Feature Friday | Nicole Devereaux
F E A T U R E F R I D A Y
MEET NICOLE DEVEREAUX
If you've been following along on our social media platforms this week, you've already been introduced to the incredible Nicole Devereaux. Nicole is hosting a "40 for 40 Campaign," during which she plans to raise $40,000 for a handful of nonprofit organizations before she turns 40. Imani Collective feels honored to be one of them! (Click HERE for link to donation website.) We wanted to give you a chance to get to know her a bit better.
Nicole Devereaux is a Conversational Intelligence Coach® based in Minneapolis, MN. She helps leaders and teams have successful conversations so that they can expand their impact. When she's not dancing in the kitchen with her two daughters or hosting dinner parties, Nicole is usually reading a good book, taking a walk with a friend, or looking for her next adventure.
Tell us more about what you do and how you empower the community of women around you.
Tell us more about your space/aesthetic?
What is your favorite room in your home?
My in-laws designed their four-season porch (a blessing in freezing Minnesota!) as a cozy sitting room. A comfortable recliner chair sits next to a huge picture window looking out on the nature preserve. I love to sit there at sunrise to read my Bible, pray, and just be silent in the beauty. In my previous space, it was our bright kitchen, where I could sit in the sunlight at my custom-designed olive wood table and serve food to lots of friends. In our next space, I'm hoping for a fireplace! (did I mention how COLD Minnesota is?!?)
Who or what inspires you?
What are you most proud of in the work that you do?
One last thing to live by,
"I do not fear failure so much as I fear succeeding at the wrong things" - Edwin Lutzer
This is a constant reminder to keep failing at the things that matter rather than play it safe with the things that are not. I've repeated this to myself often in my marriage, my parenting, my friendships, and my business!