FOUNDER & CEO
Coach, Consultant, Speaker, Facilitator, Trainer, Forum Moderator
Natalya Berdikyan is the founder and CEO of Life By Design Academy and Frontline Consulting, a consulting and coaching firms that help individuals and organizations grow to their full potential beyond existing borders and boundaries.
Natalya is originally from Moscow. She has lived in the USA, Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, and Germany. She has over 20 years of experience in building businesses in various sectors and geographies.
'Her strength is always challenging the status quo, embracing and managing change.'
Natalya started her career in Business Development and Sales. She then moved from a NASDAQ listed HR corporate to becoming a business partner and General Manager at a Belgian chocolate factory. Being an entrepreneur at heart, she also sits on various boards including at Entrepreneurs’ Organisation (EO).
Natalya consults with businesses and coaches leaders, delivers keynote speeches and trains around the world. Natalya applies her vast experience with handling change, deep exposure to different industries, while finding creative solutions to complex situations. She applies cross-cultural business skills to her coaching and business consultancy practice.
Natalya holds an MBA with a focus in Human Resources, and a BA in International Business Management specializing in Marketing. She is an iPEC Certified Professional Coach, a master practitioner of Energy Leadership Index, a COR.E Leadership Dynamics Specialist, and an Associate Certified Coach by ICF (International Coaching Federation), along with being an EO/YPO Forum Moderator.
With her team, Natalya helps to grow individuals and organizations grow beyond mental or geographical boundaries, to achieve lasting change, and to eliminate obstacles that stand in the way to reaching full potential and success.
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 schools in 1 year. Today, in her private life, she is a yoga practitioner, painter, and active traveler, experiencing life to its full potential.
Languages: Russian, English, Spanish, and French
What do clients say?
Wolfgang von Geramb, Founder, Alephants, Organizational & Sales Design
Natalya — she a jack of all trades when it comes to coaching entrepreneurs. She got all the mental armaments to get me out of my comfort zone to help me reach my goals. She accompanied me with care, creativity, and the necessary punch to overcome these barriers. After working with her over the last months, she became a vital partner for me and my team. So, when it comes to people, profit & purpose, Natalya is my No. 1 recommendation.
Seneit Debese, CEO & Founder, Greta & Starks Apps
“Thank you so much for this transformational coaching journey, which became my hero journey, where you were 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 you.
It is a truly exceptional and very valuable experience. Thank you so much.”
David Mammano, Host of The Gonzo Experience Podcast and CEO of DavidMammano.com
“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.”
Nina Schlieper, CEO, Alternative Travel Cartagena SAS
It was a pleasure working with Natalya on turning my company around when it needed it the most. Her all rounded expertise in running and developing the business, finding quick solutions to complex challenges from operations to marketing and sales both locally and internationally really helped us get on the right track. She is highly professional and sensitive to clients needs, providing amazing support. Thanks to her business coaching and consultancy we reorganised and were able to put in place various improvements.
More testimonials on Natalya's Consulting and Coaching work over the past years here