Nicole Ocean

 Ex-Welfare Mom


After leaving her abusive marriage in 2000, with her infant son in tow, Nicole found a few unexpected bumps in the road that she traveled upon.

With her young son in her custody, Nicole was faced with deciding what was more important; getting divorced from her abusive husband through the help of legal-aid and having to quit her job, file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, get on welfare and government assistance or to stay the course and face years of living a life with what she foresaw was an uncertain future, with undue hardship and strain. Little did she know then, the magnitude or impact of her decision that fateful day.

She made one of the most difficult decisions of her life and choose to "play the game" so that she could rebuild her and her young son's life. Ask her today and she'd say, "It was the best decision I ever made, next to leaving her son's father and their unhealthy relationship.

In the years to come, Nicole discovered a niche-industry within real estate, that turned her life around and helped create multi-million dollar producing software products that were able to give her the much needed answer to her prayers for a better life for her and her son.

Nicole has put together "Ex-Welfare Mom's 50 Life Lessons." It's a personal manifesto that's filled with life-changing experiences and powerful lessons that impacted her life and helped elevate her. She hopes that through her struggles and triumphs, that she can help shed light on powerful ways that others can learn from her experience and words of wisdom. Learn More