Performing heartist, impact producer, facilitator & joy catalyst
aka nikkijackmanjoy

Over 19 years in the field of joy and 33 years sharing her performing heARTistry ❤

Amidst my darkest days, I discovered my true purpose in “sharing joy.” For the past 19 years, I have dedicated myself to spreading joy in various settings like businesses, communities, hospitals, schools, and children’s homes, using the skills I’ve honed on stage and screen. I have created accessible joy tools that encompass all the wisdom I’ve gathered, enabling myself and others to sustain joy.

Highlighting – The UPliftment Programme, our emotional wellness – arts for health – social enterprise. Join UP and explore the possibilities of joy!

If you’re seeking a joyful life, regardless of the circumstances, I’m here to support you. Book a free 15-minute session with me and let’s connect.

Keep exploring for upcoming events and downloadable joy tools that will empower you to live the life of your dreams.

Corporate JOY facilitation
Inspiration Speaker & Facilitator
Performing Heartistry

More about Nicola

Nicola is a Zimbabwean-born heartist from Southern Africa on a mission to co-create a joyful thriving world. With over 33 years of experience as a professional actor, she has graced the screens of local SA soap opera “Isidingo,” international films, and innovated her own traveling theatre. Her expertise extends to over 19 years of specializing in joy, uplifting emotional wellness of countless individuals.

Nicola brings a fantastic flare and energy to all she creates.

Her clients vary from groups at conferences, to corporations, care givers, and young leaders – across Southern Africa.

Her Innovative Works

Innovative and courageous – she’s the co-creator of the successful not for profit – The UPliftment Programme – actively enthusing emotional wellness programs nationwide since 2004. (

She has delved into various modalities like Laughter, Dance, Play, and Improvisation, co-creating tools and programs to foster lasting joy.

Her current core focus is being an “Impact Producer”, she has a deck of new programs she has co-created – which are soon to be aired on local and global television, alongside social media.

A direct word from Nikki

As a performing heartist, I have dedicated my life to delivering impactful keynotes, MCing events, and facilitating joy-filled experiences. My passion lies in empowering individuals to live joyfully inspired lives. With over 18 years of experience, I have had the privilege of helping hundreds of people lead happier, healthier, and more proactive lives. I am deeply grateful for the opportunity to contribute to a future where everyone thrives, creating a world where we all win together”