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,
“Life is not about finding yourself, but creating yourself”
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 2016 Spring 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
Stevenson Ranch, CA 91381-2244
President & Founder
Santa Clarita Chapter
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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