NICKY AbdinorNicky Abdinor

Nicky will be speaking at the Power Series Women’s Month in Cape Town on 29 August.  Her topic is “The Power of Focusing on What You CAN do

“Born without arms, not without attitude!”

Nicky Abdinor is a Clinical Psychologist, Inspirational Speaker and Founder of the non-profit organization, Nicky’s Drive. Following the completion of her Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology at Stellenbosch University, Nicky lectured Psychology students part-time and established her private practice at Milnerton Medi-Clinic in Cape Town. Her therapeutic focus is on Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy – she is a firm believer that it’s not our situation but how we think about our situation, that determines our emotional well-being. Nicky began giving talks during her university years when people saw her potential to inspire audiences. She is now a professional member of the PSASA (Cape Chapter). Her speaking career highlights are when she was invited to speak at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee in 2012 (she did 9 talks in 5 days!) and her selection as a TedX speaker in 2013. Nicky is always commended on being a credible agent of change whether you are connecting with her one-on-one or in an audience. When you meet Nicky, it is hard not to recognise that she puts her message into practice!


  • “Nicky has developed the fine art of communicating with very large and small audiences in ways that not only keeps the attention of the listeners, but spurs them to action.” Prof Jonathan Jansen, Vice-Chancellor, University of the Free State
  • “Nicky was a showstopper, literally, out of the 12 guest speakers on display, she was the only one to receive a standing ovation.” Conrad Harley, TrickyT Concepts (Spur Annual Convention)
  • “You touched the hearts and minds of everyone in the room.” Anthea Scholtz, Deloitte & Touche
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