Nicci Tina

Nicci Tina

is creating a community and culture of buttkicking.
A few years ago, I was doing a gig at a healthcare facility on a huge military base. I was there as me, Nicci Tina, and talking with patients, and with staff and healthcare providers about how they talk with their patients about tobacco. And these gigs, like most of the gigs I do, are notoriously low-paying.  Most of the places where I serve (and want to serve more) have little or no budget for education, or there’s an incredible amount of red tape in accessing that budget.

So, at this gig, near the end of the day, this nurse came up to me, we’ll call her Dana, and she was BEAMING. She said, I love what you do, I love the way you do it, I love everything about it and I love you. I thanked her. Then she said, Why don’t you set up a way for me to send you $5 a month for the rest of my life to keep you doing what you do? I laughed and said, Why would do that?  And she said, Peace of mind… I’ve seen so many people sick or dying with tobacco-related illness, including both of my parents who were smokers who couldn’t stop. If I help support what you do, then that’s my way of doing something about it, too.

After that conversation with Dana, I just started asking other people, If I set up a way for you to make a small contribution each month to support the work I do as Nicci Tina, would you be interested in that? And so many people said Yes. Some even said, Hell yeah! Or That’s a no-brainer, of course I would!  So here we are, on Patreon, where you, too, can do just that. For peace of mind, like Dana, or just because it feels good and it makes a difference.  Because it does.

So when you see me speaking at a healthcare conference, or connecting with a group of other influential people, or walking in the streets talking with people who want to kick and stay free, you’ll be able to say, I helped make that happen. 

With your support, I can get the next books written, and this time with actual editors (not just my long-suffering friends;)  I'll - we'll - be able to make more videos, and with a team of people who know how to make videos!

I'll be able to attend conferences where I can talk with other healthcare providers and educators about how they talk with their patients, clients and students about tobacco. (At most conferences, there's no pay for you to come and speak, and you also pay all of your own travel, lodging and expenses to be there. For real!)

I'll be able to visit more clinics and do more talks and health fairs and events like the ones I've done at the V.A., and on military installations, and in medical centers and in schools and community colleges, and for Native American communities, and at Pride events, and for young moms and moms-to-be, and in support groups, and in psychiatric hospitals and addiction rehabs, and at clinics where they serve the needs of people who are chronically under-served.  I'm all about doing what I can to level the playing (and buttkicking;) field, so that everyone has access to the support they need to kick tobacco and nicotine, and stay free.

And, I want you to know: I wear a LOT of hats and do many different things, but I'm not a preacher.  I don't tell people what they should and shouldn't do, because if someone really wants to use tobacco or nicotine in any form, that's their business, not mine.  Kick Butts Take Names is all about freedom and has been from the start. The majority of people who talk with me already have their own desire to kick and stay free; I show up to help them make it happen. As a dude I met in the street once said, I prayed to my Higher Power for support with stopping smoking, and then you showed up... holy sh*t! Clearly my Higher Power has a sense of humor! 

You showing up for this mission means I'll be able to show up for a lot more people, and at no charge whatsoever to them.  I don't offer exclusive access to my work through Patreon because I want EVERYONE to have access to the work I do, to the videos I make and the books I write, not just the people who have the ability to pay for it. I sell and give away books, and put them in big and small libraries. I show up for paid and unpaid gigs, in rural and in urban areas. I speak for healthcare providers, and with people who want to kick, and with healthcare providers who want to kick.  Together - with my actions and antics, and with your support - we can level the playing field and, maybe one day, make access to buttkicking as available as tobacco and nicotine.  (Just imagine that.  I do every day.)

I'm on Facebook here and Kick Butts Take Names is, too.  And we've got a website here (though that's another thing that'll get better and more helpful with your support... it needs it;)
And there's some video here and here and here. And some books here and here, and another on the way.  And I'm pretty much an open book myself in terms of my own process of growth and work in the world, and I LOVE hearing from other buttkickers, so if you have questions for me, those are also great places to ask them.  I'd love to hear from you.

Tiers
Buttkicker!
$1 or more per month

Thank You!  At this level of $1 per month, you are now a member of the buttkicking community AND a part of what sustains and drives the mission of Buttkicking for All (who want it).  From online support to face-to-face events and more, your contribution of $12/year helps make all of these things possible.  

And, fellow buttkicker - if YOU are also a Patreon creator who somehow nurtures and nourishes the planet and/or its inhabitants, please let me know and I'll gladly support your mission as well. Together We Are Powerful!  

May we ALL live long and prosper, together.

Level Five Buttkicker
$5 or more per month

At this level of support and engagement, you're saying, "I believe in you, in this, and in the power of us."  


Like Dana, you want to see this buttkicking thing continue and grow, beyond what Nicci Tina could do alone and with her own life savings.  


