success that helps anyone a lead with impact & influence.

Upcoming Events

Past Events

SmartLabs - Breakout Session
19-May-2024

Nelson Jameson Leadership Retreat

Event: Nelson Jameson 2024 Leadership Retreat
Talk: The Formula For Leadership Success
Format: Keynote
Location: Red Crown Lodge, Woodruff, WI

SmartLabs - Breakout Session
18-May-2024

Nelson Jameson Leadership Retreat

Event: Nelson Jameson 2024 Leadership Retreat
Talk: Innovation, Technology, & Digitalization
Format: Workshop
Location: Red Crown Lodge, Woodruff, WI

SmartLabs - Breakout Session
09-May-2024

TRFA 2024 Annual Meeting

Event: TRFA 2024 Annual Meeting
Talk: Agile Stage-Gate
Format: Workshop
Location: Philadelphia, PA

SmartLabs - Breakout Session
09-May-2024

TRFA 2024 Annual Meeting

Event: TRFA 2024 Annual Meeting
Talk: Strategic Market Analysis
Format: Workshop
Location: Philadelphia, PA

SmartLabs - Breakout Session
07-May-2024

TRFA 2024 Annual Meeting

Event: TRFA 2024 Annual Meeting
Talk: Unlock Your Leadership Identity
Format: Keynote
Location: Philadelphia, PA

SmartLabs - Breakout Session
09-APR-2024

SmartLab Exchange - East

Event: SmartLab Exchange - East 2024
Talk: Getting Your Scientist To Say Yes!
Format: Breakout Session Talk
Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL

SmartLabs - Conference Chair
08-APR-2024

SmartLab Exchange - East

Event: SmartLab Exchange - East 2024
Talk: Paving The Road To Digital Nirvana
Format: Conference Chair
Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL

UW-Milwaukee Leadership Series - Session 3
04-APR-2024

Leadership Lunch Series - Session 3

Event: UWM Continuing Education - Leadership Lunch Series
Talk: Putting It All Together To Establish Your Brand
Format: Virtual Course
Location: Virtual

UW-Milwaukee Leadership Series - Session 2
21-MAR-2024

Leadership Lunch Series - Session 2

Event: UWM Continuing Education - Leadership Lunch Series
Talk: Uncovering Your Leadership Principles & Style
Format: Virtual Course
Location: Virtual

UW-Milwaukee Leadership Series - Session 1
07-MAR-2024

Leadership Lunch Series - Session 1

Event: UWM Continuing Education - Leadership Lunch Series
Talk: Uncovering Your Leadership Gifts
Format: Virtual Course
Location: Virtual

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01-MAR-2024

Leadership NVGTR 2024

Event: Leadership NVGTR 2024 Virtual Event
Talk: Leadership & Mentorship - How Executives Foster a Healthy Work-Life Balance
Format: Panel Discussion
Location: Virtual

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03-Feb-2024

Leadership Retreat: Reflect, Reset, Recharge YOU!

Event: Leadership Retreat
Talk: Uncovering Your Gifts for a Purposeful Life
Format: Keynote
Location: West Bend, WI

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31-Jan-2024

Executive Summits: Women Leader Series - El Paso, TX

Event: Leadership Series
Talk: Unlocking Your Leadership Identity
Format: Keynote
Location: Virtual

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02-nov-2023

Executive Summits: Women Leader Series - Charleston, SC

Event: Leadership Series
Talk: Unlocking Your Leadership Identity
Format: Keynote
Location: Virtual

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25-oct-2023

UW-Milwaukee PoP! Series w/ STEM Club Focus

Event: PoP! Series w/ STEM Club
Focus: Health, Life Sciences, & Sustainability
Format: Panel Discussion
Location: Milwaukee, WI

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26-sep-2023

Milwaukee Breakfast Club

Event: Networking Event
Talk: Forge an Unshakeable Leadership Core
Format: Keynote
Location: Milwaukee, WI

Blue stage speaking
05-MAR-2023

Toastmasters: District 35 Club Support (seminar)

Event: Club Support Series
Talk: Think Like A Caveman
Format: Seminar
Location: Virtual

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06-JUN-2022

Milwaukee Women Leaders Summit (keynote)

Event: All Day Summit
Talk: Finding Your Purpose
Format: Keynote
Location: Milwaukee, WI

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12-FEB-2021
Females in Food (FIF) Table Talks (speaker)

Event: Table Talk
Talk: Finding Your Internal Compass
Format: Featured Talk
Location: Virtual

Their Success is Our Testament.

Not just talks, our keynotes & workshops deliver to clients unforgettable & inspirational experiences.

