Within a matter of minutes Nika had captured the hearts of our sales force and had them clinging to every word. She has a beautiful way of showing a transparent passion that is so contagious. People are drawn to an individual like Nika whose passion for life just exudes from every word she speaks.
Ram Products, Ltd.
Nika speaks from the heart, from experience, with sincerity and eloquence! She not only captivates the heart of her students, she captivates the heart and mind of all that are blessed to attend her motivational events. All 40 principals and other administrators marveled at her zeal toward life and education while she naturally reinvigorated our passion and commitment to serving our students!
La Joya ISD
The highlight of our State Conference was Nika Maples' inspiring luncheon presentation. Her personal story and her ability to connect her own experiences to children in the classroom captivated conference participants. She is a Texas treasure.
Texas Council of Exceptional Children
It is impossible to listen to Nika Maples talk about her love for teaching and not have your spirit lifted, your passion for the profession kindled or rekindled, and your faith in the good things in life confirmed. With her soft voice, radiant smile and purposeful message, Nika gives so much to all of her audiences. I have heard her more than once and each time was a blessing.
University of North Texas
Nika Maples' poignant story makes clear the need for careful and caring mentoring for new teachers. She is an outstanding speaker and kept our audience engrossed the full time. Months later, I am still hearing how motivating her speech was for our mentors.
[Maples] is ardent and passionate throughout [Everyday Genesis], and concludes that revelation—through the teachings of Jesus and purposeful action—brings humans closer together. Maples’s energetic prose and useful meditations shine new light on the multifaceted creation story.
about "Everyday Genesis"
Giving in to the process of self-improvement and maintaining confidence in the work of God gives her a way forward in even the darkest moments. Readers will appreciate Maples’s candor as she lays out her pain and feelings of inadequacy in plain sight and will find comfort in her uplifting lessons for overcoming personal difficulties of any kind.