Journalist, Writer, Presenter, Media Consultant, Master of Ceremonies and Moderator, Nicole spent 20 years in Australian television as a reporter, producer and presenter. A key player at 24 hour news channel Sky News for a decade, when Nicole and her hotelier husband moved to Hong Kong in 2010 and then Xi’an, North West China in 2014, Nicole was quickly able to establish herself as the creative go-to-girl for anything media related in Asia-Pacific.
With communications her specialty, Nicole's work has included hosting premier business awards in Hong Kong, China and the Philippines, presenting corporate videos across China and media training and consulting for Hong Kong and Australian companies; as well as a guest on RTHK Radio 3’s morning show as an expert blogger. Nicole's wide-ranging articles from lifestyle to political pieces are regularly published in magazines and online publications around the globe.
Her biggest achievement today though (besides mastering chopsticks) is navigating life in a foreign country, namely 2nd tier China.
Having recently returned to Sydney after seven years in Asia, Nicole continues to freelance in all things media related. She is also knee-deep in writing her book on life in China. Whilst there are many books on China’s economy, the nation’s history and how to do business with China, there are not so many stories on the ‘people’ of China today - in particular, who they are, where they’ve come from and what their lives are really like as the country transitions from an essentially, developing nation to a world super power.
As China becomes a global force to be reckoned with, Nicole wants to help the world understand more about the real China and what a fascinating place the Middle Kingdom is.
In her book (working title #ThisisChina) she also adds her personal stories and the warmth and humour that has seen her blog Mint Mocha Musings: The Hotelier’s Wife, an Expat Affair in Asia become critically acclaimed.
If you’d like someone to speak at your event who is well versed on the China of today with a warm and witty touch, Nicole’s first hand experience makes her the right person for you. Nicole is also happy to MC, facilitate or moderate any events, particularly those with an Asian influence.
Nicole has a basic command of Mandarin and continues to study Chinese weekly in the hope of one day becoming fluent.
"Carol really went above and beyond to help me find the right speaker for my event. She was honest, open and easy to deal with at all times and went above and beyond the call of duty!"
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