Coach Niquenya, “Master Dream Designer,” is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Building Bridges Consulting, a small business consulting, executive coaching, and corporate training firm specializing in transforming dreamers into successful entrepreneurs. She has over 20 years’ experience partnering with small business owners, aspiring entrepreneurs, and nonprofit leaders to bridge the gap between where they are now and where they need to be to build a successful, sustainable, and profitable business model. In addition to her work with entrepreneurs, Niquenya also provides workforce development and customized corporate training programs to companies both large and small.
Coach Niquenya’s Philosophy
Every person is born with a unique, inherent purpose. We are also put on this Earth with certain aptitudes, abilities, and gifts. I believe that it is our human duty to discover this singular purpose and to direct these gifts toward fulfilling one’s personal mission. Gifted as a natural coach, my own mission requires that I partner with those eager to uncover the mysteries behind their existence by identifying, extracting, and honing the gifts each one possesses. I assist my charges with connecting to that which they are most passionate through the masterful elicitation of their intrinsic skills.
Throughout my studies and experiences, I have found that, more often than not, people struggle significantly with tapping into their purpose, passions, and gifts. Answers to the great philosophical question of, “why am I here?” often escapes even the most accomplished in our society. I believe that this failure to trust in self is due in part to the continued promotion of the “Master Plan”, otherwise known as the American Dream.
From a very young age, we are each encouraged by our parents, teachers, peers, and even society as a whole, to go to school, get good grades, graduate, find a decent job, get married, buy a house with a white picket fence, have 2.5 kids, and a dog. Unfortunately, achieving this stretched goal often alludes the average person. In my opinion, striving to fulfill the Master Plan is far-fetched because this path fails to consider one’s personal mission and instead places emphasis on the expectations set by others.
I teach to inspire change in this mindset. I desire to create a paradigm shift from the old philosophies and definitions of success toward a life-long journey of intentional self-direction. I aspire to create a world where one’s own expectations of success drives their thoughts through purposeful, intentional action. I believe self-actualization can be achieved for each of us.