I have taken many nuggets from Nicki’s talk and find it interesting that, 36 years into my career, I can get fired up about trying new things!

~ Wendy Franke

Plant Manager at Columbus Chemical Industries

"I love every opportunity to hear Nicki speak and recommend bringing your notebook and pen and be prepared to be delighted and elated in her excellent training presentation style.”
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John Anderson

MBC Director

"Nicki is spellbinding. She is a fantastic storyteller and an outstanding and relatable speaker. I highly recommend Nicki for your leadership events as someone who will totally engage your audience.”
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yvonne lumsden-dill

President at LumsDill Communications

"Nicki is an exceptional speaker and presence to have onsite – she was the face of the event. She wonderfully balanced sharing her thoughts on the industry. I was very grateful for her enthusiasm, curiosity, and professionalism, and would recommend her to anyone looking for a chair/moderator for their next event."
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Juliette Howard

Conference Producer at IQPC Exchange

"Nicki knew exactly what to say during her presentation; her presentation was a huge hit.  I would work with Nicki again without hesitation, and our attendees would welcome her back with enthusiasm."
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Michelle Gibson, Ed.D.

Business Outreach Coordinator

"Nicki Vo exemplified the brilliance and expertise we sought. A renowned Strategic & Visionary Technical Leader, her groundbreaking work and passion for transformation coaching made her an invaluable addition to the panel. Her engaging personality, insightful perspectives, and deep understanding of the complexities faced by leaders and mentors resonated with the audience."
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Michael Devous Jr.

Conference Producer

"The presentation was informative as well as engaging. Nicki gave real world examples of roadblocks to success and how to overcome them. She provided concrete tools to understand your leadership identity and build upon it."
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Kathleen Bovin

Sr. Materials Engineer & Quality Manager at CMT Materials

"Nicki was a brilliant chair for the event - an absolute joy to have. Nicki steer the event and keep us on track across the 2 days."
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Helaina Molloy

SmartLab & Finance Portfolio Manager

"What a great job Nicki did over the 2 days. Her professionalism, knowledge and enthusiasm spoke volumes and made the event pleasurable and successful."
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Jeremy Phillips

Event Organizer at Advanced Applications in Medical Practice (AAMP)

"Through Nicki’s talk, I was able to understand how my different gifts impact each other and ultimately, impact my leadership abilities. I only wished that the session had been a bit longer."
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Grant Deal

Deputy Emergency Management Coordinator

"I have taken many nuggets from Nicki’s talk and find it interesting that, 36 years into my career, I can get fired up about trying new things!"
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Wendy franke

Plant Manager at Columbus Chemical Industries

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A Voice that Echoes Leadership

Ever felt the frustration of being trapped in your career despite possessing skills, experience, & an unwavering commitment?

Just like you, Nicki has stood at that crossroads, battling multiple profound career challenges, especially in the pursuit of advancing her leadership journey. She vividly recalls the days of pouring time & money into acquiring mountains of leadership knowledge, hoping they'd be the key to unlocking her career success. But amidst an ocean of advice, that key remained elusive – until now.

Nicki's revelation came through the discovery that the solution lies not in external resources, but within ourselves. The KEY is to unearth our distinct gifts, shape our leadership identity, & construct an internal operating system that fortifies an unshakeable core capable of conquering any obstacle.

Armed with a decade of leadership experience, Nicki has spearheaded high-performing teams & mentored emerging leaders, guiding them through unthinkable trials & monumental triumphs. Her lesson is clear: the cornerstone is building an unshakeable core, & it all starts with YOU!

In Nicki's impactful session, you'll learn the #1 factor hindering your ascent to the peak of your leadership potential. She presents a straightforward 3-step GPS roadmap, tailor-made to help you carve out your unshakeable core. Moreover, you'll leave invigorated with an unwavering drive to embrace your leadership calling.

Join Nicki's transformative talk & rewrite your narrative. Let your leadership career flourish, fueled by authenticity, resilience, & a resolute march toward unparalleled accomplishment.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How does the booking process work?

Send an inquiry, arrange a virtual meet, & get your quote. Nicki will then grace your event with her expertise.

What topics does Nicki cover in her sessions?

From core leadership identity to building high-performing teams to strategy, Nicki delves deep into diverse leadership dimensions.

Does Nicki cater to virtual events?

Absolutely! Nicki's inspiration knows no bounds, be it physical or virtual.

What's the duration of a typical speaking session?

Duration varies based on event requirements, but Nicki ensures every minute is packed with value.

Is there a follow-up or Q&A session post the talk?

Yes, Nicki believes in engaging her audience, ensuring clarity, & fostering interactive discussions.