Meet Nikki

Nikki Pounds Human Resources Consultant Executive Coach Leadership Coach Training Talent Development

Nikki Pounds is an accomplished Human Resources expert with more than 20 years of comprehensive HR experience and more than 10 years of Executive Leadership and coaching experience. 

After spending many years in corporate Human Resources, Nikki was promoted from North American Human Resources Director to Chief Operations Officer due to her ability to lead, coach and inspire.  Her background is with manufacturing, financial services and facilities management organizations. 

Nikki has led a team of Human Resources, Engineering, Quality, Manufacturing, Purchasing and Logistics professionals to strategically provide day-to-day support to the business. 

Nikki prides herself on empowering others to succeed by providing the necessary training, support and expertise needed to meet and often exceed their goals. 

She obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of South Carolina Upstate and a Master of Human Resource Development from Clemson University. 

Nikki is a member of the John Maxwell team for coaching, training and speaking and holds the following certifications:

  • Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR)
  • Society for Human Resource Management - Certified Professional (SHRM-CP)
  • DiSC®  Facilitator
  • Emotional Intelligence certified administrator; EQ-i 2.0® and EQ 360® 
  • Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI®) Certified Practitioner
  • Civil Treatment training with a focus on diversity and inclusion
  • Development Dimensions International
  • ProfileXT pre-employment assessments