Nicole studied journalism at CQUniversity and used that degree to move into her role as a television newsreader. As a Journalist, Nicole spent 20 years in Australian television working as a Reporter, Producer and Presenter. A key player at 24-hour news channel Sky News for a decade, Nicole and her hotelier husband moved to Hong Kong in 2010 where they lived for four years before moving to Xi’an, Northwest China in 2014. Nicole has continued her work as a journalist, writer, speaker and author, becoming the creative go-to-girl for anything media-related in the Asia-Pacific region.
With communications her specialty, Nicole's work has included hosting premier events in Australia, Hong Kong, China and the Philippines, presenting corporate videos as well as media training and consulting. Nicole's wide-ranging articles from lifestyle to political pieces are regularly published in magazines, newspapers, and online publications around the globe, including Huffington Post, the Sydney Morning Herald and Sunday Life.
Having returned to Sydney, Nicole continues to freelance in all things media related.
Nicole's memoir ‘China Blonde’ was published in October 2020 and is about one family's journey to the Middle Kingdom where they discover the power of love friendship and finding your place in the world. ‘China Blonde’ isn’t just another ex-pat story about landing on foreign shores, it’s about China, a country that's currently making news headlines around the globe on a daily basis.
China Blonde has been featured in the Australian Financial Review and Sunday Life, among others, and offers a rare, personal (at times humorous) and educated insight into the Middle Kingdom.
The book includes Nicole's personal journey told with the warmth and humour that has seen her blog Mint Mocha Musings: The Hotelier’s Wife, an Expat Affair Around the Globe, become critically acclaimed.
Nicole is now working on her 2nd book - a contemporary fiction novel set in Hong Kong.
As well as continuing her freelance writing, Nicole is an MC, facilitates and speaks at events about living overseas, stepping out of your comfort zone, taking a risk and reinventing yourself.
Nicole also offers her services as a media trainer, publicist and writer.