in the sport of Arial Skiing. Nikki previously did an interview on Good News some years back regarding pain management in connection with a severe spinal chord injury she suffered during Olympic training. She had such a good experience, that she gave me your name.
Post Olympics, Nikki has become an award winning professional speaker. She has spoken before a number of Fortune 500 Companies on multiple business topics offering tools she picked up as an athlete. At the moment, Nikki is working with the USOC offering 2010 Olympic athletes media training and game prep guidance on topics like overcoming adversity, facing fear, and staying focused (amidst the hoopla and pressure). Thus far, she has worked with the Ski Team, the Snowboarding team, and in a few weeks will work with Figure Skaters. Nikki has been invited by the USOC to participate in more training sessions than any other Olympic athlete this year. Its a testament to how valued and talented she is.
Nikki has a new book coming out on January 26, called When Turtles Fly: Secrets of Successful People Who Know How to Stick Their Necks Out. (Publisher: Morgan James).
When Turtles Fly tells Nikkis story of defying the odds and overcoming a career ending injury during Olympic training to making Olympic sports history. In Nikkis new book, over 40 of the worlds top athletes, celebrities, leaders, and notable individuals share never before heard stories about developing their own outer shells, finding inner strength, the power of taking risks, and the importance of paying it forward. Her contributors include 2010 Winter Olympians Lindsey Vonn and Shaun White, Prince Albert of Monaco, Tommy Hilfiger, Branford Marsalis, Steve Young, and Nadia Comaneci. In addition, Nikki gives readers secrets and activities they can employ to achieve their own Turtle Effect. Nikki is donating 25% of the proceeds of the sale of her book to the American Cancer Society.
Nikki can give gold medal tips on ways people can get re-inspired personally and professionally and make 2010 a year of real change. Nikki can also give unparalleled firsthand commentary about this current roster of Olympians, can talk about what is really happening behind the scenes, what it’s like to be an Olympian including achieving instant stardom overnight and then returning to a normal life in the course of a year (a phenomenon celebrities and other athletes dont experience), the mindset of these current Olympians (very few will go on the record about how they are truly feeling at this particular time), coping with the pressure, and recovering from public missteps (which is a pretty hot topic right now.) www.nikkistone.com