A bestselling author, performer, and motivational speaker, Nicole Johnson is one of the most sought-after creative communicators in America today. Her unique ability to blend humor with compassion as she captures the inner-most feelings of women facing life’s daily struggles, has enabled her to create a unique sense of community for women of all ages.
Playing to sold-out crowds of approximately three million women as part of the nation’s largest women’s conference, Nicole Johnson’s “Fresh Brewed Life®" message is giving “Hope for the Daily Grind” to thoughtful women who are motivated but often find themselves overextended. She addresses issues ranging from the comedic struggle of motherhood to the tragedy of dealing with breast cancer, and issues in between, like “What am I going to wear?” and “How will I cope with football season?”
Where does Nicole’s wisdom come from?
The youngest of five children, Nicole grew up in the southeastern United States, primarily in Louisiana. Like many women across America and around the world, she has faced challenges in her life: the divorce of her parents, childhood loneliness, loved ones touched by breast cancer and Alzheimer’s disease, and a difficult marriage ultimately ending in her own painful divorce. In the midst of all the brokenness, Nicole gathered together the pieces of her pain and formulated a life-changing philosophy: Life’s greatest value can be found in these broken pieces.
Nicole has 20 years’ experience as an actor, television host and producer, and has published seven books and a variety of curricula regarding relationships. For three years, she wrote and performed dramatic sketches with relationship expert Dr. Gary Smalley, bringing her unique perspective to his seminars. For the Revlon Run/Walk for women’s cancers Nicole performed her “Stepping into the Ring” vignette before a crowd of 40,000 in Times Square. Currently, she is working with Dr. Neil Clark Warren, founder of eharmony.com to create dramatic sketches for their interactive online site for married couples: www.marriage.eharmony.com. Nicole has a long-standing relationship with Dr. Warren, having worked with him on the launch of eharmony.com—his widely successful matching service for singles. As well as writing and performing sketches at Women of Faith events, Nicole writes and directs the dramas for The Revolve Tour (www.revolvetour.com).
When not hosting or performing, Nicole travels the globe for fun, and often with the international relief organization World Vision. She is writing her eighth book and pursuing a television talk show. Her best-selling debut, Fresh Brewed Life, is one of Nicole’s most popular works providing readers with a fresh, relatable and authentic approach to being a woman in today’s society. Her latest release, Dramatic Encounters with God: 7 Life-Changing Lessons of Love (W Publishing, 2007), takes readers on an imaginative journey into the real stories of real people whose lives were forever changed by a dramatic encounter with God - and found hope along the way.
Although she travels extensively, Nicole makes her home in Santa Monica, California with her husband, their son Elliot, and their dog, Chloe. She enjoys writing at a local coffee shop, dining with friends, and walking on the beach.
“We live in a world of great beauty and enormous pain. I like to write about the strange way they come together on the shores of hope.”