"I will never forget meeting this amazing woman who patiently, and I mean patiently, waited with her hand raised for her opportunity to ask Deepak Chopra her question after his talk at an outdoor theater in Detroit, MI.
In the question that she asked was so much emotion, really deep feelings, and a sense that the deep questioning held much more despair than the actual words of her question. This made me turn to see who was this woman, and there stood this person, who I later met as Nicole Eastman. The answers she received didn't seem to satisfy, but obviously led her on a search to understand - how could this God and positive affirmations rid her of the despair of the loss she experienced as a promising doctor and young vibrant woman? How could she find healing after such a loss?
The pain was heard in her words, which compelled me to reach out to her. I was a vendor at this event that hosted India Arie and Deepak Chopra at the Music and Mastery Festival. I remember going up to her and giving her my business card for Positive S.I.S.T.E.R.S, and letting her know that she was not alone, but would be held inside the Sisterhood where we find empowerment as we hold the light for our sisters until each one emerges from the dark night of their soul in their own light. That was June 2010.
I was thrilled to received a message from Nicole close to 18 months later in November 2011 saying to visit her website, because she was doing public speaking to help others who are going through their own traumatic/life-altering experiences, and sharing her story to help others to heal and find new hope. Since that time, I have seen a women find full acceptance and understanding of her path, and discover her PURPOSE out of the PAIN.
Nicole's spirit encompasses so much compassion and empathy to support, inspire and uplift as she reaches out to bring her light to transform the Souls of Others by teaching them to find the Promise of Hope inside the Pain.
Working on the book, I AM! Love, Wisdom and Guidance through Soul Reflection was one of the most rewarding experiences I have collaborated on. She was gentle loving, and gathered the perfect people for the book compilation, creating a sacred, safe space to be open and vulnerable for the growth and development for others. Nicole has touched my life deeply with the invitation to the project, and caused me to know what's possible when we simple obey what God instructs our hearts to do. I am grateful for meeting this wonderful Soul and honored to call her my Sister."
Founder, Positive S.I.S.T.E.R.S.
"It has been a pleasure working with Nicole Eastman! I have seen her demonstrate exceptional leadership abilities as she coached the co-authors of the book “I AM”. Along with many of the other co-authors, it was my first time being involved with a book project and Nicole was very patient to instruct us. She not only offered help for the project but supported us with prayer and uplifting words. She has been a source of inspiration to me and has invested in my life in many ways. God has given her a heart to reach out to others in their time of crisis and the compassion to see them healed and restored. She has a powerful testimony and has encouraged me and countless others to be bold and tell our stories of survival. It is an honor to serve with her and I know that she is making a significant impact in the lives of men, women and children around the world. It is beautiful to see her boldly use the gifts and talents that God gave her for His glory. In telling her story she has given hope to the hopeless and touched many lives. She is a wife, mother, daughter of the King and mighty warrior for His Kingdom!"
Para-Chaplain, Pacific Youth Correctional Ministries
"When Dr. Eastman asked me to become a part of the I AM! compilation, I looked forward to sharing my personal story to inspire others. I did not expect, however, to be so moved by Dr. Eastman during the process by all that she had to offer.
Sharing her story, in I AM! and the other stories amongst the I AM! family, Dr. Eastman inspirited me to fully believe in myself - for today and for the seasons in my life to come. She reached out in an effort to encourage us to overcome adversity. I am sure Dr. Eastman is totally unaware the depths to which she has touched the lives of the 27 co-authors of I AM!.
Dr. Eastman urged me to face my fears and talk to the younger Tyesha. A young woman that needed to know how much she was loved, and that she was fully capable of reaching her goals when she felt few believed in her. This form of healing/therapy gave me a much-needed opportunity to challenge myself and address matters I had not. I can celebrate the Tyesha of today because Dr. Eastman presented me with a powerful opportunity of therapy.
Not only was Dr. Eastman an inspiration throughout the project, she made the journey seamless. Her production, marketing, and promotional timelines were set for an uncomplicated route which resulted in I AM! becoming a best seller on the International Best Sellers' List. The I AM! Compilation will touch and motivate many to live in their truth in order to heal and live a fulfilling life.
Dr. Eastman has become my mentor and my family. I am forever grateful to her for reaching out to me to share in this journey God has set forth."
Tyesha K. Love, MA
"Nicole is a gifted and servant-leader. She reflects her kindness and love, through the power of motivation that causes others to work together to accomplish great things. She leads with wisdom and strength, and yet with care and compassion. She is a leader others want to follow. Through her experiences of pain and trials, she has developed a tenacious spirit that endures until the task is complete. Her fearless spirit and heart of compassion together is a quality that sets her apart from the pack. Nicole Eastman is indeed a leader and friend to many, in a world that needs more people like her."
Pastor Tim McConnell
Oneal Church of God
"You have faith in every aspect of your life & you have the ability to share it with others."
"Nicole is a leader who has earned her stripes and is eager to help the rest of the world learn from her personal tragedy. Her bravery and fortitude make her message of survival, strength, endurance, and hope all the more poignant. I believe in Nicole."
Life Coach / California
"You have had such a huge impact on my life. I don’t think you understand how much. You and I found each other when I was at a very low point…Your words resonated with me and I am so grateful!"
"I believe there was an angel watching over Nicole on that day of her accident. Even through the struggles and questions why, she has renewed her faith in God through love and support from
her husband, family, and friends. I have no doubt she will find her purpose and make it through this challenge being a stronger more able person that others will seek support from. Nicole will never be the same but won’t let anything affect her spirit."
Dr. Christine Ryan, D.O.
"You always know exactly what to say. Honestly, you are very much a life coach. Your objective views and genuine caring makes you so special. God has blessed me by making you apart of my life."
"Nicole is one of the rare individuals who transcends barriers and inspires people by leading by example. She has combined her talented and beautiful outside with a strong solid core on the inside. She is a strong proponent of diversity and has the ability to reach out to multiple people in different walks of life and touch their lives. She has always been generous in advice and always willing to help others whenever there is a need. With this skill set, she will be truly successful in whatever area she chooses to pursue."
"Dr. Nicole is an intelligent, articulate woman with an incredible personal story to tell of endurance and faith. Her dedication to the challenge in front of her has allowed her to rise above the circumstances that would have left others helpless."
Lead Minister at Macomb Christian Church / Michigan
"I want you to remember that you’re only human, and it’s OK to break down when things go wrong. It’s the combination of your strength and resilience plus your humanity that make you a great person, and will make you an amazing doctor."
Dr. Laryssa Kaufman, M.D.
Michigan / (2008, Received after the death of my father)
"Personal experience certainly shapes all of us. Some of the luckiest of us can struggle through our worst adversities, and create transcendence. Dr. Nicole Eastman, facing a brilliant career as a physician, was forced at a young age to deal with some of the most painful experiences, both physical and emotional. What would have broken others almost broke her. Instead, she tapped her innate spirituality, love of others, and her ultimate faith in herself, to elevate her experiences into something meaningful, in order to aid in her own healing and the message of healing of others. Thus she is the best kind of physician: one with empathy. Dr. Eastman could teach a lot of people, religious or not, about faith, hope, love, and perseverance. She is a voice of experience even at her young age, and I suspect, there is much more to come from her."