Nikki Bush

Award-winning speaker and best-selling author, Nikki Bush helps individuals and teams to win at life and work. Her passion for connection and relationships, and how to maintain them in a fast-changing world, is at the core of everything she does as a human potential thought leader.

During the COVID-19 crisis, Nikki has introduced and run parent-support programmes for corporates, SMMEs and schools; these include the JSE, RMB, Anglogold Ashanti, RMB Private Bank, Standard Bank, Vodacom, Standard Bank Wealth and Investment, Discovery, Brescia House School, Kyalami Schools, Simplybiz and many more. These presentations have also formed part of clients’ events online. The realities of working from home with kids and managing school from home too, are a major risk to any business’s (or school’s) bottom line right now. Nikki is well-positioned to help with insights and practical solutions:

A prolific speaker, Nikki has presented in South Africa, neighbouring African countries, Hong Kong and the United States and her talks have high impact with practical application wherever she goes.

Nikki is admired and respected in business, education and parenting circles for her work in raising human potential through leadership, engagement, resilience, connection and teamwork. She helps to create mission-ready individuals and organisations for everyday and future disruption.

The co-author of four bestselling books: ‘Future-proof Your Child for the 2020s and Beyond’ (Penguin Random House, 2019) with Dr Graeme Codrington, ‘Tech-Savvy Parenting’ (Bookstorm, 2014) with Arthur Goldstuck, ‘Easy Answers to Awkward Questions’ (Metz Press, 2009) with Ilze Alberts and ‘Future-proof Your Child for the wired generation’ (Penguin, 2008). She has published a number of ebooks including: Talent Re:Defined with Raymond de Villiers, and Parenting Matters 2.0.

She has a large digital footprint and an impressive mainstream media presence. Due to her trusted, independent and informed opinions, she has racked up over 2 000 media appearances in 12 years. She is the resident family and parenting expert on SABC TV3’s Expresso and Radio 702, where she has had weekly slots for many years.

Nikki is a guest lecturer at Wits Business School, GIBS & Henley. She is a professional member of the Professional Speakers Association of Southern Africa (PSASA) of which she is a founding member and is the 2020/21 Johannesburg Chapter President.

In 2016 Nikki received her CSP™ (Certified Speaking Professional) designation from the National Speakers Association in the US. It is the highest-earned international recognition for professional speakers who speak for a living. In South Africa she was just the 10th speaker to acquire her CSP and was one of only four women to achieve it at the time.