Cowgirl & Cowboy Wisdom: Life and Business Lessons Learned in the Saddle

Interactive Motivational Presentations designed to inspire,entertain and educate

Phyllis Nickum…tourism professional, historian, hotelier, CEO, community leader, rancher, chef…cowgirl. In her inspiring leadership presentation, you’ll learn a little cowgirl and cowboy wisdom and a lot of business & personal truths that will stick to you like a prairie cactus.

In these interactive presentations, you will meet Phyllis and her Remuda (her team of ranch horses). She will introduce you to ranch life, cowboys, cowgirls – and the heritage and some history of the Old West and western culture. Prepare for a motivational, educational, and heartfelt presentation that will help you take a step back in time, when success relied on the ability to work with the land, your team, your strength, your faith and endurance. A time when you had to get up in the morning and tackle simple tasks with sheer determination and a will to survive! Prepare for a once in a lifetime experience that will illustrate to you, in practical, logical and natural terms what you need to look for, and do, to create success.

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Before becoming a tourism entrepreneur, Phyllis Nickum excelled in the lodging and food and beverage industry. She was born into a family of hoteliers. Her father was raised and started his career in Europe. He was one of the first hotel General Managers for a hospitality visionary – a young man named Kemmons Wilson, the founder of Holiday Inn. Raised in hotels, Phyllis was tutored by her father, her mother and the experiences in the life as a hotel kid. Throughout her life’s journey she learned first hand the components that made for success in business. She continued the heritage of hospitality in her own career, managing teams in New York, Seattle, Phoenix and smaller markets in Oklahoma, Texas and Arkansas as General Manager and Corporate Turnaround Specialist. In all of these positions, she excelled and garnered awards for herself and her properties. She accomplished much – but not solely on her own merits. She found that the most important keys to business success was to utilize time – tested success strategies, taught by history and the people before her – who paved the way for us all.

Please contact Phyllis for further information on speaking opportunities or call (806)672-9256.

A Few Kind Words from Fans

“Your personal story gave a remarkable depth to your “Lessons for Business” — a presentation that was both informative and inspiring!” – LouAnn

“WOW!!!!! Is the only word I can think of when remembering Phyllis’ wonderful presentation today and that just touches the surface.” – Donna, AWN

“We could not be happier with your Key Note Program! Our group was delighted by the humor, educated by the historical components, and absolutely inspired by your audio/video presentation! Thank you for motivating us and providing a wonderful introduction to our convention!” – Texas Fund Women

“How beautiful, informative, and inspiring your presentation was. Thank you, thank you, thank you, for taking us to another place – if only for a short time.” – Bill, Kiwanis Association