I am so excited you are here! My name is Nikki and it’s a pleasure to meet you!
My passions and focus have morphed over the years and I feel they will forever be changing, however, my heart is still for serving others. Here’s a little about me.
First and foremost, I am a woman of faith. Jesus is homie and I strive to live my life for him each day!
Second, I am a certified life coach and athletic trainer. I have a desire to merge these two professions to help millennial athletes through the tough transition of being injured and either not being able to play the sport they love, or taking a break from it. As an athlete myself, I know what this is like. I too suffered from an injury and didn’t know whether I would be able to play volleyball let alone any other sport I wanted to play or do. I went through the griefing process of having to let go of my identity of an athlete. It’s not who I am but what I did. During this time, I was able to rediscover who I was despite the sport I played and this has now turned into my burning desire to help others who are in the position I was once in.
I get asked the question, “What is an athletic trainer?” They assume I am a personal trainer. I am here to tell you, these professions are not the same. I work in sports medicine. I am the first responder on the field or court when an athlete goes down. I tend to injuries in the best way possible and refer out to doctors when nessecary. I mostly work with kids ranging from 8-18, as well as college students. This work keeps me on my toes, because I never know what’s going to happen, but that’s why I enjoy it!
Not only am I a life coach focusing on transition, athletic trainer, but also a former missionary.
I have led a group of 40+ peers to 11 different countries in Central America, Southeast Asia, and Africa. In this position I did peer to peer mentorship; was the liaison between the staff in the states, the organizations we worked with, and the group I was traveling with; planned and facilitated weekend debriefs and leadership development seminars, did confrontation management, and loved and supported my squad mates. My experience as a missionary returning to “real life” back in the U.S.A. has led me to help returning missionaries as they navigate the process of continuing a vibrant purposeful life after their missions commitment has ended. I am proud to be partnering with M2B Ministries in this venture.
My friends describe me as joyful, sunshine, genuine, vibrant, intuitive, motivating, compassionate, encouraging, life-giving, silly, fun, optimistic, devoted, adventurous, athlete, positive, & passionate. For the most part this sums me up! My strengths-finder test shows my traits: 1) positive, 2) responsibility, 3) belief, 4) connector, and 5) developer. And if you are curious, my Meyers-Briggs is ESTJ.
For now, I live in beautiful Southern California and I am in love with the ocean. I am blessed to live a few miles from the beach. I enjoy traveling, playing volleyball, snowboarding, working out, reading personal development books, and listening to podcasts (I’m launching my own soon).
Looking forward to getting to know you better!