All American Entertainment Named to Inc. Best Workplaces in 2022. Read more
AAE Named to Inc. Best Workplaces in 2022. Read more
Click to Open Search Bar

Nina Williams

Rock Climbing Athlete & Mindset Coach

REQUEST BOOKING INFORMATION

Nina Williams Biography

Nina Williams is one of the most accomplished female boulderers of this generation and a mindset coach. Williams is especially known for her accomplishments in highball bouldering, in which the climber attempts a 20 foot or higher boulder problem without rope protection, combining the physicality of bouldering with the mental discipline of free soloing. Williams is a Certified Professional Coach (CPC) in Leadership and Development, working with women and people of color to build confident, intentional lives. She has worked with Color the Crag, Flash Foxy, and the London Women's Climbing Symposium, worked as a climbing coach for Team ABC in Boulder, and has led additional clinics at climbing gyms across the country.

At 5’3”, Nina climbs with a necessary dynamic style and an ethos to match. In 2015, she completed her first V13 (8B) in Rocklands, South Africa, on the Ray of Light problem. This was the first female ascent of this route. In 2017, Williams successfully completed the first female ascent of the Ambrosia route in the Buttermilks of Bishop, California in what Climbing magazine called "one of the hardest free solos ever done by a woman.” The V11 route tops out at 50 feet, so tall that the lack of ropes creates a formidable mental challenge for the climber. That was after climbing two other difficult routes on the same boulder: the north facing Footprints (V9) in 2014 and the south facing Evilution Direct (V11) in 2015, completing the Grandpa Peabody Trifecta. And you guessed it - she was the first woman to do so. By 2019, she had completed seven first female ascents on boulders across the globe. Williams was featured in 2019's The High Road, a short film that was selected for the Banff Film Festival and shown during the REEL ROCK 14 tour.

However, the path to success has not been simple for Williams. At age 14, her intense desire to succeed as a climber—and fear of failure—nearly derailed her budding career when she forged a signature saying she completed a climb at a national qualifying competition. She got away with cheating until months later she was caught and subsequently kicked out of competition for a year. For a young climber who thrived on praise, the shame was excruciating, but it also motivated her to come back stronger than ever. Williams would not be the climber she is today if she did not have to confront her need for external validation and learn to climb for herself. Williams said: “I don’t want the next generation of climbers to feel like they have to cheat or be ultra-achieving. I want us to speak to them and say, we are proud of you because you are doing this for yourself.”

Williams graduated from The University of Colorado Boulder in the spring of 2021 with a degree in Communications and Leadership. She is now running a coaching program for climbers focused on mindset and inner dialogue. As a climber who has been trained in the art of falling, she provides a new perspective on overcoming the fear of letting go.

Videos
News
FAQs
  • HOW TO BOOK Nina Williams?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Nina Williams for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Nina Williams, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Nina Williams or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK Nina Williams?

    Booking fees for Nina Williams, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Nina Williams, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Nina Williams?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Nina Williams for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Nina Williams for your next private or corporate function.
  • WHAT IS A FULL-SERVICE TALENT BOOKING AGENCY?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Nina Williams or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Nina Williams or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.
Check Availability

Tell us about your event!

During normal business hours, we respond to most inquiries within 4 hours.

Users also viewed these speakers:

This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent, and wish to request removal from this catalog or report an issue with your profile, please click here.

Rock Climbing Athlete & Mindset Coach

Travels From:
Boulder, CO, USA
Speaking Fee:

Nina Williams Biography

Nina Williams is one of the most accomplished female boulderers of this generation and a mindset coach. Williams is especially known for her accomplishments in highball bouldering, in which the climber attempts a 20 foot or higher boulder problem without rope protection, combining the physicality of bouldering with the mental discipline of free soloing. Williams is a Certified Professional Coach (CPC) in Leadership and Development, working with women and people of color to build confident, intentional lives. She has worked with Color the Crag, Flash Foxy, and the London Women's Climbing Symposium, worked as a climbing coach for Team ABC in Boulder, and has led additional clinics at climbing gyms across the country.

