Nicole Velik is a creativity and innovation speaker, trainer and consultant. She is the founder of an innovation company, The Ideas Bodega. Nicole believes we are all creative and with simple and practical tools and techniques she helps her clients to innovate and solve business challenges creatively.
For over a decade Nicole has facilitated and trained organisations across The United States, Australia, Europe, New Zealand, Africa and Asia. Her clients include The United Nations, Nike, Nestle, AMP, LEGO, Johnson and Johnson, Woolworths, Westpac, Coca-Cola, Qantas, Caltex, Pepsi, JWT, TBWA, One Green Bean, Aegis Dentsu, Edelman PR, eBay, Havas Worldwide, STW Group, Ogilvy, Hill + Knowlton, Foxtel, Seven Network, SBS, The BBC and Google
Nicole spent many years working in New York City where she helped her clients keep a competitive edge by thinking creatively and creating cultures where innovation would thrive. Whilst in New York she was asked to work with her dream client, The United Nations. Her task was to arm them with creative thinking skills to generate big ideas for a UN global initiative, World Humanitarian Day.
Nicole is a regular speaker on creativity and innovation and has educated, entertained and inspired audiences at global conferences such as Vivid Ideas, Ad:Tech, Promax BDA, Creative Innovation, CREA and Emergence Creative.
A recognised thought leader on creativity and innovation, Nicole is regularly interviewed and has been part of round table discussions for the Australian Financial Review, The ABC, CMO Magazine and the Collective Magazine.
When she’s not overhauling brands and nurturing ideas, Nicole can be found pursuing her other passion, music. Her song ‘Tonight’ was used on a national Channel Ten promo for the American TV drama, Medium.
creative thinking, timber flooring, guitars, bossanova,
In relation to starting my business 10 years ago..."Just start, say yes you can do it and then figure out how".
I can crow like a bird. Not sure that's a superpower more like a party trick
the letters on car number-plates (just the letters and never the numbers)
How to say "skateboard" in japanese
Nicole’s CreativeMornings activity
We need heroes right now. “The greatest threat to the planet is the belief that someone else will save it”. There’s no one else. I think we’re seeing that with our leadership right now. It’s actually up to us. So I hope for my daughter and all her generation and all the generations to come that you find a new powerful story about what your role is in this. Because the Earth is hiring.
The earth is hiring
Jimmy Niggles Esq. Founder of Beard Season