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Hi! I’m Niki Kohari. I’m a serial entrepreneur and executive coach specializing in leadership development.

I’ve co-founded two companies in the team productivity space, AgileZen and TaskTorch, and I've been an executive in business operations for two other companies, Retrium and Adzerk. I’ve also worked in organizational development, training managers, onboarding employees, and building corporate core values.

My background is in I/O psychology, with expertise in transformational leadership, teamwork, motivation, cognitive processes, and emotions in the workplace.

I’d love to be a part of your journey as you define and achieve success, whatever that means to you!

I partner with companies where collaboration, feedback, and iterative improvement are core to the culture, including:

  • Agile and responsive organizations
  • Software companies
  • Growing startups

Niki is a highly intuitive listener who fosters thought provoking discussions, ultimately helping me to see and to step into possibilities. Because of my coaching sessions with Niki, I was able to cultivate stronger leadership and drive meaningful change.

Donna M.

I work with people at every level of the organization that want to improve their skills:

  • Managers
  • Executives
  • Business owners
  • High-potential individual contributors

Niki is an amazing coach. She wastes no time getting down to behavioral bedrock, and can quickly help you to develop more effective ways of managing and leading. Highly recommended for anyone looking to raise their leadership game.

Jeremy H.

I help people unlock their leadership potential in the areas where employees struggle the most:

  • Communication
  • Teaming
  • Time management
  • Organization
  • Strategic planning
  • Recognizing the strengths and skills of others

Niki solves problems by learning about your experience, and asking the right questions to help you learn exactly what it is you want. It's amazing how much I have learned about myself in the process.

Jayme D.

I work with people to address common issues and problems that come up in the workplace so they can become happier and more fulfilled:

  • Balancing work and life commitments
  • Clarifying roles, responsibilities, expectations, and accountability
  • Moving from an individual contributor role to manager
  • Resolving team conflict
  • Giving and receiving feedback
  • Coping with change
  • Overcoming fatigue and burnout

Talking with Niki helped me articulate my career goals, and by the end of the call we'd come up with several action steps that could get me where I wanted to be. She was extremely helpful!


The organizations I've worked with have seen positive results in the areas they care about most:

  • Increased team performance
  • Increased employee engagement
  • Increased revenue
  • More satisfied customers
  • More market share
  • More effective conversations and meetings
  • Lower turnout
  • Culture of coaching

Niki’s approach to coaching is engaging and energizing. I enjoyed her positivity in highlighting and keeping track of my progress throughout our sessions. I felt like she was my champion.

Cindy P.

The results aren't magical, but it may seem like it! My clients are more satisfied in work and in life:

  • Increased productivity
  • Increased leadership ratings
  • More satisfaction in work and life
  • More effective decision-making
  • More confidence
  • Better strategic thinking
  • Clear goals, plans, priorities, and accountability
  • Relationships built on trust and respect

Niki was an incredible coach who talked me through several major work challenges. It was great to have her outside opinion.

Megan E.