Time to THRIVE…

Here’s a big hearty welcome – this online space is where I share my varied contributions with the world as a Performing Heartist (which encapsulates my story-weaving, poetry, MCing, Keynote Talks, Hosting, facilitating and many other ways I share my heart – on stage, screen and in person).

Great Bliss is found when we share joy with another

In a nutshell: I am a Zimbabwean born, Southern African, world-traveling Story Weaver, Performing Heartist and Thrive Coach. I am passionately supporting folks to thrive and live the joyfully wonder-filled lives of their dreams. My clients vary from young leaders across all creeds, to corporate teams and even the littlest young humans – as I often enthuse joy as early childhood development programs too.


To thrive – is to live in a way where all wins

My latest two projects are co-creations – there’s the Story Of Unconditional Love (SOUL) Circus ,which creates immersive thrive experiences for active citizens to be the change, and the brand new Real TV Docu-series – THRIVORS -21days from Survivor to Thrivor, both were piloted in 2019 and the story will be revealed on Screens in 2020.

I believe we are all part of one awesome miracle called life, and I celebrate being part of the SOULution. I deeply care, enthuse joy and play with the loVe I have for ALL beings and all things, and remain committed to ways that expand our ability to thrive and love more. I’m actively co-creating ways and spaces where unity, loVe, peace and ease and grace is the norm for ALL! I see our future where ALL are thriving, living in the WIN WIN WINS. I win, others win and our world wins – all together!”

Nicola Jackman

Here’s a little bit more of a bio on my workings in this world:

Performing Heartist

Nicola has taken her Soap Opera acting journey from Isidingo in 1998, to much greater levels on stage and screen, where she continues to be a popular Story Weaver, MC & Keynote Speaker of choice. From conferences to board rooms – she travels internationally enthusing joyous delight as an MC, or with her keynote talks (see her TedXCapeTown Talk – Here), story weaving sessions, “Popuptheatre”, her spoken-word UV show “LooneyVerse” and her acclaimed one woman family show and book “MAfrika”

Nicola is also a Thrive coach and joy catalyst – as the founder of The UPliftment Programme (www.theup.org.za) a successful South African rooted charity inspiring humanKIND to practice being both human and KIND, they’ve trained up hundreds of volunteers – who share love and joy in homes and hospitals – bringing emotional care to those that need it most. This focus on joy – gave Nicola the awesome opportunity of being a TedX Cape Town speaker in 2014. She was also one of Glamour Magazine’s Women of the Year in 2013 and in 2015 she became a global ambassador of kindness.

“I’ve been a performing heartist for most of my life, professionally on stage & screen for 24 years and my stand for humanKIND has me MCing, coaching and mentoring for the past 15 years too. I love encouraging good people to live joyfully thriving lives. I share tools in groups and in person and I’m grateful to have supported hundreds of individuals to live happier and healthier lives .

Thanks for taking the time to pop-in… I appreciate how our times are changing and how many of us are uniting to co-create a new story for all, a peace-loving, joyous, unified world.

I would love to hear from you – if you’ve something you’d like to share – please drop me a message here. To optimise your time – there’s summaries of what I do below and or you can just go ahead and book me here for your Thrive Coaching session.

from those UPLIFTED by JOY Training and or MC-ing…

“Nicola’s approaches to cultivating internal peace and compassion is transformative. She is able to deeply connect with individuals to help re-connnect them with their own self, and helps guide each person to be the best they can be. If you’re looking to explore new possibilities in growing personally and professionally, Nicola’s methods will certainly help bring new meaning and positive perspective into your life.”– Yehuda Silverman, P.h.D.

“Nicola is phenomenally talented and the best MC in the world! Everyone needs to laugh more and she always knows exactly how to be a catalyst of genuine smiles and Laughter with EVERYONE she meets. Such compassion and peace power. Faith in Abundance! I believe in her talent and skill. One-on-one sessions with Nikki, or a massive hall/room/ festival of people…she engages, captivates, leads and inspires from the heart. The world is definitely her playground. I would love people everywhere to experience Soul Circus and MAfrika. Wise words, beautiful song, entertaining characters with a mission to heal our divides within and without.” Barbra Cowley Peace Publicist

“And being a champion clown herself, Nikki gave us a good giggle too, with a side-splitting 10 minute session” HEART, Cape Town

“With today’s fear and stress, Nikki’s talks are a breath of fresh air!  Her bubbly and joyful interaction guides everyone out of their heads and into Giggling Gaffaws…”
Synergy Seminars, Namibia

Nikki puts a lot of energy into her workshops and it germinated a seed in our minds that we should try and look on the bright side; A worthwhile workshop –I’ll definitely use Nikki’s services again.”Mark Jennings WCape, Pick ‘n Pay.

from Group Joy Coaching – Blooming Time

“Exceptional Course!! Exceptional facilitator!!Can’t recommend it enough!! Life changing!! Do yourselves a favor and sign up for the next one !!!” Jenny Braun

“This is one of the most lovely courses I have been on. Nicola Jackman is a gem and a deep beautiful soul. If you feel that it’s time to let go of your fears and start blooming… on a deeper more soulful level then get yourself signed up!” Karen Dineo Chapman

“What I quickly discovered was that this course was not about what was wrong with me. It was all about discovering what was RIGHT about me. Unlike other self-help and self-exploration courses I had done (that analyzed my shortcomings so I could constructively know where to begin correcting) IT’S ABOUT BLOOMING TIME took the approach of showing me where I am already beautiful and blooming – and AMPLIFIED THAT. Above all tools and information shared, Nicola Jackman’s personal and sincere input and guidance was the center for our development and unfolding. Kind, direct, supportive and focussed, Nikki both allowed the group to naturally flow where they needed to and directed the current of our explorations.” Frances Freedom Flight

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