About Us

Nicole J. Adelman

Founder


Nicole is a passionate and engaged Leadership Facilitator and professional Actor; internationally recognized performer, Voice Over artist, film and TV professional, and radio host. She is also the co-founder and Artistic Director of CATNIP (Contemporary American Theater now in Prague), and along with her many years employed in production at a boutique advertising agency, can attest to the influence of speech, performance and brand communication both in and out of the workplace. With a background in political activity, as well as competitive speech writing and delivery, Nicole attended American University in Washington, D.C. for Political Science, then graduated from the Gallatin School for Individualized Study with a degree in the Classics/History of Ideas from New York University.  Nicole is TEFL certified and focuses her work for Non-Native English speakers, young learners - specifically young women and girls - and intercultural communication. With an inspiring, fiesty and friendly approach, Nicole helps craft A-Level communicators, passionate storytellers, performers and empowered speakers within high level management and executive teams.  Empathy and compassion are the guiding forces of her life and business, inspiring her to be a strong advocate for others’ understanding, growth and transformation in the realm of humanity and human evolution.  

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Bridget Nelson

Business Development Assistant


Bridget studies Communication and Entrepreneurship,

emphasizing in Public Relations with a passion for speech.

She has studied in Japan, Prague, and California, 

providing her with a unique insight into the power of 

language and cross-cultural communication skills.

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Katie Torres

Social Media and Marketing Intern


Katie is from Portland, Oregon and studies Media Studies and

 Environmental Studies at the University of Oregon. She is

 passionate about spreading positivity through her work in

international communications and media.

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We deeply believe in Progressive Thinking

Making Mistakes

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We firmly believe the capacity to understand and empathize with others is essential to our human experience.

Having Fun

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We find the joy in learning how to speak with greater confidence and increased knowledge.

Evolving into Our Best Selves

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Hard To Be Human focuses on individual growth both professionally and personally.

What is HtbH?

Our Partners

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Our Clients

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