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About Us

Nicole Council, Esq.

Owner / Founder / Principal Agent

Nicole Council is a licensed attorney who advises employers, businesses and insurers in a wide range of financial matters. She also holds a Master of Business Administration with over twenty years of experience in contract review and negotiations in the insurance and financial services industry.

Nicole is a certified agent through the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA), Women’s National Basketball Player’s Association (WNBPA), and the International Basketball Federation (FIBA). She is a former collegiate and played professionally in Greece after a successful college career. In 2016, Nicole was inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES).

In 2010, Nicole founded a 501(c)(3) non-profit Hoopz & Dreamz, Inc. The foundation held an annual weekly basketball camp in her hometown of Portsmouth, Virginia. The organization’s mission is to promote the intangible skills that can be obtained through sports and provide alternatives for the under-represented in the community in the pursuit of their dreams.

Nicole will use her experience as a player along with her business and legal acumen to educate, advocate, and empower her clients.

Rahmira Bates

Director of Client Services

Rahmira has an ingenuity for building relationships and extracting true talent in others. Rahmira is nurturing, results oriented and embodies the versatility needed in changing and challenging environments.

Prior to joining Invisible Ceiling as the Director of Client Services, Rahmira worked as a Pediatric Nurse with over eleven years of experience. In that role, she developed and honed many transferable skills that will translate well into her new role. Rahmira is naturally a nurturing person and possesses an unwavering poise in stressful environments. Rahmira exudes passion and excitement. She looks forward to using these skills to advocate for her clients when facilitating deals and endorsements.

Rahmira received her Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) certification from Front Office Sports.