Nicole Velik

Founder, The Ideas Bodega

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Nicole Velik is a leading Innovation and Creativity speaker, facilitator, trainer and consultant. She is the founder of an innovation facilitation and training company, The Ideas Bodega. For over a decade Nicole has facilitated and trained organizations across The United States, Australia, Europe, New Zealand, Africa and Asia. Her clients include The United Nations, Nike, Nestle, AMP, LEGO, Johnson and Johnson, Woolworths, Westpac, Coca-Cola, Caltex, Pepsi, JWT, TBWA, One Green Bean, Aegis Dentsu, eBay, Havas Worldwide, STW Group, Ogilvy, Hill + Knowlton, Foxtel, Seven Network, SBS, The BBC and Google. Nicole’s background is in advertising as a brand strategist. She spent most of her time in advertising working at Saatchi &Saatchi in Sydney and KBP in New York City. When Nicole returned to Australia in 2008 she pursued her passion for innovation and developing creative workplace cultures. She founded The Ideas Bodega in 2009 as a way to combine her passions of empowering people, brands and creativity. Nicole is a regular speaker on creativity and innovation and has educated, entertained and inspired audiences at global conferences such as Vivid Ideas, Ad:Tech, Promax BDA, Creative Innovation 2015, CREA and Emergence Creative. A recognised thought leader on creativity and innovation, Nicole is regularly interviewed and has been part of round table discussions for the Australian Financial Review, The ABC, CMO Magazine and the Collective Magazine. She is also the host and curator of CreativeMornings Sydney - A global lecture series for the creative industry. Sydney is one of 200 cities around the world to take part each month.