Nicole Velik

Director and Founder, The Ideas Bodega.


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.

Nicole is an in-demand speaker is because she makes innovation exciting and tangible for her audiences. They leave her keynotes with a practical tool-kit for innovation and audiences generate breakthrough ideas for their own innovation challenges during the keynote.

Current work

She is also the host of CreativeMornings Sydney – A global lecture series for the creative industry. Sydney is one of 190 cities around the world to take part each month.

Previous experience

Training: 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, Edelman PR, eBay, Havas Worldwide, STW Group, Ogilvy, Hill + Knowlton, Foxtel, Seven Network, SBS, The BBC and Google.

Advertising: 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 workplace cultures. She founded The Ideas Bodega in 2009 as a way to combine her passions and skill of empowering people, brands and creativity.

Speaker: 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.

b>Media: 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.


Talking Points
Creativity is Everyone's Business
Leading Creativity: How to ignite creativity and innovation in your organisation