Nina Simonds


Oklahoma State University, BS, Business Administration
University of Chicago, MA, Social Sciences


Nina is a seasoned executive coach and team facilitator with more than 20 years of business experience. She began her corporate career in publishing at McGraw-Hill Higher Education, where Nina signed, developed and marketed a line of business textbooks in the fields of marketing and general management. While in the publishing field, she learned firsthand what it takes to lead high-performance teams. Nina trains professionals and entrepreneurs in the models and tools that empower both individuals and groups to get results and grow their leadership. She enables her clients to have greater influence, work through conflict, and address workplace challenges head on.

Recent Clients

Microsoft, Oculus Research, AOL, The McGraw-Hill Companies, Starcom, Team One, Parametric, Silicon Valley Bank, FCB, PNC, NexPhase Capital, Alaska Airlines, Comprehensive Pharmacy Services, UW Hospitals, Lockheed Martin

Training and certification

International Coach Federation, Professional Certified Coach (PCC); The Coaches Training Institute, Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC); CRR Global, Organization and Relationship Systems Certified Coach (ORSCC); Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI); The EQ Profile; The Leadership Circle, Leadership Circle Profile; Deep Coaching Institute, Enneagram; Team Coaching International, Team Diagnostic Assessment.

At The Boda Group…

Nina focuses on helping high-performing leaders develop their authentic leadership presence, empower and develop others, and have more influence in their organizations. She also works with teams to build positive high-engagement cultures. Her specialties include systems thinking, conflict resolution, culture change, and interpersonal dynamics. Nina is passionate about helping people thrive in the workplace and believes that increasing emotional intelligence and systems awareness helps already successful leaders achieve even greater things with more ease and flow.

Leadership is…

as much about presence as action. Leaders are most effective and bring out the best in others when they are fully present, work in congruence with their core values, come from a creative mindset, and lead from the heart as well as the head.

I am fascinated by…

the intersections between neuroscience and personal development, and specifically how we are hardwired for connection.

When I’m not working with clients I’m…

you can find me nose-deep in a personal development book, hiking in the Cascades, or walking in my great Seattle neighborhood with our yellow Lab, Zoey.