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123- Born Without Arms, Not Without Attitude – with Nicky Abindor

by | Dec 28, 2022

Unbroken: Healing Through Storytelling
Unbroken: Healing Through Storytelling
123- Born Without Arms, Not Without Attitude - with Nicky Abindor

Born without arms, not without attitude!

Nicky Abdinor is an expert on doing MORE, with less.

 Nicky is a registered Clinical Psychologist, international speaker, and founder of the non-profit organisation, Nicky’s Drive. Nicky has a passion for challenging our perceptions of ABILITY. She is a firm believer that it’s not our situation, but how we THINK about our situation, that determines our emotional well-being. 

 Nicky is a sought-after inspirational keynote speaker who gained international recognition following her TEDx talk, "Driving Dreams." She was awarded the 2022 “Speaker Hall of Fame” award, a great honour through the Professional Speakers Association of South Africa. Nicky has presented talks as far as Europe, the USA, Middle East and Australia – and now will be chatting to us from her office in Cape Town


Some key points from our interview:


·        How unbroken means finding meaning in our perceived brokenness

·        How there was no medical explanation for being born without arms and shortened legs

·        How her parents always focused on what she could do and not what she couldn’t which led to her never seeing her limitations

·        How it was never a question of can Nicky do this? but how 

·        How she focused on academics and trained as a psychologist

·        How she believes her humour helps her with her positive attitude 

·        How meeting a client who had lost and arm and a leg in an accident made her realise she should share her story to motivate others 

·        How a woman in the UK gifted her an adapted car and she said driving gave her wings

·        How she started a non profit organisation to help other people with disabilities get their car adapted to meet their needs 

·        How she believes it’s so important to not ignore what is wrong, but focus more on what is right


Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nickyabdinorspeaker

Twitter: @Nicky_Abdinor

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nickyabdinor/

Instagram: @nicky_abdinor

Website: www.nickyabdinor.com 

TEDx talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJV9LG9-Vp0



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