Nicole Rakowski

Nicole Rakowski

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Hamilton, Ontario

Adversity Survivor | Overcoming Trauma | Resilience | Entrepreneur | Well Being & Transformation

Nicole Rakowski, a successful entrepreneur and PhD candidate in Health Management, has become an inspiration for thousands worldwide. Despite enduring a life-altering accident in 2017, Rakowski's resilience and determination have propelled her to new heights. Using fitness as her motivation, she transformed her pain into personal growth and empowerment. Rakowski now shares her story through public engagements, emphasizing the importance of mental resilience, physical activity, and personal well-being. As a competitive body-builder and fitness expert, she has appeared on international publication covers and served as a keynote speaker at conferences. Rakowski's journey has shaped her into an exceptional motivational speaker, encouraging individuals to overcome obstacles and reach their full potential. With her wealth of knowledge in health management, leadership, and global health, Rakowski brings credibility to her presentations. Furthermore, she is known for her philanthropic efforts and significant impact on the fitness industry. Through her captivating social media presence, Rakowski continues to inspire individuals from all backgrounds.
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All Things Fitness and Wellness

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The Motivation Method: Nicole Rakowski's Fitsentive Story
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Big Idea Big Moves

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Nicole Rakowski: Success after Trauma, Branding and Rewarding Workouts
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Compassion & Courage: Conversations in Healthcare

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Nicole Rakowski - Compassionate Strangers in a Moment of Crisis

NICOLE RAKOWSKI BIOGRAPHY

Nicole Rakowski, a distinguished doctoral candidate in Health Management, stands as a beacon of resilience and inspiration to people across the globe. Known for her accomplishments as a competitive body-building athlete, an accomplished entrepreneur, and a renowned fitness expert, Nicole co-founded Fitsentive, a pioneering Fitness App that has revolutionized the wellness journey of countless individuals. Her voyage has been defined by triumph over adversity, making her a revered international figure who has empowered thousands with her remarkable story of grit, determination, and perseverance.

Nicole’s transformative journey began amidst the picturesque landscapes of Iceland, where she faced a life-altering incident that forever changed the course of her life. In February 2017, a seemingly idyllic hot spring turned into a nightmare, as Nicole Rakowski found herself engulfed in boiling and acidic mud, enduring excruciating pain and unimaginable terror. Yet, in the face of such unfathomable adversity, Nicole summoned a strength that surpassed all expectations, rising above her circumstances to fight for her life.

Today, Nicole Rakowski carries the physical and emotional scars of her ordeal, displaying them not as signs of weakness but as symbols of courage and resilience. With unwavering determination, she transformed her tragedy into a catalyst for personal growth and empowerment.

Nicole Rakowski discovered her motivation through fitness following her life-altering experience. The trauma she endured, coupled with subsequent medical challenges, profoundly affected her outlook on life, instilling in her an extraordinary sense of resilience and motivation.

Her talks are adorned with insights and experiences that explore the intricate connection between mental resilience, motivation, physical activity, and personal well-being. Nicole’s personal journey, marked by her triumph over physical and emotional obstacles, serves as a powerful example of resilience and determination. As a testament to her exceptionalism, Nicole Rakowski has graced the covers of internationally renowned publications such as STRONG and Muscle Memory Magazine, captivating readers with her story of grit as her saving grace. She has delivered keynote speeches at conferences and participated in panel discussions, always emphasizing the significance of overcoming adversity. Nicole’s articles have been published in numerous academic and mainstream magazines, including the well-known ‘Muscle and Health,’ where she explored the possibility of living to 100. Furthermore, she has lent her voice to podcasts like Compassionate Strangers in a Moment of Crisis, Compassion @ Courage: Conversations in Healthcare, and Tell Me What Happened, winning numerous awards for her contribution.

