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Strategist & Trainer.

Values-Based Coach.

Public Speaker, Writer, Creator.

Based in the DC Metropolitan Area

Implementing Power Strategies with Directors, Organizers, and Boards of Nonprofits, Labor Organizations, and Foundations across the United States. 


2004 B.A. English Language and Literature of the Civil Rights Movement, and American Media Studies, University of Maryland, College Park


2019 Restaurant Opportunities Center of Washington DC's Leaving a Legacy Award

2019 Alyce Gowdy-Wright Black Organizing for Leadership & Dignity Scholarship

2016 Mentoring Works 2, Black Organizer Award

2015 Jews United For Justice Heschel Vision Award

2014 Berger-Marks Foundation Edna Award Finalist

2011 National Petra Foundation Fellow & Unsung Hero Award 

2011 United States Department of Labor, Women's Bureau, Certificate of Appreciation for Invaluable Contribution to the "National Dialogue on Workplace Flexibility: Challenges and Solutions in the Hospitality, Restaurant & Tourism Industry"


Organizational Development, Training & Coaching 

Strategic Campaign Development & Implementation

Public Speaking & Writing

From managing hospitality businesses to starting nonprofit organizations to implementing electoral, contract, and policy campaigns - Nikki has over 25 years of experience coaching individuals, creating winning teams, cultures, and operational structures. Nikki has also worked with, developed cirriculum for, and trained thousands of organizers through The Restaurant Opportunities Center of Washington DC, Jobs with Justice, the HEAL Food Alliance, People's Action, One Fair Wage, the Maryland State Education Association, Black Organizing for Leadership and Dignity, Critical Exposure, and more.

Nikki has 15 years of experience building values-based coalitions, developing winning campaign strategies, and implementing complex policy and electoral campaigns. Nikki led DC's Paid Sick Days, Minimum Wage, and Wage Theft Prevention Legislative and Implementation Campaigns from 2009-2016. Between 2017 - 2021, Nikki developed and implemented both local and national campaign strategies for the Real Meals Campaign, One Fair Wage, Bargaining for the Common Good, and The Alliance to Reclaim Our Schools Prince George's County. Additionally, Nikki has served on the kitchen cabinets of 5 democratic candidates, coordinated 80 grassroots candidates to run on progressive democratic slates for local office, and co-managed the mobilization of 50,000 first-time voters in battleground states in the 2020 presidential election on the issue of One Fair Wage and Unemployment Insurance, using relational voter digital technology. 

From leading virtual and IRL public discussions and panels, candidate forums, policy briefings, podcasts, fundraisers, creative actions and demonstrations, and trainings - Nikki has been a public figure and narrative influencer on the national workers' rights scene since 2009.  Throughout her career, she has raised millions of dollars & resources by effectively writing grants, cultivating relationships, and coordinating and hosting fundraising drives for the movement.  Nikki also writes creatively to advocate and educate people about workers' rights and organizing.  She is currently writing GLAMBO - a horror-comedy graphic novel about low wage service workers who organize to liberate their zombie planet, as well as "Advice for 21st Century Organizers" - a love letter full of no-nonsense lessons and stories for and by all types of organizers.

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Are you an organizer who wants to sustain a meaningful career in social justice or run for public office, but aren't clear about your path to power?


Are you an ED or Director with a powerful vision, but want an accountable coach to support you with stress management, organizational infrastructure and resource development, or staff management??

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Are you an ED, Director or Board Leader looking for expert capacity to facilitate your strategic planning or team building retreat? Grant writing and/or public storytelling capacity?  

If you identify as any of those, we should talk.  Set up a free 30-minute discovery call with me today.

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