You're here to make an even bigger difference, and you're backing that with some cash. It's like you're taking Nicci Tina out to coffee once a month, giving her a big hug and saying, "Thanks for what you're doing, you big butt you.  Keep doing it."


At some point there'll be perks for this level of support. Right now, we want to send you a Thank You card with a kiss for luck and a whole lotta love, so do include your address.

Thank you!

Level Twenty Buttkicker
$20 or more per month

At this level, you could be referred to not only as a patron of the art and science of buttkicking, but as a foundational benefactor. You're providing Nicci Tina with something to lean into and spring from, as she does what she's here to do, i.e., Buttkicking for All (who want it).  


In addition to any perks coming to those at the above levels, there is this: for every six months of your support at this tier, you can gift an hour of conversation with Nicci Tina to yourself or to someone else you know and love.  This hour could be spent brainstorming ideas for your vision, or strategizing buttkicking one-on-one, or just sitting back and listening to the singing of your praises.  Your choice.  

(We'll be singing your praises either way.)  

Thank you.

Wow.
$120 or more per month

I still remember the first time someone sent several hundred dollars in support of Nicci Tina and the buttkicking mission. It was several years ago. It arrived in a priority mail envelope and it was in one hundred dollar bills.  I opened it in the post office, astounded by what I saw (honestly, I thought I was dreaming) and then read the (two page, single-spaced) letter accompanying this pile of cash, and then sat down on the floor of the post office and cried.  I was literally floored. People looked concerned, of course, so I got up and walked to a nearby park where I sat on a bench for awhile and cried some more.


The letter said, in summary, I came into this money somewhat unexpectedly, and when I looked at it and thought about what I wanted to do with it, I immediately thought of YOU.  So I'm sending it to you.


Like Dana, this person had worked in healthcare for many years and had seen the impact of tobacco and nicotine up close.  And, also like Dana, had worked with military service members and with other populations who'd been more heavily targeted by the industry, and saw the impact of that, too... and of my work.


That gift rocked me back on the heels of my platform boots, and reminded me that this is truly about what we can do together. That support allowed me to attend a conference where I was able to reach a lot of people who help other people kick nicotine and tobacco, in addition to supporting other initiatives.


For each month at this level of support, in addition to knowing you are making a massive difference, you can schedule a Thank You conversation with Nicci Tina to brainstorm, strategize or support your vision and/or your buttkicking freedom. Or you could gift this monthly conversation to someone else you know and love.  Or you could just sit back quietly and let me sing your praises.  

Your choice. 


Thank you.

A few years ago, I was doing a gig at a healthcare facility on a huge military base. I was there as me, Nicci Tina, and talking with patients, and with staff and healthcare providers about how they talk with their patients about tobacco. And these gigs, like most of the gigs I do, are notoriously low-paying.  Most of the places where I serve (and want to serve more) have little or no budget for education, or there’s an incredible amount of red tape in accessing that budget.

So, at this gig, near the end of the day, this nurse came up to me, we’ll call her Dana, and she was BEAMING. She said, I love what you do, I love the way you do it, I love everything about it and I love you. I thanked her. Then she said, Why don’t you set up a way for me to send you $5 a month for the rest of my life to keep you doing what you do? I laughed and said, Why would do that?  And she said, Peace of mind… I’ve seen so many people sick or dying with tobacco-related illness, including both of my parents who were smokers who couldn’t stop. If I help support what you do, then that’s my way of doing something about it, too.

After that conversation with Dana, I just started asking other people, If I set up a way for you to make a small contribution each month to support the work I do as Nicci Tina, would you be interested in that? And so many people said Yes. Some even said, Hell yeah! Or That’s a no-brainer, of course I would!  So here we are, on Patreon, where you, too, can do just that. For peace of mind, like Dana, or just because it feels good and it makes a difference.  Because it does.

So when you see me speaking at a healthcare conference, or connecting with a group of other influential people, or walking in the streets talking with people who want to kick and stay free, you’ll be able to say, I helped make that happen. 

With your support, I can get the next books written, and this time with actual editors (not just my long-suffering friends;)  I'll - we'll - be able to make more videos, and with a team of people who know how to make videos!

I'll be able to attend conferences where I can talk with other healthcare providers and educators about how they talk with their patients, clients and students about tobacco. (At most conferences, there's no pay for you to come and speak, and you also pay all of your own travel, lodging and expenses to be there. For real!)

I'll be able to visit more clinics and do more talks and health fairs and events like the ones I've done at the V.A., and on military installations, and in medical centers and in schools and community colleges, and for Native American communities, and at Pride events, and for young moms and moms-to-be, and in support groups, and in psychiatric hospitals and addiction rehabs, and at clinics where they serve the needs of people who are chronically under-served.  I'm all about doing what I can to level the playing (and buttkicking;) field, so that everyone has access to the support they need to kick tobacco and nicotine, and stay free.