Beyond her achievements, Nicole Rakowski brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to her presentations. With an undergraduate degree in Life Sciences and a graduate degree in Global Health from McMaster University, she is currently pursuing her doctoral degree in Health Management through the esteemed DeGroote School of Business. Her research interests encompass digital health technologies, fitness and physiology, and strategies to enhance health engagement. Prestigious publications have recognized Nicole’s accomplishments, as demonstrated by her selection as one of NYC Journal’s Top 40 Under 40 in January 2024 and her feature in Entrepreneurs Herald’s Top 20 Entrepreneur Leaders in February 2024. These accolades solidify her status as a highly successful entrepreneur.

Nicole’s survival journey has not only transformed her own life but has also become a testament to the indomitable strength that resides within every individual. Her story has touched, inspired, and forever changed the lives of countless individuals, serving as a reminder of the boundless resilience that dwells within us all.

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40 Under 40 2024

The NYC Journal

The NYC Journal Presents The 40 Under 40 Class Of 2024: 40 Of The Brightest Disruptors, Thought Leaders And Experts In Their Industries. Nicole Rakowski, a seasoned entrepreneur and fitness expert with over 15 years of experience, has made a significant impact on the fitness industry. With a net worth exceeding 3.5 million dollars, she is the co-founder, chief fitness officer and strategic industry expert behind the revolutionary Fitness App, Fitsentive.
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Top 20 Women Entrepreneurs To Take Inspiration From In 2024

Entrepreneurs Herald

Nicole Rakowski is a trailblazer in the fitness industry, revolutionizing the way people approach their wellness journey. As the co-founder and CFO of Fitsentive, she has been instrumental in developing an innovative fitness app that stands out in the industry. Fitsentive, founded by Zack Magerman, a seasoned business professional, is the only free fitness app that rewards users for working out while providing a platform for certified fitness professionals to monetize their content effortlessly.
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Nicole Rakowski of Fitsentive Named in NYC Journal’s Top 40 Under 40 List for 2024

The Forge

In an outstanding acknowledgment of her exceptional contributions to the fitness industry, Nicole Rakowski, the Co-founder, Chief Fitness Officer, and Strategic Industry Expert of Fitsentive, has been named in NYC Journal’s esteemed Top 40 Under 40 list for 2024. A Visionary Entrepreneur in Fitness Nicole Rakowski, at the age of 31, has emerged as a trailblazer in the fitness industry with her visionary approach to wellness. As the driving force behind Fitsentive, a revolutionary fitness app, Nicole has transformed the way individuals approach their fitness journey.
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Strangers save a Hamilton woman burned in Iceland hot spring

Hamilton Spectator

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Print Copy article link Save A 24-year-old Dundas woman burnt her legs and feet so badly in a hot spring in Iceland she could have died. But when disaster struck, Nicole Rakowski was in a valley with no cellphone reception to call emergency services and a challenging one-hour hike as the only way out.
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STRONG

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Nicole Rakowski’s Grit is her Saving Grace: Nicole Rakowski, a self-proclaimed travel-junkie who’s visited over 60 countries, says many destinations around the world have a special place in her heart. One in particular though, remains in her head, and drives her motivation to slay each and every day from the moment she opens her eyes in the morning.
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Open Library

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YOU DON’T NEED SIGHT TO HAVE A VISION – NICOLE RAKOWSKI: For many individuals, the thought of losing our sight is absolutely horrifying; especially knowing how beautiful the world is and how we have been gifted with the privilege of being able to see our surroundings or those we love. The fear of losing my sight has haunted me since my youth.
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STRONG

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Investigating An Obesity Obsession: According to the World Health Organization (WHO), nearly two billion people worldwide are considered overweight, and 600 million are said to be obese—triple the number since 1971. Could doing away with weight watching in the name of body acceptance be harmful to our health? And if so, what can we do about it?
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Nicole Rakowski Topic Presentations

Overcoming Adversity and Resilience: A Transformative Journey

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  • Navigating the Unforeseen Challenges with the Power of Resilience

    Nicole’s captivating keynote takes the audience on a transformative journey, highlighting the power of the human spirit and the ability to overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles. Drawing from her remarkable story of survival and resilience in the face of a devastating accident and subsequent medical challenges, Nicole Rakowski shares her personal experiences to inspire and motivate individuals to tap into their inner strength.

