Trust me, she’s really this happy!

There’s a first time for everything and I want to introduce a feature called Divalicious where I’ll introduce you to some of my coolest friends–those who inspire me and push me to the limit simply because they soar. Nailah Blades is one of those people. Let me tell you about her.

Nailah Blades is a certified Life Coach & the Founder of Polka Dot Coaching, a coaching and consulting practice that helps women leaders become fiercely aligned with their passions, their missions and their vision for the world. Through 1-on-1 coaching, group experiences in Los Angeles and practical tipsheets & workbooks, Nailah shows entrepreneurial women that making bold changes—and a big impact, in the world—doesn’t have to be riddled with costly mistakes, or heart-breaking shake-ups. It can smooth, strategic + seriously fun.

Nailah believes firmly in the power of women and thus has dedicated her life and practice to helping women who are teetering on the edge of greatness. She believes that this generation of women leaders have so much drive, passion, and innovative brilliance—but, all too often, they listen to their own inner gremlins and don’t play as big as they should. In an effort to address this problem, she created the Fierce Leadership Summit, a unique conference dedicated to helping women harness the power of their unique talents & strengths and become more powerful, authentic leaders.

Nailah is currently completing her Master’s in Communication and Leadership Studies from Gonzaga University and holds a bachelor’s in Communication from the University of Southern California. She was certified in Life Purpose and Career Coaching by the Life Purpose Institute in San Diego, CA. Nailah began her career in the Consumer Packaged Goods industry. Her 6 years working in Sales and Trade Marketing gave her invaluable experience in Account Management, Strategic Planning and Forecast Planning. Nailah uses her experience from the Consumer Packaged Goods industry to help women leaders and budding entrepreneurs create sustainable, innovative businesses and strategic plans.

Nailah has been featured and/or mentioned on Forbes, Blog Talk Radio, and Young Female Entrepreneur. She speaks regularly at women’s and leadership events, spreading her passion for all things personal and professional development.

You can find Nailah online at & on Twitter @NailahBlades.

What’s also pretty cool is Nailah will be speaking at the Ambitious Diva Mind, Body and Business Retreat on September 1, 2012. There she will present a talk on women’s leadership to motivate guests to be forerunners and game changers. Please RSVP for this event by going to