On average, only 2% of people use their full potential. But YOU are not average.

Executives staying stuck in a career that doesn’t feel theirs, uninspired employees anxiously waiting for 5 pm, businesses struggling to retain top talent… All telling themselves that “this is just the way it is in the corporate world.

Well, newsflash: it doesn’t have to be!

But I can see why you might have been feeling (or, better, being made to feel) that way.

Right since childhood, society has drilled into us the idea that we must work hard, make a lot of money, and be successful.

What it’s conveniently left out, however, is that working hard while going in the wrong direction is counterproductive. Making lots of money doing something that doesn’t motivate us? Not that glamorous. As for being successful, we first need to find our own definition, and that doesn’t necessarily look like what society told us.

No wonder this mindset leads to burnout and constantly feeling stuck or disoriented!

Instead, whether it’s happening to you or the team you manage, you can choose to replace all that overwhelm with smart, purposeful work.

You can create an inspiring career that energises you or a workplace that helps its employees develop their full potential.

No clue how to do this in practice? Relax: that’s exactly what my personal and professional development programmes are for.

Why UnlockYourBlock

I’m Tia Castagno, self-proclaimed Queen of My Hustle, and I believe everyone deserves to reach their full potential. So, I’m on a mission to change that initial 2%!

On a slightly more selfish note, I’ve created the type of personal and professional development training I wish I had found years ago. I’m often described as Tia = energy, but that wasn’t always the case.

You see, the reason why I know that a directionless workaholic mindset leads to burnout is… I was there myself! Years ago, I wasted countless 16-hour days working towards a career that didn’t really feel mine.

So, I created UnlockYourBlock to prevent that from happening to others. As an ICF-certified executive coach, HeartMath® trainer and Positive Intelligence® mental fitness coach, I do so by:

  • Helping professional women find their place in the corporate world, leave it to start their own business, or a mix of both by developing a portfolio career
  • Making it easier for people-first companies to create inspiring, equal, and productive workplaces that, in return, will help them grow

The philosophy behind my personal and professional development training


2/3 of all job absenteeism is caused by stress, and the pandemic has only worsened burnout

We’ll work together to address the root causes behind each block. You’ll also learn practical self-regulation techniques to increase mental clarity and emotional resilience in the face of challenges.

70% of all mistakes are caused by miscommunication. This leads to arguments, fallouts, financial losses, and even deaths

You’ll learn simple but game-changing tactics to communicate more effectively as well as be in charge of your emotional reactions, from personal conversations to all work scenarios.

Nowadays, ‘creativity’ is considered the third most important skill… and yet only 1 in 3 in today’s workforce see themselves as creative!

I’ll teach you how to gain open, immediate access to your power to innovate & problem-solve. You’ll then be able to use it to guide all your creative projects going forward.

If you truly want to succeed as a leader, you can’t have ‘competence’ without ‘confidence’ or ‘collaboration’!

I enable both newly formed and established leadership teams to find their optimal stride. That way, they’ll become much greater than the sum of their parts! I also help corporate women address and overcome the problematic confidence gap between genders.

“I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to MYSELF” is the most common regret on one's deathbed

Don’t let that be the case for you! I’ll share the tools to cultivate and manage energy in all aspects of your life, and I’ll help you identify your own purpose. Get ready to feel truly empowered to live the life you choose and actually find happiness in your career and day-to-day.

So, what does all this look like for you in practice?

Queen of My Hustle programmes for corporate women feeling stuck

You’ve been working hard all your life but not always feeling like you got enough out of it.

Given your role, you should be the one in charge, and yet it feels like your job and environment have been controlling you.

I mean, sure: you’ve been climbing the corporate ladder… but the view up there isn’t what you were hoping for. Almost every day, you wake up feeling dissatisfied and overwhelmed.

You know you’re meant for more, but you just can’t seem to figure out what that is.

So, you keep wondering: “Is this it?”

It’s not! Together, we’ll identify what that ‘more’ looks like for you, whether that’s changing industries, starting a side hustle to create a portfolio career, or becoming your own boss.

And then? I’ll place you in the driver’s seat of your career and life!

Side Hustle Launchpad

Staying stuck in an unfulfilling job or giving up your security to start a business are not your only options.
Learn exactly how to plan and launch an exciting side hustle while keeping your day job (for now!).

Launch a Side Hustle in 10 Weeks

Steer Your Career

Need a new professional path but can’t figure out in what direction? With this career change course, you’ll be able to identify the right move for you and create an actionable plan to get there – without pay cuts or retraining.

Find Your New Path & Create an Action Plan in 8 Weeks

Career Reset Retreats

Switch off, recharge your energy levels with some mindful yoga, and plan a bold career move.
All while taking in the beauty of an idyllic setting and being surrounded by a group of like-minded mid-career women!

Take a Fruitful Break From Your Hectic Life

Double Your Energy, Halve the Stress

Feeling drained, overwhelmed, and demotivated?

This coaching programme is designed to develop your mental and emotional fitness so that you can reach peak performance consistently.

Double Your Energy and Halve Your Stress in 6 Weeks

Follow me on TikTok

Need a daily dose of motivation and support?

Check-in on TikTok for career tips, from how to progress in your current role, to how to change career or start a side hustle.

Follow Me on TikTok


Wanna get a flavour of what we’ll achieve together?

Check out some of my most popular talks, articles, and resources. Most are free, to give you a head start and get you hooked on growth!

Work on Your Personal and Professional Development

Personal and professional development training for people-first companies

Finding it hard to attract the right talent, upskill your team, and keep everyone motivated? Are your employees wasting more and more time on unfruitful tasks instead of coming together to achieve important goals?

Quick patches like #PizzaFridays and forced team-bonding sessions won’t fix the underlying problem: your company and most people within it aren’t using their full potential.

Instead, I’m here to give you a long-term solution as a professional consultant:

  • Helping you attract (and retain) top and diverse talent
  • Introducing systems that promote wellbeing and equity in your workplace
  • Boosting productivity and performance

Basically, my personal and professional development training will future-proof your company for GROWTH.

Stellar Leaders

Solidify a newly assembled leadership team or re-energise an existing one.

Once your leaders reach their full potential, they’ll create a positive ripple effect on the rest of their teams, and your company will start growing sustainably.

Develop Your Leadership Team

Uplevelled Teams

Retain your best employees through the right professional development training.

Grow their skills, unlock their potential, and maximise the performance of each individual as well as of the entire team or department.

Upskill Your Workforce

Corporate Athletes

Peak performance is not about time-management!

Train your employees’ brains like a muscle, and steal the secrets and bio-hacking tricks of real athletes so that they can keep achieving peak performance.

Boost Employees' Resilience and Productivity

Talks & Events

Motivated employees are more productive and stay much longer.

Inspire, recharge, and upskill your workforce with a motivational talk packed full of actionable strategies.

Hire Me as a Keynote Speaker

Follow me on LinkedIn

Tired of scrolling through the same types of posts on LI?

Follow me and you’ll get useful content & tips for all things Career, Leadership, Future of Work & Mental Fitness.

Follow Me on LinkedIn

1:1 Executive Coaching for Women

Help us breach the confidence and leadership gender gap!

Allow the women in your organisation to reach their full potential and become the inspiring leaders they’re meant to be.

Develop Your Women Leaders

Some of the leaders and people-first companies that have already unlocked their blocks through my professional development training

Let's add energy and purpose to everything you do!