I’m Nikki Gutgold, a professor and author. I’ve always been inspired by people who overcome obstacles to be successful, and much of my research reflects that interest. I’ve had the honor of meeting and writing about women Supreme Court justices, famous women in broadcasting, women who have run for political office—and even the presidency.
Recently, I published my first book of fiction and the lead character has many of the traits I’ve observed in the women I’ve researched. The book, Just Like You, shares the life of Stacey Falesh-Gutton, a perfectionistic bridal salon who everyone thinks is “so together”—but she harbors many self-doubts and has secrets she holds close to her heart. There’s romance, murder, ambition and suspense! Check out the reviews on Amazon!
I love to speak in public and I enjoy sharing my research, as well as motivational messages, such as a recent talk I’ve been sharing with college-age groups, “Speak Your Truth!”
My topics are:
Speaking Up and Speaking Well
Women of Excellence
Living with Grit & Gumption
Sharing the messages of my fiction book with book clubs is also fun for me. And, I also like helping to motivate new writers to keep writing. No book is ever perfect, and you can’t edit what you don’t write. I work with new authors who want to publish, and help them take their writing from an idea to publication. I also enjoy writing speeches.