Nicole is the founder of a social enterprise called Alex’s Adventure which educates young people about substance misuse. She gave up her career as a Marine & Plant Engineer to help change the drug education scene in Ireland after losing her brother Alex to a drug overdose at a party in Cork and since starting the company in 2016 has visited over 100 schools and taught over 10,000 students nationwide to date. She is one of the first SE’s to hold a Social Enterprise Mark and has won several awards including Humanitarian of the Year 2018, Best Start Up 2019, Pride of Cork 2021 & a runner up as Social Entrepreneur of the Year at the Image Awards 2023. Nicole has worked with Social Impact Ireland and in her role as Business Development Advisor, Nicole was responsible for building an engaged community for all and helping SE through any challenges they face. She is practicing in her own private practice as an Addiction Counsellor and also sits on the board of Addiction Counsellors Ireland.