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Journalist, Author, Speaker & MC


As a Journalist, Nicole spent 20 years in Australian television working as a Reporter, Producer and Presenter.

A key player at 24-hour news channel Sky News for a decade, Nicole and her hotelier husband moved to Hong Kong in 2010 where they lived for four years before moving to Xi’an, North West China in 2014. Nicole has continued her work as a journalist, writer, speaker and author, becoming the creative go-to-girl for anything media-related in the Asia-Pacific region.

With communications her specialty, Nicole's work has included hosting premier events in Australia, Hong Kong, China and the Philippines, presenting corporate videos as well as media training and consulting. Nicole's wide-ranging articles from lifestyle to political pieces are regularly published in magazines, newspapers and online publications around the globe, including Huffington Post, the Sydney Morning Herald and Sunday Life.

Current Work:

Having returned to Sydney, Nicole continues to freelance in all things media related.

Nicole's memoir China Blonde was published in October 2020, and is about one family's journey to the Middle Kingdom where they discover the power of love friendship and finding your place in the world.

China Blonde isn’t just another ex-pat story about landing on foreign shores, it’s about China, a country that's currently making news headlines around the globe on a daily basis.
Nicole’s memoir is extremely timely as we watch many countries questioning their future relationship with this superpower. Yet, still, most people only know China as a burgeoning economic power with a Communist party-led government.

China Blonde has been featured in the Australian Financial Review and Sunday Life, among others, and offers a rare, personal (at times humorous) and educated insight into the Middle Kingdom.

The book includes Nicole's personal journey told with the warmth and humour that has seen her blog Mint Mocha Musings: The Hotelier’s Wife, an Expat Affair Around the Globe, become critically acclaimed.

Nicole is now working on her second book - a contemporary fiction novel set in Hong Kong.

As well as continuing her freelance writing, Nicole is available to MC, facilitate or speak at events about living overseas, stepping out of your comfort zone, taking a risk and reinventing yourself.

Nicole is also available as a media trainer and writer.

She has a basic command of Mandarin and continues to study Chinese weekly, in the hope of one day becoming fluent.

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.
I was an attendee at today’s Global Women's Virtual Summit and wanted to thank you for sharing your personal story with us and challenging us think about how we can reinvent ourselves while also staying true to our passions. Lalitha Thirunagari

Thank you very much for the great presentation at the Global Virtual Summit on March 26, 2020. You showed so much of human warmth and wisdom, vulnerability and strength! In the time of uncertainty, it is valuable more than ever. I deeply appreciate the wisdom you shared today! Thank you!!!

Svetalana Greenberg
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