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Equip. Inspire. Empower.
Nicole “Dr. Nic” Rankine, PhD is a certified speaker, teacher, and coach with the John Maxwell Team and an International Next Generation Development Coach and Learning Disability Advocate. She provides a youth training program that focuses on the development of soft skills through career development, personal growth and leadership development. Through speaking, training, and coaching Dr. Nic works with older teens with learning disabilities to they may become confident successful adults. By overcoming her own learning challenges, Dr. Nic overcame the obstacles, labels, and low self-esteem associated with learning challenges to become a great leader, successful professional, and a mentor to many.
Dr. Nic uses her experience and passion to equip, inspire and empower young people who have learning disabilities to maximize their effectiveness in today’s challenging world. Through the study and practical application of John Maxwell’s proven leadership methods, and with over 20 years of professional experience in helping people, Dr. Nic has worked in academia and government agencies as a Health Scientist, has traveled nationally and internationally to devote her time to youth development and youth ministry and serves as an Adjunct Professor at several colleges and universities. She holds a Bachelors and Masters of Science Degree in Biology, from the University of Georgia and Georgia State, respectively, and has a Masters and Ph.D. in Public Health from Walden University.
Dr. Rankine is a devoted leader and with a passion for personal growth, leadership development and health education. She actively serves her community though her church and local, national and international missions. She is an active member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., and loves to dance, exercise, and spend time with her family and friends.
Keynote –Write Your Best Story™
This keynote focuses on the importance for LD students to develop soft skills in order for them to be successful. This keynote provides strategies for increasing the self-image, self-confidence, and self-advocacy. As a person who overcame her own learning difficulties, Dr. Nic shares her story of how the development of soft skills aided in her success as a Microbiologist, Professor, and International Speaker and Coach. This message will empower listeners remove the limiting beliefs and self-doubt that has resulted from challenges with their learning disability to see their greatness within.