Testimonials

See what industry leaders say about Nicole.

  • “Nicole has an incredibly compelling message around staying true to yourself and your goals, leveraging the power of the team, overcoming adversity and managing through ambiguity.  Her delivery is extremely humble and engaging, with a nice balance of humor, anecdote and advice, and she comes across as highly engaging and relatable.  A perfect choice for any team undergoing challenging change, setting a strategic vision or working to operate at a higher level of potential”

    Chief Financial Officer / WestRock Company

  • Nicole was fantastic. We've received nothing but positive feedback from all attendees, both internal and external. Many expressed interest in hiring her again for other events. Several people approached me and said “I needed to hear that message” today. She was absolutely phenomenal, and she did a great job tailoring the conversation to the audience in the room.

    Vice President / Wells Fargo

  • Nicole was absolutely incredible and truly set the bar for the rest of our conference. I lost count of the number of attendees who told me she was by far the best keynote they have ever heard from. I have no idea how we are going to top her next year.

    Event Director / Private Risk Management  

  • The buzz is already beginning throughout the Company and your messages fit so perfectly with our organization.  You have a way of taking very complex topics and simplifying them – being vulnerable, earning and demonstrating trust, organizational alignment, accountability from top to bottom…I could go on and on.

    Senior Vice President, CHRO/
    American Financial Group, Inc. 

  • In the world of top-level inspirational and informative keynote speakers, Nicole Malachowski is a standout. IAMC’s audience is full of senior-level professionals who attend a lot of events, and they can be difficult to impress. At our recent conference, she exceeded their elevated expectations, and they left her session energized and uplifted with takeaways that they were excited to implement immediately. Even if you can only book one speaker this year, choose Nicole Malachowski.

    Senior Director of Communications & Marketing/ Industrial Asset Management Council (IAMC)

  • Nicole captivates and inspires for the entirety of her speech, continuously leaving audiences (and production and planning teams) in awe of her story!

    Associate Producer / Unbridled Productions

  • Nicole was incredible! She was able to weave in the mission, vision, and values of our organization, making it personal for all of us.  She focused on the story our members needed and made the entire experience about them. If you want to hear how to tackle adversity, Nicole Malachowski is the perfect speaker.

    Senior Vice President, Education Services/ Iowa Hospital Association

  • Nicole was the highest-rated keynote speaker we’ve ever had. Anecdotally, in written feedback, the gist of what we heard was “I’ve been in this industry for years, and Nicole is hands-down the best keynote I’ve ever heard”. She was as close to perfect as you can get.

    Lead Event Planner/ Private Advisor Group

  • Working with Nicole was a joy – she was genuinely curious to learn more about our business culture & values so she could tailor her message to be even more relatable to the team. I would recommend her to anyone who wants to engage and inspire their team!

    Vice President, Sales/ Reckitt Health

  • Nicole is an engaging, inspiring and highly relevant keynote speaker. She recently received a standing ovation! I highly recommend her for your next event.

    Senior Vice President/ Franchise Update Media

  • Nicole was hands down the best keynote speaker I have ever heard.  Her message was relevant, poignant and spoke to every person in the room.  Many of her themes are now a part of our culture here at Imperva!

    Vice President, Sales/ Imperva

  • Nicole has great talent for connecting with an audience with her relatable and genuine personality. I highly recommend Nicole to anyone who is looking for a speaker that will engage their audience and influence them to think differently about their challenges.

    Senior Marketing Manager/ Elsevier

  • Nicole’s insights and expertise on leadership, change, and transformation were awe-inspiring and left a lasting impact on everyone. Her authenticity and relatability made her speech even more impactful and memorable. 

     Dir of Marketing/ JM Family

  • Nicole was relatable, funny, inspirational, and challenging. She is an outstanding presenter and quite simply an incredible human being. We look forward to inviting her back!

    Dir of Corporate Events/ Farm Credit Bureau of Texas

  • She captivated the audience with her story telling.  Her authentic style provoked laughter, awe, and motivation.

    Senior Vice President/ Great American Insurance Group

  • Her virtual session left us breathless and excited. The stories were well selected and amazingly delivered!

    Director, Global Organization Development/ Nice LTD 

  • Nicole was over the top perfection last night! Her remarks were thoughtful, intellectually substantive, and her personal story simply amazing.

    Sailfish Point Community 

  • She engaged our audience with her stories of courage, trust and vulnerability, leaving our field sales organization energized and inspired. Our attendees cannot stop talking about the lessons learned, and many are saying that she was the best speaker they have ever heard.

    Vice President, Sales Enablement/ Aetna 

  • An absolute Super Star who captivated our audience!  Nicole truly has a gift for leaving lasting impressions. Long after she departed, all the attendees could talk about was how inspired they felt after hearing Nicole's story!

