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educator | Tedx speaker | executive director


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Nadine Machkovech is on a mission to change the world by igniting change and shining her light in a universe often filled with darkness.


She has graced the TEDx stage, was profiled in Forbes, and received national survivor advocate recognition from the National Safety Council. She is dedicated to building a life centered around self-care, service, and reconnecting others to their greater purpose in life.

With her motivational and inspirational style of storytelling, Nadine has the unique ability to empower, embolden, and authentically connect with any audience. She is a nationally sought-after, master-level speaker with over 1,500 hours of teaching under her belt. She has created measurable social change with her truth-telling abilities, often leaving her audience feeling positively influenced as she reminds them that they have the choice to utilize their power to help change their world and the worlds of those around them.

Nadine is the Executive Director of RISE TOGETHER, a grassroots non-profit organization that exists to prevent addiction by encouraging young people to use their voice for change. Since September 2013, RISE TOGETHER’s life-saving work has been recognized by the White House Office of the National Drug Control Policy and has appeared in hundreds of publications, podcasts, live news, and radio including NPR, PBS, ABC, USA Today, Huffington Post, NBC, and Forbes.

Nadine has found her purpose in an ever-growing platform for good. She carries this responsibility with a great amount of passion in hopes that these efforts will help others aspire toward the achievement of their future visions and life-long goals.

She enjoys working on becoming her healthiest self through food, fitness, and fun while empowering others to do the same. 


How I Can Help

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In this powerful message, I look to positively disrupt the current landscape for adolescents, especially young women. Through my unique style of storytelling, I leave the audience feeling inspired and motivated; reminding them that they have the choice to utilize their power to change their world and the world around them.  

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In this powerful and dynamic talk, Nadine will show you, your team, and your community what it means to become the best version of yourself and how to make a long-lasting impact by using the latest research around mental and physical wellness, she’ll show how to capture people’s hearts and connect them with their brains: by using your story.

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Have you ever wondered what it would be like to achieve your full potential? Over the past several years, I have dedicated my life to serving others and reconnecting them to their greater purpose in life. I would love to help you discover what that means to you and the tools to help implement it into your life through food, fitness, and community!! 

what people say


"You spoke at my school today and the things you said unexpectedly hit very close to home. Personally, I'm a huge perfectionist and, just like you, I never feel as if I'm enough. Your words were impactful, assured me I wasn't alone, and that I have hope for the future."  


"Thank you so much for opening up our conference. Your presentation was very informative and definitely had the audience engaged. I'm so glad you were able to participate as our keynote speaker this year. Keep up all of the great work you are doing."


"The combination of emotion, interaction, and education made this workshop one of the best that I have attended."


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