Nikki Bradley

Adaptive Adventurer, Disability Ambassador and Motivator

why book nikki?

  • Nikki, diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma at 16, survived the rare and often deadly bone cancer, sparking her journey as an adaptive adventurer
  • Nikki attempted a Guinness World Record in Holland, climbed challenging terrains in Iceland, and became the first crutch user to climb four Irish mountains in under 32 hours
  • As one of Ireland’s leading female motivational speakers, Nikki shares her inspiring story of overcoming challenges and embracing life after cancer

Biography

Nikki Bradley is an adaptive adventurer and one of Ireland’s leading female motivational speakers.

Diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma at aged 16 and surviving the rare and often deadly form of bone cancer, offered Nikki a unique opportunity to restart her life at a young age. She is the founder of ‘Fighting Fit For Ewing’s’, which aims to increase awareness about the disease as well as participating in physical challenges. The Donegal native attempted a Guinness World Record in Holland, tackled a route of the Solheimajokull glacier in Iceland, climbed The Sturrall in Donegal which is one of Ireland’s most outstanding sea cliffs and abseiled off it, completed the Fan Dance – a gruelling 24km trek through the snowy Brecon Beacons in Wales – all while relying on crutches.

In July 2018, Nikki became the first crutch user to climb four Irish mountains on crutches in less than 32 hours and in 2019 she completed a summer half marathon and a monumental visit to Tanzania, Africa where she volunteered with suicide prevention organisation ALPS.

Topics

Growth Mindset

Drawing on her own experiences Nikki offers interactive talks on mindset and its importance for personal and professional development.

The Power of Resilience in the Workplace

Nikki works with national organisations delivering modules on resilience

testimonials

“Nikki is an incredibly authentic speaker. She had her audience of 300 in Alkermes in her hand as she told her amazing story of incredible strength and resilience in such a natural way. I strongly recommend Nikki for any public event where you are looking to have your audience inspired.”

Kevin Brady, Alkermes General Manager

“The feedback from the team has been phenomenal. Thanks Nikki for a very inspiring talk.”

Deirdre O’Shaughnessy, Bank of America Merrill Lynch