About

Coaching Approach/Style

Nikki is an enthusiastic, continuous learner on leadership, change, communication, coaching, and the brain and thinking styles. She listens deeply to those she coaches and is able to access how they think and see situations. This allows her coaching to be highly individualized to support lasting change. She helps others to increase their self-awareness, gain fruitful insights and design actions that get results.

Nikki is known for her ability to provide skillful feedback that brings recognition to both strengths and areas for growth. She is nonjudgmental, insightful and knowledgeable on a variety of leadership topics and tools. That, combined with her deep coaching and leadership experience, makes her an invaluable partner and resource to others. She finds it easy to connect with both technically minded leaders and creative, people-oriented leaders. She is able to meet them where they are and illuminates ways that they can expand their capacities and enhance their skills.

The two things that clients repeatedly say about her are: “She gets me and my situation” and “I wish I could take you with me to say it like you just said it.”

In addition to the improvement in their leadership capacity and their ability to communicate more effectively, clients often see a carryover of their increased clarity and skills to their personal life. This is an invaluable side benefit of the coaching work.

Professional Summary

Nikki has been active in the development of leaders at all levels since 1992. She has taught a variety of leadership development topics, facilitated team building and program creation sessions and provided coaching to numerous leaders in a variety of industries in the not-for-profit and for-profit sectors. Nikki is an ICF Professional Certified Coach.

Prior to her career in leadership development, she was a leader for a team of healthcare professionals and non-professionals in a time of significant change during the consolidation of two hospitals. That experience successfully bringing two staffs from different cultures together to form one united team continues to inform her approach when helping leaders to lead change and build their own strong teams. During that time-frame she was selected employee of the year.

Nikki is a native Denverite (a rare find) who is married, has two sons and loves to ski, take photos of nature, hike, read, paint old furniture and practice yoga. Throughout her entire career, she has successfully lived her commitment to achieve professional success while still creating a healthy, balanced and family-oriented lifestyle. This is the legacy that she hopes will inspire others to do the same. 

Education

BA, Nutrition and Dietetics, University of Northern Colorado

MSS, Master’s Degree, Applied Communication, University of Denver.  Masters Focus: Leadership and Communication Competence and Team Effectiveness.

Certifications

PCC – International Coach Federation, Professional Certified Coach.

TLC – The Leadership Circle 360 feedback and Culture Survey

HBDI – Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument

The Highlands Ability Battery Affiliate: Career Abilities Assessment

TED* The Empowerment Dynamic Charter Practitioner

Training

Coaching for Authentic Leadership, Naropa University

CTI, Coaches Training Institute, Advanced Coaches Training

The Neuroleadership Group Trainings: Executive Coaching and Quiet Leadership

Leading with the Brain in Mind, David Rock

Deep Coaching using the Enneagram

ADHD Coach Training, American Coaching Association