Inspirational speaker and best-selling author, Nikki Bush, takes you behind the scenes of what it takes to build a strong brand by sharing the lessons she has learnt from wearing five different jackets and building three different careers. Today she is a stand out brand of one, a thought leader who inspires other women to aim higher while staying true to who they are.

This energetic and creative presentation highlights how holding on to what’s important to you, connecting with others, finding mentors, being prepared to make choices and doing some hard yards are all in a day’s work, no matter what your age, stage or position in the work place.

Nikki will share her insights and some poignant personal anecdotes as she takes you on a journey to being the best you that you can be. Every day, every moment, sets you up for what comes next – for being more you.

Nikki Bush is a professional speaker and best-selling author helping her audiences make sense of a fast-changing world – one in which individuals must increasingly and continuously ‘make the path by walking on it’. You have to ‘do’ in order to ‘be’.

As a multi-tasking mother and entrepreneur Nikki walks this journey with us every day or perhaps, more accurately, she does it all on the run, as most of us do! Her work is fueled by her trademark passion for play, connection and relationships. Her approach is simple, her messages profound and her advice practical and wise. Nikki’s high impact presentations make her memorable long after she has left the stage.

A few facts about Nikki:

  • Nikki Bush is one of South Africa’s busiest speakers and was awarded her CSP (Certified Speaking Professional) designation from the NSA (National Speakers Association) in the USA in 2016 (one of 600 in the world). She is the 10th South African and 4th SA woman to be awarded the CSP.
  • She has co-authored 3 best-selling books and written four e-books.
  • She has been interviewed by and has appeared in the media over 1000 times in the past 13 years.
  • She has had 3 careers in 31 years
  • Prior to becoming a widow in 2017 she had been married for 26 years.
  • She is the mum of two boys, aged 19 and 24
  • She considers all her roles in life an incredible personal development adventure.
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Exposure Marketing has enjoyed having Nikki Bush on board as a parenting speaker at our events. Her creative content and engaging presentation style make her a real ‘value add’ at our expos. We have invited Nikki to present her talks at The Baby Expo MamaMagic and at our recent addition Future-Ed, The Education Show. Nikki’s talks are always very popular and relevant to our visitors.

PROJENI PATHER, Managing Director: Exposure Marketing

Thank you for inspiring me to continue playing with my children now that they are in senior primary and high school. They will just love the potato and gambling games. You’ve given me new ideas for Friday games nights.


Thanks for your Big Kid Fun workshop – my wife dragged me with her to attend and I haven’t had so much fun in a long time. It was great to laugh and ‘reconnect through play’ as you say. Play is definitely an under-utilised parenting too. We played some of your games with our children on the weekend and they were spot on. They want to know when we can play them again. Thanks for the inspiration.


Nikki, thanks for showing us how to mix up games to create more games and that it’s okay to break the rules and make new ones. I am so inspired to spend time with my two pre-schoolers. You have made me want to play with my kids again and I am going to home to haul out all the unused games and bring them back to life with all your ‘out of the box’ ideas.


I never knew I was so competitive! Thanks for a really fun evening playing games in your home. Isn’t it odd how we forget just how much family fun there is in a simple deck of cards. Thanks for reminding me that fun doesn’t need to cost much other than a bit of my time.