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Executive Contributors at Brainz Magazine are handpicked and invited to contribute because of their knowledge and valuable insight within their area of expertise.

Nicole M. Augustine

Executive Contributor

Innovation Strategist

Nicole M. Augustine

Innovation Strategist

Nicole M. Augustine is a social entrepreneur, public health professional, and social justice advocate. She was born in Inglewood, CA, in the early 80s during the decade in America known for the "crack epidemic ." This was her first experience with social injustice, racial inequality, and the roots of trauma that plague many people. Nicole found herself studying sociology and public health and was drawn to understanding the root causes of health disparities. She received her B.A. in Sociology from Cornell University and her Master of Public Health from The George Washington University School of Public Health. Throughout her career in public health, she has focused her work on understanding health disparities and social inequality. Her personal life mission is to drive community and societal change while creating generational shifts in community wellness outcomes.

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Navigating The Entrepreneurial Journey – Lessons In Ingenuity And Team Building

As the year draws to a close, I reflect on my journey as a business owner, a path rich with learning and evolution.

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The Art Of Charisma – Elevating Your Voice With Toastmasters

Hello there, I have a passion for Prevention.

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Unmuting The Silence – The Impact Of SUD On Relationships

Let's face it: we don't like talking about Substance Use Disorder (SUD) with those closest to us.

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Leverage Life's Laws To Reach Your Goals

Life is full of uncertainty, and we all strive to be better, different, or more.

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Unlock The Power Of Quarterly Strategic Planning

Quarterly strategic planning is essential to success in both business and life.

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Why Taking The Leap Of Faith Is Necessary

Why does taking the leap of faith feel so scary? That feeling in you that makes your heart race and your breath quicken?

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The Top 2 Lessons I've Learned As A Business Owner (So Far)

Learning how to be a successful business owner is an ever-evolving process.

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The Disillusionment Of Arriving

What do you believe is foundational to who you are? Many people go through life thinking that there is an arrival.

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Prevention – The Forgotten Pillar Of Addiction Treatment And Wellness

Prevention. It's one of the most important yet least talked about aspects of addiction treatment and wellness.

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Your Zip Code Determines Your Health And Opportunity

It's no secret that where you live has a significant impact on your quality of life.

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Diversity, Equity, And Inclusion... Melting Pot Or Gumbo?

If you've been wondering what the term "Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion" (DEI) means… you're not alone.

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Invisible Root Causes Of Social Inequities ‒ An Examination Of Racial Stigma

Written by: Nicole M. Augustine, Executive Contributor Executive Contributors at Brainz Magazine are handpicked and invited to contribute...

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The History Of Substance Use And The Construction Of Stigma

Written by: Nicole M. Augustine, Executive Contributor Executive Contributors at Brainz Magazine are handpicked and invited to contribute...

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Executive Contributors at Brainz Magazine are handpicked and invited to contribute because of their knowledge and valuable insight within their area of expertise.

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