    Chief Executive Officer/ Vista Solutions Group 

  • Simply the best speaker we have ever had in 32 years! Period!

    CEO, Chairman of the Board and Founder/ Troon Golf 

  • Her messages are powerful.  It is also who she is trustworthy and highly likable that makes people keep listening.

    Vice President, Talent Management/ W.R. Grace 

  • The accolades and amazing reviews from our audience continue to materialize along with messages of how they will utilize Colonel Malachowski’s message with their own teams.

    Chief Executive Officer/ TransCend4 

  • It was beyond anything we could've asked for. It's like she had been on our planning committee for the past 6+ months.

    Campaign Strategist/ Reynolds, Smith & Hills 

  • Significantly impactful. She provided an engaging presentation that smoothly wove together with our meeting objectives.  Her talk set an inspirational tone for our meeting participants.

    Regional President/ Global Medical Response 

  • We were mesmerized and deeply moved as you shared your inspiring personal experiences to lift all of us.  Thank you for being a real person and for creating a moment that our team and customers will never forget.

    Director of Sales/ Optima Health 

  • Impactful. Authentic. Inspiring. She is real and delivers a message every leader will walk away with the opportunity to improve themselves and their team.

    President & CEO/ National Tank Truck Carriers 

  • To say she was amazing is a complete understatement! Nicole was genuine, heartfelt, and so absolutely engaging on stage. She smiled and laughed, enjoying her time with the audience. Nicole completely and naturally tailored her comments and stories relating her work to the engineers in the audience. It was really incredible how natural she was. Nicole is one of the best speakers we work with. I can’t say enough great things about her.

    Vice President/ Leading Authorities, Inc 

  • In 30 years of events, I have never had so many supplier appreciation attendees rave about any of our other VIP speakers than I had about you. The best we've ever had!

    CEO/ Chase Plastics 

  • Not only did the client swoon over her, but the entire production team fell in love with her as well she was totally magnetic. Her attitude, messaging & overall energy were a complete slam dunk!

    Lead Event Planner/ Devlinhair Productions 

  • Nicole received the very first standing ovation for a virtual presenter I've ever witnessed. I have literally never seen that before!

    Senior Event Planner/ Global Pharmaceutical Company 

  • She was amazing from arrival, unbelievable on the main stage plus incredibly gracious in the VIP Photo. In my 24 years of being a meeting planner, Nicole is in my Top 5 as a speaker with her empowering content and we’re lucky to have someone like her sharing her message. Super human in my book! WOW!

    Meeting Planner/ Planit inc.

  • Her style, message, passion, and the way she made it relevant to our team all made for a fantastic experience and made her a “rock star” in the discussions that evening.

    President/ Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc. 

  • The best leadership and motivational speaker I have ever had the privilege to listen to. Engaging from the moment she took the stage until the second she exited. I wish my daughters had been with me to hear her speak.

    Chief Technical Officer/ Mocare

  • Our audience of over 700 guests were totally captivated by her stories of grit, determination and vulnerability.  The term “goosebumps” popped up in the chat a lot, and it was the prefect word to describe her message and our experience!

    Senior Vice President, Director of Events & Contributions/ Comerica Bank 

  • Nicole is the best professional speaker I’ve worked with to date.  I know this because several weeks later, I’m still thinking about the stories she told and how they align with not only my values, but my aspirations. Nicole will come prepared to meet your event’s objective, she will inspire your audience with poignant personal stories and is incredibly down-to-earth for someone who’s pushed the limits at the greatest heights.

    Senior Director, North American Marketing/ Zebra Technologies 

  • A welcome relief to our Zoom fatigue, Nicole's presentation was a perfect transition to shift our mindset forward into 2021.  Her takeaways were derived from battlefield experience that landed a heartfelt and personally impactful message to our global staff.  Nicole's delivery was equal parts compelling and motivating.  If you’re looking to energize your team and boost momentum, Nicole should be your first call.  She will expand on strategies to help in your personal and work life in the now and in the future.

    Chief Executive Officer/ Edge Technology Group 

  • Nicole was an incredibly engaging speaker with a powerful message about resiliency, adaptability, and vulnerability. She brought motivation & inspiration to our organization through the power of storytelling. Nicole shared her experiences & thoughtfully connected the dots to our context. We greatly appreciated Nicole’s willingness to pivot to a virtual format and could not have been more pleased. She immediately captured the audience and kept them engaged for over an hour. Nicole was a great partner leading up to and throughout our event. We will certainly be recommending her to all of our colleagues and friends!

    Director-Career Partner, Future Work/ Prudential Financial 

  • Nicole has a multi-faceted story of overcoming adversity to achieve peak performance and she has adapted to tell that story in a compelling way during this time of virtual leadership meetings. Her messages about overcoming unexpected turbulence and harnessing headwinds were especially powerful for our leaders as we’ve shifted to serve customers and support our teams differently during a time of crisis. Nicole is a high flyer, brings great energy and would be a smart addition to any program.

