Nicole Velik is a creativity and innovation facilitator, 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 gets her audiences to experience light bulb moments where they too see how creative they really are.
Nicole has facilitated and trained organizations across The United States, Australia, New Zealand, Africa and Asia. Her clients include The United Nations, Nike, BBDO, TBWA, Coca-Cola, Caltex, Pepsi, JWT, One Green Bean, Edelman PR, eBay, Havas Worldwide, Johnson & Johnson, STW Group, Ogilvy PR, Hill + Knowlton, Foxtel, Seven Network, BBC and Google
Nicole spent four years working in New York City where she helped her clients keep a competitive edge by thinking creatively and creating cultures where innovation would flourish. She returned to New York to work with her dream client, The United Nations. Her task was to arm them with creative thinking skills and 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 Ad:Tech, VIVID Ideas, Promax BDA, Creative Innovation 2015, 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.