My mission is to help writers become heroes of their own journey so they can share their creative work, inspire their readers and make the world a better place.

NikkiPhilip Pullman said, “After nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world.”

No matter what kind of writing you do, I believe you have an important job. After all, it is stories, both real and make-believe, that connect us to each other as human beings. As a life coach, I work with writers and other creative solopreneurs who have an amazing story to share but just aren’t where they want to be or aren’t getting there fast enough.

Coaching is a collaborative partnership, so I’d like to take a moment to let you know a little about me. After that, I’ll describe the types of people I work best with, and you can decide what to do from there. Sound good?

Fast Facts

  • retired homeschool mom of two college honors students
  • member of East Texas Writers Guild since 2009
  • began coaching in 2010 and credentialed in 2013
  • WordPress website geek and online business assistant
  • born legally blind
  • guide dog handler since 2004

If you want more details, you can scroll down to read the unabridged version.

Who I like to work with

Getting to know so many different and interesting people is one of the reasons I love life coaching. 🙂 My clients come from all walks of life, but they all seem to have a few things in common.

  • They are ready to make a change in some area of their life. They may not know exactly how to make it happen, but they are willing to do what it takes to get there.
  • Not all of my clients have been writers, but they are typically creative types who think out of the box and aren’t afraid to try new approaches to solve a problem.
  • They usually care deeply about their relationships with their family and friends. They tend to be very generous with their time and resources, so they can sometimes have a difficult time putting their own needs or priorities first.
  • They have a desire to make a difference in the lives of others. they want to share their story or their business in order to help a larger audience.
  • They have big ideas and dreams, but they sometimes get discouraged, distracted or a little lost on the road to reach their goals.

Does any of this sound like you? If so, let’s talk.

Ready to get started?

If you have never worked with a life coach before, you should check out this page to learn how coaching works and how it is different from things like counseling and consulting.
When you are ready, I’d love to talk with you and see if we would make a good team to work together and help you reach your goals. Please book a free 30 minute discovery session. That way, we can get introduced and find out how we can collaborate to make your creative visions a reality.

About Me – The Unabridged Version

Nikki with her loving guide dogI was born legally blind, but I could see well enough to read when I was a little girl, so I always had a book in my hands. I usually had an ink smudge on my nose too because I had to hold the books so close to see them. What I would have given for a Kindle back then… 🙂

As a kid, I would write poems and little stories in a notebook and planned the novel I wanted to write someday. I also received my first real rejection letter for an article I submitted to Practical Horseman magazine when I was a teenager.

Over the past 20 years or so, I’ve been busy raising two wonderful children. We homeschooled them from kindergarten through their high school graduation, and I discovered teaching reading and writing was much more of a challenge than actually doing them myself. Now my young adult kids are both honor students in college and can read and write quite well, thank you. 🙂 Throughout their school years, I also had the honor of teaching public speaking, CLEP prep and ACT prep classes for some other brilliant students in our homeschool group.

I joined the East Texas Writers Guild in 2009 so that my daughter could have the opportunity to learn more about creative writing and meet other writers in our neck of the woods. I never expected that I would get so much out of it myself.

In 2007, I began learning WordPress and for a few years, I helped other solopreneurs with their websites and other online business projects including writing web copy and email campaigns, social media management, telesummit support, audio editing, etc.

In 2010, I discovered the world of personal coaching and absolutely fell in love with it. I decided that I was going to be the best coach I could possibly be, so I invested my time and money to learn from a master in the field, Marion Franklin, MCC. In 2013, I earned my first credential from the International Coach Federation, and I continue to work with other coaches and hone my skills on a weekly basis.

I have been gradually losing more eyesight since about 2000, but in 2015, I lost my remaining functional eyesight, so it has been an interesting time of learning new skills and re-evaluating goals. I have been a guide dog handler since 2004, I have learned how to read and write using Braille and I have all kinds of technology available to help me use my computer. So, I can do just about anything except drive a car. Maybe that’s not too far off though. 🙂 Losing more eyesight has actually given me the inspiration to do more writing again. I am currently working on a book that I hope to release in early 2018.

Ready to get started?

If you have never worked with a life coach before, you should check out this page to learn how coaching works and how it is different from other services like counseling and consulting.
When you are ready, I’d love to talk with you and see if we would make a good team to work together and help you reach your goals. Please book a free 30 minute discovery session. That way, we can get introduced and find out how we can collaborate to make your creative visions a reality.