    Executive Director; Media Relations/ Cox Communications 

  • In this age of virtual events, Nicole’s energy and focus kept our participants engaged and prompted an enthusiastic chat conversation among our participants who were effusive in their praise of her.  Her message is up-building, life giving and brings value for anyone who is struggling to keep their head up in challenging times, looking for inspiration in the journey.

    Director of Event Content, Member Programs/ Vistage Worldwide Inc 

  • Nicole knocked it out of the park with her virtual keynote and exceeded our expectations! We received so much positive feedback, that I could not keep up with my text messages and emails praising her.  She is a powerful speaker and a genuine storyteller. I highly recommend Nicole for your next virtual, or live, event.

    CEO resident/ United Way of Broward County 

  • An indomitable spirit whose life journey adds such warmth and depth to her powerful message. She is relatable to women and men with a fascinating narrative of overcoming trials and tribulations all while being an unwitting trailblazer in aviation, in leadership, in social awareness and in medical care.

    Vice President/ Advanced Technology Demonstration Center | Northrop Grumman

  • You touched my team with your brilliant and meaningful storytelling and have inspired them with your leadership and very practical tips on how to manage headwinds. You captivated their hearts and minds—and it was exactly the kind of closing I wanted to end our week of planning sessions.

    SVP, CMO | Marketing and Sales/ Best Western® Hotels & Resorts 

  • Everyone & I mean everyone…left raving about your message. As you can imagine being in healthcare as executive I hear a lot of people speak. You are an exceptional speaker and have an incredible message to share with anyone that’s looking at ways to be motivated to improve themselves. So yes, count me in as a card holding member of your fan club.

    Chairman, Board of Directors/ National Association of Specialty Pharmacy (NASP) 

  • Nicole did a stellar job, tailoring her content to our specific needs and delivering it with confidence, energy, and enthusiasm. We feel privileged to have someone of her caliber spend time with our team to share stories and words of encouragement. She truly was the highlight of our event!

    Senior Executive/ Kimberly-Clark

  • You are one of the most engaging and effective speakers I have come across—a humble force that touches people emotionally. Without question, you presented exactly the message we wanted to share with our elite performers.

    Chairman and CEO/ SunTrust Banks, Inc. 

  • Rarely have I found an entire room of business colleagues all so incredibly inspired and engaged by one speaker! Nicole’s story has the power of relating to all businesses as well as the individual journeys we are all on. Nicole’s compassion, determination and kind spirit shine through in every aspect of her presentation. The outpouring of support, after two standing ovations and many tears, made it clear her message resonated with everyone in attendance.

    CEO/ Cetera Financial Group 

  • Colonel Nicole Malachowski recently spoke to the senior leaders in my company and did an outstanding job. In fact, I cannot recall another speaker where there was such high universal praise. She is inspiring, authentic, energizing, and a true American hero. More than a week later, there is still abuzz in the organization and I have zero doubt her remarks will leave a lasting impression on our team to embrace headwinds and navigate change more successfully.

    President and CEO/ Strayer University, Inc. 

  • We engaged Nicole to speak at our conference on Advancing Women in Law Firm Leadership. Nicole is a captivating speaker with a truly motivational story. She is energetic, personable, and authentic – and the audience was riveted throughout her entire presentation. I wholeheartedly recommend Nicole as a speaker!

    Senior Vice President/ Attorneys’ Liability Assurance Society (ALAS) 

  • You are easily in my ‘top-5 of all-time’! In addition to be an excellent public speaker in manner, tone and approach, your presentation was stunningly inspiring, moving and motivational. And it wasn’t just a feel-good session. Every person in the room left with business and life-tools to use and share. But most of all, each and every one of us left the room with a more grateful heart. For me, this is the home run of home runs as we attempt to bring some light to the lives of our employees and clients.

    President/ First Allied and Cetera Advisors 

  • Such an amazing presentation today by Nicole. I just don’t even have words to describe how she hit it out of the park – pure awesomeness!

    Senior Executive/ Raytheon Technologies 

  • …she was the absolute ‘best’ speaker we have ever hired. With that, the leadership from Major Account Summit has asked, how do we give her a bonus? She was that good.

    Manager, Meeting & Events/ Kaiser Permanente

  • She was outstanding and delivered an authentic, actionable message that hit home for every executive — male or female — who is trying to set clear goals, break barriers and improve their career path. Her thought-provoking message was delivered with passion and authority. She left our audience of leading women with a clear path to achieve greatness, create change and make better, brave decisions.

