Nicole Phillips is a champion for using kindness to overcome all of life’s difficulties, including her own battle with breast cancer. She spreads the message of the healing power of kindness through her public speaking and weekly column, Kindness is Contagious, which runs in newspapers in North Dakota and Minnesota. She is also the author of the book, Kindness is Contagious: 100 Stories to Remind You God is Good and So are Most People.
As Nicole often says, “Kindness has the power to transform a life, but it also has the ability to transform a single bad day-- and the life we transform with kindness is our own.”
Nicole has her Broadcast Journalism degree from the University of Wisconsin
and has worked as a television anchor and reporter in Milwaukee and Madison, Wisconsin and Fargo, North Dakota.
As Miss Wisconsin 1997, she spent the year touring the state talking to children and adults about overcoming crisis.
Nicole lives in Athens, Ohio. During the basketball season, you can find her in the stands with her three kids (dressed in matching green and white overalls) cheering wildly for her husband, Saul Phillips, and his Ohio University Men’s Basketball team.
Jones is an executive coach who wrote the handbook on building career resilience, “Think Like an Entrepreneur, Act Like a CEO.” She draws on her own experience as she talks with guests about everything from smart ways to lead, to their favorite techniques for career management and reinvention. Every segment blends good stories with practical suggestions for navigating your career.