• We bring who we are to all that we do

    personally and professionally.


    The more intentional we are about caring for and developing our minds, bodies, and spirits, the more passion, purpose, and inner peace we experience in every aspect of our lives, enabling us to perform at our highest levels, give the best of ourselves and increase our impact and influence.


    If you are in the business of serving others, working with me will help you get better at what you do by helping you become better at who you are by nourishing your most important relationship -- the one you have with yourself.


    I help purpose-driven and action-oriented educators, administrators, and your students learn "how to self" by putting the theories of self-care, self-development, self-regulation, and reflection into practice.


    Are you an educator or administrator interested in

    being more of who you are and more effective at what you do

    to better serve your community?


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  • About Dr. James

    Dr. Nicolette James is a master educator, coach, trainer, and entrepreneur. She serves as an administrator and full-time instructor at a suburban secondary high school and a part-time lecturer at several local colleges. Nicolette is also a staunch wellness advocate and results coach. Her passion lies in the areas of self-care, self-development, and social-emotional practices for teaching, leading, and learning. She coaches and mentors educators in pursuing their professional aspirations while cultivating and maintaining holistic healthy lives.


    Nicolette is the founder of NPowered Education & Life Design and Intentional Educators, small businesses designed to support doers and difference-makers in teaching, learning, and living.


    Skilled in questioning and uncovering practical solutions to life challenges, Nicolette helps purpose-driven professionals stay the course. Her proven coaching process incorporates the theories and practices of mindset, mindfulness, self-regulation, and reflection, which lead to breakthrough thinking, enhanced confidence & competence, and high-functioning self-management. In addition, her practical, non-judgmental, action-oriented approach has helped her clients achieve successes, including finding and pursuing their passions and reaching personal, academic, and professional goals.


    Native to New York, Nicolette earned her doctorate from St. John’s University and holds several additional post-graduate degrees and professional certifications in various areas.


  • Selfing for Educators

    Take a few minutes for your self

    Gratitude Series

    How to Reduce Anxiety Series



    15-Day Affirmation Series

    Find Your Focus Series

  • Guided Meditations

    Deep Breathing

    1 min.


    & Focus

    2 mins.

    Breath Focus

    3 mins.

    Rest Well

    4 mins.


    4 mins.

    Dolphin Breaths

    4 mins.

    Body Scan

    5 mins.

    Gratitude for Breath, Mind

    & Body

    5 mins.

    Calm, Confidence, Clarity

    6 mins.

    Acknowledging Negative Thoughts

    7 mins.

    Observing Our Thoughts

    7 mins.


    8 mins.

    Practicing Lovingkindness

    8 mins.

    Releasing Sadness

    9 mins.

    Who Am I?

    11 mins.

  • Selfing for Students

    Guided Meditations

  • Jordan's Review

    I received my Intentional Educator Journal as a gift and I could not have been more thrilled! As a new educational leadership doctoral student who just also started a new job supporting hundreds of first-generation college students attending top schools across the nation, the journal could not have been more timely. I like the size of the journal, the feel of the pages and the cover, and I love the colors of grey, pink, and orange mixed in together. The structure of the journal is perfect for me! I can fill in the prompts in the mornings after meditating and then in the evenings after a long day of work and a workout, I can use the right side to reflect on how my day went and what I learned. This journal proved immensely useful in my Leadership as a Reflective Practice class which is why I included it in my daily structured practice for my doctoral program. Using the Intentional Educator Journal is a sure way to ensure you remain a mindful, intentional, and reflective leader and learner. I am even inspired to return to my creative writing. Get yours now and journal on!

    Jackie's Review

    As an educator, I find myself on a quest every summer to find the "right" planner/academic calendar. I go to all the local stores, I search online, and I can never find exactly what I am looking for. Of course, I need a calendar, but I always wanted more than that, and it was one of those things where I would have a hard time explaining it, but I would know it once I saw it. As luck would have it, I was at a conference and I ran into a friend who had this planner. After I ransacked her book, (my friend is very patient and kind) I decided to get one of my own and I love it. I love the fact that there are inspirational quotes throughout, places to write notes and a to-do list for every week. Additionally, in between the weeks, there are pages devoted to self-reflection. The back has a folder that comes in very handy. I love the fact that the months are tabbed so you can access them quickly. My only regret is that I didn't find it sooner. I will recommend it to all my friends.


    Amazon Review

    This teacher planner is great for all levels of teaching and reflecting on lessons. I love the inspirational messages throughout.

    Lindamichelle's Review

    I am a writer. What separates me from others who are not considered writers is that I write. It seems obvious, but in the last year or so, I've had to remind myself of that fact. So anything that supports my writing supports my best self. When I received my copy of the Intentional Educator Daily Reflection Journal I was thrilled. The journal reminded me of a bible, which elevated any thoughts I would create and enter into the pages. I love the focus on "mindfulness." Not only was I encouraged to write, but I was also encouraged to reflect on myself as a woman, educator, and writer. I am thankful for the opportunity to support my mind and spirit with this journal and to begin and or end each day with purpose.

    Lisa's Review

    Great Product! The monthly and weekly planning pages are easy to follow and I love the "looking back" pages built in for reflection on my practice. This is a teacher planner every educator can use to improve their organization and productivity, but most importantly it can help any teacher in becoming better at what they do because it was designed for teachers. This is a one of a kind super useful planner.

    Harvey's Review

    I love this teacher planner. It contains best practices, room to write, and quality paper. I also love the monthly and weekly organization.

    Joan's Review

    This student planner changed my life! I was the type of person to just say “I’ll just remember I have to do this that and that” or I would write it on my hand and the task would never ever get done. That really affected my school life, and I would always forget to do my assignments and turn in projects. It even affected my mental health. This planner has so many compartments that helped me get my life on track. It gave me enough space to map out each day, week, and month. It even had sections that focused on mental health. You had the option to do weekly reflections, so it almost forces you to focus on yourself and reflect which I needed. It also offers inspirational quotes that are always nice to look at. This planner is easy to use and perfect for anyone. Best planner I’ve ever had!

  • Contact

    Interested in working with me?

    I offer professional development workshops on SEL education and technology,

    group workshops and 1-on-1 personal wellness & results coaching

    for educators & administrators.

    Contact me to schedule a call.


  • Connect

    Dr. Nicolette A. James, MCC

    Well-Being & Results Coaching

    for Educators, Leaders & Learners

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