Social Work Career Empowerment Coach | Educator | Fractional Chief Program Officer
Flexibility and adaptability lead to career and business success and sustainability. They say that the only constant in the world is change. Well...
- Our world has changed.
- Our economy has changed.
- Our workforce has changed.
If you are ready to excel in your profession, experience longevity in your career, deliver excellent programs and services, or expand the caliber and expertise of your employees, you have landed on the right website.
I'm Nicki Sanders, a master's level social worker and nonprofit leader who specializes in career development, professional development, and organizational development. There's also a bit of personal development thrown into the mix.
What My Clients Have To Say
Nicki Sanders was a pillar in my search for professional purpose. Nicki challenged me to think outside of the box and outside of my fears and doubts. In the process of building my professional toolbox she helped me to see myself in a different light. She helped me to realize that I have value beyond a dollar amount and that I have something amazing to offer in all settings. She helped me overcome my fear of public speaking while growing in my professional confidence daily. She taught me to never shrink, know your worth, maintain boundaries, and to choose yourself because it makes for a much more fulfilling life.
C. Volcy, MPA
I love Nicki's approach to career and business development. Working with her has been essential to developing my business, discovering my niche, and understanding my audience. She used a combination of practical and creative tools, like journaling prompts and visualization activities, to help me gain clarity about my business goals and find my authentic voice. I really appreciated her ability to provide me with guidance about my career that fit my current lifestyle, while empowering me to expand in ways that would support my future lifestyle as a full-time entrepreneur. With Nicki's support, I learned how to manage multiple business projects, solidify my business brand, engage with my audience in multiple ways and set clear goals for future expansion. Now, I truly understand the importance of investing in career and business development.
Sacred Womb Works
Working with Nicki has been truly amazing! She challenged me to think deeper about my career and what I want for my life. She gave me tools to create a portfolio and to help me see all the work I have done so that I am able to articulate my accomplishments during a job interview. I appreciate the time we spent together!!
A. Mays, MSW, MPH
Nicki Sanders has been extremely helpful in my personal and professional goal development over the past 15 years. She remembers small important details that are always helpful when developing and executing goals. Overall, she encourages me to listen to my inner voice and allow that voice to lead me to having an aligned, joyful, and fulfilling personal and professional life.
E. Nicholson, MSW
I reached out to Nicki when I was at a crossroads in my professional career. I knew that I needed to leave the toxic work environment that I was in, but I was afraid to take the leap. Nicki regularly checked in with me and reminded me of my strengths and capabilities! I dreamed of starting my own consulting business, but I allowed fear to hold me back. Nicki reminded me that I already have the knowledge, the skills, and the tools to thrive in my career. With her encouragement, I took the leap, left my job, and began consulting. I have been blessed with opportunities to support organizations with building team dynamics and developing training material ever since. I’m so grateful for the ways in which Nicki pushed me!
N. Donovan, MSW, LMSW
Nicki has been an incredible support for me. She has consistently motivated and encouraged me to work to my highest ability and to believe in myself. Nicki has provided me with guidance, resources and has given me the necessary gentle push to pursue opportunities that align with my goals. Her mentorship is invaluable, and I believe it’s through her guidance that I’ve been able to navigate through my professional life with such success.
S. Wilson, MSW
Nicki Sanders has been very instrumental in helping me elevate in my career. I had the pleasure of working with her for the past year. Nicki is amazing at providing you with tools to assist you with getting to the next level in your career. I appreciate Nicki helping me narrow down where I wanted to go next because I have big dreams. She is consistent and clear with her communication. She encouraged me to stop being afraid to JUMP. She coached me on how to negotiate salary and edited my resume to reflect how much of an asset I am on paper. I was recently offered a huge opportunity that I’ve been wanting for quite some time. Thank you, Nicki, for all of your suggestions, tools, and support through this process.
Z. Williams, MSW
We are all in the people business!
At Nicki Sanders Leadership Consulting, our mission is simple – to eliminate toxic workplaces by developing skilled, empathetic, and goal-oriented leaders who have the vision, support, and resources to create a culture where business prospers and employees thrive individually and collectively.
As a Fractional Chief Program Officer and Leadership Consultant, I want my struggling leaders to know that I see you. Disengaged employees, ongoing staff conflict, professional burnout, and inefficient processes should not be an accepted norm. Each negatively impacts your bottom line, but it doesn’t have to be this way. Let’s work together to operationalize your vision and create a healthy culture where both your company and your employees flourish.
And...I am privileged to serve as a Social Work Career Empowerment Coach for High-Performing Women of Color in Social Work Leadership. I recognize that Women of Color in social work leadership struggle with doubt and visibility in the workplace. As a Black woman in social work leadership who previously dimmed her light, I am passionate about helping high-performing women social work leaders increase their confidence, honor their achievements, and level up in their careers. My clients go from overworked, underpaid, and unappreciated to energized, well-paid, and appreciated using my Strategic Career Management framework.