I help entrepreneurs, creatives, coaches, and visionary leaders create lives on their own terms, where they can achieve everything they desire: becoming thought leaders with successful businesses and experiencing happy, fulfilled lives.

But before I talk about myself, I want to ask if YOU can relate to any of these:

  • Working hard and quickly after each achievement setting a new bar ‘What’s next?’
  • Wanting to make a more meaningful impact on the world, but secretly doubting yourself if you’re good enough to do that
  • Disconnected from the world and what really matters to you
  • Feeling that something is missing in your life
  • Bored or burned out
  • Splitting yourself up between work and relationship or family and sacrificing one for the sake of another one
  • Stuck because of your perfectionism

If so, then you’ve come to the right place. Several years ago, I checked the mark in all of those.

Let Yourself Leave the Safe Place

I was born and raised in the Soviet Union. I worked full-time and studied for two degrees at the same time when I decided to quit my job in 2008. I left everything and went to the US for four months of the Work and Travel program. It was an unforgettable experience that showed that life could be more than your hometown.

When I came back the economic crisis hit the world. I couldn’t find a new job and as I did web design on the side in the past, I turned that to working full-time as a freelance web designer with people all around the world online.

Then, I got bored sitting in front of my computer all the time so I decided to move to China in 2011. I got a ticket, observed the country, liked it, and have had it as my home base for almost a decade.

When you grow professionally, there is a time in your career when you need to choose what to focus on and be great at.

I didn’t want to get stuck with the computer so I got more into what I loved doing: acting, modeling, and stopped at photography. I decided to turn it into a business, which I had for 9 years since then.

In the beginning, it was terrible. I was terrified to sell. I was afraid to market myself. I tried to perfect my skills hoping that people somehow will find out about me. It took a while until I could make some living out of it.

Then, I worked harder learning new skills, participating in photo exhibitions, having my work published in magazines, getting awards and recognition, and traveling everywhere.

I tried many things. Yes, I found the work that I like, traveled the world, and had what other people say ‘a dream life.’

But the reality was that no matter what I achieved I still had that annoying feeling of emptiness inside. It’s not what I’d want to do for the rest of my life.

You can Look Successful but it doesn’t Mean that You Feel So

I was searching for myself. I liked what I did, but I felt there was something more for me there.

I thought that I had to be better and better so finally, everything everywhere would be good. I’ll feel that fulfillment and happiness.

I set the new standards that would be difficult to achieve for a moment of satisfaction that I made it and then moved on with a feeling of ‘What’s next?’ No wonder that I regularly had burnouts.

Within a few years, after I moved to China, I completed my dream list except a few things. I’ve been to all the places I wanted to see and live in. I experienced what I wanted.

I had many ups and downs like losing everything and starting all over several times: staying in 5-start hotels and sleeping on the floor, being in the movies, having amazing experiences like paragliding, flying a plane, climbing an active volcano, etc., and feeling miserable without any interests to the outside world.

Overeducated and with much more experience than most people around me I tried to fit into the society. I felt lonely.

Until I realized that no matter what I do and where I go I build the same reality around me. The only one I knew and the end was always the same.

It’s a Choice to Try to Fit in or Create Your Own

It hit me.

I stopped trying to fit into the world and decided to create it as I wanted.

I left people who tried to put me into the box of their limitations and fears, and surrounded myself with those with whom I have mutual connections right away.

I rebranded my photography business and went all in to finally make it work as I desired, providing a premium service.

I made ordinary people look like they had just stepped out of a magazine.

Then, as I love business and marketing, I’d often ended up consulting entrepreneurs and professionals on how to grow in their businesses and careers.

I saw how people’s lives changed, and I began writing and speaking more about marketing and personal branding.

I gave a TEDx talk in 2018. After that, it hit me even more how one person who finds themselves doing work they love, speaking for what they believe in, can positively impact people around them, making a bigger impact.

If I could help someone find that voice, build their brand, and support them in understanding who they are and what they are passionate about so they could create a fulfilling life around them, then that person will positively change other people’s lives too.

That way, we will have a ripple effect, making this world a better place for ourselves, for our kids, for the people we love and care about, and all those strangers who we might not even meet in life, but who will be inspired by hearing what we share and what we stand for.

It became my mission.

I completely shifted my focus to coaching people on how to give TEDx talks with their unique, life-changing ideas, how to become thought leaders, and how to create the fulfilling lives that people desire.

What Business and Life Do You Want to Create?

The real magic happens after 2-3 months of deep coaching with people.

My gift is helping people think bigger than themselves and realize what they have to offer to the world.

When we work with you, we expand both your business and life vision, uncover your WHY, and connect the dots to live a purposeful life, feeling happy and fulfilled.

We work from within, awakening your talents and inner gifts, and develop a mindset to effect change in external outcomes.

The work and research on mindset and self-awareness led me to give a TEDx talk about How Self-Awareness Can Help You to Live the Life You Want.

Some astonishing results my clients got:

  • Attracting the iconic person and the number one choice for the board of directors.
  • Reaching more people in a country with their mission.
  • A 7-figure investment injection.
  • Identifying supporters who are actually detractors slowing the progress and bringing in a powerful team.
  • Getting a diplomatic position.

I’ve worked with clients all over the world and organized innovative projects internationally.

I combine Western and Eastern techniques and strategies to empower people to live extraordinary lives.

The power is in you. What life do you want to create?