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Strategic Career Management is the lifelong process of investing resources into your career to maintain or increase your value in the workplace, undertake work that is personally satisfying, strive for work/life balance, and achieve financial security. If you're ready to become a more bold, authentic, effective, and powerful leader, I invite you to explore my strategic career management services for every phase of your career.

Career Coaching Testimonials 2021

We are all in the people business!

My Mission

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.

To my struggling leaders - disengaged employees, 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 business and your employees thrive.

And...I am privileged to serve as a Career and Empowerment Strategist for HIgh=Performing Women of Color in Social Work and Human Services Leadership and a Consultant to the companies who want to keep them on board.

Clarity | Credibility | Congruency

Make Your (Career) List and Check It Twice

January 19, 2022

  Are you a list maker? Are you the shopper that purchases only the groceries on your list or the shopper who is values food spontaneity? When my daughter was little, she would give me a very detailed birthday or Christmas list months before the occasion. She was always ready and had no problems asking …

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Dr. King’s Calling, Purpose, and Dream Were Clear!

January 17, 2022

  Today is the 3rd Monday in January and we celebrate the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. I’ve visited the King National Historic Site in Atlanta, the National Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, and the King Memorial in Washington, DC. Although the reality of his …

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Sharing My Elevation 2022 Playlist

January 14, 2022

  The selection of elevation as my word of the year for 2022 was definitely a divine download and I have received so much confirmation that elevation is my path. Elevation as in increase, promotion, advancement, growth, and uplevel your position.   Music is life to me. I listen to music every day and I …

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Stop Ignoring Your Intuition, Desires, and Needs!

January 12, 2022

  My clients have a lot of things in common. They are brilliant, college-educated, women of color recognized as passionate changemakers. Another thing my clients have in common is an unbelief that they can have the career that they desire. Their disbelief shows up in various ways including confusion, inaction, and overworking. Another way their …

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Finally Choose You in 2022!

January 10, 2022

  I see you. Even though you are trying to hide from the spotlight. I hear you. Even though you tried really hard to keep your opinions and ideas to yourself. I recognize you. Even though you try to keep your coworkers and supervisor at arm’s length away. I know you. Even though you tried …

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15th Annual Pack A Purse™ Drive Thank You and 2021 Total

January 7, 2022

  For the safety of all the volunteers, donors, and recipients, I decided against accepting used purses and canceled our Annual Purse Packing Party for the second year in a row amid the ongoing coronavirus global health pandemic. We pray for a safe return to an in-person gathering in 2022. We surpassed our goal! For …

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Elevation: Remember Who You Are!

January 5, 2022

  “Remember Who You Are”! Remember those wise words from Ramonda, former Queen of Wakanda, to her son King T’Challa before his battle in the Black Panther movie? Well, they apply to you too! (#funfact This was also an important directive from Mufasa to Simba in The Lion King.) Remember Who You Are: Stop disqualifying …

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My Word of the Year 2022: Elevation

January 3, 2022

  I considered different words as a potential word of the year for 2022 and then the word elevation came to me. I felt it intensely once it hit my spirit. I waited a few more days and received confirmation that it indeed was the right word for me. After I definitively selected the word, …

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It’s New Year Eve

December 31, 2021

  It’s New Year Eve! Every ending is a new beginning. Whew chile, much of 2020 and 2021 have been record-breaking and not necessarily in the best ways, but I am genuinely grateful for life, health and strength, Are you celebrating the end of 2021 and the beginning of 2022 in a special way tonight? …

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Are You Subscribed To My Email List?

December 29, 2021

  If you’ve subscribed to my email list, we’ve spent a full year of Thursdays together as a community. As I pondered what 2022 will hold for us, I decided that I want to add more flexibility and creativity to how we communicate. I bet you’re wondering what that means. That means you may receive …

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I Completed Completion 2021

December 27, 2021

  My word of the year for 2021 is completion. I did not arrive at the decision lightly. I took time to reflect on one of my biggest challenges as an entrepreneur and that is seeing projects through to completion. I have great ideas and I even start working on them, but I often get …

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Wishing You And Yours A Very Merry Christmas

December 24, 2021

  Wishing You And Yours A Very Merry Christmas! “Someday At Christmas” Someday at Christmas, men won’t be boys Playing with bombs like kids play with toys One warm December our hearts will see A world where men are free Someday at Christmas, there’ll be no wars When we have learned what Christmas is for …

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These 3 Words Monthly Mantras 2021

December 22, 2021

  I began posting three-word mantras on my social media accounts in 2014. Quick motivational statements to keep us on track, pick us up, or remind us of our power. Now here we are in 2021. Who would have thunk it LOL?! Here are my #these3words2021 monthly mantras: January – Complete The Task February – Be …

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What Are the Greatest Lessons I Learned in 2021?

December 20, 2021

  What Are the Greatest Lessons I Learned in 2021? I’ve been thinking about this for a couple weeks now. December is for self-reflection, and I have put in my time with this annual task. Admittedly, it was a little harder this year. I think that is because the lessons aren’t new, and I had …

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I Had A Long Talk With Myself

December 17, 2021

  December is always a month of reflection for me. I’ve been super busy and driving a lot which leaves me a good bit of time to think. I had a 26-minute ‘my heart to my heart’ conversation with myself this week about my past, present, and future. How do I know that it was …

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Today Is National Cupcake Day

December 15, 2021

  December 15th is National Cupcake Day! I love cupcakes! The pandemic has made it harder for me to visit a new bakery each month, but it did not stop my cupcake of the month journey. I managed to try 11 new bakeries – not bad at all.   Nicki’s 2021 Bakery of the Month …

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My Gifts Make Room For Me

December 13, 2021

  While other coaches keep pushing us all to press forward through the end of the year, my mind, body, and spirit are like, “girl go sit down somewhere”. Not only have I given so much of myself all year and I’m physically tired, but I also just want to end the year with quiet, …

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Don’t Wait Until the New Year to Develop an Exit Strategy!

December 10, 2021

  Exploitation + Exhaustion = Exit Strategy Exploitation is a strong word, but some of you know that it applies to you. Your time, talent, and temperament are being taken advantage of. Your confidence is shaky, your salary is insufficient, and you are discouraged or not allowed to take much-needed time off because you are …

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How Will You End This Year?

December 8, 2021

  In my ideal world, Pack A Purse Drive begins the first of November, I host our Annual Purse Packing Party the first Saturday in December, I complete Uplevel Your Position Program cohort 4 in the first two weeks in December, I close out my academic semester with my students in the second week of …

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Are You Still Experiencing Sunday Night Blues?

December 6, 2021

  It’s Monday again! How was your weekend? How did you feel on Friday at 5pm? Did you feel the same on Sunday at 5pm? Of course, you didn’t because they are not the same. The freedom, fun, and flexibility you anticipated on Friday and experienced during the weekend end on Sunday. Often time that …

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It’s Not Too Late to Get Involved with Pack A Purse™ Drive 2021

December 3, 2021

  My daughter, JaMai, had the idea to host her first Pack A Purse™ Drive during Christmas 2007. Why purses? JaMai loves fashion and she wanted to give back in a way that she knew other teen girls would appreciate. We set out to collect purses and personal care items for teenage girls in group …

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