Jesus Follower • Wife • Dog Mom  • Bestselling Author

Nicole Zaagman is a Jesus follower, wife, dog mom, brand and design expert and author of Bee BADASS and Brilliant. Over the course of her career, she’s worked in the Christian non-profit world, to award winning digital agencies and ran her own business as an entrepreneur with services including: branding, graphic design, marketing strategy, consulting and website development.

She resides in Michigan with her husband Ken and Hadley, their 7 pound, Shih Tzu dog. Zaagman enJOYs growing her relationship with Jesus and spending time with church community, listening to christian and country music, cooking organic meals, drinking tea and experiencing Michigan’s four seasons. Graduate of Spring Arbor University ('09), she presently works with a few clients per month and full-time as the Marketing & Design Director for Ken's company - Zaagman Home Remodeling.

Nicole's second book, Rise Higher - Believe in Your Dream Cuz' No One Else Will is a biblical, faith based perspective on what it takes to pursue one's dream, overcome obstacles and heal from distractions that arise along the way. Focusing on the word "Rise" and it's meaning "Restored to new life" - the book's theme verse is Isaiah 40:31 ("Those that wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint"). Readers are encouraged to overcome cycles of unbelief robbing them of their confidence, highest potential and God given dream.

Experiencing the highs and lows of life, Nicole desires her journey to be of encouragement and challenges others to prayerfully consider their top 5 priorities. In her words, "Living our dream comes at a high price and distractions come in forms we least expect. In order to know the counterfeit distractions in our lives, we must continually be in God's Word. As a result, counterfeit distractions that would take you off the path you and God desire will be much more easily recognized and not burdensome to overcome."

Highlights of Nicole's career: becoming debt free with Ken and appearing on The Dave Ramsey Show in Nashville, TN (2013), hosting a weekly radio show with Radio For Divas network (2014), hosting a 2-day entrepreneurs conference at the Amway Grand Hotel (2015), nominated as 1 of 40 companies making a social impact by Michipreneur.com (2015), receiving Amazon #1 bestselling status with first book (2016), publishing her second book (2018), speaking about brand development at the American Marketing Association chapter at Davenport University, Women in Leadership conference at Spring Arbor University and monthly Professional Photographers of West Michigan meeting, sharing her testimony at Ada Bible Church, facilitating marketing breakouts for Public Speakers Association's conference in San Antonio, TX, facilitating a day workshop for MSU Extension Kent County staff, being interviewed on eightWest, WOOD 1300, theBlaze and working with clients worldwide from Michigan.