Believe Me Ladies, Unicorns Do Exist!



Last week one of my mentees sent me her unicorn.

Do you believe in unicorns? Not the legendary fictional creature that resembles a horse with a horn growing from the middle of its forehead, but the perfect job in the perfect company with the perfect salary.

She found a job in a great company doing exactly what she wanted to do, and she was surprised because she didn’t know it existed. She was unaware that there was an entire industry dedicated to her passion and she has the perfect skills to excel in that arena. Until that moment I had always spoken of “dream” jobs, but after doing some ‘research’, I now like unicorn better.

Research on symbolism uncovered that the unicorn gives the “eyes to see” possibilities, and “the wisdom” to take advantage of them. I read that mythically/spiritually unicorns symbolize success and that if one summons the power of the unicorn, it will give the blessings to be a success in whatever one chooses to pursue. (Disclaimer: I believe in Jesus Christ. This research is all fictional for me.) I believe in unicorn jobs! My truth is that I created my unicorn job once hired. I had to make it my own and you may have to create yours too.

Today my unicorn job is comprised of different projects and opportunities. The idea that unicorns are permanently connected to magical rainbows and beautiful butterflies is also an illusion. This has been a “social work week” which means I had to tap back into that deep internal well to manage a few professional issues this week.

I asked myself a couple of times this week “what am I doing with my life”, not because I’m confused but because these issues made me realize that I had shifted back into my comfort zone. Whenever I start to play small, I ALWAYS get an intense wake up call. I am AMAZING at what I do and sometimes I take that for granted. I’m also multi-passionate and every time I try to put myself in a neat little box I’m forced to expand. The expansion isn’t always comfortable but it’s always essential.

This shift is necessary to show up in a more powerful way when I launch my Uplevel Your Position Program on September 13th.

  • Are you ready for elevation?!
  • Do you feel a shift taking place?!
  • Are you really playing big or just not as small as yesterday?!

Let’s lean into it!! I’ll be sharing the strategies that have allowed me and my clients, mentees, and students to build careers we love, form supportive professional networks, and have the confidence to ask for the money we deserve.

It’s our time. Cheers to OUR next level!

If you’re ready to level up you can REGISTER HERE!!

Uplevel Your Position Program launches on September 13, 2021. Registration closes on September 7, 2021, but don’t procrastinate because there are only 10 slots available. The investment for the September 2021 Uplevel Your Position Career Development Program is just $484.80 in honor of my 48th birthday on 4/8 – Yes, I’m celebrating all year!

Uplevel Your Position Program Details:

  • Video recommendations to customize and implement each strategy
  • Worksheets to accompany each video and strategy
  • The convenience of working at own pace
  • A special community of participants
  • A decrease in career planning stress and overwhelm
  • Special bonuses
  • A private Facebook group
  • Two Q&A Zoom sessions (days 3 and 7)
  • End of program reflection sheet

REGISTER TODAY! Let’s Do This!!!


Nicki Sanders, MSW, CEO, is a Career and Empowerment Strategist who helps high-performing women of color in management go from overworked, underpaid, and unappreciated to energized, well paid, and appreciated. Through Nicki Sanders Leadership Consulting, she also helps businesses recruit, hire, train, and retain great employees. Nicki has an extensive background in developing and managing successful programs and leading high-functioning multi-disciplinary teams. She is an accomplished professor, coach, trainer, and group facilitator who has combined her gift for authentic relationships, Master of Social Work degree, and over 20 years of diverse work experience to create a life she loves. Nicki is a lover of cupcakes, travel, and 80’s hip hop and R&B music.

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