“Staggeringly captivating. Deeply probing. Intense in your reflection. Altogether beautiful. Thank you for opening a window in your soul for all of us to be touched by the rays of your life’s experience. No-one can remain untouched who reads the revealing of your healing. Much love to you.”

Angelique du Toit, Speaker and Author

You way exceeded our expectations and to have 390 colleagues engaged and interacting on Workplace for an hour and a half without a drop in attendance is testimony to your valuable content and your engaging presentation style. There was something for everyone in this talk.

Tarryn Opie, HR Business Partner, Absa Group

Nikki Bush moves through her own life with an astounding level of self-awareness and honesty with herself. An incredible student of life, she makes a phenomenal teacher who shares with authenticity and experience providing powerful insights and practical handles to help individuals and teams to thrive at work and life.

Colin Hall, Leadership expert, facilitator at Learn to Lead and former Chairman of Wooltru

Nikki, it was inspiring to listen to your experiences during your “Which jacket are you wearing now?” presentation for GE today. Thank you for being so vulnerable, sharing the lessons you have learnt along your journey and for celebrating the amazing GE women with us today!

Nikita Rosa, , Head of Human Resources, General Electric Africa

We are truly grateful to you for your time and kindness in sharing your story with us. We are in awe of your bravery, strength and resilience, and salute you with gratitude.”

Glynne Wolman, The Angel Network 2019

“Nikki is a gifted communicator whose knowledge of children and their developmental and educational needs is presented in an informative and creative way that is easily accessible to both parents and teachers. Nikki not only informs but also equips those she addresses or trains. Those attending are inspired to go out and make a difference to the lives of children by teaching and learning through play and by making education ‘fun’.”

Megan Helsby, Teacher Trainer

After experiencing Nikki’s presentation on “Reframing COVID-19 for you and your Family” I was immediately impressed with her ability to connect so deeply with the audience through a webinar platform. Her presentation was engaging, informative, inclusive, thought-provoking, funny, applicable and sincere in sharing her deepest vulnerabilities. We booked her for our own stakeholder event and the feedback Nikki’s talk was aligned to our business guiding principles of sincere engagement and putting people at the centre of everything we do, but I could not have anticipated how closely her work ethic was aligned to ours in terms of going the extra mile. Especially given the demands on her time for interviews and media time in her role as a highly regarded South African author and thought leader on human potential and parenting. She went above and beyond my expectations in supporting us to represent our business and brand in the best way possible. Nikki attended every planning meeting without being requested to do so, she attended the dry-run rehearsals and she spent time with my team after the event getting to know them and congratulating them on their launch. She unwittingly played a coaching role for the leaders who were themselves presenting, way outside of their comfort zone. I would highly recommend Nikki Bush as a valued partner for any organisation wanting to present themselves in a professional, impressive and sincere manner. –

Nadine Walsch, Chief Sales Officer Kaelo Simply Healthcare (Pty) Ltd

Having co-presented online workshops with Nikki over the past few months has taught me so much about presenting in the online space. Nikki is committed to delivering relevant, useful and up-to-date information in an engaging, and accessible way and does so with great energy and humour. Having presented a variety of sessions together, covering topics such as parenting and communication at home and in the workplace to the public and various corporates, has given me insight into how hard Nikki works to make it look easy. Her commitment to making a difference in the lives of others in inspiring. I would highly recommend Nikki’s range of presentations and talks.

Savannah Sefor, Transformational Coach for individuals and Teams

Nikki ran a powerful session called ‘ What Jacket Are You Wearing Now’, which explored the many ‘jackets’ we wear as women as we go about our day-to-day lives. Our most significant take away as the GE Women’s Network, was building resilience to navigate the various storms of life and building the support structures that enable us to perform optimally. Thank you for these insights, we look forward to our future engagement.

