Got parents in your business? Looking for a speaker?
Inspirational speaker and best-selling author, Nikki Bush, is highly regarded among parents, educators and business people alike as she helps them make sense of parenting and child development issues in a fast-changing world.
Her keynote talks, interactive workshops, books and games are fuelled by her passion for play, connection and relationships as she inspires her audiences to find creative ways of connecting with today’s children to prepare them for tomorrow’s world.
A note to companies and the business community:
With more two-income families and single parents, the work place is finding itself top-heavy with parents. The result is that companies are increasingly needing to bring parenting talks into the business environment – from the shop floor to the boardroom – to meet time-starved parents where they are at.
Working parents have little time and energy to attend evening talks at their child’s school (schools are battling to get parents to attend) or to go on private courses on weekends. And, as parents are bringing up the next generation of talent that companies will one day employ – children who will lead and shape our economy, social institutions and our country – we need parents to do the best job that they possibly can.
Parenting education is becoming a very necessary part of an organisation’s investment in its own people. In addition, empowered parents with better parenting skills and confidence in their own ability to build relationships with their children, feel less guilt and are happier, which has a direct effect on their productivity and focus at work.
Empowering parents and supporting family life is good for the bottom line as well as for staff retention. Nikki Bush can help you with this.
Nikki is the co-author of two bestselling books: Future-proof Your Child (Penguin 2008), now in its sixth reprint, and Easy Answers to Awkward Questions (Metz Press, 2009), a book on sexuality development for children under 13, which was endorsed by Childline and is in its third reprint. Her third and much anticipated book, Tech-Savvy Parenting, was published by Bookstorm in August 2014.
Nikki has developed seven educational games including board games for well-known brands such as Barney, Thomas and Barbie, and she is South Africa’s foremost toy judge, running a very popular annual event called Toy Talk®.
She is a regular guest on radio and TV and is often quoted in the print media. She is the parenting expert on SABC3’s Expresso, the family expert for Longevity magazine and is on the advisory team for Living & Loving magazine. Click here for a list of her extensive media appearances – over 100 in 2014 alone, and do look out for her online TV channel www.nikkibush.tv which launches in early 2015.
Nikki writes a weekly column called Parenting Matters® which is used in many school newsletters and company intranets around the country. She is a guest lecturer for the Wits Business School Executive Development Programme and recently presented six talks at schools in Hong Kong.
Nikki is married and has two sons aged 19 and 15. They live in Johannesburg, South Africa.
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