I do not believe in competition. Many of us are busy chasing rainbows, hungry for fame, power, and money. I prefer simplicity, and am happy to live in my world, where I can authentically define the scope of my efforts and views of success. There are three tiers to my life’s achievements: family, health, and happiness. It is important to keep our true identities in view and not become caught up in materialism or the facades of power and fame. Why give importance to these superficial considerations? What truly matters is to love and be our best at whatever we undertake. Such is my definition of happiness.
Here’s to your Health and Happiness !
From my Passion to yours,
“I am a lifelong learner. Life is not about finding yourself, rather it is about creating yourself. Authentically You!”
Nicky Dare, founder of iDARE®, Inc., is a skilled, goal-oriented entrepreneur. Spanning over thirty-one (31) years, her illustrious career in international management consulting, leadership, team, and relationship-building in corporate environments is an outgrowth of her time-honored commitment to excellence, loyalty, dedication and integrity. For Nicky, these are not simply terms of art, but modes of being. Her personal and professional maxim, “iDARE”® (“Integrity, Diversity, Adaptation, Resilience, and Empowerment”) is a testament to her own growth experiences throughout her life.
Immigrating from South East Asia to the United States in the 1970’s, Nicky’s beloved late father pursued his Ph.D. and taught at various prestigious universities throughout the country, as well as European countries. After spearheading her own start-up business in Management Consulting (Founder of GMMC Global Meta Management Consultants Ltd.) as early as at age twenty (20), Nicky took on the rigors of balancing career and family, ultimately moving to Southern California, where she obtained her real estate license and became active in personal and local business networking. Nicky is an active member in a variety of such groups (e.g., Southern California’s Chamber of Commerce, Southern California’s Real Estate Association, SCV, Power Partners of Marketing, and The Rotary Club, just to name a few), as well as an ardent volunteer at local churches, food pantry, and Children with Disabilities group, and The Arthritis Foundation.
In 2010, Nicky was named in Who’s Who in International Businesses among Executives, Professionals and Entrepreneurs. In addition to her list of professional networking associations, Nicky is also a member to NAPW, National Association of Professional Women. In 2012, Nicky has accepted a challenging leadership position as the President, and also the Founder, of Santa Clarita Valley chapter of NAPW. Leaving the corporate world, in 2008 Nicky graduated from ABCO Technology IT school, where she completed her CompTia A+(Computing Technology Industry Association) and Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) training certifications. Not only Nicky has earned her extensive experiences of over twenty (20) years combined in personal awareness, and self defense trainings as well as in firearms industry with various discipline skills of different weapon systems, she is also a DOJ FSC, as well as NRA, certified Firearms Instructor. She is an RSO certified, Range Safety Officer. Her extensive firearms certifications include: Uzi submachine, select fire M16, practical rifle, precision rifle, advanced tactical shotgun, defensive handgun, advanced tactical handgun, as well as non-firearms trainings such as rope and rappel, empty hand defense, edged weapon, knife training.
Nicky Dare is a certified firearms instructor in Rifle, Shotgun, and Handgun.
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Private classes are available. To sign up on her next 2018 Spring & Fall classes, GO HERE.
Nevertheless, Nicky’s ultimate passion and priority is her family. Her greatest joys are spending time with her family, and taking in the beauty of the world around us.
Nicky Dare, a columnist of “Women In The Field” on Western Outdoor News.
Read her past articles here.
Nicky is a published author of “The Audacity of Veracity”, copyright ©Nicky Dare, 2014.
Available in Hardcover, Softcover, Kindle, and Audiobook.
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She is working on her next two books!
Founder of iDARE®, Inc.
a 501(c)(3) non-profit
integrity Diversity Adaptation Resilience Empowerment
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26630 The Old Road # 150
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President & Founder
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Nicky Dare is a seasoned multi-disciplinary professional with extensive experience in business development and strategic planning executive. Her success as a consultant and corporate coach has led her all around the world where she’s transformed individuals and businesses alike. Ms. Dare’s robust skillset is not merely limited to office settings. She’s founded three, yes three, different organizations; Global Meta Management Consultants, Dare Education, and iDARE® Inc. The latter two focuses on personal development in the form of safety preparedness education. As a skilled marksman, Ms. Dare believes that knowledge surrounding emergency preparedness and firearm expertise is paramount. Her non-profit, iDARE® Inc., was born out of a vision from the most powerful mentor in her life; her father. He instilled the importance of living life filled with truth and purpose. Operating off these pillars, iDARE® Inc. is dedicated to helping development communities, empowering women, and educating children that have been impacted by disasters.
Nicky Dare has a wide range of skills and a deep well of knowledge that she wishes to share with the world. Her book, The Audacity of Veracity, looks at how to create a life filled with health and happiness. This recent publication joins her webinar series on personal development, Safety and Survival: Personal Preparedness Assessment. She’s also launched a podcast and does various speaking events, all as a means to share her powerful messages with as many people as possible. A passionate philanthropist, incredible personal life coach, and highly-effective corporate consultant, Ms. Dare truly makes a positive impact on the lives of everyone she meets by helping them to live with a purpose and passion.