Niema connects with students through sheer honesty.
– Black News
My story is one of discovering greatness through my struggle.
I am currently the CEO of Growing Up Publishing, LLC. Under the auspices of the Growing Up Publishing corporation, where I operates the Life Preparatory Skills Program (LPSP) and the Discovering Your Greatness Now workshop series. As a motivational speaker, I ahve lead workshops and seminars based on the LPSP model. Initially created to assist Philadelphia’s high school girls as they transition into adulthood, the Life Preparatory Skills Program has grown to empower young men and women throughout the state of Pennsylvania and at conferences and other venues along the east coast region. I am an organizer of the Uniquely You Summit and also serve on the board of directors for The Women’s Coalition for Empowerment, Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. I have also authored a children’s book, Grey’s Treasure Box.
I am an eleven-time All-American who was also the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) four-time national champion in the 200 and 400-meter events in 2003 and 2004. In the 400-meter event, I still currently hold the Golden State Conference record of 53.5 seconds. I earned a B.A. in physical education and a M.S. in organizational leadership from Azusa Pacific University (APU) in California. In 2010, I joined Philadelphia University’s coaching staff, leading the brand-new Women’s Track & Field squad to NCAA champion status for their division.