Yes, I’m A Social Worker


No, I don’t have a clinical license and no I don’t do therapy.

But, yes, I’m a social worker.

With nearly two decades of program development and management experience, I have managed multiple public/private partnerships.

I have been responsible for meeting the program objectives of small grants from local community agencies and larger government contracts.

I’ve advocated and testified in front of county and city council members.

I’ve worked with teams on successful fundraising events in large venues as well as in the homes of wealthy donors.

I’ve coordinated holiday drives, clothing drives, and feminine hygiene drives.

I’ve organized and facilitated focus groups and research projects.

I’ve run parenting groups, social skills groups, life skills groups, and peer education groups.

I’ve supervised volunteers and multi-disciplinary teams of interns and masters-level staff.

And do you know what? It is all social work!

Social work is more than child welfare, therapy, and hospitals.

Macro social work is social work.

Mezzo social work is social work.

Corporate social work is social work.

Hmmmm…corporate social responsibility or corporate social work anyone?

Repeat After Me: I Always Have Options

Social work career fulfillment is possible for you and available to you!

If you are feeling confused by or stagnant in your career in social work leadership, let’s schedule a 15-minute chat to discuss how to help you become a social worker who is energized about your work, well-paid for your work, and appreciated for your work.

My schedule is open for new private coaching clients. Are you ready to join my On My Terms 8-week leadership development private coaching program?


Nicki Sanders, MSW, ushers high-performing women of color in mid-level social work and human services leadership through promotion to senior leadership. As Founder and CEO of Nicki Sanders Leadership Consulting, her 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. Nicki has an extensive background in nonprofit management 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 and career aligned with her values and purpose. Nicki is a lover of cupcakes, travel, and 80’s hip hop and R&B music.

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