Nicki Joiner

Practical Tools to Inspire Inclusion & Build Community

  • Topics:
  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
  • Leadership Development
  • Social-Emotional
  • Audiences:
  • College Students

Fee: $3K-5K

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Spoken at More Than 60 Colleges & Universities
Known for Her Radical Candor and Practicality
Master’s Degree in Student Affairs

Nicki is a public speaker and consultant who helps people navigate diverse environments with confidence and understanding. She takes a practical approach to addressing some of the most pressing issues in companies and organizations across North America. Nicki talks about community building, confidence, self-awareness, and inclusion with companies like NASA, Girls, inc., Meeting Professionals International (MPI), and over sixty colleges and universities.

Everyone has a superpower, and Nicki’s is being able to break down socially complex topics in a way that is both digestible and actionable. She is an award-winning entrepreneur and prides herself on her ability to think and act congruently. People have described her as energetic, bold, engaging, knowledgeable, and relatable, and she is most known for her radical candor and practicality as an educator.

Nicki has earned two degrees and two certificates in relevant fields of study and is a graduate of both Central Michigan University and Ball State University. She is a self-taught and community-made entrepreneur and will be forever grateful to those who have invested in her as both a speaker and a business owner. When she’s not speaking, Nicki enjoys dancing, volunteering, and spending time with people she cares about.


“Nicki's energy is unmatched. She was really engaging and gave us a lot of insight and things to reflect on. I loved her session!”
Seton Hall University
“We’ve worked with Nicki several times and appreciate her because is so intentional, practical, and relatable for our students. Each program she’s done for us has met the specific needs of our community and empowered our students to feel as though they have the tools and positionality to enact the change they want to see.”
Villanova University
“Working with Nicki has been a true partnership. She’s been prompt, thoughtful and flexible, most notably when curating her sessions to meet the needs of our current student population. Our students have described her as relatable, vulnerable, electric and I have personally witnessed how she connects with our students with such ease.”
University of Iowa

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