"I just want to say, 'Thank You'! You have honestly opened my eyes to a whole new world. I feel like I can do the things I love and potentially build a business around who I already am. No need for major changes which can be scary.
As this new chapter of my life is taking off I feel so free. I feel like I am finally where I am supposed to be and I love the feeling. Now I see why people say “if you do something you love you never have to work a day in your life.” I never thought I’d end up doing something I love and feel empowered while doing so."
66% of the population do not know what their strengths are or have trouble naming them.
This is why so many of us go on lengthy career detours doing something that doesn't fulfill us.
My clients share one common challenge: They have felt misplaced in their careers for one reason or another.
"I’ve always been great at my job, but I’ve been sort of oblivious to how I do what I do. Katya helped me define what is in my zone of genius by linking my signature strengths to what I do when I’m at my best. This clarity made me realize that I needed to make certain adjustments in my professional life to ensure my role is in complete alignment with my natural strengths. It made it so much easier for me to negotiate the scope of work as well as my rates!"
C., Principal Business Architect
"It was a big deal for me to recognize how important my Significance talent is when it comes to creating the life I want. Knowing and embracing my strengths really helped me prioritize my goals, and streamlined my decision-making process. I am now making choices based on my strengths, rather than what other people say I should do."
D., Senior Software Engineer
"Working with you, the most enlightening thing was to understand that I have these underlying patterns of behavior that automatically give me strength. I don't have to think about being strategic or commanding or self-assured. I just am.
If somebody criticized me for those behaviors, I could absorb their energy, and change my behavior. But changing my behavior would not serve anyone in the best way. Understanding my talents allows me to double down on them and actually benefit from them!"
Satya Purna, Scale Your Freelancing
"Our conversation about strengths has really stuck with me and I keep going back to it to tweak and refine my services. So grateful for your friendship and support!
Your sessions have just been so eye opening and the impact of your work is like ripples in the ocean, and they just keep going. Your work is so powerful."
Parijat Deshpande, High-Risk Pregnancy Specialist & Bestselling Author
Why Do I Do What I Do?
Every single day, I interact with brilliant people. And almost every single day, I get to speak to someone who does not even see her own brilliance. Someone who deserves the spotlight and yet recedes to the shadows.
And it breaks my heart.
I continue creating content as well as coaching programs to ensure everyone not only sees, but knows how to capitalize on their brilliance, so that they can stop saving their dreams for later.
This is the hill I'm willing to climb and die on.
ZONE OF GENIUS UNLOCKED
About Katya Nicholas
Katya Nicholas has made it her life mission to unlock every human's Zone of Genius. She has guided hundreds of individuals globally to unearth, recognize, and own their unique talent DNA, a.k.a. their genius. With a Master’s in translation and linguistics from St. Petersburg, Russia, she spent eight years helping humans speaking different languages and living in different cultures to appreciate each other. This training to promote cross-cultural understanding as an objective, judgment-free conduit now benefits Katya in her coaching to ensure any disheartened professional learns the language of their brilliance and confidently anchors themselves in their zone of genius. Katya currently focuses on career pivoters to ensure they pivot with confidence.
In addition to ensuring everyone thoroughly enjoys their professional life, Katya also uses her natural empathic abilities in portrait and personal branding photography to deliver authentic and captivating imagery. Katya learned photography at the age of 9, and perfected her craft while studying it at the New York Institute of Photography. Her work has been featured in numerous publications, including Forbes, Business Insider, and Yahoo! Finance.