    Conference Director/ Automotive News 

  • She has a compelling personal as well as professional story to tell. And she does it with a passion and vulnerability that create a strong connection with her audience. Five minutes into her presentation, you could tell that she had our group hooked. Her presentation resonated so deeply with our audience that people are still talking about her presentation a week later and employees who could not attend are asking to see the video of her presentation. Nicole is professional, organized, timely, and an all-around pleasure to work with. She was thoughtful in researching our organization and event so she could craft her discussion to fit our audience.

    Investments Director/ Fundamental Equities, Invesco Advisers, Inc. 

  • Col. Nicole Malachowski took our financial professionals by storm three weeks later, people are still talking about her. She has a unique gift of being able to relate her very interesting and exciting professional and personal life experiences to aerse audience in a completely different profession. Her genuine conversational style made each attendee feel she was talking directly to them.

    / Treasury Management Association of New York 

  • The American Forest & Paper Association highly recommends Nicole as a speaker. Her passionate storytelling and ability to connect with the audience will no doubt make her a public speaking star!

    / American Forest & Paper Association 

  • Book her now! I have worked with many speakers throughout my career and by far Nicole is the best. Easy to work with, engaged and humble. She did her homework and tied in our mission to her remarks and hit the nail on the head on how our audience of over 800 people can work together as a team. She was funny, passionate and drove home her points. We had attendees lined up for 45 minutes afterward to speak to her personally and she was gracious in speaking to every one of them.

    Director of Marketing and Public Relations/ Savannah Economic Development Authority 

  • A true honor and blessing to have Nicole Malachowski, (USAF, RET.) ignite our leadership team with her amazing story and real-life examples helping us all break through barriers. Nicole was able to read her audience and connect her points to our role as leaders in healthcare and truly engaged the entire team. Rarely do you have someone like her tell their story and authentically connect with the audience in such a way that people walk away inspired and motivated with tools and tips fueling us to reach even higher and beyond the boundaries to make a difference each and every day.

    CEO/ Asante Three Rivers Medical Center 

  • Nicole’s story is inspiring and touching as she shares the motivations, breakthroughs and lessons learned through a career of firsts and leadership lessons.  She shares her story in a humble and humorous way – you’ll laugh, gasp and shed a tear as she inspires your team to "Push the Envelope." We’ve been hosting leadership sessions every quarter for several years, and Nicole delivered our highest rated session yet.

    COO/ Children’s Hospital Colorado 

  • Our event theme was WOW(Wonder of Women). Nicole lived up to that acronym and more. Her story, presence on the stage, and great personality left 550 women speechless. There wasn’t a person in the audience that wasn’t impressed, and inspirited that they too could reach for the stars and make their dreams come true. What a remarkable woman!

    East Bay Women's Leadership Conference 

  • Nicole left our entire audience in AWE and for the remainder of the conference she was a reference point for conversations and motivation in how we could develop plans to overcome challenges of our own. If you ever have the opportunity to see or hear Nicole speak it is a must see event that will not disappoint!

    Board of Directors/ National Consumer Telecom and Utilities Exchange

  • Nicole Malachowski shares a powerful message of perseverance and resilience.  She is able to connect with her audience by being deeply authentic and vulnerable in her story telling.  We related to her on a personal level even though our inidual stories and experiences differ greatly from her own.  We all have challenges in our lives and how we choose to face those headwinds of change will be a little less daunting by taking Nicole’s lessons and putting them into practice.

    Director of Operations/ Memorial Hermann Healthcare System

  • Working with Nicole Malachowski has been one of the highlights of my career. Not only was she very personable and spoke to everyone that wanted her attention, but as a keynote, she absolutely nailed it! She took the time to call me beforehand and tailored her speech EXACTLY to our audience.

    Senior Meetings & Continuing Education Director/ Academy of Pediatric Dentistry

  • In my 14 years of working with our Conference speakers, I have never had such an immediate flood of positive feedback from our members regarding Nicole’s session. Nicole spoke on the first day of our event and I still had people talking about the session four days later at the end of the event.

    Senior Director, Education/ Club Mgrs Assoc of America

  • "Nicole's presentation surpassed our expectations!  The lessons she shared, along with personal stories, truly resonated with our audience.  Everyone took something away from her presentation.  It was a What a great role model for men and women, alike."

    Executive Director, BPAMA

  • "Everything about Nicole from start (pre-event conference call) to finish (departing event and flying back home coincidentally sitting next to the CEO and talking up the events team) was an amazing experience for everyone. I cannot wait to talk with our other clients about her and working toward securing her again for a future date."

    President and CEO/ Stonewood Entertainment

  • “Nicole absolutely brought the house down –she nailed it!!  Her charisma, authenticity, and ability to deeply connect with her audience had the room fully engaged for 60 minutes in a way I’ve never seen.  Several participants have told me it was hands-down the best presentation they’ve ever seen at a corporate event.  And I completely agree.  She is amazing!”

    Vice President. Stericycle

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