About Nina


Nina Simonds, CPCC, ORSCC, PCC,  is an internationally-recognized leadership and relationship coach who excels at helping leaders, teams and partnerships live and work to their potential and get results collaboratively.  Nina specializes in emotional intelligence, systems thinking, change management, and authentic communication.

You will find Nina coaching leaders and teams inside large and midsize companies who are experiencing significant growth or change. Nina also works with individuals, small business owners, and couples in her private practice.  She helps her clients navigate transitions, get the most from their relationships, and find balance in their lives.  Nina's passion is increasing emotional intelligence and systems awareness so her clients lead lives of greater fulfillment, meaning and connection.

Nina designs and leads leadership and team development programs with outcomes that range from developing up and coming leaders to building trust within a cross-functional team.  Her presence in the classroom is warm and engaging and participants appreciate the clarity she brings to conceptual material.

As a faculty member for CRR Global, Nina trains and supervises coaches all over the world in organizational relationship systems coaching (ORSC).  This work gives her in-depth experience and knowledge of the coaching paradigms and human development models that are most useful for helping her individual and team clients make the shifts they want to make in their leadership.

Nina has earned the designation of Professional Certified Coach through the International Coach Federation and holds certifications through the Coaches Training Institute (CPCC) and CRR Global (ORSCC).  Nina holds an MA from the University of Chicago and has expertise in several assessments including the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, the Enneagram, and The Leadership Circle.

A dynamic speaker, Nina has been a presenter at the National Association of Women Business Owners, the ICF International Coaching Conference, Pacific Northwest OD Network, the Washington State Chapter of the ICF, and the Society for Human Resource Management.  As past president of the Greater Madison Chapter of the International Coach Federation, Nina was instrumental in establishing the coaching profession in Wisconsin.   She is the proud mother of two and relocated to Seattle in 2010.