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Nicky Abdinor

Clinical Psychologist, Founder Of The Non-profit Organisation, Nicky’s Drive

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Nicky Abdinor


Nicky Abdinor is a Clinical Psychologist, Motivational Speaker, and Founder of the non-profit organisation, Nicky’s Drive.

She is an advocate for diversity and inclusion, has a passion for challenging our perceptions of ability. Based in Cape Town, South Africa, she gained international recognition following her TEDx talk, “Driving Dreams.” Nicky is always commended on being a credible agent of change. When you meet her, it is hard not to recognise that she puts her message into practice!

Nicky’s keynote talk entitled “Cultivating Optimism” is more relevant than ever. Nicky interweaves her personal story with key concepts in psychology to look at how we are able to face adversity and challenge with hope, optimism and curiosity. Nicky is a firm believer that we need to stop asking ourselves “CAN we do it?” but rather ask ourselves, “HOW can we do it?!” We need to stop comparing ourselves to others and use what we have.


  • Reigniting self-belief
  • Focusing on what you CAN do
  • Tolerating uncertainty
  • Mastering bravery
  • Adapting to change
  • Adopting an attitude of gratitude

What makes Nicky a unique and sought-after keynote speaker is that not only does she have an inspiring personal story (her video clips will leave you spellbound and questioning what is possible!); her message is enhanced by her expertise as a Clinical Psychologist with an ability and understanding of creating sustainable change in our attitudes, beliefs and emotions.

Right now, we are being tested physically and psychologically beyond the imaginable. Nicky recognises that while many aspects of this global crisis are universal, each team or organisation that she works with will also have unique needs and challenges to be incorporated in her presentation. In a climate of extreme uncertainty, what Nicky knows for sure, is that our mindset will be intrinsic to how we adapt to a world that is constantly changing.

Nicky delivers a message that is authentic and captivating, with lessons that are easily translated into actions in our careers and personal lives. With her witty sense of humour and natural speaking ability, Nicky not only keeps the attention of the audience, but also spurs them to action!


Nicky has the ability to connect with and inspire audiences across multiple geographies, cultures, languages and genders. As the client, Nicky makes me the hero of any event. Certainly the one in a million find in keynote speakers.

Travelport (Middle East & South Asia)

Resilience, adaptability, and perseverance have new meanings for me because of Nicky Abdinor!

SAP Ariba

I would like to express my thanks for your energy, humour, motivation, resilience and for being such an impressive and impactful raconteur. I left your orbit as a stronger leader!

Procurement Leaders™

Available for:

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Bespoke Events
Corporate Keynote Speaking
Inspirational Talks
Motivational Speaking
Public Appearances
Public Speaking
Virtual Events

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