Own Your Podium


Nikola Girke

At Own Your Podium we help forward-thinking professionals create a career and life they love.  Whether we’re identifying growth opportunities, providing business and communication strategies, or establishing a plan to achieve a balance between work and play, we support and empower our clients by guiding them to take bold steps towards improving their personal and professional lives.  


Hi, I’m Nikola, and I’m dedicated to helping forward-thinking professionals define and achieve their personal concept of success.

As a coach, I teach my clients how to own their podiums, helping them discover inherent strengths and establishing strategies to inspire them to work towards their goals. I empower and motivate my clients, providing the necessary tools to contemplate and execute critical decisions, guiding them towards the realization of their professional and personal aspirations.

I have experience with both the successes and failures of being an Olympian and everything in between. But more than that I have experience being a human who is driven to genuinely help people seek more from their lives, by drawing on my unique combination of experiences and expertise. Through my company, Own Your Podium, I am grateful to be able to encourage and inspire my clients to take the first step towards achieving their goals. To read my full story click here.

Thank you for visiting and learning a bit about me, and please contact me if you have questions or would like to set up a call to discuss working together. I’d love to hear from you. 

Dare to Dream, Achieve, and Succeed with me.

Nikola Girke


The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, 2012 Athens Olympic Games, 2004 Beijing Olympic Games, 2008 London Olympic Games, 2012 Rio Olympic Games, 2016