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What is my Vision?

My vision for success is that when others succeed, we all succeed. I am passionate about always looking for the best in others and encouraging people to dream really big dreams. I am fueled by the desire that in order to create a better world where everyone can thrive, that if individuals would learn how to lead with the inherent kindness that is in their hearts we would all achieve more and faster.


I’m Nicole Black, motivational speaker and corporate trainer in employee productivity and effective growth.  For the past 20 years, I’ve been a part of helping some of the biggest brands in hospitality and entertainment grow sustainably through the development of their people. From Ritz-Carlton to Twentieth Century Fox, to Renaud’s Patisserie & Bistro,
a company I co-founded.

I served as CEO during one of the most difficult economic eras in the world and seeing many other businesses that struggled to grow or went out of business, some of which were owned by my friends, I transitioned out of the CEO to the Chief Financial Officer and began speaking and writing about effective strategies and creative solutions for growing companies to succeed.

I believe that by sharing the lessons we learned in the first few years of operation we can help one another know what works and what doesn’t. It takes time to build a winning team and mistakes can be costly. My vision is that more new businesses succeed. When everyone succeeds, confidence soars and our economy flourishes.

Some of the platforms that I’ve been featured on include: TEDxWilmington, Jack Canfield Show, The Santa Barbara Independent, Santa Barbara News Press, KKFX News in Santa Barbara, The George DiGianni show and the Tom Barnard Show.


“This is such an important message. Too many people take it for granted that they should have negativity when they leave a relationship, and that does so much harm. Thanks for shining a light on a topic that many people don’t bring consciousness into!”

Jaya Jaya Myra

Creator of the WELL method

Nicole is a captivating storyteller with a message the world needs to hear!

Shavon Lindley

Writer for Forbes, CEO of Mentoring Method

I had the pleasure of sharing a TEDx stage with Nicole Black. Nicole’s passion comes through as she brilliantly mixes in the myth of fairy tales with how to have a mindful divorce. A combination of wit and wisdom, she is engaging and humorous.

Mike O'Krent

CEO Life Stories Alive

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