Meet The Disruptors: Nicole Draffen On The Three Things You Need To Shake Up Your Industry

Authority Magazine Editorial Staff
Authority Magazine
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8 min readJun 23, 2021


Speak your truth. I erased so much and wrote and rewrote my book based on a fear of what other people would think. When I finally stopped concentrating on other people’s reactions, and just wrote, I was able to really begin my story.

As a part of our series about business leaders who are shaking things up in their industry, I had the pleasure of interviewing Nicole Draffen.

When Nicole’s not making plans on how to shake up the world, you can find her in her garden tending to a vast variety of plants, Feng- Shuing everything in sight, reading vintage novels, collecting vintage paintings, attending Jazz festivals, antiquing, and sometimes running. It is her belief that each of us can achieve whatever we set out to do, if we are determined, and remain positive

Thank you so much for doing this with us! Before we dig in, our readers would like to get to know you a bit more. Can you tell us a bit about your “backstory”? What led you to this particular career path?

Running plays a lead role in my backstory. I always wanted to travel, but I’m the kind of person who…