When you connect to your purpose and your people, you are unstoppable.

That’s what I do on-stage:

I connect.

I connect the dots between empathy and leadership.

I connect telling your story with your power to move yourself forward, move other people, and make an impact.

I connect with your audience, deeply, so that they’re inspired to reconnect with their own purpose and power.

And I deliver smart, energizing, and wildly strategic presentations and workshops to ambitious audiences of seekers, strivers, entrepreneurs, and self-actualizers.


I Speak About:

How Telling Your Story Can Make You A Better Leader
No matter whether you’re a business owner or employee, what makes you stand out is your ability to connect with those around you. That connection all starts with the stories you tell. This talk will share five ways to tell an unforgettable story that wins the hearts and minds of clients, customers, employees and team members alike.

How To Use Empathy To Catapault Your Business Forward
Leading with empathy means actually knowing who your people are and where they want to go. It’s not about pain points or triggering pain points in your marketing. It’s about being of service. Speaking the language of your customers or clients. Showing you care. Connecting in a deeper and more meaningful way. And, most importantly, treating people as individuals. When we lead with empathy in our businesses, it changes everything.

Courage Creation: How to Harness Vulnerable Stories that Drive Change
As entrepreneurs, we all arrive here for a reason. Maybe it’s because of something that happened in our past that unleashed a chain of events to turn us into business owners. Whatever the reason, we need to stop viewing our past as a liability and learn how to turn it into our biggest asset. This talk will share how to own those parts of our story we’re afraid we’ll be judged on in order to connect more deeply with other people, build the relationships that matter, and increase awareness of the important issues that affect us all.

Places I’ve Spoken:

The Happiness of Pursuit Podcast, May 2017
Women Taking The Lead Podcast, Feb 2017
/SHAMEless Feminist Radio, Nov 2015
YW She Shines Radio, 2015
Marketing Moxie Show, Feb 2015
The Lady Project Summit, 2014
The Uncaged Life, 2014
How She Works, Apr 2014
Live It Up Academy, Apr 2014
Breaking Free Podcast, 2014
Lady Business Radio, Dec 2013
The Live Raw, Fiery, & Bold Academy, Jun 2013
Geek Girl Tech Conference, 2013
Geek Girl Camp, 2012


Powerful Connection, Inspired Audience

I bring the connection.

I bring everything I’ve got.

With every speech, I aim to fortify, galvanize, inspire, and activate your audience.

I aim to get them thinking and get them moving.

About Nikki

NIKKI GROOM is a brand strategist and story marketing expert for organizations, business leaders and entrepreneurs who want to build a successful business while making the world a better place.

She is the host of Movement Makers, a podcast featuring in-depth conversations and unfiltered stories from business leaders and entrepreneurs who are making a difference on the planet, and founder of The 100 Stories Worth Telling Project, which seeks to amplify marginalized voices all over the world.

Nikki is passionate about the power of storytelling as a way for thought leaders to humanize their businesses, build relationships with the people they most want to serve, and inspire readers into action. She is also a firm believer that all businesses should lead with empathy.

A lifetime storyteller and strategic thinker, Nikki spent 10 years in marketing management before stepping into the role of business owner. Today, she uses her intuition and insight to help people share their message, tell unforgettable stories, and experience the power of authentic, from-the-heart marketing.

Nikki has been hailed as “a force of nature”, “a rising superstar” and “one of the best” copywriters by leading luminaries. She appears in the book Winning the Battle for Attention by Stuart Atkins, was a contributing writer for the book End Sex Trafficking by Erin Giles, and has been featured by over 40 online publications and podcasts – including Vistaprint’s Owner Nation.