“Charismatic and Compelling”

Is your audience grappling with how to navigate the future? Engage Nick for your next workshop, webinar, media segment, or in-person event.


What Makes Nick Unique

➡️ A “pop business” perspective. Nick translates the complexities of modern business into plain English with fresh, culturally relevant stories and examples, resulting in broad engagement.

➡️ Industry insight on how craft and entrepreneurship intertwine. Nick writes and edits for top media publications, and has his finger on the pulse of where online business is headed.

🏳️‍🌈 Gay, 365 days a year. All speaking engagements are processed through Nick’s company, Hefty Media Group, a certified diversity supplier with the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce.

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Nick’s Core Message

In business, the only constant is change. Fortunately, the tools that successful creatives have mastered — deep focus, deliberate practice, and how to perform under pressure — can help you futureproof your potential and break records in a digital world.

A professional musician by training, Nick Wolny’s low-income upbringing, affinity for pop culture, and current career as an LGBTQ journalist and editorial consultant enable fresh perspectives. But if we look closer at our own lives and histories, we realize that we too have a special recipe of experiences that make us one of a kind.

From media panel to keynote — and either in the room or via Zoom — Nick can bring your next gathering to life. Get in touch to learn more about how to work with Nick.


Nick Wolny is a senior editor at NextAdvisor, a journalist, and the founder of Hefty Media Group, a consultancy of seven years working at the intersection of online marketing and editorial excellence. He writes and manages content that empowers readers to design their futures, implement entrepreneurial business strategies, and live better, more intentional lives. Hefty Media Group's flagship offer is Camp Wordsmith™, an online writing and marketing education platform, which can be visited at www.campwordsmith.com.

Based in Los Angeles, Nick has previously contributed to Fast Company, Business Insider, FORTUNE, OUT Magazine, Entrepreneur Magazine, CBS, NBC, FOX, and USA Today, and was named a “40 under 40” by the Houston Business Journal in 2021. He holds a Master’s degree in classical French Horn from Rice University, and is currently pursuing a certificate in journalism from UCLA.

For Media and Speaking

Nick Wolny is available for television, radio, and podcast interviews and speaking engagements commenting on craft, online business, and the LGBTQ economy. For media and speaking, please email:

For Media, PRs, Editors

Trying to pitch Nick, or contact him to freelance? Pitches can go to nick (at) nickwolny (dot) com. Due to volume, not all pitches can be answered, thanks for understanding.