What Do You Want To Be Known For



How do you gain clarity? In this episode, Nikki Barua and Monica Marquez explain how they found their passions and identified their unique skills.

Change is constant; the only species that survive are the ones that adapt to the change. The challenge in innovation is about anticipating change and adapting quickly. Nikki built her reputation as an innovation expert and has guided people and organizations in adapting to change quickly. That’s why she is known as the Darwin of the Digital Age.

Early in her career, Nikki would attempt to fit into a box and define herself narrowly. However, she learned that your unique skill is something that comes effortlessly. Nikki discovered that her unique skill is her ability to see the big picture, connect-the-dots, and recognize patterns. Nikki says that to grow your impact, you must find the most significant platform where you can reach the most people, solve their problems and deliver massive value.

Monica always had a knack for finding creative solutions to problems. She didn’t see the lack of resources or tools as a limitation. Instead she had a gift in being resourceful and creative to solve the most challenging problems. She discovered that her unique skill was creativity and resourcefulness and it was something people valued greatly.

Monica wants to help other underdogs figure out the way and find opportunities. She takes her creativity and resourcefulness to pave the way for other underdogs. That’s why she is known as the McGyver of the Marginalized.


[01:00] How Nikki gained clarity
[04:50] How Nikki discovered what she wanted to be known for
[07:30] How Monica gained clarity
[12:10] How Monica discovered what she wanted to be known for


“I was always equal parts creative and analytical.” – Nikki Barua

“Every business is trying to adapt a change; you need to understand what change is likely to happen.” – Nikki Barua

“Change is happening so fast; if you don’t get ahead of that change, then you are going to be left behind.” – Nikki Barua

“It’s all about survival of the fastest and I help people adapt to change quickly. That’s why I am the Darwin of the Digital Age!” – Nikki Barua

“I learned that my creativity and resourcefulness was a skill I could use to be successful.” – Monica Marquez

“Identify the largest platform, share the message, and create opportunities for others to become aware.” – Monica Marquez

About Nikki Barua:

Nikki Barua is a digital innovator, serial entrepreneur, author & speaker. Learn more at nikkibarua.com.

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About Monica Marquez:

Monica Marquez is a senior corporate leader, ex-Googler, and diversity expert. Learn more at themonicamarquez.com.

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