Educator and Motivational Speaker
Range Master, RSO, Instructor
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.
Story of my life...
Life is never a smooth path of pure bliss and peace. It’s a cycle of ups and downs. As it is full of memorable moments, it breathes challenges and disappointments. It forces us to go through obstacles—be crushed, molded, and yet renewed.
No one ever faced life without fear, loss, rejection, disappointment, heartache, and despair. Every single one of us has worn these masks. We cried; we panicked; we lost. It’s part of our nature. But in every episode of sorrow, in every adversity, there’s always a secret treasure—an opportunity.
This is what Nicky Dare found out. And, what she wants you to know.
Who is Nicky Dare?
Before becoming an author and a motivational entrepreneur, Nicky Dare was a young career woman in her early 20’s, working as a corporate consultant and coach in a male dominating industry of business and engineering. Success was her on her side, but life changed and she faced it with series of misfortunes.
Shortly after being married, she was abandoned, dealing with a difficult pregnancy to the point of almost losing her unborn baby. After birth, with health complications, the baby had to be in a special intensive care unit. Two weeks after, her father passed away, suffering from a stroke.
Life was not yet done. She had to go through the turmoil of divorce, falling in love, and being broken—again and again. After losing a new marriage and career she has built, a new life emerged – but with many other new challenges. And years after, dealing with severe neck arthritis, she was diagnosed with a rare disease.
But with all of these, Nicky Dare remains resilient. Even with physical limitations, she has the power to remain positive.
And that’s the power she wants to share. She wants people to know that there’s beauty in adversity, light in dark, and opportunity in every loss. Like porcelain, she was crushed, molded, and burned. And yet, came out from the fire with new wisdom and new life. She believes that everyone can do the same, with the right philosophy and plan.
If she can conquer it, so can you.
What is iDARE?
iDARE is a philosophy that originated from Nicky Dare’s youth, a concept that was shaped and improved by her life experiences. It is the treasure she found as she was wheeled from one ache to another. A professional and personal maxim she wants people to embody and find their own growth.
Nicky Dare defines iDARE—an acronym for Integrity, Diversity, Adaptation, Resilience, and Empowerment—as an experience and a shift into one’s perspective that will bring you excellence:
“‘iDARE’ is intended to signify i-ndividual daring, and aims to inspire other to live their lives with truth and purpose. In other words, everyone has a back story which molds and shapes us. When we look at it objectively, with perspective set by time-honored cultures, traditions, and beliefs, we have access to the perfect foundation of our respective HIS-tory, HER-story, THEIR-story, YOUR-story, and MY-story…”
iDARE is more than just an affirmation, but a philosophy that life gifted to Nicky Dare through difficult circumstances. And it’s a gift she wants you to have.
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!”
Ms. Nicky Dare, an Indonesian raised in Texas since her childhood, is the founder of iDARE®, Inc., is a skilled, goal-oriented entrepreneur. Spanning over thirty-one (32) 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 Ms. Dare, 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.
Ms. 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. It is apparent that Ms. Dare’s “pillars of excellence” derived from her family values and strong academic and education background including her grandfather who was a prominent figure and reputable District Attorney ‘Jaksa’ in Indonesia.
Ms. 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.
Dare relocated to Southern California in the 1990’s, where she raised her children, and where she continues to live.
She is proud to be a multilingual women’s advocate, supporting her community on the committees of various charities and networking organizations. Dare’s books and the startup of the iDARE® organization have been fully funded by her late father who has been the ultimate mentor and inspiration in her life.
Learn more about iDARE’s grassroots works: www.iDAREworld.org
Nicky Dare’s website: www.NickyDare.com
Founder of iDARE®, Inc.
a 501(c)(3) non-profit
integrity Diversity Adaptation Resilience Empowerment
President & Founder
Santa Clarita Chapter
IAW, International Association of Women
formerly known as the National Association of Professional Women
Corporate: Garden City, NY 11530
Certified Firearms Instructor (Rifle, Shotgun, Handgun)
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CCW Concealed Carry Weapon
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