About Savant Coaching

Savant Coaching

Dr. Nakita Savant began academic coaching in 1998, which included coaching faculty starting in 2005. After many years as a Doctor of Education Leadership and teaching in higher education, public speaking, editing, research and publication, Nakita reconnected with her first love: Human Psychology.  She became a Master Practitioner  of Humanistic, Neurolinguistic Psychology and Hypnosis which made her professional coaching official, and started her private practice as a Therapeutic Coach. The business name "Savant Coaching" followed and was established in 2016.


Nakita's Biography

Nakita Savant was raised by a single mother in Saint Cloud, Minnesota in the early 70’s. In 1983, her mother was hit by a drunk driver which changed her life forever. Through her mother’s healing journey, she found holistic health practices which helped shape her life and career. 


Nakita attained her bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Master’s degree in English and Women’s Studies by 2001 She earned her doctorate degree in Higher Education Leadership in 2006. She worked in student services and served as an associate Dean of Faculty, until becoming a part-time professor at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota and full-time Curriculum Specialist at Capella University.
In 2016, she became a certified Therapeutic Coach®, a Master Practitioner of Neurolinguistics and Hypnotherapist. She resigned from Capella to build her private practice in NLP and Coaching. Today, she continues her private practice in Therapeutic Coaching® and teaches at a Health Sciences University. 


Nakita is known for her creativity and speaking from the heart. Nakita is married and raising 3 children, a cat and a dog (and soon will have several chickens!) in South Minneapolis.

Savant Publications

A Guide For Coaching Book

A Guide For Coaching

Field Manual for Coaching: Heal, Release and Transform using Neurolinguistics Programming, Hypnosis & Coaching.

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Thesis Book Picture

Master Thesis:

Published on the shelf at Saint Cloud State University under maiden name.

Gender and Language

Attitudes Toward Diversity Book

Doctoral Dissertation:

Published on the shelf at Saint Mary's University under previous pen name.

(Attitudes Toward Diversity) - Link

*unformatted Kindle version under previous pen-name


Poetry Publications

The Archivist of Feminine Intention

Archivist of Feminine Intention

The Arborist of the Heart

Arborist of the Heart

Online Meditations, Resources & Mini-Courses coming in Fall, 2018 and will be posted here.

Poetry Accolades

• Winner of University Poetry Contest English Graduate Department, Saint Cloud State University 1998. Poetry publicly displayed.
• Published poetry works in hard-cover book: Poetic Voices of America: Treasured Poems of America 1990.
• Published poetry piece in soft-cover book: Sparrowgrass Poetry Forum 1991-1992
• Upper Mississippi Harvest Literary and Art Magazine Saint Cloud State University two poems in 1999-2000
• MN Council of Teacher of English Vol.30, #1, three poems and three research articles. Three research articles entitled: Sexism and Language Reform, Feminist Pedagogies and Queer Theory.

Nakita's Degrees and Certifications

Dr. Nakita Savant holds an Ed.D (Doctor of Education) in Higher Education Leadership from Saint Mary's University of Minnesota. She also has Masters Degrees in English & Women's Studies and Bachelor Degree in Applied Psychology. She is a Certified Therapeutic Coach, Master NLP Practitioner and Hypnotherapist, certified through The Meta Institute. She has served in academia as an Associate Dean of faculty, continues to serve as Assistant Professor and is a member of comprehensive exam and dissertation committees for students. Dr. Savant is a published author, Life Coach and life-long Social Justice Advocate.

Doctor of Education

Master Practitioner of NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming)
Master Practitioner of Humanistic Neuro-Linguistic Psychology
Master Practitioner of Hypnosis

Nakita's Memberships & Associations


Editorial Freelance Association (EFA)  |  Diversity and Inclusion Networking Committee  |  Safe Space Certification


Nakita's Awards and Accolades


Winner of the Red Carpet Award for Collaboration and Curriculum Writing in 2009 at Capella University™
Earned National Accreditation from the College Reading and Learning Association in 2003  for excellent Tutor Training Curriculum.


Dr. Nakita Savant, 2009 Red Carpet Winner - Capella University




Recent Testimonial

"Dr. Savant is an excellent motivator, compassionate and knowledgeable. I strongly recommend her services. She made me believe I
could do it. Thank you for your support, you helped me reach the finish line. You are my coach for life" Myriam Cadet.

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