 

Nosizwe Dlengezele, Region Commercial Leader, SSA Gas Power Systems, General Electric

As a financial advisor, part of my role is to assist clients to prepare for life’s inevitable crises. In a recent webinar to the Discovery sales force Nikki shared the tragic story of her husband’s passing and the resultant struggles she faced with the administration of his estate. As advisors, we get caught up in the technical issues pertaining to estate planning and forget the emotional and physical impact of losing a loved one. Nikki’s What If™ File highlights the importance of estate planning including maintaining a file with the relevant information to ensure the efficient and effective administration of the estate. Thank you for sharing your story Nikki.

Deon de Bruyn, Financial advisor to business owners and entrepreneurs

Nikki has an amazing talent for delivering powerful messages and ensuring her audience leaves feeling energise, positive and yet challenged. She is able to read the room and adapt to the needs of the group in the moment. I really appreciate how she takes the time to get to know her clients and customise her sessions. I highly recommend her. 

Dylan Cavanagh, Principal of Broadacres Academy

I loved the way you helped our staff to get comfortable with the uncomfortable feeling of ‘not knowing what the future looks like’. You made everything so relatable and real. Your process work kept everyone 100% engaged and provided us with practical takeaway we can use personally and in our classrooms too.

Tammy Letcher, Deputy Principal of Broadacres Academy

This book is a reminder of why it is so important not to allow the overuse of screens to hijack the first 1000 days of a child’s life, while at the same time setting the scene for healthy assimilation of screens as a child develops so that they are prepared for an increasingly digital future.

Lynda Smith, CEO of BrainBoosters

As Managing Editor of Longevity Magazine, and a mother of two preteens, this is a book that I will be referring to time and again. In today’s digital age, our children are exposed to more mediums of communication than we ever were. Nikki Bush and Arthur Goldstuck provide readers with practical information that is valuable to both parent and child, as we navigate this ever-changing landscape together. Technology, understood and used correctly and safely, can be of great benefit, and can reaffirm the connection between our children and ourselves – both on- and offline

Kim Bell, Managing Editor, Longevity magazine

In a time when most publications relating to technology focus on the huge commercial successes of Facebook, Twitter and others, Nikki’s book asks and answers the important questions around the impact of technology and associated trends on our children. This is a critical view and an indispensable tool for the modern parent.

Mike Stopforth, CEO of Cerebra

Nikki presented a series of three workshops and coaching sessions to our staff over the last six months – to an incredible response. Nikki never makes you feel like just another client – her approach is bespoke to your needs. She is not only a great presenter (she leaves you feeling as though she is speaking directly to you), but is also extremely empathetic and compassionate- having made time even for an individual team member who needed assistance. Nikki also shows up with an honesty and vulnerability which enables her audience to connect immediately with her. I would highly recommend her.

Dharshini Padayachee, Transformation, Inclusion and Equality Lead and board member, RMB

Nikki’s high impact, interactive and deeply personal session was one of the most successful and memorable team workshops we’ve ever had. There was tangible joy, engagement, self-discovery and a real appreciation of, and respect for, the strengths each team member brings to the team. We can’t wait to work with Nikki again.

Lynne Preece, Head of Finance, Oppenheimer Generations

Nikki, your presentation at the PSASA Convention was so powerful and really touched my heart. Loved your rapport with the crowd and ability to address serious issues while making us laugh as well. You make it look easy. You make people learn and you move people into action. You’re marvellous!

Taryn-lee Kearney, Connection Cultivator

I could tell by the Heads’ faces, you have woven your magic again!”

Andrew Cook, Principal Mitchel House Preparatory School and convenor of the ISASA Heads Conference 2015

Nikki Bush is original. She teaches and leads from the heart and her work is her own distillation of the human condition. She connects the dots in unusual ways and makes complex ideas accessible to everyone. She is skilled at pitching her content and customizing it to whomever is in the room. Her warm, powerful delivery and interactive style makes for memorable learning and takeaway value that is useful immediately.

