"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 Restored Kingdom Woman, an intercessor, prayer warrior, and worshiper. Niki's faithfulness and obedience to God's plan have grown her ministries of Faith & Mental Wellness and the Rise Up of Kingdom Women through her many platforms. Since a child, Niki has always had a heart for the "brokenhearted," but it hit different when it is you who's broken. After healing & restoration, Niki found her purpose in God to love and guide the brokenhearted, hard-hearted, and outcast people through their brokenness and darkness back to life.
Niki is a devoted wife, mother, grandmother... an advocate for teens and young adults with mental illness, and I provide support for their parents. I am an advocate for women of abuse/domestic violence, Coach, Hope Dealer, Mentor, Inspirational Speaker, and Author. She truly understands what it feels like on both sides of loneliness, brokenness, helplessness, hopelessness, and restoration & healing. Through it all, God kept her through childhood, relational and marital abuse, domestic violence, caring for a mentally ill child and divorce to not only be a living testimony for others but to help them.
Now, Niki mentors other women from abusive & toxic relationships, and divorce. She helps navigate them through their brokenness to help them restore their self-worth, self-love, redefine their identities; in some cases, rebuild finances, establish reachable goals, and fulfill their goals & dreams. In addition, they will learn what kingdom marriages consist of in preparation for their own kingdom marriage. With God's guidance, her goal is to rebuild Kingdom Women to help them on their journey of healing & restoration so they will be able to embrace their purpose, promises, and power.
Almost losing her daughter several times to suicide, Niki is passionate about helping pre-teen and young adults (12-25 yrs) and their parents; hoping to keep them from experiencing the pain, loneliness, confusion, isolation, and emotional roller coaster she endured. Niki did not pursue the field of mental health, it came to her doorstep. Her studies in the mental health field began after her daughter's first attempt at suicide at the age of 13. She changed her pursue of degree in 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 teens and young adults. Niki is currently pursuing her Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. With over a decade of experience working in the mental health field, Niki's compassion and empathy for mental wellness intensified after her own experience with anxiety and depression.
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.
As a ministry, Coach Niki administers coaching sessions for teens, young adults, and their parents individually or in groups. 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, she created RallyUp Magazine, a mental health magazine used to remove the stigmas, to talk about everything mental health to normalize the conversation globally. as well as a movement to end suicide called #rallyup2savelives.
Through prayer & perseverance, 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. Coach Niki and her daughter continues to live by their motto, “I Fight, You Fight, We Fight Together!”