Ms. Hicks provides real solutions to the problems facing families and adults today. Her innovative and revolutionary work on the family has been presented at several conferences, including: the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, China, the UN Conference launching International Year of the Family in Valletta, Malta, and the Temple University Annual Family Reunion Conference.
Bobbi Hicks has extensive experience in creating and producing special events, such as the “Global Family Festival” a free annual event for families that featured workshops on family issues, multicultural entertainment, and over 300 vendors at Battery Park in NYC. She has also been a project manager on events such as the first three Essence Music Festivals in New Orleans, the Essence Awards and Gala, Randi Ross Entertainment & Consulting, Inc.’s 2000-2004 Annual Health, Beauty and Fitness Retreats. In addition to customizing events for organizations, such as the New York Board of Education Committee on Special Education; she also produces and facilitates public and private seminars on topics such as: “How to Discover Your Life Mission” or “Return to Family.”
Ms. Hicks has appeared on WHAT, WBAI, WNJR, WBLS, WFME, among other radio stations; News12 NJ and local cable shows over the last few years discussing healing families, the tragic events of 9/11, and career development issues. Currently, she is writing a book that promises to provide a blueprint to healing, preserving and improving quality of life for extended families.
Bobbi Hicks began her career 20 years ago, producing seminars at business schools and local colleges for women in New Jersey, helping many to more than double their annual incomes. This led Ms. Hicks to become the owner/operator of Great Expectations, a New York City based permanent placement agency for over a decade. Her clients included fortune 500 companies such as Merrill Lynch and Price Waterhouse.
Today, Bobbi Hicks consults with Mercy Corps, an international relief organization and facilitates train-the-trainer workshops on “How to Help Children Cope with Grief, Loss, Tolerance and Diversity” for professionals who work with families and children who have been impacted by the tragic events of 9/11. She also produces a work/family balance initiative and a woman’s leadership workshop series for a fortune 500 company in New Jersey.
She is president of Bobbi Hicks
& Associates, a human potential development company. A mother of two
children, a son and a daughter, she resides in New Jersey.