    Nicole delves into the emotional and physical struggles she faced, the moments of doubt and despair, and ultimately, the resilience that allowed her to rise above it all. Her keynote serves as a powerful reminder that life can throw unexpected challenges our way, but it is our response to these challenges that defines us. By sharing her journey, Nicole Rakowski not only inspires the audience but also provides practical strategies for navigating adversity.

    She explores the importance of mindset, self-belief, and finding support systems during challenging times. Nicole’s keynote encourages individuals to embrace resilience, discover their own capacity to overcome obstacles, and find the courage to rise above adversity. The audience will leave with a deeper understanding of the transformative power of resilience and practical strategies for navigating their own challenges.

    Takeaway: Through Nicole’s keynote on overcoming adversity and resilience, attendees will be inspired and equipped to tap into their inner strength, embrace resilience, and discover their own capacity to overcome obstacles.

Empowerment Through Fitness and Wellness: Transforming Lives

Grit and Determination: Failing Forward To Success

Navigating Burnout: Unlocking Your Full Potential

Fostering Supportive Environments To Combat Burnout

Testimonials

Nicole showed courage and vulnerability in sharing her healthcare ordeal with The Beryl Institute. Her strength in overcoming a traumatic accident is poignant in the words of her story, and her bravery is only surpassed by her strong desire to improve patient care through provider compassion and empathy. The power of Nicole’s story lies in how her lived experience is transforming patient experience through co-design and collaboration with healthcare professionals.

Terri Ipsen

Director of Content and Editorial Coordinator of Patient Experience Journal
The Beryl Institute

Hamilton Health Sciences employs more than 13,000 employees, including researchers and physicians. Nicole was chosen to present during Pediatric Grand Rounds, a prestige presentation series with healthcare leaders. The eloquence with which Nicole spoke was awe-inspiring. Her words flowed seamlessly, painting vivid pictures of the stories she shared. She knew when to inject humor, when to evoke emotion, and when to build anticipation. It was a masterclass in public speaking.

Dr. Chris Sulowski

Chief of Pediatric Emergency Medicine.
Hamilton Health Sciences

Nicole Rakowski was a speaker at our 2018 Golden Key Canadian Conference known as CANCON. The conference brings together student leaders from across Canada for a weekend of learning, networking, and fun activities. The conference was organized by students from McGill University and Concordia University and they selected Nicole to be one of the workshop keynote presenters. Her presentation, entitled ‘Personal Branding: How to stand out in today’s job market’, was very popular with the attendees. Nicole discussed the importance of personal branding and how individuals can differentiate themselves. She provided practical tips on creating a professional online presence, optimizing...

Ian Sanke

Director, Canada.
Golden Key International Honour Society.

Nicole was chosen as an esteemed emcee for the Victor Martinez Legends Show. Her performance was nothing short of extraordinary, leaving an indelible mark on both participants and spectators alike. She possesses an innate ability to connect with the audience. From the moment she stepped onto the stage, her energy was contagious. Her captivating presence held everyone’s attention. She engaged the audience like never before. Her witty banter, relatable anecdotes, and genuine enthusiasm created an electric atmosphere.

Victor Martinez

Celebrity Bodybuilder
Victor Martinez Legends Show

Nicole Rakowski is an inspiring speaker who’s passion, strength and personal story-telling style resonates with audiences. Nicole delivered a powerful and engaging keynote at the Next Generation Patient Experience conference (NGPX). She was a wonderful addition to the program and brought positive energy and poise to the stage.

Charleen Ring

Event Director, NGPX
Next Generation Patient Experience Conference

Nicole Rakowski, a remarkable speaker, has graced numerous Pure Vita Labs events with her unwavering spirit and compelling narrative. Her story is one of resilience, grit, and determination, leaving an indelible mark on all who have had the privilege of hearing her speak. Nicole implores each listener to wield the tools she shares, reminding the audience that change is inevitable, but resilience lies in our ability to adapt. Nicole’s journey exemplifies this adaptability, transforming obstacles into stepping stones.

Ian Bell

Senior Director of Business and Brand Development
Pure Vita Labs Events

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