Get to Know Nikita
Expert advice from an experienced coach who has walked in your shoes.
"I know from experience, what it feels like to not have a head start."
I grew up in inner city Detroit at a time when our support systems were being stripped from our families.
Entrepreneurship was my way out.
I started my first company in 1999, when I was just 24 years old. I encountered lots of obstacles along the way. My company pivoted many times over the years — and I bumped my head more times than I care to count.
Ultimately, owning a business enabled me to completely change my family’s economic circumstance. Now, I’m using everything I’ve learned to guide entrepreneurs of color through the unique challenges we often encounter.
Nikita J. Allen is a Business Coach and Productivity Consultant who helps business owners break through barriers. Her company, Growmetix® offers coaching and learning solutions to empower entrepreneurs and business owners with the knowledge, skills and resources needed to grow.
Nikita has more than 20 years of experience in program & product management, training facilitation and instructional design. In the corporate world, she’s leveraged her business acumen, leadership strengths and technical abilities to coach organizational leaders and their teams to successful outcomes.
Nikita launched her first company, Simply Virtual™ in 1998; She was just 24 years old. Owning a business opened a lot of doors. Nikita often shares that being a business owner exposed her to her potential and “helped me dream bigger”.
A teen mom from inner city Detroit, Nikita quickly recognized that not many entrepreneurs looked like her. Growmetix® was born from her desire to make entrepreneurial success attainable for all people — irrespective of socioeconomic status or background. And, she’s using everything helpful she’s experienced to deliver real solutions for her clients.
Nikita resides in the Carolinas, is widowed, a proud mom to three adult children and a doting ‘GiGi’ to grandson, Marcus. In her spare time, she enjoys outdoor activities like kayaking, hiking and biking with her Cairn Terrier, Finn.
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