Mindset, Impact, and Tamagotchi Tips
Name: Nika Moeini
Home Base: Ottawa, Canada
Nika is a social entrepreneur, mindset coach, and speaker. Her mission is to improve the world in small scale and large scale ways - to impact individual lives through coaching while creating policy shifts on a national scale at Global Affairs Canada. Nika was our first Connector in Ottawa and has spent her time connecting partners, entrepreneurs and students to LOI’s movement and cultivating Ottawa’s entrepreneurial community! Read below to learn more about Nika, and her work with LOI.
What do you love about working with LOI?
I love building a community around catalyzing the next generation of entrepreneurs! Gen Z is positioned to truly take the world by storm and will be the generation which will have to resolve much of humanity's current problems. I'm excited to be helping out with the Gen Z Foundation as well to help mobilize this generation.
As the Connector for Ottawa, I love connecting with others in the entrepreneurial community who are passionate about making the world a better place through spreading the message of entrepreneurship. I love bringing the movement to Ottawa and really bringing the community together here!
Got any passions? What is your life goal and how will you reach it?
I'm passionate about helping others on a global and individual scale, and solving big problems through innovation.
At my job where I work as a Gender Equality Policy Analyst at Global Affairs Canada, I get to influence Canada's international assistance policies around gender equality, and meet and hear from practitioners making a difference in the field. There's a lot of innovation happening in the international development space, and what particularly excites me about that is closing the funding gap in international development. We need $7 trillion more to reach the Sustainable Development Goals, but we're not close to closing that yet. One of my dreams is to play a big part in closing this gap, and that's what I discuss in my podcast, $7 Trillion to Save the World.
But I'm also passionate about helping others on an individual scale, and through my coaching business, I help young people break through their limitations and achieve their dreams through personal development. Through the Positivity Boss YouTube channel, podcast, and blog, I hope to truly inspire others and leave a lasting impact on their lives. My life goal is to touch 1 million lives through my work, to have made 1 million people better off as a result of interacting with me and my content.
What does success mean to you?
Success means leaving a positive impact. It means leaving the world a better place than you found it. In the short to medium term, it means hitting the goals I set for myself, my business, and my extracurriculars. It means being surrounded by kind supportive people and doing my best every single day.
The best advice you could give to a young entrepreneur is to…
Invest time working on your mindset. A lot of success is all about mindset and personal development, and this is really where you should start! To get started, you can check out the work I do as @thepositivityboss, where I help youth with personal growth through their mindset.
Anecdote you want to share?
Back in the early days of YouTube in 2008, I had a popular channel about Tamagotchi tips and tricks. 10 year old me was out there designing websites where people could just talk about their Tamagotchis and share hack codes. I guess that's where my entrepreneurial journey really began!
The biggest influencer in your life?
My dad has been the biggest influence in my life. He moved our family to Canada from Iran and went through countless struggles to get us to where we are today, and I always look at him as a shining example of hard work and optimism in the face of challenges.
I'm also influenced by amazing female role models - Canada's Minister of Foreign Affairs Christya Freeland, World Bank CEO Kristalina Georgevina. I further draw influence from Malala, Barack Obama and Jack Layton.