Biography

Belinda Nicoll is originally from South Africa. She moved to the U.S. in 2001 and has been a citizen since 2010. She holds a BA degree in Communication and a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing. She is the author of Out of Sync, a memoir about expatriation that explores how globalization impacts relationships - having experienced how quickly adventure and excitement can devolve into chaos and despair, her story also demonstrates that change, however merciless, is always the most profound catalyst for personal development.

Belinda's previous roles include those of talent agent, copywriter and life coach. These days, she works as a freelance writer and book coach. Her works-in-progress are a novel and a creative writing guide. She blogs about issues related to writing and creativity, as well as her favorite subjects: personal transformation and global change.

Belinda and her husband love traveling. Their journeys and careers have taken them through large parts of Southern Africa, the USA, Europe, Ireland, Canada, the Middle East, Mexico, and to exotic islands such as Hawaii, Mauritius, Phuket, The Comores, St. Thomas, St. John, and Gran Canaria.

Education

MFA in Creative Writing (Fiction), Queens University of Charlotte, 2012
BA (Communication / Sociology), University of South Africa, 1996

Training

Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) certification, 2001 - 2004 (Master Practitioner, Life Coach, and Trainer)