Nadia George

Nadia George

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Toronto , Ontario

Leadership, Performance, Mental Health, Resilience, Youth Engagement Expert - Transforming Lives

Nadia George, a Toronto-based luminary of mixed Indigenous heritage from the Nahua nation in El Salvador, merges activism and therapeutic wellness coaching. Her "two-eyed" perspective intertwines personal experiences with professional expertise, championing causes like clean water, mental health, and environmental justice. As a registered therapist and certified trauma integration clinician (CTIC), Nadia advocates for the vital role of wellness coaching, especially in the entertainment industry. Her accolades include the Waterfront Awards for community activism and the Ontario Premier's Award of Excellence. Nadia serves as an ambassador for organizations like Water First and Child Welfare PAC, emphasizing the power of allyship and education in driving meaningful change.

NADIA GEORGE BIOGRAPHY

Nadia George, a multi-award-winning luminary, is a dynamic force combining her mixed Indigenous heritage with a fervent dedication to activism and therapeutic wellness coaching. Born in Canada and based in Toronto, Nadia’s journey of reconnecting to her Indigenous roots from the Nahua nation in El Salvador – mixed with her European roots, guides Nadia along her path through a two-eyed seeing lens.

Nadia George weaves her personal experiences, artistic passion, and professional expertise into a powerful narrative, championing vital causes like clean drinking water, mental health awareness, and environmental justice.

As a “two-eyed” seeing woman – combined with her journey through the Child welfare system and the deep impact endured from environmental injustices, underscores her stance on the pressing need for solution-oriented dialogues, while championing vital causes like clean drinking water, mental health awareness, environmental justice, and shedding light on the imperative role of a therapeutic wellness coach in the entertainment industry.

Nadia George’s unique contribution extends beyond the spotlight, shedding light on the imperative role of a therapeutic wellness coach in the entertainment industry, evolving from a mere asset to an absolute necessity. A versatile artist, registered therapist, and a certified trauma integration clinician (CTIC), Nadia consults with corporate and entertainment spheres, nurturing environments that prioritize the well-being of all involved. Her work encompasses both television and commercial productions, offering therapeutic wellness coaching and consultations, both on and off set. During these consultations, Nadia illuminates the indispensable role of a Wellness coach with CTIC accreditation, especially in handling sensitive or trauma-triggering script content. Her remarkable projects include collaborations with Ronald McDonald House and her pivotal role in the success of the captivating mini-series “Little Bird,” now available on various streaming platforms and PBS in the USA.

Nadia’s unceasing commitment to advocacy garners accolades in spheres such as Indigenous equity, environmental justice, and mental health. In 2023, she received the prestigious Waterfront Awards for community activism, following her 2021 recognition with the Ontario Premier’s Award of Excellence in the creative arts category. Notably, in 2020, she was celebrated with the Distinguished Alumni award by the Georgian College Board of Governors.

As an esteemed ambassador for charitable organizations including Water First, Child Welfare PAC, and the Dreamcatcher Charitable Foundation, Nadia George remains ardently dedicated to the power of allyship and connection, firmly believing that true change commences with education and awareness.

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Registered Therapist, Certified Trauma Integrated Clinician & Actor

Nadia George Topic Presentations

body then mind - the impact of trauma

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  • Nadia George takes the audience through what, how and why somatic therapy is beneficial. She covers how trauma is held and released through the body, intergenerational trauma, and the various forms of post-traumatic stress disorders. She will help attendees understand the distinctions between helping professionals and how they can co-exist. Exploration with the audience about the differences of being trauma informed and trauma certified, and why combining medicinal holistic and westernized approaches can have a powerful effect on the healing journey. In this talk individuals will gain a better understanding of why processing through the body is a necessity in a person’s health care routine, and the benefits of mindfulness based approaches.

green-space in the workplace

wellness in the entertainment industry

leadership

environmental equity and justice

resiliency and adversity

youth empowerment and motivation

Testimonials

We had the pleasure of welcoming Nadia George to lead a session for our team on understanding from a different perspective. I can say without a doubt that the session was incredibly eye-opening for myself and the entire team. Nadia did an amazing job of sharing historical information, much-needed context, and tactics on how we as a team can help support the Indigenous community. On behalf of the Weber Shandwick Canada team, we are incredibly grateful that Nadia took the time to share her perspective and experiences with our team, and we would highly recommend Nadia’s services to any organization.

Gabe Mederos

Vice President, Integrated Media Strategy
Weber Shandwick

I had the wonderful opportunity to have Nadia George at a CrossBow Miles Canada event. CrossBow Miles is an incorporated non profit dedicated to educating women and girls in India. As founder and CEO, I have several volunteers, who contribute to the cause. One of our main events was a Career Breakfast at an Oakville high-school. Several successful individuals spoke about their career paths and answered any questions in a panel. We opened with Nadia’s speech. Personally, I had invited Nadia due to her impressive achievements in media; I had followed her on instagram for quite some time and she was a fairly well known public figure. I was less familiar with her great public speaking...

Kiran Kumar

Founder
Crossbow Canada

I have been working with Nadia George in a number of capacities (as an actress, BIPOC Committee member etc.) Nadia is a class act with empathy radiating from every fiber of her being. When she listens she hears and when she looks she sees. She has the strength to let herself be vulnerable. I always feel just a little more connected and real after a meeting or session with her.

Lewis Baumander

Founder
LB Acting Studio

On behalf of our 90,000+ graduates around the world, I want to extend our heartfelt congratulations on the many successes that Nadia George experienced since graduating from Georgian College in 2009, and recognize her as an ambassador for the values of our Alumni Association. Her volunteer efforts to support organizations like the Child Welfare PAC and Influencers Motiv8 have been a source of inspiration for many, and have been a shining example for others to follow. In 2019, our college was honoured to host Nadia as a keynote speaker at our Crystal Ball Dream Gala, with proceeds supporting scholarships and bursaries for students experiencing financial need, and in 2020 – we celebrated...

Jamie Campbell

Manager, Alumni Engagement, Annual and Legacy Giving
Georgian College

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Indigenous Activist Nadia George on the Importance of Reconnecting with Nature

SHEDOESTHECITY

As an environmental activist and therapist, I see first-hand the difference being in nature can make – and what better time to honour our Mother Earth than this April, during Earth Month. Numerous studies have found that spending time outdoors in natural settings can reduce stress, anxiety and depression, while enhancing mood and overall well-being.
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Water First Ambassador Nadia George Brings Awareness To Water Issues Affecting Indigenous Communities

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In recognition of World Water Day, which takes place on March 22 annually, Water First Ambassador and Indigenous Activist Nadia George is raising awareness about critical water issues affecting Indigenous communities across Canada.
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10 Young Indigenous Women Leading the Way for the Next Generation

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In addition to having over 10 years of experience in the field of social services, Nadia George is an award-winning Nahua-Canadian actor, as well as an Indigenous rights and youth advocate. She pushes for positive outcomes for youth aging out of care, while her acting roles have brought attention to such critical topics as the plight of MMIWG2S (see the award-winning Her Water Drum).
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Taking Action Inspired by Indigenous Activist — Nadia George

INNOVATING CANADA

Nadia’s interest in being a volunteer ambassador for Water First came from her heart. After losing her father to the lack of access to clean drinking water, she knew she had to use her agency to expose the harm and neglect Indigenous communities experience. She chose to advocate for Water First because of their collaborative approach to working with Indigenous communities.
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