Coach Niki

"A Kingdom Woman succeeds in conquering the Enemy's attempts to mess with her life and the lives of the people she loves." 

Nikita Powell-Cottman was born and raised in Washington, D.C. Known to many as "Niki". She is a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, Kingdom Woman, prayer warrior, worshiper, coach, mentor, and serial entrepreneur. Coach Niki's faithfulness and obedience to God's plan have grown her ministries of Faith & Mental Wellness through her platforms. Since a child, Coach Niki has always had a heart for the "brokenhearted," but it hit different when it is you who's broken. After healing & restoration, Coach Niki found her purpose in God to love and guide the lost, broken-hearted, hard-hearted, and outcast people through their brokenness and darkness back to Our Savior.

Coach Niki is what many call a "Hope Dealer." Coach Niki truly understands what it feels like on both sides of loneliness, brokenness, shamefulness, helplessness, hopelessness. Coach Niki is breaking generational curses and cycles while creating safe spaces for other women to do the same, heal and rise up spiritually, personally, and professionally in her Rise Up Kingdom (RKW) Community.

Professionally, Coach Niki has worked in the mental health field for over a decade. Almost losing her daughter several times to suicide, Coach Niki is passionate about helping pre-teens and young adults (12-25 yrs) and their parents/caregivers; hoping to keep them from experiencing the pain, loneliness, confusion, isolation, and emotional roller coaster she endured. She is not only an advocate, but Coach Niki and her daughter provide coaching for teens and young adults with mental illness and support for their parents. Coach Niki received a BA in Psychology and currently pursuing her master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Her compassion and empathy for mental wellness intensified after her own bouts with anxiety and depression, this birthed her Faith & Mental Wellness ministry; encouraging others that it is okay to get help for their mental health and continue to serve God. 

Through it all, We Fight Foundation Inc. was birthed to fight with her daughter and other parents/caregivers alongside their child to help them develop safe spaces to have effective conversations about their mental struggles, healthy coping skills, and additional resources to support their overall mental wellness. Not every parent’s story ended like Coach Niki's. Not every parent had an opportunity to start a foundation to fight with their child, instead of in remembrance of them.

All Niki does she looks at as a ministry because she knows God called her to a certain group of people. She has spoken on various topics such as suicide prevention, mental wellness, bullying, teen domestic violence, self-worth, self-love, self-empowerment, and many more. In addition, Niki Powell-Cottman created RallyUp Magazine, a mental health magazine used to remove the stigmas, to talk about everything about mental health to normalize the conversation globally. as well as a movement to end suicide called #rallyup2savelives.

Through prayer & perseverance, Coach Niki took what was meant for agony and them into ministries! When she is not promoting mental wellness, advocating for women of abuse & domestic violence, and rising up Kingdom Women she loves family time, traveling, and making jewelry for her jewelry business, GINCJewelry, LLC. Niki and her daughter continue to live by their motto, “I Fight, You Fight, We Fight Together!”