About Nicole

Hi, I’m Nicole Smithee.

Nicole Smithee

Thank you for visiting my site! I hope as you explore you are inspired in your faith and equipped to fulfill your unique calling. It’s my aspiration in life to help dreamers and doers follow Jesus passionately and maximize their potential. So what does that look like for me?

Well, I am the CEO and Co-Founder of Iridescent, a media platform created by women for women. Through real and authentic conversations in the form of relevant and empowering articles, videos, podcast episodes and resources, we are committed to speaking to the brilliance in every woman.

I live in the greatest city in the world, New York City with my husband Ben. Yes, Manhattan is loud and dirty and crowded, and yes, our apartment is the size a shoe box; but we are smitten with the city. We love the noise, the uber rides, the towering buildings, the iconic landmarks, the influence the city has in the world, and the rich diversity of cultures and beliefs all converging on subways and street corners. NYC has stolen our hearts. It’s where we met and fell madly in love. It’s where we exchanged vows and said “I do”, and it’s where we plan to keep learning and growing and working late nights and long but fulfilling hours in pursuit of the audacious dreams God has put in our hearts.

Ben and I met at our church in New York, which we love and are so grateful for. I’m also a part of the team at Liberty Church.

When I’m not in NYC, it’s because I spend a good chunk of time on airplanes, traveling and speaking at churches, conferences and events.My time on planes is usually spent pounding away at my laptop writing and sharing insights on Jesus, leadership, and calling.

Okay, so that’s a little more about me! But here’s a few more random bits about me:

  • I’m tone deaf, but that has never stopped me from singly loudly.
  • I’m clumsy.
  • I’m a vegetarian.
  • I’m an aspiring avid reader.
  • I’m a lover of comic books and all things superheroes.
  • I’m a Star Wars and Star Trek and Lord of the Rings and yes, Harry Potter fan. (#HermioneForPresident2020)
  • My true inspiration for working out is that I would like to be Wonder Woman when I grow up.
  • Gal Gadot has already gracefully filled the role, but I’d settle for being her stand-in.
  • I have a mild addiction to Candy Crush Soda, and the kids from Stranger Things are my #squadgoals.

Once again, thank you for visiting my site! I think you’re awesome. I know there is no one in the world exactly like you and that there is a fire within you this world needs. I hope that by visiting and subscribing (yes, please subscribe!) you are encouraged with every post and update to be you – brilliantly, boldly and wonderfully YOU. I hope my blogs, videos, and resources make you laugh, make you think, and help you soar.

Okay, enough about me… I’d love to hear from you! Simply click here, and we can chat. And if you want to stay up-to-date on my schedule or are interested in having me speak at an upcoming event, then just click here.

Thanks for reading, thanks for subscribing, thanks for being YOU!