International Motivational Keynote Speaker



Born without arms, not without attitude!


Nicky Abdinor is a Clinical Psychologist, International Speaker, and Founder of the non-profit organization, Nicky’s Drive.


Nicky is an advocate for mobility and independence and has a passion for challenging our perceptions of ability. Based in Cape Town, South Africa, Nicky has presented talks as far as the UK, USA and Australia.


Professor Jonathan Jansen listed Nicky as one of 67 South Africans who he believes emanates the values and principles of Nelson Mandela.


Nicky is always commended on being a credible agent of change. When you meet Nicky, it is hard not to recognise that she puts her message into practice!

Driving Your Dreams

Tailored to the corporate, education, and health sectors

Making Disability WORK in the Workplace

Nicky’s presentation addresses the barriers to inclusion, disability etiquette, the disclosure of disability in the workplace and reasonable accommodations.


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Nicky Abdinor is an expert on doing MORE with less.  She is an agent of change who will leave your audience believing in their abilities. They’ll learn to focus on what they CAN do!


In South Africa, we have some of the most progressive laws advocating the employment of people with disabilities.  But, attitudinal barriers create some of the biggest challenges with the recruitment, integration and advancement of people with disabilities in the workforce.


As a Clinical Psychologist with a physical disability, Nicky is the ideal speaker to address disability awareness in a company or organisation. Nicky has expert knowledge on employee wellness and the impact of “hidden” disabilities in the workplace.


Nicky is described as a “showstopper” who audiences will never forget. What makes her a unique and sought-after speaker is that not only does she have an inspiring personal story (her video clips will leave you spellbound and questioning what is possible!); her message is enhanced by her expertise as a Clinical Psychologist with an ability and understanding of creating sustainable change in our attitudes, beliefs and emotions.


Nicky delivers a message that is authentic and captivating, with lessons that are easily translated into actions in our careers and personal lives. With her witty sense of humour and natural speaking ability, Nicky not only keeps the attention of the audience, but also spurs them to action!