An internationally recognized author and speaker, Shoya Zichy specializes in energetic, humor-filled and practical seminars on team building, leadership, sales, women’s initiatives, career development and developing a coaching culture.
Her clients include Merrill Lynch, UBS, Segal Consulting, Prudential, the U.S. Treasury, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and universities in Saudi Arabia, among others.
Her work has been featured in Fortune, Newsday, Barron’s, the Chicago Sun-Times, Washington Post, Essence, USA Today and on CNN and others.
She is the author of Personality Power: Discover Your Unique Profile And Unlock Your Potential For Breakthrough Success (recipient of 4 book awards) and Career Match: Connecting Who You Are With What You’ll Love To Do (recipient of the Mensa-supported Sharp Writ Book Award 2010 for “Best Research”). Her other books include Women and The Leadership Q and Find and Keep Your Ideal Partner. Her work has been translated into Arabic, Chinese, Italian and Korean.
Color Q, her proprietary model, bridges the research of the Myers-Briggs community with the temperament model of David Keirsey. It provides highly accurate information on how people’s brain styles affect their leadership, workplace dynamics, sales style, career choices, coaching approach and interaction on a team and in a family.
Formerly Shoya had a 20-year career in international marketing, sales, management and journalism at Citibank, Merrill Lynch, Institutional Investor and American Express, which included a four-year expatriate assignment to Hong Kong.
Shoya’s unique research linking personality to investment behavior is the cornerstone of Peter Tanous’ book The Wealth Equation and the subject of a cover story in Plan Sponsor magazine.
Born a Hungarian countess, she escaped from the communists at the age of one and, with her parents, was invited to the join the court of King Farouk of Egypt. Seven years later the family fled Egypt during Nasser’s revolution and happily landed in the US.
She is past President of the Myers-Briggs Assn. of NY and served on the Board of the Financial Women’s Assn. Shoya holds an MA in Education from Boston University and is fluent in French and German.
She is also an exhibited artist whose paintings hang in numerous collections, including those of Hillary Clinton and Max Ma of Hong Kong.
To contact Shoya, call 212-755-2849 or send an email.