Uka (oo kah) - Japanese for emergence, to grow wings and fly
Uka consulting - your partner in ideation and transformation
Uka consulting offers coaching, training and facilitation through a Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging lens. Uka helps organizations and individuals deepen their reflective practices and achieve their goals.
All services are available in Spanish and English.
Uka Consulting Services
- Program Evaluation
- Curriculum Review
- Culturally Responsive Teaching
- Educator and School Leader Coaching
Nicole is well-versed in qualitative research and has experience designing and running interviews, focus groups and surveys. Additionally, she has experience analyzing data and writing reports and recommendations.
With over a decade of experience in preparing CLDE teachers, Nicole’s educational consulting ranges from individualized 1:1 coaching to systems-wide analysis.
Diversity, Equity, and Belonging
- White allyship
- Cultural Humility
- Inclusivity in the workplace
- Implicit bias & microaggressions
As a white woman, Nicole sees her role in Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging work as primarily supporting white identifying people to further their growth. Belonging work is a never-ending journey and we need to lean in with humility and determination. While changing systems and policies is important, achieving lasting change also requires reflection and considering new ideas and beliefs.
- Transformational Coaching
- Bilingualism and Bilingual Learners
- Circle of Security Parenting Training
- CLASS Pre-K-3 observation and coaching
- Pre-Licensing Trainer
For the last 20 years, Nicole has worked in Colorado providing Spanish/English bilingual training to childcare providers and early childhood leaders. Her dissertation focused on bilingual Head Start settings.
Nicole’s workshop topics include:
- Health, Safety and Nutrition
- Preventing and Reporting Child Abuse and neglect
- Child Guidance
- Bilingual language development
- Social-Emotional Learning
About Uka Consulting's Founder, Nicole Sager PhD.
Nicole has decades of experience as an educator, facilitator, trainer and teacher educator both in the U.S. and overseas. Growing up in South America and Mexico as a young child and working in Japan and Brazil as an adult, Nicole speaks Spanish, Japanese and Portuguese. Living in and adapting to different cultures gave her an appreciation for multiple perspectives and diverse ways of being.
Nicole’s PhD in Educational Equity and Cultural Diversity led her to prepare future educators at the University of Colorado, Denver and Boulder to teach Culturally Linguistically Diverse learners. Her research experience includes program evaluation, bilingualism, and teaching practices. Her Master’s degree is in Teaching English as Second Language and Spanish. Nicole earned a certificate in Diversity Equity and Inclusion from Cornell University, which deepened her understanding of Leadership and Organizational Development.
What People Are Saying
“Conozco a Nicole por 12 años y hemos estado juntas en nuestra formación como educadoras en Educación Temprana. Ha sido una experiencia increíble dar clases con Nicole para las proveedoras de cuidados de niños. Es una persona sensible, con muchos conocimientos y dedicada a su pasión que son los niños.”
What Makes Uka Consulting Unique
In her work, Nicole puts relationships first and leads with the heart. She takes the time to get to know her clients and their contexts to individualize coaching and facilitation content and experiences.
She relishes the opportunity to be a think partner with individuals, schools and organizations to help them discover and achieve their goals.