Are you looking to improve your team’s work-life balance resulting in greater personal presence & focus at work, increasing engagement & productivity?

Would you like to build stronger, more connected teams with higher levels of trust & engagement?

Are you aiming to create higher levels of retention of your young millennial talent?

Do you want to help your staff grow by showing care, support & interest in them on every level?

Do you want to de-stress your teams & help them deal with constant change more effectively?

Do you want to future-proof your business through your staff today, & their children tomorrow?

My focus for the past 13 years has been working with corporates, educators & parents alike, helping them to manage, educate & parent talent for the new world of work. I’m in the business of raising human potential at every level.

My goal has been to redefine what talent means in the 21st Century by providing talent interventions & workshops for companies, helping them to increase their engagement & retention levels with their millennials. I also help teams both small & large to reconnect with each other & themselves, to move beyond being a human doing & to rediscover how to be a human being.

Whether I am working in the corporate, education or parenting sectors, my work is fueled by my passion for play, connection & relationships. I am consistently described as creative, inspirational, energetic & memorable – providing practical, easy-to-implement advice & solutions that are relevant to a fast-changing world. Where possible, presentations are customized for the client.

I was awarded my CSP™ (Certified Speaking Professional) designation from the NSA (National Speakers Association) in the USA in 2016 (one of just over 600 in the world).  It is the highest earned international recognition for professional speakers who speak for a living.  In South Africa I am currently the 10th speaker to acquire my CSP.

I have presented a variety of popular talks and workshops at conferences, seminars, corporate events, schools, parent groups etc, including:

  • Parenting on the Run®
  • Connecting with Children through the Noise & Clutter©
  • Future-Proof Your Child®
  • Toy Talk®
  • Birthday Talk™
  • Brand Teacher?©
  • Brand You©
  • Connect the Tots©
  • Big Kid Fun™
  • Children of Substance©
  • Get Outta Your Head©
  • Which Hat are You Wearing Now?©
  • and more….

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I am a regular guest on radio and TV and am often quoted in the media. View full list of media appearances here.

I am a member of the Professional Speakers Association Of South Africa (PSASA) and the Global Speakers Federation (GSF).  I have close ties with The Independent Schools Association of Southern Africa (ISASA) and The South African Principals Association (SAPA).



  • Nedbank
  • Mr Price Group
  • Lombard Insurance
  • Speakers Inc
  • Lipton Ice Tea
  • The Venus Networks
  • Discovery Health
  • The Young President’s Organisation
  • Accenture 2008, 2009
  • Deloittes
  • Toddlersense Seminars
  • Schoolbooks 4 Africa, Zimbabwe
  • Netcare
  • BMW
  • Living & Loving / Standard Bank 2008, 2009
  • The Executive Athlete Programme
  • Brain Boosters
  • Equal Zeal
  • KPMG
  • ICAS
  • ISASA (The Independent School’s Association of South Africa) 2006, 2007, 2008
  • SAGSA (South African Girl’s Schools Association)
  • SAHISA (South African Heads of Independent Schools)
  • Microsoft/ Your Child
  • Brain Boosters/Eureka Early Childhood Foundation
  • St John’s Prep, Jhb
  • Fleming Pre-primary, Jhb
  • St Cyprian’s School, CT
  • Western Province Preparatory School, CT
  • Kidz Discovery, CT
  • St Stithian’s Junior Prep
  • BMW, Midrand and Rosslyn
  • Mountain Cottage School, Hartebeespoort
  • Pecanwood College, Hartebeespoort
  • St Peter’s School for Girls, Jhb 2007, 2009
  • New Life Church, Jhb
  • The Baby Expo, Jhb, Dbn, CT, 2007, 2008, 2009
  • St Martin’s Pre-primary, KZN
  • Durban North Pre-primary Association, KZN
  • Thomas More School, KZN
  • Highbury Preparatory, KZN
  • Maragon Private School
  • Livingstone Primary School, KZN
  • St David’s Marist Brothers
  • Redhill School
  • King David School
  • St Andrew’s School for Girls, Jhb
  • St Peter’s College, Jhb
  • Knights College, Jhb
  • Edenglen Primary School, Jhb
  • Northcliff Primary School, Jhb
  • Learning in Practice Soweto Life Orientation Teachers’ Project
  • Saheti, Jhb, 2007, 2008
  • Wykeham Collegiate, Pietermaritzburg, 2008, 2009
  • Cowie’s Hill Pre-primary, KZN
  • Herschel School for Girls, Jhb
  • Plumstead Methodist Church, CT
  • Unicorn School, Tzaneen
  • Montrose Primary School, Jhb
  • HeronBridge College, Jhb
  • Aurora College, Jhb, 2007, 2009
  • ACSI (Association for Christian Schools International)
  • Kingsmead College, Jhb
  • Moms & Tots, Jhb
  • Brescia House, Jhb 2007, 2008, 2011, 2012
  • Midstream College, Pta
  • Greenpark Pre-primary, Jhb
  • Jubilate School, Midrand
  • Motheong Primary School, Atteridgeville
  • Oakhill School, Knysna, 2008, 2009
  • Sacred Heart College
  • Northwest Christian School
  • Clamber Club head office
  • Clamber Club Fourways Franchise 2011, 2012
  • FastracKids 2011, 2012


  • I thoroughly enjoyed your workshop at St Peter’s last week. I have two boys aged 8 and 6 and a new addition of a little girl aged 12 weeks. My boys have loved playing games in the car on the way to and from school, it gives me some special time with them before their baby sister demands to be fed. Thanks very much.

    Lisa Osborne
  • You are truly extraordinary. Love your work. You are a visionary.

    Ange Ramsamy
  • “Working in partnership with Nikki added real value to our Positive Steps campaign for Lipton Ice Tea. Nikki brought real credibility to the parenting message that were were trying to get involved in and gave legitimacy to our brand’s involvement. Nikki also came with a following, so if targeting parents, she amplifies your audience. Overall she was a strong addition to our campaign. As for the talks themselves and the content, Nikki captivated our audience with her engaging and entertaining style, coupled with her depth of knowledge and confidence. The take-home value for parents was enormous.”

    Stewart Jones GM Lipton Ice Tea, Unilever.
  • Lovely meeting you yesterday at the Garden Road Montessori talk. I was so inspired and left feeling so light and enthusiastic about the little changes I plan to make with my son. I took a lot from the talk – but especially creating memories and special moments in our daily ordinariness. You made me realise how much potential each moment actually has! Thank you Nikki, for the good work you do.

    Natasha Vithal
  • 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
  • I was fresh out of ideas for what to do with my four year old when I have quality time with her. Thanks Nikki for sharing your fun and creative approach with us today. I couldn’t wait to get home and play with my child. I had no idea I could be so instrumental in getting her ready for school and that it doesn’t need to be stressful.

    Nathalie Potgieter
  • 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.

    Jennifer Webb
  • 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.

    Susan Watts
  • 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.

    Brenda Swart
  • 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.

    Rob Evans

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