Catalyst Coaching

Los Angeles, CA






“I help women stage epic comebacks in their lives and careers after being sidelined by divorce, domestic abuse, loss, illness, or another life-shattering event.”


“Nikki has converted me from a life-coaching skeptic into a believer. I had a pretty clear idea what my goals were and had a hard time dropping the idea that I should be able to accomplish them all by myself. But having Nikki at my side is like having a friend and a flashlight on a nighttime walk through the woods: maybe I could find the way myself, but it’s a lot easier and more fun with a companion. And if that companion has Nikki’s empathy, insight, focus, and humor—well, you’ve gotta try it to believe it.” —Robin B.

“Nikki and I have worked together for about two months while I write the biggest proposal of my life—for crowdfunding. She has helped me move through my fears of failure and rejection with such incredible care that I am now not crippled by negative thoughts. Power—a big word, but not big enough for what Nikki empowers women to live with and in. She has forever changed my view of my abilities in the best way possible.” —Erin L.

“Working with Nikki was an experience that I will always look upon as transformational. She listened, foremost, and helped me identify the challenges I was having. The difference maker was that she knew how to help me address them in a loving way, and incorporate tools to continue on a path of greater success personally and professionally. You can read it all in books, but Nikki can help you put it to practice.” —Elizabeth P.

“I had my first coaching session with Nikki Bruno. I wasn’t sure what to think initially—the concept of “power” coaching was a little fuzzy for me (I’m pretty no-nonsense and Type A—the first step is acceptance, right??). But what it turned out to be was a very focused, targeted, and hugely productive hour. With a five-minute pre-session homework assignment, I brought a fuzzy goal to the table which she concisely helped me visualize, structure, understand my obstacles, and make a specific plan of attack to reach that goal. Nikki is like that good long-term girlfriend—the one who is supportive and encouraging yet will call you on your BS if that’s what you need, with even more practical suggestions (you know the ride-or-die approach isn't always going to get stuff done!). She was warm, with a calm yet focused presence. She quickly drew out some issues that were blocking me and helped me come to some interesting conclusions. After only one session I could clearly see what I needed to do next, along with having the longer-term picture in my mind to maintain motivation. Contact her if you need some clarity and motivation!” —Diane M.

“I have worked with Nikki for the last six months. She is skilled, thoughtful, sensible, and a pleasure to work with and talk to. She knows just how and when to encourage and when to push, though never too much. Highest recommendation.” —Deb T.