I'm Nailah!

I am a Life & Leadership Coach and Speaker who inspires ambitious leaders to tap into their power and build lives that are whole, good, and full of possibility — without burning out or sacrificing themselves. 

Through engaging keynotes and interactive workshops, I show audiences that making bold changes and a big impact in their lives, their work, and their communities doesn’t have to leave them feeling overwhelmed, stressed out, and stretched thin. It can be smooth, strategic + seriously fulfilling.

I also work with organizations and brands to ensure that they are creating an organizational culture that allows all people to show up as their full, authentic selves through Trainings, Consulting, and Brand Partnerships.

My work centers on my belief that when we stand in the truth of our authentic selves, we can live and lead in a way that creates real change in our world.

And the secret is you can do all of that, joyfully.

Nailah Blades is a very upbeat and enthusiastic presenter! Even with the tough format of a virtual, pre-recorded presentation, she was able to provide an experience not just a lecture. She gave us the experience of walking through the process and evaluating our current state and moving us step-by-step to see how we can lead from a place of joy and to create our own brand of magic! Her keynote presentation was full of information that was easy to understand and apply. Thanks for sharing your knowledge and joy with us at the Utah Recreation Therapy Association.

- Deidra Clark, TRS
URTA 2021 Conference Chair

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Women's Leadership


BIPOC Leadership


Personal Development & Growth


Diversity & Inclusion

Goal setting

Building Community

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This presentation was INCREDIBLE. Wow. It was exactly what I needed. 

I have felt stuck in knowing how to move forward in life and set good goals, and this was such a great structure to do so. I'm definitely going to use 

it for myself and want to use it for my clients as well.


Nailah was absolutely wonderful to work with, from my initial outreach to her delivering the closing keynote on leadership at our conference. She took the time to learn about our industry and attendees in order to craft a talk that would resonate. Nailah delivered her keynote with clarity, expertise, and energy. I received many positive reviews from attendees immediately following her keynote address. I’d welcome the opportunity to work with Nailah again.

- Catherine Shaw, Content Director
Mountain Travel Symposium


It was awesome to have step by step process for helping up develop joy. It was clear, understandable and relatable.

You made me emotional wanting to lead with joy and not letting fear control me. Thank you I needed this so much.

Loved her energy and passion for life! Also appreciated that she was able to lead us through an activity as she spoke.

I took Nailah's workshop two weeks before I was leaving a long time job. The Plan For JOY workshop helped me get the clarity and confidence I needed to begin a new life journey. I loved how the workshop helped me break down my larger goals into more smaller actionable items that don't feel intimidating. It helped spark a very creative and purposeful period in my life that I am so grateful to be on!

- Kiana Butler Jabangwe

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