Nikole Booker

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A dynamic professional focused on organizational effectiveness and knowledge management across educational contexts, Dr. Nikole Booker is a practitioner-researcher with over 18 years of extensive coaching, capacity building, and leadership experience. With a focus on executive coaching and equity centered leadership within the education sector, Dr. Booker has held several posts including executive leadership development coach and faculty instructor/teaching professor of organizational and educational leadership at the University of Pennsylvania - Graduate School of Education, Teachers College - Columbia University, and in the Department of School Psychology, Counseling and Leadership - Brooklyn College, City University of New York. Within the public service sector, Nikole currently supports advanced leadership development pipelines within the New York City Department of Education, Division of School Leadership designing and facilitating professional learning workshops, series, and programs for in-service and aspiring PreK-12 superintendents aligned to industry best practices, adult learning theory, and coaching competencies. A life-long educator and capacity builder Dr. Booker is Founder & CEO of Cogent Concepts a boutique executive coaching, organizational effectiveness, and educational research consulting firm. Nikole's areas of research focus are aligned with equity centered leadership within educational contexts, and executive leadership coaching.

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Cogent Concepts is a boutique executive coaching, organizational effectiveness, and educational research consultancy offering bespoke solutions aligned to clients’ needs. We work flexibly with individuals, educational institutions, and organizations to engage in the research and design of tailored action plans to increase effectiveness, improve leadership capacity, and re-imagine impact.

We strive to be the best at what we do and offer the following services:

  • Leadership Development & Organizational Coaching
  • Organizational & Team Effectiveness Assessment
  • School/District & Instructional Improvement 
  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Inter-Cultural Competence
  • Educational Research Design and Implementation