Rachel Best, Motivational Speaker and Empowerment Mindset Coach

“Ann is an outstanding speaker who resonates deeply with her audience. She inspires and motivates, making a profound connection, and her ability to engage and captivate leaves a lasting impact. Ann is truly extraordinary, with a remarkable ability to move and empower those she speaks to.”

Lindsay Ellis, Divorce Coach and Co-Parenting Specialist

“Ann is an absolute gift to any audience seeking transformation, perspective, and hope. She is a ray of light, and her authenticity and genuine spirit truly shine on stage. She moves the audience from where they are to where they want to go by offering a perspective that leaves a lasting impression. The tools she provides gives the audience an opportunity to act now. Ann is a change maker giving possibility to those who never knew it was possible.”

Amanda Ewers, Professional Educator and Speaker

“I had the pleasure of listening to Ann, who not only shared a powerful story, but also exuded a calm and empowering presence that left everyone in the audience feeling inspired and hopeful.”

Jesse Cruz, Speaker Coach, Professional Speaker, and Event Planner

“Ann is a powerful speaker. Her ability to inspire the audience is unmatched. She overdelivers and provides value when speaking. I highly recommend Ann if you are looking for a speaker for your next conference.”

The Problem

Research shows 98% of people don't accomplish their dreams. One day they ask, "How did I get here?" when they realize they are living an unfulfilled life.

The Solution

Inspire audiences to follow their dreams, to create beautiful life story movies, and equip them with the outline and tools to transform their story and create that movie.


Don't Be an Extra in the Movie of Your Life! Be the Star!

This Keynote is perfect for: Leadership, Mentorship, recentering your life, planning and achieving goals and dreams, Women's Groups and Events, Christian Groups and Events

"Ann was one of the best speakers I have ever had the pleasure to watch. I sat through her entire speech, paying full attention and anxiously awaiting the next part. I would sign up for any event that Ann is speaking at, and I look forward to seeing all the good things she will be doing in the future.”

Jeannette Paxia, Bestselling Author, Speaker Coach, and Professional Speaker

No matter what stage of life we’re in, it’s easy to put aside our goals and dreams as we do the things we “should” – go to school, get a steady job, start a family, save money, retire.

We follow in the footsteps of those before us, waking up years later asking “How did I get here?” instead of blazing our own trail, building a beautiful life of our own design, and becoming a new and better role model for others.  

What if we decided to stop playing the extra in our own life movie and chose to be the star?  

A research study by the National Library of Medicine found that living authentically and following your dreams helps you live a more meaningful life. Another study by the British Psychological Society found that people regret more of what they didn’t do instead of what they did do in life.  

Creating a beautiful life story movie of our own design leads to a life of fulfillment, and then sharing that story helps others create their own beautiful life story movie.  

That is the mark of a great leader and role model; one that creates legacies that last.  

Ann C.K. Nickell’s talk “Don’t Be an Extra in the Movie of Your Life! Be the Star!” shares real life stories and the steps to become the star in your life story movie, to teach others to do the same, and to leave a legacy for future generations.


  • How to live on the Upside, finding the good in each situation.

  • How to find the message in the mess of life’s tragedies.

  • Why gratitude and positivity are essential to achieving your goals.

  • How to transform your story and create a fulfilled life story movie that leaves a legacy.


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