Work with Nicole

Workshops and Classes

As a passionate educator and an expert in wilderness living skills, natural medicine, personal wellness, biology and anthropology, Dr. Nicole Apelian is equipped to lead a variety of unique and engaging workshops. Whether you’re interested in foraging for medicinal herbs or learning how to build a basic shelter, Nicole has the knowledge and experience to show you how. Click here for information about upcoming opportunities to learn with Nicole.

Personal Mentoring and Life Coaching

Through her own personal journey, Nicole has developed a deep regard for the restorative power of connecting to nature and the importance of living life in the present moment. Nicole offers personal mentoring and coaching sessions to help others overcome obstacles, live their best lives, and thrive through holistic, natural wellness. Read more about personal health and wellness coaching with Nicole here.

Wilderness Living and Survival Skills Guide

Nicole leads yearly tracking & bird language expeditions through the Kalahari alongside the Naro Bushmen. Learn how to forage and track from these modern hunter-gatherers in their native land of Western Botswana. Visit Eco Tours International for more information about this one-of-a-kind trip.

Speaking Engagements

Looking for a keynote speaker, moderator, host, or expert panelist for your event? Nicole brings an extraordinary perspective to your audience with speaking topics ranging from “Women’s Wilderness Skills” to “Tales from the Bushmen” and “Ecotourism and Indigenous Communities”. Nicole is also available to speak about her incredible experience on History Channel’s television series ‘Alone’, as well as her journey from suffering with Multiple Sclerosis to healing and thriving through holistic natural wellness and deep nature connection. Click here to learn more about hiring Dr. Apelian as a speaker.


Nicole is a leader in wilderness living, San Bushmen anthropology and personal wellness. She seeks brand partnerships that align with her values and skills. Through her personal influence and community network, she can expand your brand’s outreach and promote your products.

Survival Skills Consultant

Nicole consults for TV, film and movie productions on all aspects of survival, including training of actors and script review.


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