Champion for Kindness, Breast Cancer Survivor
Nicole J Phillips is a champion for using kindness to overcome all of life’s difficulties, including her own battle with breast cancer. She spreads the message of the healing power of kindness as host of her weekly show, The Kindness Podcast, and through her column, Kindness is Contagious, which runs each Friday in newspapers in North Dakota and Minnesota. She is also the author of two books, Kindness is Contagious: 100 Stories to Remind You God is Good and So Are Most People and Kindness is Courageous: 100 Stories to Remind You People Are Brave and Kind.
Nicole has her Broadcast Journalism degree from the University of Wisconsin and has worked as a television anchor and reporter in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin and Fargo, North Dakota.
As Miss Wisconsin 1997, she spent the year touring the state talking to kids and adults about overcoming crisis.
Nicole lives in Athens, Ohio, has three children and is married to Ohio University Men’s Basketball Coach, Saul Phillips.
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Nicole loves speaking about kindness and how it helped her fight breast cancer. It’s her passion and whether she’s speaking to 1 person or 1,000, she just can’t keep it in.
Letting Go of the Black Dot: A Shift in Focus for Breast Cancer Survivors
What’s your hard place? We all have one. Perhaps it’s your own cancer, or the fight for a loved one. Through her inspiring stories and touching authenticity, Nicole Phillips reveals ways to push through the “tough” by shifting our focus from the black dots in our lives to the bright white spaces filled with love and kindness.
Your audience will leave feeling uplifted, refreshed and equipped with tools for setting their trials aside and enjoying everyday life. Tools such as:
*Saying no to negativity
*Drawing more gratitude into our lives
*Knowing why it’s essential to let people help us (it’s for their good, not ours!)
*Using kindness as a form of chemotherapy
*Keeping your sense of humor through the seriousness of life
As a mother of three, diagnosed in 2015 on her 40th birthday, Nicole can also speak on:
*Walking kids through a cancer diagnosis
*How to protect your family time when the well-intentioned helpers arrive
*Updating friends and extended family without sapping your energy
*How her daughter got her product in Walmart and raised $100,000 for breast cancer support and research
Kindness is Contagious
What if there really were a secret to happiness well within our grasp? Perhaps there is! We often think of kindness as something that flows from our surplus: our extra time, extra energy or extra resources, leaving us to ask, “How can I possibly give to others when I don’t have enough for myself?”
In her Kindness is Contagious speaking presentation, Nicole explores the chain reaction that happens within our bodies when we lead with kindness. While it seems like it should be entirely altruistic, study after study proves that the greatest benefits of kindness are actually in store for the giver.
Kindness is Courageous
What happens when you step out of your comfort zone and live life courageously kind? From spending childhood Saturdays in a prison visiting her mom’s husband, to experiencing the joy that comes with forgiveness, to fighting breast cancer with kindness, Nicole loves to share the transformation that happened in her own life when she made a career out of writing about Kindness– and living life courageously kind!
The Power of a Brave and Kind Workplace
We have all heard it’s important to be kind to one another, but does kindness really matter? In The Power of a Brave and Kind Workplace, Nicole shares how your employees can feel happier and work smarter by focusing on being kind to one another.
In this presentation, your team will learn specific actions to:
*Stop workplace negativity in its tracks
*Trigger the release of four feel-good chemicals in the body
*Train the brain through acts of kindness
*Develop patterns at work that make kindness a habit
*Say Yes to kindness and No to negativity