SHYNESS – unleash the silent potential in your organisation

Nadia Finer

Nadia Finer

I’m Nadia Finer, and I’m on a softly spoken mission to help shy people be more mighty. I’m the UK’s leading shyness expert; the author of two books about shyness – Shy and Mighty (published by Quercus) and Shy and Mighty for Kids, (published by DK), the host of the Shy and Mighty podcast and a coach specializing in shyness.

I know what it’s like to struggle with shyness. You see, all my life I’ve had a little voice. Really little. The kind of voice that makes random people tell me that I should be a cartoon voice-over actress. A voice so little that when strangers ring my house phone, they ask me to put my mum on the phone. It’s no wonder I’m often shy and self-conscious!

I believe that shyness is not a weakness, or a shameful secret. We are not broken. And we don’t need to change who we are. We have so many talents and gifts; it’s time for us to step out of the shadows, because the world needs to hear our voices.

I’m a regular speaker in organisations and in schools around the country. I have appeared on Radio 4 Saturday Live, Woman’s Hour and the ITV News. I’ve been in the Times, Guardian, the Telegraph, The Telegraph, The Independent and in Good Housekeeping.

Find out more at