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Nova Nicole

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Workplace Mental Health Advisor & Wellness Expert on CTV's The Social

Nova lectures on the importance of mental health, social and emotional intelligence in the media and the academic, public and private sectors. She has been named one of the Top 5 Life Coaches in Toronto, and is a certified facilitator with the global organization, Mindfulness Without Borders.

Keynote Speeches

Workplace Wellness for a Better Bottom Line

Within the workplace, the process of executing towards a goal can feel all-consuming. When burnout sets in and productivity declines, passion is snuffed out by resentment, dread, and stagnation. In this presentation, Nova shares the 5 main workplace complaints along with the solutions to dealing with them. Audiences will learn to proactively identify red flags at work and use various techniques to create boundaries & prioritize self-care. Nova’s actionable takeaways will help audiences get more out of their personal and professional relationships, while organizations will learn new ways to encourage wellness at work.


Mindful at Work

This customizable presentation is focused on social and emotional learning at work. Nova shares some tools and techniques to better the audiences ability to deal with difficult emotions, stress and anxiety. Audiences will learn how to improve individual resilience, critical thinking, conflict resolution and stress management. Nova will guide you through the process of developing and the use of social awareness and leadership skills to be more thoughtful, engaged and effective in the workplace



“You teach people how to treat you.” But many people hesitate to ask for what they want because of a fear rooted in the hypothetical of “what if?”. This silence can lead to breakdowns in relationships, career paths, peer pressure and more all because nothing was said. Nova worked in the hip-hop industry for over a decade. It is often seen as a space where wallflowers get stomped out. Speaking confidently becomes easier once the voice of your ‘inner evil twin’ is identified. Learn how to give a solid first impression with body language, speak mindfully, project authentically and start getting what you want!Campus Presentations:


Mental Health

Statistics show that 90% of students feel overwhelmed by the pressure of academics, finances, health and relationships. Without proper coping tools, the life of a young person can be sent into a tailspin of depression, anxiety, substance abuse or end in suicide. We start by shifting the focus from ‘what they do’ to ‘why they do it’, encouraging personal accountability. Next, discuss the potential of a health culture on campus, where young people can connect over shared experiences, release shame and isolation, resources. Nova has been that depressed student and candidly shares her process of getting out and going on with life.


Ladies Night on Campus

Ladies Night’s on campus create an opportunity for women to see each other, instead of watch one another. When they realize they are more alike than different, cliques fizzle, comparisons stop, experiences validated and the hugs and tears come organically. By reflecting on lessons learned with vulnerability and humour, audiences connect on topics of Self-Care, Toxic Relationships, Girlfriend Drama and Trauma Survival. Nova speaks with the love and frankness of a big sister, and as a survivor, she creates a space that is safe to reveal and heal.
View more of Nova’s Youth& Campus presentations here.


View more of Nova's Youth& Campus presentations here.

Platform Plus Presentations

Unique formats and ways to connect with audiences.
Nova brings her upbeat, funny, energetic presence to her hosting duties. She summarizes the key-takeaways & learning's throughout the day to make sure audiences leave the event inspired to take action.

Audience reviews:

  • Mental Health has become a concern on campus due to the enormous stressors students carry; finance, health, relationships, and academics. COCA has invited Nova to showcase at both National and Regional conferences because she shares an impactful message of transforming pain into progress. Nova's lecture and workshops are an important starting point for what could be a life-saving conversation.

    - Director of the Canadian Organization of Campus Activities (COCA)
  • Her exciting stories of highs and scary lows in Hollywood, had students glued to their seats! Nova used clear and impactful exercises to involve the audience - staff saw many 'lightbulbs' going off in the crowd! Her's is a message of self-care crucial to the well being of college students at any age.

    - Centennial College Student Association, 2014 COCA Nationals
  • Social media is stripping young people of their empathy. Nova's humour, candour and frank nature instantly create a safe space for students to reflect and share on taboo topics that need addressing. Even faculty had their heads nodding. Nova tackles the pressures students carry like a 'big sister', and the audience leaves feeling heard.

    - UWO, University Students Council, 2013 COCA Region
  • Amazing. Nova did an absolutely wonderful job and the kids loved her. One of the biggest comments we repeatedly got was that students felt they were able to connect with her and that what she said hit home. Nova was wonderful. And for the first time ever, my client says that they are going to keep Nova on the list for next year.

    - Green Bay Packers Community Outreach

Speaker Biography

Nova masterfully weaves life lessons she’s gathered from her career in Hollywood to deliver instantly relatable presentations. She helps to spark a renewed sense of confidence and empowerment over one’s own life. Audiences walk away with a fresh appreciation for their past, a bold affirmation of their power to transform their current experience, and effective tools to manifest dreams into future success.
On stage Nova shares stories that offer penetrating insights into the human condition. Her presentations are authentic, compassionate, and tell-it-like-it-is, while at the same time offering a touch of humour. Nova is a speaker who shares a dialogue with her audience. Her presentations are often accompanied by longer Q&A’s with audiences put to ease, and eager to engage in a deeper conversation around the topic at hand.

Nova is a fixture on the internationally syndicated talk show CTV’s “The Social”, and has been profiled in outlets like Huffington Post, The Globe and Mail, The Walrus, Chatelaine, CBC and CTV.

Professionally, Nova spent over a decade working behind the scenes in Hollywood in marketing and promotions. Tales of the music business pique the interest of pop culture junkies, while her witty quips, heartfelt anecdotes and candid vulnerability drive every point home. Nova masterfully weaves the life lessons she has gathered from her interactions with celebrities and the downtrodden alike to deliver instantly relatable workshops, motivational talks, and results driven coaching sessions.

Participants walk away with a fresh appreciation for their past, bold affirmation of their power to transform their current experience and effective tools to manifest dreams in the future. Nova has presented to audiences such as the United Nations Association, YWCA, NAACP, COCA, Oprah Winfrey Network, University of Toronto, City of Toronto, Toronto District School Board, Dufferin-Peel School Board, Historica Canada and many others.