Nicole O’Dell

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Location: Illinois
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Nicole O’Dell, author of 21 books since 2007, founder of Choose NOW Ministries and host of Choose NOW Radio: Parent Talk and Teen Talk, writes and speaks to youth, women, and parents about life’s tough choices. As the founder of Choose NOW Ministries and Choose NOW Radio, and a national Christian event speaker, Nicole O’Dell is dedicated to speaking messages of hope to women, families, teens, and parents.

The mother of six, including pre-school triplets, she’s author of YA fiction, including the Diamond Estates Series based on her own experiences as a resident at Teen Challenge when she was a teenager, and the six-book Scenarios for Girls interactive fiction series in which readers get to make a huge choice for the main character and then live out the consequences. O’Dell’s non-fiction for teens including Girl Talk, based on the popular advice column she writes with her two daughters, and more than 200 devotional contributions to various compilations.

Hot Buttons, O’Dell’s non-fiction series for parents, pre-empts peer pressure by tackling tough issues. In keeping with O’Dell’s unique style, the Hot Buttons series offers parents an entirely new approach, including scripting, to preparing kids to face tough choices on subjects like the Internet, dating, bullying, popularity, body image, sexuality, drugs, and more. The Hot Buttons series has received the Focus on the Family seal of approval.

It was with an eye on her passion for the mother-daughter relationship that O’Dell founded Choose HER, a division of Choose NOW Ministries, which exists to point mothers and daughters toward each other in celebration of the gift God has given them in each other. With the first annual Choose HER conference coming up, local Choose HER Experiences, and a monthly Choose HER column on the website, this ministry is reaching into hearts and homes, righting damaged relationships and laying solid foundations for new ones.

Topics for General Audiences:
Pressing the Hot Buttons *
Bow & Arrow: Uniting youth and adults in purpose *
Along the Bike Path: Confession, Forgiveness, Clean Slate*
Training your Replacement
Celebrating Spilled Milk: Your Cup Overflows
No Way Out: A powerful look at the draw and the trappings of the Occult

Topics for Parents & Families:
Parenting Teens *
Leading Youth from Confession to a Clean Slate *
Family Vision-Casting
Pressing the Hot Buttons *

Topics for Women:
Just what I Almost Wanted *
Seasons of Change *
Choose HER (mother-daughter) *
Strong Woman/Strong Daughter *
A Prodigal
Hope: A Heavy Burden

Topics for Teens:
Cultural Immersion *
Two Kinds of Questions *
Tolerance and other Forms of Hate *
Bullying: What it is and what it isn’t
No Way Out: A powerful look at the draw and the trappings of the Occult
Topics related to Peer Pressure *

Topics for Writers and Speakers:
Crafting a Killer Query and Proposal *
So you want to get published? *
Ten Tips for Being Effective in the Media
Creating Characters who Live on after The End

* message is available for a one-session keynote or for a multi-session event

If you have a topic you’d like Nicole to consider for your upcoming event, inquiries are invited. We’ll help you zero in on what would best serve your group.


I’m so excited to recommend to you Nicole O’Dell! She certainly does have some wonderful insights on managing a large family and raising them to love Jesus.

Recently, Nicole did a weekend conference/workshop at our church—Life Church— here in Mount Horeb, Wisconsin. The women who attended thoroughly enjoyed Nicole’s presentation and several have even moved forward and begun a writing career of their own as a direct result of Nicole’s teaching.

Nicole did an EXCELLENT job! She was extremely organized and professional! We also had her speak at a banquet, which was wonderful as well. On the Sunday morning following the workshops, she also presented the message at our worship service. She spoke God’s Word in a way that uplifted and encouraged everyone who was there.

Life Church Women continue to ask when Nicole is going to come back; “there’s much more we want to learn from her!” I intend to have her back again in the near future and highly recommend her to you, without hesitation! She is articulate and professional in everything she does AND she has an authentic relationship with Jesus Christ and a heart to know Him better.

Debra Lee, Pastor’s wife – Life Church, Mt. Horeb, WI


“Working with Nicole O’Dell was a breeze. She’s so organized and professional—and what an inspiration! The women at our church now think of Nicole as their BFF. I would recommend her for your event in a heartbeat. Be ready to laugh, but be sure to have tissues ready.” Amber Kennedy


“Nicole O’Dell has a real connection with students! She really has a grip on the issues today’s teens face. I would definitely welcome her back to share with our youth again!”

Jim Wood, Pastor – The Vineyard Church, Paxton, IL