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Nkanta “Nick” Hines, Sr.

Richmond, VA

I drive positive change by blending a client-centered approach with brain- and science-based methodologies to create and support a transformational mindset shift.

My Experience

  • 25+ years in leadership across diverse industries and organizational sizes
  • 12 years coaching individuals and teams to drive operational efficiencies, improve culture dynamics, and produce sustainable results
  • Developed a Lean Six Sigma program at the American Board of Internal Medicine that grew into a collection of process improvement coaching SMEs deployed across the organization

My Industries

  • Healthcare Ecosystem: Hospitals, Pharma, Biotech
  • Research & Development
  • Academic Institutions

My Coach Approach

  • Human-centered focus on client intentions and driving positive change through an effective coaching partnership
  • Leveraging best-practice guiding principles while practicing a brain-based methodology that concentrates on positive psychology
  • Integrating situational behavior patterns to help clients evaluate goals and performance as they work toward their strategic imperatives

My Qualifications

  • B.S. Biology, Virginia State University
  • M.Sc. Biomedical Science, Eastern Virginia Medical School
  • M.B.A. Management, Averett University
    Brain-Based Coaching Certificate®, NeuroLeadership Institute
  • Leadership Development Program, Center for Creative Leadership
  • Certificates: Diversity & Inclusion, Executive Leadership, High Performance Leadership (Cornell University)
  • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt & White Belt, DMAIC Methodology (DuPont & Rutgers University)

About Me

  • Husband, father, avid golfer, little league coach, and lawn expert
  • I serve on two community boards dedicated to healthier communities through equitable education and health opportunities

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I’m Known As

  • Collaborator
  • Connector
  • Status quo disruptor
  • Equity and fairness enthusiast
  • Strategic partner

Why I Coach

I coach because early in my career I wasn’t afforded the same opportunity when my pathway could have been influenced through the enablement and facilitation a good coach can deliver. I’ve learned that taking a human-centered, skillful approach to driving positive change by helping others think differently is transformational, not transactional. I coach because I’m interested in helping others transform in a facilitative way during their change journeys.

My Personal Motto

Always do all you can do, and all you can do is enough — as long as you do all you can do.