Bonus: Nikki Hangsleben "Showing Up For The Next Generation"
Our bonus episodes feature the voices of the most recent graduates of our Keynote Queers program. This is our 8-week online course just for LGBTQ+ participants, to learn public speaking skills as well as the knowledge to build public speaking into an extra form of income. Whether our participants were pitching their own small business, upleveling their skills for their corporate career, or just learning how to effectively move audiences to take action, our Keynote Queers gave a hell of a graduation presentation and we are here to share it with you! Can you imagine squishing an entire keynote into just 10 minutes? This is considered expert level skills in the public speaking world and it was our graduates' capstone project. Check back here on Thursdays in the summer of 2023 to hear from another Keynote Queer graduate.
Nicki Hangsleben (she/they) is the Executive Director and Founder of QUEERSPACE collective, an organization committed to creating space for LGBTQ+ youth to feel safe and empowered to be their true selves. They have been providing leadership in both for-profit and non-profits spaces for over 20 years and have a diverse background in strategic partnerships, business development, program oversight and financial management. Nicki grew up in South Minneapolis surrounded by a vibrant LGBTQ+ community and currently lives in North Minneapolis with her wife and two amazing kids. They are passionate about serving their community, advocating for the rights of all humans, and creating lasting impact locally and globally.