Nicole Lipkin

As Featured In

Learn About Nicole

Dr. Nicole Lipkin is an internationally recognized leadership expert, speaker, and the author of the two popular business books What Keeps Leaders Up At Night: Recognizing and Resolving Your Most Troubling Management Issues and Y In the Workplace: Managing the “Me First” Generation.


As a business psychologist, her goal is to help companies develop resonant, motivational and powerful leaders.


Combining the science of human behavior with practical approaches to business and leadership, Nicole has been helping leaders transform their approach and their cultures for the past 14-years.


Nicole doesn’t just talk the talk of leadership, she walks the walk. After years in corporate America developing and implementing leadership programming and training, Nicole founded Equilibria Leadership Consulting in 2007. This is an international firm based in the US focused on helping companies, leaders and teams improve management and leadership skills, strengthen the leadership pipeline and develop behaviors and practices that help increase organizational resilience and sustainability. She also founded Equilibria Psychological and Consultation Services in 2004, a mid-sized group psychology practice located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


Nicole is a regular contributor to the broadcast community and has been featured on NPR, NBC, CBS, Fox Business News,,,, New York Times Magazine and numerous other media outlets both nationally and internationally. She is the author of the popular comical management blog series: How to Torture your Boss and How to Torture your Employees.


Nicole has a doctoral in clinical psychology (Psy.D.), Master of Business Administration (MBA), and Master of Criminal Justice (MACJ). She is a faculty member at the industry-leading Center for Creative Leadership and is also a board certified executive coach. Nicole is an Advisory Council Member of City Security and Resilience Networks (CSARN) in England and a board member of Fearless Athletics.

Some of Nicole’s clients

Watch Nicole’s Speaking Sample

What clients are saying about Nicole

What people are saying about Nicole’s books

The Books


Nicole’s Speaking Topics

The Science of Leadership Success: 3 Factors That Propel Us Forward (or Hold Us Back)

Want to understand what makes or breaks a leader? This fun, engaging keynote based on What Keeps Leaders Up At Night uncovers the oft-ignored core factors that underlie our impact as leaders. With insight into the neuroscience, psychology and group dynamics of leadership and business culture, you will learn the root causes that make or break our ability to bring out the best in ourselves and in others, thereby contributing to personal and professional success.

Insight into the three proven factors that contribute to success or derailment

Understand the influence that technology and stress have on leadership impact

Learn to counteract biased thinking and resistance to change

Discover the tricks that the mind plays on every leader that can be harnessed to help versus hinder

Leading To Engage: Creating Cultures Where People Thrive

The employment contract of 2008 and its mantra of “Do More with Less and Be Thankful You Have a Job,” have been shattered by the influx of the millennial mindset within the workforce. Just as the concrete labor statistics and demographics have changed, so have the motivations, expectations and attitudes of the employees comprising them. Engagement (and disengagement) is the product of a leadership mindset that has the opportunity to make people thrive or sink. Learn the mindset to counteract the deflators of engagement and retention before they act on your bottom line.

Develop a strategy to mitigate the two most common and preventable deflators of engagement

Learn the cost of engagement and disengagement to your organization

Gain insight into low and no-cost strategies to enhance engagement and retention

Apply the SLAM!™ Model to create a highly engaged, sticky culture that retains the best of the best

Re-Generation In The Workplace: Leading and Managing Different Generations in the Workplace

Motivating a 25 year old is very different than motivating a 35 year old and completely different than motivating employees in their 40’s and 50’s. Trust, Loyalty, Commitment, and Client relationships all mean different things to different generations. Or does it? As a leading expert on generational research and management and the co-author of Y in the Workplace: Managing the “Me First” Generation, Dr. Lipkin will weed through fiction to get to the facts on how to harness individual and collective strengths, regardless of generation.

Get people to talk instead of walk

Learn the science behind what truly motivates people in the workplace and keeps them happy

How to create a highly engaged, sticky culture that retains the best of the best

Apply the SLAM!™ Model to your leadership and culture approach to create a company where all generations want to work together

Engaging and Retaining the Millennial Employee and Customer

Customer and employee expectations have shifted and so has the demographic of people buying your products and working for you. What worked for male baby boomers has never worked for women and certainly isn’t working for the Millennials. Traditional ways of selling and managing need to shift; those that recognize the hows and whys will gain a strong competitive advantage in customer/employee engagement.

Gain insight into shifting consumer and employee preferences across generations

Learn the three steps to counteract employee and consumer disengagement

Apply the principles of persuasion and influence to manage customer and employee retention

Apply the SLAM!™ strategy to create a highly engaged, sticky culture that retains the best of the best

The Emotionally Intelligent Leader

Emotional Intelligence (EI) is what differentiates an average leader from an outstanding leader. Research from UCLA has indicated that only 7% of leadership success is attributed to intellect and technical skill while the rest is attributed to the core components of EI. Working from a place of emotional intelligence enhances productivity, performance, innovation and contagious positive culture. Most importantly, EI is the backbone of leadership excellence.

Learn the core elements of emotionally intelligent leadership to retain and engage your top talent

Develop self-awareness and self-management to effect both personal and professional development

Pinpoint behaviors and thinking styles that enhance leadership effectiveness

Download Nicole’s speaking and media packet

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Your Message