At 5’3”, Nina climbs with a necessary dynamic style and an ethos to match. In 2015, she completed her first V13 (8B) in Rocklands, South Africa, on the Ray of Light problem. This was the first female ascent of this route. In 2017, Williams successfully completed the first female ascent of the Ambrosia route in the Buttermilks of Bishop, California in what Climbing magazine called "one of the hardest free solos ever done by a woman.” The V11 route tops out at 50 feet, so tall that the lack of ropes creates a formidable mental challenge for the climber. That was after climbing two other difficult routes on the same boulder: the north facing Footprints (V9) in 2014 and the south facing Evilution Direct (V11) in 2015, completing the Grandpa Peabody Trifecta. And you guessed it - she was the first woman to do so. By 2019, she had completed seven first female ascents on boulders across the globe. Williams was featured in 2019's The High Road, a short film that was selected for the Banff Film Festival and shown during the REEL ROCK 14 tour.

However, the path to success has not been simple for Williams. At age 14, her intense desire to succeed as a climber—and fear of failure—nearly derailed her budding career when she forged a signature saying she completed a climb at a national qualifying competition. She got away with cheating until months later she was caught and subsequently kicked out of competition for a year. For a young climber who thrived on praise, the shame was excruciating, but it also motivated her to come back stronger than ever. Williams would not be the climber she is today if she did not have to confront her need for external validation and learn to climb for herself. Williams said: “I don’t want the next generation of climbers to feel like they have to cheat or be ultra-achieving. I want us to speak to them and say, we are proud of you because you are doing this for yourself.”

Williams graduated from The University of Colorado Boulder in the spring of 2021 with a degree in Communications and Leadership. She is now running a coaching program for climbers focused on mindset and inner dialogue. As a climber who has been trained in the art of falling, she provides a new perspective on overcoming the fear of letting go.

Nina Williams Videos

  • How to let go of failure and jump into your fall | Nina Williams |...
    Fear of failing is something we all experience. Instead of resisting the inevitable, what might happen if we willingly let go and jump into our fear?...
  • Automator - Nina Williams - V13/8B | Climbing In Colorado
  • Nina Williams on Ambrosia (V11)
    Nina Williams made the first female ascent of Ambrosia, a 50-foot V11 (5.14 X) on the Grandpa Peabody Boulder in the Buttermilks of Bishop,...

Speaker Lists Featuring Nina Williams

FAQs on booking Nina Williams

  • How to book Nina Williams?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Nina Williams for both live and virtual events for over 20 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Nina Williams, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Nina Williams or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Nina Williams?

    Booking fees for Nina Williams, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Nina Williams, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Nina Williams?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Nina Williams for clients worldwide for more than 20 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Nina Williams for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Nina Williams or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Nina Williams or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Nina Williams is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Nina Williams for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Nina Williams generally travels from Boulder, CO, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Sasha DiGiulian, Emily Harrington, Jimmy Chin, Alex Honnold and Jordan Romero. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Nina Williams for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Nina Williams Speaker Videos

  • How to let go of failure and jump into your fall | Nina Williams | TEDxCU
    Fear of failing is something we all experience. Instead of resisting the inevitable, what might happen if we willingly let go and jump into our fear? Professional climber Nina Williams tells her...
    Automator - Nina Williams - V13/8B | Climbing In Colorado
  • Nina Williams on Ambrosia (V11)
    Nina Williams made the first female ascent of Ambrosia, a 50-foot V11 (5.14 X) on the Grandpa Peabody Boulder in the Buttermilks of Bishop, California. The first ascent was done by Kevin Jorgeson in...
    Nina Williams | Bouldering in Bishop
    Nina Williams and her pet hedgehog head to Bishop in California to check out some of the highballs and attempt some of the harder lines there.

Nina Williams News

Tell us about your event!

During normal business hours, we respond to most inquiries within 4 hours.

  • Customized Service

    Our agents find the right fit for your event

  • Unparalleled Database

    Full access to all speakers & celebrities

  • One Stop Shopping

    A reliable and unbiased point of contact

  • Logistics Management

    Your personal Logistics Manager who takes care of all event details

Speakers Similar to Nina Williams

This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent, and wish to request removal from this catalog or report an issue with your profile, please click here.

TOP

The 2022 Speaking Industry Benchmark Report