Eleanor Scott, CEO Coach
Nikki’s ‘What If™ talk was very real, very vulnerable and definitely added valuable lessons for women at Momentum today as part of our #SheOwnsHerSuccess campaign. I am working on my What If™ file and would recommend Nikki for your next corporate event.
Anneline Cross, Service and Operations, Momentum

Nikki Bush is a passionate thought leader, advocate for child development and family and parenting expert. She doesn’t just contribute, she sets the narrative, being able to cut through the clutter no matter how complex. Nikki’s work is not theoretical – she always adds value by leaving practical frameworks and easy to implement ideas behind that touch both the head and the heart.

Kubeshini Govender, Chief Education Specialist: Special Projects, Western Cape Education Department

Nikki’s style is professional, relaxed and interactive and those attending her training sessions are invited to participate and learn through ‘doing’ as well as listening. Both her vast knowledge and expertise in the field of toys are also clearly demonstrated in her practical, hands-on training. Those attending are inspired to go out and make a difference to the lives of children by teaching and learning through play and by making education ‘fun’.”

Megan Helsby, Teacher Trainer

Nikki is an excellent speaker and has the ability to make her audience feel connected to her. She is a pleasure to work with and was very accommodating of our needs. The webinars were highly inspiring, relatable and allowed the audience to reflect on important issues and aspects in their lives. The topics were perfect for our women’s day events and we received great feedback from our employees. She was the perfect way to celebrate our women during women’s’ month!

Natheera Noor Mohamed, Senior Human Resources Assistant, Amazon

Thank you for taking so much care to tailor-make your Courageous Communication workshop for our teacher and intern programme. The regular check-in process and the framework you provided was invaluable and will form part of how we communicate and build relationships moving forward.

Kenda Melvill-Smith, Head St Peter’s Boys Preparatory

“Many thanks for your exceptional talk last Saturday. You had our family friendly MBA group riveted and they took away so many important insights and practical ideas for how to raise resourceful, resilient and independent children with confidence. Thank you for inspiring us and giving us a valuable WHY. You are an important resource in our programme.“

Mamodise Mailula, Henley Engagements and Activations Leader

Nikki has a way of getting the most out of people and maximizing their true potential through her presentations. It was a pleasure working with her.

Elizabeth Korban, Executive Operations Support, General Electric Power

Your Courageous Communication Workshop has been absolutely mind blowing for all of us. Conversations that are difficult do not come naturally to people and you provided us with a simple framework with which to do it and it works!

Trish Atlee, Head of St Peter’s Girls Preparatory School

Thank so much to Nikki and Savannah for this amazing, amazing workshop! It really taught the interns and I something crucial, to be good listeners, the importance of listening carefully and of not being defensive. We now have empowered communication that we can grow from”

June Tromp, Head of the Intern Programme, St Peter’s Preparatory

As our children become increasingly technically proficient and preoccupied, it is vital for adults, parents and teachers to be aware of the world they frequent! Tech-savvy Parenting is a comprehensive, practical and insightful guide to understanding the possibilities and perils of this world, how to make it safe for our children, and how to embrace the opportunities it presents.

Keith Wilke, College Head, HeronBridge College, Johannesburg

I just wanted to say Thank you for your What If™ File. I understand that this was prompted by your personal experience. My heart broke for you when I heard the news of your husband’s murder having followed your career for about 10 years. You have been an incredible mentor to our family with your approach to parenting and learning through play. My husband and I have literally JUST finished creating our What If™ file, a task that I have been avoiding. I am so very glad that I have finally tackled the job – it’s taken me a year to start!

Natalie Smith

In our world of such re-aligned and re-negotiated relationships – often mediated by technology – there has never been more potential or more threat for children to learn and connect, or to find themselves hurt and excluded. Unless parents empower themselves, they could find themselves helpless bystanders. That’s what this book provides: clear, sensible and informed empowerment.

Marc Falconer, Outgoing headmaster of King David High School, Linksfield and author of Notes From A Headmaster’s Desk: The Challenges of Education, Parenting and Teenagers