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Journalist, writer, media consultant MC, and moderator.


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.

Current work

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 memoir on life in China.

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.

Previous experience

Hosting: With communications as her specialty, Nicole's work has included hosting premier events across Asia Pacific, as well as presenting corporate videos and media training, along with consulting for various Asia Pacific companies.

Writer: Nicole is also a writer and blogger who was honoured to be a guest on RTHK Radio 3’s morning show as an expert blogger.

Published: Nicole's wide-ranging articles from lifestyle to political pieces are regularly published in magazines and online publications around the globe, including the Sydney Morning Herald and Huffington Post.

Her biggest achievement today though (besides mastering chopsticks) is navigating life in a foreign country, namely 2nd tier China.

Author: In her memoir, 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 Around the Globe, has become critically acclaimed.

Talking Points

Living a Life Less Ordinary: How to feel fulfilled and proud with no regrets!

Can’t make up your mind on what it is you’re meant to do in life? Keep stopping and starting projects and ideas? Haven’t got the focus or mindset to stick at anything but know you’ve got one chance to live your best life? Let Nicole tell you her secrets to success and show you how to live a life less ordinary!

Living and Working in China

Understanding China’s culture and customs.

Attracting the Right Media Attention

Telling and selling your story.
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