"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 Kingdom Woman and a faithful servant of the Lord. She is a devoted wife, mother, grandmother... a Mental Health Advocate, Coach, Hope Dealer, Mentor, Inspirational Speaker, and Author. From childhood abuse to marital abuse; life challenges caused Niki to have her own bouts with anxiety and panic attacks. She truly understands what it's like to feel alone, broken, helpless, and hopeless. Through it all, her strong faith in God kept her. It took true self-examining, detoxing, therapy, forgiveness and God's given strength and guidance to take drastic actions to a road of true self-love, self-worth and healing. Her pain pushed her to purpose. Now, Coach Niki mentors other women to help them navigate through life challenges such as healing from an abusive relationship and life after divorce, kingdom marriages, self-worth and self-love; to name a few. With God's guidance, her goal is to help build Kingdom Women, helping them find and embrace their purpose, promises, and power.
As Coach Niki navigated through her personal storms, she still managed to prioritize her daughter's mental health which took a nose-dive at the age of 13 years old. Her studies in the mental health field began after her daughter's first attempt of suicide. She changed her pursue of degree from Education to Psychology to learn all she could about mental health. She received a BA in Psychology and she continues to educate herself in the mental health field; especially Crisis Prevention for youth. With over a decade of experience working in the mental health field, Coach Niki's compassion for mental health intensified after her own experience with depression. Over the years, Niki has served in various leadership and mentorship roles in professional and school settings. She has presented on various topics, such as suicide prevention and self-empowerment.
Almost losing her daughter several times to suicide, she is passionate about helping youth and young adults (8-25 yrs) and their parents hoping to keep them from experiencing the pain, loneliness, confusion, isolation and emotional roller coaster she endured. Coach Niki decided to start a non-profit, We Fight Foundation Inc. 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.
In addition, she created RallyUp Magazine, a mental health magazine and a movement to end suicide called #rallyup2savelives. Coach Niki administers coaching sessions for youth, young adults and their parents individually or in groups. Coach Niki has spoken on various topics such as mental wellness, bullying, teen domestic violence, self-empowerment, self-worth, self-love, and many more.
Through prayer & perseverance, Coach Niki took what was meant for agony and turned it into a ministries! When she is not promoting mental wellness, advocating for domestic violence, and rising up Kingdom Women she loves family time, traveling and making jewelry for her jewelry business, GINCJewelry, LLC. Coach Niki and her daughter continues to live by their motto, “I Fight, You Fight, We Fight Together!”