I’m Nicole, the coco of cocostudio. As a trained journalist, educator and qualitative researcher, I examine, distill and document complex environments – including life itself.

After an early career in media and more than 15 years teaching, coaching and researching at all levels of education, I now use my diverse skillset to craft stories, research solutions and learning experiences.

I’m a runner, salsera, writer, reader, Reiki practitioner, green smoothie enthusiast and lay Buddhist. I use multiple strategies toward a dedicated practice of templebuilding – continuous edification of the mind/body/spirit.

I try to integrate this approach in everything I do. I’m not a robot. On the contrary, I am a thinking, feeling, human and I come to all projects with the assumption that you are, too. I get to know your needs and concerns and create custom solutions tailored to your unique circumstances.

A key aspect of my templebuilding practice is self-expression. Expression is essential. My blog is where much of that happens.

In my free time, I think and write about imagination, reflection and love as tools for a more just and harmonious world. I journal lessons I learn while running and inspiration gleaned from Nichiren Buddhist philosophy. Sometimes I write about education and politics, but mostly I write about life.

In addition to personal narrative and workshop scripts, I also write kidlit. I’ve recently completed a chapter book and have two middle grade novels in progress.

Click around and see if anything strikes your fancy.

Ready to get to work? Drop me a line at coco@cocostudio.com