Nicole Serena Silver has always had a knack for finding holes in systems. She looks at a situation, takes everything into consideration, and creates a whole approach to a solution. Her own struggles with finding her passion and calling motivated her to help others.
“When I was younger, I didn’t know what I wanted to do. I felt lost and had a lot of anxiety and societal pressure to try to figure out what I wanted to do with my life. I had been in this system that had taken me so far, and then I was set free with no guidance. I just felt so lost. My mom was really wonderful in trying to help support me. She took me to get a career assessment done, but the assessment left me with more questions than answers. She brought me to a career college counselor which I didn’t get anything from; the only thing I remember is the fancy office. She also bought me What Color is Your Parachute and other career guidance books, but it was a lot of reading and felt overwhelming. We tried many different tactics. It was all so frustrating and I was still left feeling like I didn't know what to do.”
She knew a solution was needed to address the biggest question we all face, "What do I want to do with my life?" It had to be a solution that was congruent with all the intricate parts of what makes us who we are, the lifestyle we want to create and how our choices impact relationships in our lives.
Nicole decided to start a nonprofit, GROWmyfuture.org, which trains educators to deliver a curriculum that empowers youth to design their lives with tools that foster self discovery. For the past eight years Nicole has been submerged in researching and developing curriculum that is related to uncovering the intricate parts of who we are and career/life tools. GROW's amazing curriculum team has had people from all types of backgrounds working on the curriculum to bring in different perspectives- from corporate executives to students that went through the curriculum to Harvard Graduate School of Education. Nicole also colors outside the box by attending workshops, retreats, and exploring resources in diverse industries tools that can be adapted to career exploration.
After many years of adults asking if she had any resources available for them to help them discover their career and life path, she decided to write Full Potential. It was a joy for her to write for adults because she can go many levels deeper with content and outcomes for those going through the guidebook.
Nicole Serena Silver is a multidisciplinary strategist, with an accomplished track record in roles involving trust-based relationships, leading entrepreneurial vision into implementation and advancing individuals success with career goals. Nicole is a successful entrepreneur, business consultant and educator. She has led workshops for fortune 500 companies, taught internationally and had been hired to advised numerous startups.