Leadership & Wellbeing Coach, Consultant, Public Speaker, Facilitator, Trainer
Certifications & Credentials: ACC (ICF), CPC, ELI-MP, MBA, BSc

Natalya Berdikyan is the founder and CEO of Life By Design Academy and Frontline Consulting, consulting and coaching firms that help individuals and organizations grow to their full potential.

Originally from Moscow Natalya Berdikyan comes from the corporate and entrepreneurial world, with over 20 years in international business development and management.


She applies her vast experience in living in 6 different countries, handling change, deep exposure to different industries, while finding creative solutions to complex situations. Natalya’s  proven system helps individuals and organizations grow beyond mental or geographical boundaries, to achieve lasting change,  eliminating obstacles that stand in the way to reaching full potential, fulfilment, wellbeing and success.

'Her strength is always challenging the status quo, embracing and managing change.'

Prior to starting Life by Design Academy Natalya held various positions in business development and sales including a NASDAQ listed HR corporate to then becoming a business partner and General Manager of a multimillion-dollar manufacturing company, a Belgian chocolate factory.

Currently, Natalya sits on various boards including Entrepreneurs Organisation, holds an MBA, and a BA in International Business Management.  She is also a certified Energy Leadership, Performance and Wellbeing coach by one of the most prestigious coaching training programs, the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC), Associate Certified Coach by ICF (International Coaching Federation), EO/YPO Forum Moderator trained, trained in Transcendental meditation and Positive Intelligence. She is a yoga practitioner, swimmer, and a painter.

Natalya trains and coaches entrepreneurs, leaders, and their teams around the world. She shares her expertise and inspiring journey through speaking engagements at events, conferences, podcast interviews.

Fun facts: At the age of 16, she went as an 'exchange' student from Russia to California. There she lived in 4 families and attended 2 high schools in 1 year. Speaking of adapting to change.

Languages: Russian, English, Spanish, and French

Appearances & Podcasts: here

What do clients say?

Kristin Bennett, President at Nonprofit Resources

'Nonprofits are constantly trying to do more with less. When an organization can tap into the idea of accomplishing more by changing the energy level, it becomes possible. Awareness is the first step, as most groups probably don’t even stop to think about the real cost (in dollars and time) of catabolic/negative energy and mindset.  When our team worked with Natalya of Life by Design, it opened our eyes to the fact that we can change our organization’s energy, by changing our own.  Then, we are more available to help our clients change their energy for the better.  When a nonprofit organization shifts to positive energy, there are no limits to what they can accomplish.  This is true for all of us, and we will be working with Natalya again.  Anyone lucky enough to work with Life by Design will be better for it!'


Joseph FrostCo-Founder and CMO, YorCMO

'I’d highly recommend Natalya and the Energy Leadership work she does to any executive looking to improve their leadership capabilities. I’ve already seen an improvement in myself, my team, and my company in a very short timeframe after working with Natalya.'

Seneit Debese, CEO & Founder, Greta & Starks Apps

“This was a transformational coaching journey, which became my hero journey, where Natalya was my guidance to go through obstacles, as wise as Yoda and as persistent as Samweis. Such a very deep transformation. I am a different person now, a different entrepreneur, a different leader for my team, and a different business person for our clients. Different in terms of success, innovation, collaboration, flow, and joy. I am much more of who I am and whom I wanted to be now. I never had such an empowering journey before. I had several coaches earlier but I never grew in coaching with Natalya. It is a truly exceptional and very valuable experience.”

Yash Dubal,  Entrepreneur, Owner, Director, AY&J Solicitors

I have had a great one-to-one consultation that followed a group Energy Leadership workshop and individual Energy Leadership Index Assessment with Natalya Berdikyan. After this consultation, I understood myself better, found what I truly love and found a sustainable solution for a peaceful life. If interested in exploring energy for yourself/your team, then I would highly recommend her full consultation/services.

David Mammano, Host of The Gonzo Experience Podcast and CEO of

“For me, Natalya is more of a guide than a coach.  There are so many things going on in my life that I often feel like I am lost in a wild jungle. I feel that Natalya takes my hand, leads me to the center of the jungle and then helps me to decide which natural paths to navigate based on my energies; and more importantly, gives me the tools to navigate them.  Her approach is one of compassion, understanding and focus.  Natalya helps to make me feel understood and is non-judgemental.  She’s a great listener and also has helped me to develop an accountability plan.”

More testimonials on Natalya's Consulting and Coaching work over the past years  here


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