And, I want you to know: I wear a LOT of hats and do many different things, but I'm not a preacher.  I don't tell people what they should and shouldn't do, because if someone really wants to use tobacco or nicotine in any form, that's their business, not mine.  Kick Butts Take Names is all about freedom and has been from the start. The majority of people who talk with me already have their own desire to kick and stay free; I show up to help them make it happen. As a dude I met in the street once said, I prayed to my Higher Power for support with stopping smoking, and then you showed up... holy sh*t! Clearly my Higher Power has a sense of humor! 

You showing up for this mission means I'll be able to show up for a lot more people, and at no charge whatsoever to them.  I don't offer exclusive access to my work through Patreon because I want EVERYONE to have access to the work I do, to the videos I make and the books I write, not just the people who have the ability to pay for it. I sell and give away books, and put them in big and small libraries. I show up for paid and unpaid gigs, in rural and in urban areas. I speak for healthcare providers, and with people who want to kick, and with healthcare providers who want to kick.  Together - with my actions and antics, and with your support - we can level the playing field and, maybe one day, make access to buttkicking as available as tobacco and nicotine.  (Just imagine that.  I do every day.)

I'm on Facebook here and Kick Butts Take Names is, too.  And we've got a website here (though that's another thing that'll get better and more helpful with your support... it needs it;)
And there's some video here and here and here. And some books here and here, and another on the way.  And I'm pretty much an open book myself in terms of my own process of growth and work in the world, and I LOVE hearing from other buttkickers, so if you have questions for me, those are also great places to ask them.  I'd love to hear from you.

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Tiers
Buttkicker!
$1 or more per month

Thank You!  At this level of $1 per month, you are now a member of the buttkicking community AND a part of what sustains and drives the mission of Buttkicking for All (who want it).  From online support to face-to-face events and more, your contribution of $12/year helps make all of these things possible.  

And, fellow buttkicker - if YOU are also a Patreon creator who somehow nurtures and nourishes the planet and/or its inhabitants, please let me know and I'll gladly support your mission as well. Together We Are Powerful!  

May we ALL live long and prosper, together.

Level Five Buttkicker
$5 or more per month

At this level of support and engagement, you're saying, "I believe in you, in this, and in the power of us."  


Like Dana, you want to see this buttkicking thing continue and grow, beyond what Nicci Tina could do alone and with her own life savings.  


You're here to make an even bigger difference, and you're backing that with some cash. It's like you're taking Nicci Tina out to coffee once a month, giving her a big hug and saying, "Thanks for what you're doing, you big butt you.  Keep doing it."


At some point there'll be perks for this level of support. Right now, we want to send you a Thank You card with a kiss for luck and a whole lotta love, so do include your address.

Thank you!

Level Twenty Buttkicker
$20 or more per month

At this level, you could be referred to not only as a patron of the art and science of buttkicking, but as a foundational benefactor. You're providing Nicci Tina with something to lean into and spring from, as she does what she's here to do, i.e., Buttkicking for All (who want it).  


In addition to any perks coming to those at the above levels, there is this: for every six months of your support at this tier, you can gift an hour of conversation with Nicci Tina to yourself or to someone else you know and love.  This hour could be spent brainstorming ideas for your vision, or strategizing buttkicking one-on-one, or just sitting back and listening to the singing of your praises.  Your choice.  

(We'll be singing your praises either way.)  

Thank you.

Wow.
$120 or more per month

I still remember the first time someone sent several hundred dollars in support of Nicci Tina and the buttkicking mission. It was several years ago. It arrived in a priority mail envelope and it was in one hundred dollar bills.  I opened it in the post office, astounded by what I saw (honestly, I thought I was dreaming) and then read the (two page, single-spaced) letter accompanying this pile of cash, and then sat down on the floor of the post office and cried.  I was literally floored. People looked concerned, of course, so I got up and walked to a nearby park where I sat on a bench for awhile and cried some more.


The letter said, in summary, I came into this money somewhat unexpectedly, and when I looked at it and thought about what I wanted to do with it, I immediately thought of YOU.  So I'm sending it to you.


Like Dana, this person had worked in healthcare for many years and had seen the impact of tobacco and nicotine up close.  And, also like Dana, had worked with military service members and with other populations who'd been more heavily targeted by the industry, and saw the impact of that, too... and of my work.


That gift rocked me back on the heels of my platform boots, and reminded me that this is truly about what we can do together. That support allowed me to attend a conference where I was able to reach a lot of people who help other people kick nicotine and tobacco, in addition to supporting other initiatives.


For each month at this level of support, in addition to knowing you are making a massive difference, you can schedule a Thank You conversation with Nicci Tina to brainstorm, strategize or support your vision and/or your buttkicking freedom. Or you could gift this monthly conversation to someone else you know and love.  Or you could just sit back quietly and let me sing your praises.  

Your choice. 


Thank you.