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Testimonials for Nina Hobson
Nina was fantastic and her presentation was riveting.
Ray White Geraldton
Nina Hobson was our Guest Speaker for women in building and Construction and it was without a doubt a winning event. We just kept asking for her to “please keep talking” as she was so interesting and inspiring. Her life history and her journey to where she is today had the ladies enthralled. We heard stories of her dangerous escapades and what else could we say but WOW, simply amazing! We have invited Nina back due the fantastic response.
Nina’s journey is such an unusual one, crossing many professions, cultures and international borders, and she is a champion for a number of worthwhile causes. Her honesty, passion and courage in the face of adversity shine through and make her an inspiring speaker.
Norton Rose Fulbright
I am most impressed with Nina’s sense of humour while presenting important factual personal experiences. We are inspired as audience to step outside of our comfort zone, to pursue our dreams and to be relevant to our community. In her speech, we are encouraged to think about how we can help others around us. I highly recommend Nina to speak about dealing with adversity and to arm with the skills, toolkits and mindset that are all necessary for the journey.
Hopgood Ganin Lawyers
Fee Range: Up to $5000
Nina Hobson's Biography
Nina Hobson’s story is sure to inspire and motivate as she shares her life experience of 24 years in undercover operations, business ownership, private investigator and bodyguard. Nina encourages you to step out of your comfort zone, set goals and realise that you are capable of achieving whatever you want in her compelling presentation.
Nina began her career in the UK in the Leicestershire Constabulary. She displayed tenacity and determination in her Police role with an interest in protection for dignitaries, child protection, undercover operations, surveillance and investigations. She worked on cases that involved kidnapping, murders, rapes, drugs raids, vice and deception.
She was the recipient of four commendations that she received in her role as a detective in CID and major crime. After 15 years in Policing Nina decided to explore her media skills and joined Leicester Sound FM Radio as a breakfast presenter. Determined to make the move to TV Nina walked the streets of London to every TV scout asking to be considered for a role in TV and was refused by all bar one who saw her potential.
Through hard work and determination Nina made her break into TV as the presenter of a number of programs often with a controversial topic. It made sense to take her detective skills to television where she has put her training and experience in surveillance, interrogation and informant-running to good use in broadcast investigation and journalism. The most noted documentary being Undercover Copper, exposing corruption in the UK Police Force leading to a further hit series Undercover Mum working undercover to reveal organisations and individuals harming UK kids. An accolade to Nina’s work was a nomination for UK Woman of the year in 2006. Her unprecedented behind-the-scenes footage in Undercover Copper resulted in a number of award nominations including a BAFTA nomination.
In 2008, Nina and her family relocated to Perth Western Australia where Nina became the Owner, and Executive Director of the highly successful investigations & security company. In 2014 Nina was one of 6 finalists of her category in the Telstra Woman Business Awards and the company was also a finalist in the small business category of the Telstra Business Awards.
In 2011, with a passion to help communities teach the next generation a way to stay safe on the internet, Nina created Space Safe Kidz, a unique and innovative project made by the students for the students. This project has been adopted in a number of schools and Nina has the aspiration to teach all students and parents in this ever growing mine field.
Nina has caught the attention of a number of event organiser’s recognising the impact of Nina’s story as an inspirational speaker. You have to hear Nina’s story to believe it. Her professional, enthusiastic and real life experiences inspire and motivate you as her talks make you laugh, cry and realise that we can all achieve so much.
Speaking Topics Include
Business - As a business owner, having managed well over 70 staff and contractors, while balancing life as mother, Nina shows how passion for what you believe in can deliver a rewarding career. She started her business from nothing, yet was named Business of the Year finalist in 2013 and 2014. She has gone on to invent Chameleon, a global asset protection product that has gained interest from all parts of the world. She heads up an initiative Space Safe Kidz, an interactive program for school based children that provides education around cyber bullying.
Leadership - Nina has carved out a career in what is well known as a male dominated arena. She continues to operate in covert situations and is often involved in dangerous operations.
Inspirational - A courageous woman, Nina pushed all boundaries to become a whistle-blower on the police force and went undercover to expose corruption within the organisation. She does what it takes to stand up for what is right, not allowing to be intimidated by what has always been.
Influential - Thanks to her role in Undercover Cop, Nina succeeded in changing the rape laws in the UK, a monumental moment in history for woman’s rights.
Overcoming Adversity - Nina has learnt how it can strengthen you. Her struggles have built her character and are shaping the legacy she hopes to leave behind for her children. Having lost her mother at a young age to cancer Nina was forced to grow up quickly. She then lost her brother to suicide and it proved to be battle she didn’t want to face alone. It appeared history was to repeat itself soon after when Nina was faced with the loss of her dad after he lost his fight too to cancer. When others would have given up, Nina chose to fight back, giving life everything she had and more. In the early stages of cementing her career, Nina struggled to land her ideal job. Her drive and passion though made her never give up.