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Victorious Living Solutions was established in 2018 by our CEO/Founder Dr. Nikeya Young, Ph.D. We are a transformative coaching company that empowers leaders to CRUSH their goals despite life's challenges and live VICTORIOUSLY!

About Victorious Living Solutions

Our Founder

Dr. Nikeya Young is a Best-Selling Author and Award-Winning Speaker. In addition, she is a Board-Certified Mental Health Coach and Master Life Coach/TEDx Speaker/Keynote Speaker and Workshop Facilitator/Ordained Minister/Podcast Host and Entertainer. Her TEDx Talk, “Let’s Normalize Homeschooling,” made her the 1st Black person to give a talk on this subject. She is also an experienced subject matter expert for various local and national media outlets (such as WGN's Daytime Chicago and News Nation, Thrive Global, NBC News, The Steve Harvey Show, and more!). Dr. Nikeya has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology/Human Development,  a Master’s Degree in Special Education (she is a former public school teacher), and a Ph.D. in Christian Organizational Leadership. Through her transformative coaching company and podcast (Victorious Living Solutions), Dr. Nikeya empowers high-potential leaders to CRUSH their goals despite life's challenges and live VICTORIOUSLY!


Dr. Nikeya is happily married to Rodney Young Jr. and is a proud “Slay-at-Home” homeschooling mama bear to the couple’s three beautiful children: Rodney III (R3) and twin girls Nalea and Nissi. The Young family resides in the South suburbs of Chicago, Illinois.


Certificates of Proficiency in Presentation Mastery and Effective Coaching, Toastmasters International

Certified Master Life Coach (Training in the following Life Coach Specializations: Goal Success, Happiness, Professional Coaching, & Life Purpose), Transformation Academy

Professional Workshop Facilitator Certification and Public Speaker Training, Transformation Academy 


Board Certified Mental Health Coach, International Board of Christian Care

Awards & Honors

Presidential Member of the American Association of Christian Counselors (2023)

Distinguished Toastmaster (2022)

2020 Area 54 Speech Contest 1st Place Winner in Table Topics and International Speech

2019 Black Women’s Professional League “40 Under 40” Honoree

2012 Who’s Who in Black Chicago Honoree

2010 Mrs. Tulsa County Plus America

2009 Mrs. Illinois Plus America (3rd Runner-Up to Mrs. Plus America)

2008 Miss Illinois Plus America (4th Runner-Up to Miss Plus America)

1999 Miss Black Tulsa Pageant 3rd Runner Up


B.A in Psychology w/Concentration in Human Development, DePaul University (2003)

M.A in Special Education (LBS1 Endorsement), Northeastern Illinois University (2007)

Ph.D. in Christian Organizational Leadership

Newburgh Theological Seminary (2024)

Graduate of Living Word School of Ministry, Bill Winston Ministries (2022)

"If you're looking for a coach who can help you accelerate progress towards your goals, even during challenging times, I highly recommend Nikeya Young.  She supports her clients in reaching their goals through resilience strategies and faith.  She's knowledgeable, supportive, and truly cares about our mental, emotional and spiritual well-being."

Queing Jones | Global Communications & PR Manager

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