I was born in a small Californian town in April and named after the American poet, writer, commentator, activist, and educator Nikki Giovanni. Despite giving me this moniker, my mother somehow believed that I would pursue a career in medicine.
During my college years and early career, the activity I loved most had always been writing. I was obsessed with making a positive impact on my world by painting brilliant pictures with my words. It soon became clear that my vocation had to involve some sort of creative storytelling.
It thrills me today to connect with amazing professionals, understand their career journeys and articulate their stories to help them gain roles that help improve their communities, promote diversity, and provide invaluable representation for future generations.
Hello, I’m Nikki Igbo and I understand how difficult it is to write a personal resume or bio–or capture an entire professional timeline in 1000 words or less. The same people who truly care about doing their job well typically aren’t the best at bragging about their accomplishments. They forget about the successful 200-guest event they planned while working full time and attending online classes. They forget about that workshop they taught a couple of years back that students raved about. They forget they are really good at using Adobe Premiere Pro. They forget that they know a little HTML. They don’t mean to forget. They’re just busy being outstanding…too busy to keep track of just how outstanding they are.
I love my job because I get a chance to show my clients how great they are. I get to ask them the questions that help them to recall their unique talents and speak with confidence on the results they’ve delivered. I get to watch nervous graduates, anxious career changers and cautious entrepreneurs transform into confident, self-aware candidates, authoritative industry experts and confident business mavens. The miracle takes place in the mindset. I’m here to help my clients claim their blessing simply by shaping their vocational and business brands.
When not creatively telling personal and business brand stories, you can find me podcasting, creating a TikTok or helping my two sons discover the world.
My Professional Background
Nikki Igbo is a proud member of the Professional Association of Resume Writers and Career Coaches and is a Certified Professional Resume Writer. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a Master of Fine Arts in Writing. Throughout her career, she has been an award-winning copywriter storyteller, journalist, and editor; a valued campaign consultant; a creative strategist; and a trusted brand manager for various organizations and clients, including CBS Radio, Modern Luxury, and AT&T. She is especially proud to serve minority and female individuals and small businesses because she is committed to giving fellow strivers the same edge that big businesses enjoy.