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WACM: We are increasingly seeing more women pushing the boundaries in business and being recognized for their contributions. What do you think is behind this shift in women “leaning in” (if we can borrow from Cheryl Sandberg)?
N: Our trajectory has been pointing in this direction for a long time. While progress has been [relatively] slow, it's simply been a matter of time. The compounding effect of a small group of women rallying for the vote, has grown to the possibility of our first female president. More women are gathering behind the idea of our own power, and speaking up and speaking out.
WACM: Why did you choose to carve time out of your already packed schedule to speak at Women As Change Makers?
N: I think that's its very important to always take time to give back. Pulling people together towards a common cause is my passion. The idea of giving back to bold women and generating brilliant ideas spoke to me. Plus, this is my community and its important to me to connect and give back to those women, to inspire synergy.
BIO: Nikki Warren is the founder of Kaia FIT, a women’s focused program that currently has 55+ locations, in 6 different states. She has coached gymnastics, fitness, running, triathlon training and snowboarding for 20+ years. She brings the same motivation and expertise to her public appearances, giving attendees the tools to live a centered, healthy life. “Life isn’t a dress rehearsal,” she says. “Every single moment we’re given the opportunity to live our best.”
Drawing on these years of experience, Warren has expanded from coaching high-level athletes into leadership training. To women across the country on how to run a successful business, in addition to a successful life. Through the teachings of work-life balance, and simple steps to creating the life you deserve, Warren has streamlined her training down to three simple steps to thrive: Get Your Mind Right, Strength for Life, and Gather Your Tribe.
With her non-traditional upbringing, young motherhood, and touch and go birth of her youngest, Kai, Nikki approaches all interactions with a positive attitude and wealth of information, both personal and learned. She is an incredibly encouraging role model for any woman, young or old.
She currently lives in Lake Tahoe, running 3 businesses with her husband Ed, hockey-obsessed son Kai & their active pup, Laila. Warren has more than 15 years’ experience of public speaking on health, fitness and nutrition, and has been featured in various magazines, including Fitness Magazine, while also presenting at both TedX and Vistage.