During her early work as a field biologist in Botswana, tracking and researching lions in southern Africa, Nicole fell in love with the African landscapes and the local San Bushmen's way of life. Years of visiting the San Bushmen has developed strong, even familial relationships within the tribe that have allowed Nicole to learn many of their ancestral skills and ways, especially those linked to healing, which she practices and teaches today. Having intimately studied the ways of the Kalahari San Bushmen for over a decade, Nicole now speaks on the importance of connection to nature (and to each other) based on the indigenous philosophies and knowledge the Bushmen passed down to her. Today, Nicole continues her work with the San Bushmen to help them find strategies to preserve their traditions and is currently cataloging indigenous plant uses with a tribe of Naro Bushmen. In this captivating talk, Nicole shares personal anecdotes from her experiences in Southern Africa as a biologist and lion researcher, expeditionary leader, safari guide, traditional skills instructor and from her time spent working closely with the San Bushmen of Botswana. This talk naturally grips the imaginations of a wide range of audiences and settings, from school groups to corporate retreats, to academic or NGO presentations, and even governmental organizations.