Episode #202: Embracing your Quirky with Nikki Takahashi

Oct 05, 2022

It can be scary to show up online as your authentic self. You may feel as though your quirkiness isn’t “professional,” interesting, or even likeable. But the best way to connect honestly with the people most likely to understand and relate to you is to be yourself — even if that means being a little bit messy or offbeat! Remember, people are more likely to want to work with you if they feel that they “get” you!

In this episode, I sit down with one of the incredible speakers featured at our upcoming MamaCon 2022, Nikki Takahashi. Nikki is the founder and CEO of the multi six-figure branding agency Fetching Finn, and her graphic and website design achievements have earned her a Governor General’s Medal. Nikki helps businesses of all shapes and sizes embrace (and build powerful brands around) their quirkiness.

During this conversation, we talk about getting over the fear of taking public stands, finding the right balance between openness and privacy, and our favourite quirky brand case studies. If you’re ready to embrace your uniqueness and infuse your amazing personality into your brand, just press play!


In‌ ‌this‌ ‌episode,‌ ‌you’ll discover:‌ ‌

  • Why so many entrepreneurs resist embracing their quirks — and why we need to expand our understanding of “professional”
  • The type of people that you should NOT be thinking about when you’re creating content or showing up online
  • What it really looks like to embrace what makes you different — and how it can benefit your business!

Love the episode? You’ll want to check out MamaCon and the rest of our amazing speakers!


Guest bio: Nikki Takahashi is a Digital Media Designer and brand strategist who has helped over 300 entrepreneurs embrace and amplify what makes them unique. She is the founder and CEO of a multi-six-figure agency that gets clients noticed in person, online, and in print, and the host of Square Peg Entrepreneur, a podcast featuring industry disruptors and mavericks in business.


Timestamps:‌ ‌

00:34  Meet Nikki Takahashi

05:13  Conformity & resisting your quirks

10:04  Fear of being disliked

12:57  Taking stands & evolving

15:43  Shame, privacy & openness

20:24  Daniel Bauer

23:22  Melanie Ziltener

25:07  Showing up on video & podcasts

29:52  Be real & consistent

33:23  Grandmother story

37:01  “You’re a mom now”

40:31  Hero’s journey & MamaCon details


Links mentioned:‌

Nikki Takahashi

Facebook: @thenikkitak

 Twitter: @thenikkitak

Instagram: @thenikkitak


Join us at MamaCon! 


Daniel Bauer 

Episode #192: Make a Ruckus in your Business with Daniel Bauer


Melanie Ziltener

Instagram: @mel.the.word.nerd


Episode #156: What it really takes to Launch


Learn with me: Building a Joyful Business


‌Connect with me:

Facebook: @liannekimcoach

Instagram: @liannekimcoach


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