Nicole Gibson (24) is known as a multi-award winning social entrepreneur, but she prefers to be seen as an unstoppable messenger of love and human potential. Nicole is a fierce ambassador for mental health, innovation and connection after recovering from her own terrifying lived experience with anorexia nervosa through her teenage years. Nicole is currently the Chief Executive Officer of two local youth organisations; The Rogue & Rouge Foundation and Startup Apprentice, as well as the youngest Commonwealth Commissioner for Health in history, advising directly to the Australian Federal Health Minister and Prime Minister.
When Nicole was 18 years old she established a Not-for-Profit The Rogue & Rouge Foundation, while completing two national speaking tours. In 2016 at age 22, Nicole became the CEO of Startup Apprentice, the partner organisation to Rogue & Rouge founded by local entrepreneurs Sam Winter and Sharon Hunneybell.
In Nicole’s career so far, she has facilitated workshops and presentations with over a quarter of a million Australians. She is a skilled and experienced motivational speaker and facilitator, developing her own facilitation methods early on in her career, which continue to evolve. She draws upon 10 years of theatre training as the basis of her facilitation style.