Nicole Snell is an award-winning international speaker and self-defense expert specializing in violence prevention education, personal safety and empowerment. She is the CEO of Girls Fight Back, Founder of the YouTube series Outdoor Defense, and is a Lead Instructor with both IMPACT Personal Safety and IMPACT Global. She is an NACP Credentialed Victim Advocate and is committed to educating women and girls with the skills to manage their safety, assert their boundaries and claim their voice. Nicole was featured in the self-defense instructional video by Tastemade Travel that won a People’s Voice Webby Award in May 2020 and Girls Fight Back was named best self-defense class for groups by VeryWellFit for 2021. Nicole has been featured in numerous media outlets and podcasts including the November 2021 issue of Women's Health Magazine, the Nike Trained podcast and the Time To Be Limitless HOKA film series. She speaks to diverse audiences globally because she believes that everyone has the right to walk through the world feeling safe, powerful and confident.
Nicole is also a passionate outdoor enthusiast, solo adventurer, and solo traveler. She has visited 30 countries on 6 continents and is a hike leader with Black Girls Trekkin. Nicole uses her skills to encourage others to open up their world and live limitlessly. She has dedicated her life to empowering women and girls with the information they can use to lead a fearless life!