You have amazing talent within.
I want to help you find it
and put it to work!

-Kene Iloenyosi

The best way to tell you my story is to break it into 4 phases. These phases jumped out at me as I read and reread my article for this website. You may identify personally with one of these phases.

Do-Whatever Phase

By age 29 I had started and closed 2 small businesses in Nigeria, and lived as a missionary in Zambia for 3 years. In May 2001 I put all that behind me and moved to America. The next 6 years were spent running 2 other businesses for which I had no talent or passion: first, a moving company; then a graphic design firm. The moving company was shut down in 2 years. The graphic design company, which was founded by my wife, is still in operation today, and she runs it. She is a designer and enjoys her work. I didn’t. I quickly discovered that making money may be necessary, but it is not fun when you don’t like what you do. My work life as a young adult was not fulfilling, and I could not imagine living like this for the rest of my life.

Panic/Frustration Phase

By age 35, I felt I was approaching a breaking point and something had to change. I would be turning 40 in 5 years, and knew I had to figure out what my life was about before that birthday. I had to find something I was good at and that I loved to do. I did not know it then, but I was looking for a purpose-filled and passion-fueled career.

Searching-For-Answers Phase

It took me 3 years of searching, asking questions, taking different assessments and doing a lot of introspection to figure out what I wanted to do with my life. I discovered my main talents were communicating and big picture thinking; I am most alive when engaged in both. I decided that the best way to serve others is through speaking, teaching, coaching and writing. By the time I turned 40, I had published my first book, “Finding Your Sweet Spot” and was finally on the path to doing what I love to do. The book was published in May 2012, and by May 2014 it had sold more than 2500 copies. It may not seem like much, but the majority of self-published books historically do not sell more than 500 copies in their lifetime.

The Laser Focus Phase

I figured there had to be others who were struggling with dissatisfaction in their current work, and with no answers on how to find work they will love. A Gallup survey on workforce engagement confirmed that close to 75% of working adults are unfulfilled in their jobs; and a critical factor was working in jobs for which they had no talent. Something had to be done.

I started blogging in 2013, and created the Talent Discovery Worksheet as well. I posted the Talent Discovery Worksheet on my old website and soon noticed it was being downloaded by people from all over the world – Australia, Germany, Denmark, London, South Africa, Kenya, and many cities in the United States and Canada. We were obviously hitting a nerve, and the response was greater than I expected.

It certainly seemed like the groundwork for a revolution, so we decided to formally make it one. The Talent Revolution was born, and here we are.

Talent Resources

DNA of Talent
A Blueprint for Discovering Your Talents and Putting Them to Work

Finding Your Sweet Spot
Where your Talents, Interests and Passions converge to deliver the life you were born to live.