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Dr. Nicole Assisi

Collaboration and Innovation for a Better Future

Nicole has been recognized as a “40 under 40” leader in San Diego, received a Senate Proclamation by the State of California for her education work and was a finalist for CEO of the Year from the San Diego Business Journal. Despite these accolades, she is most inspired by her work as a coach, nonprofit leader and professor. She has supported hundreds of aspiring and established leaders and advised organizations nationwide to increase their impact and capacity. Nicole has grown nonprofits from 2 to over 150 staff members and taught at UCLA, Cal State Dominguez Hills and the University of San Diego. Nicole holds a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of Southern California, as well as two Master’s Degrees from the University of San Diego and Point Loma Nazarene University.