Nataly Kogan

  • Founder of Happier, a global technology and learning platform enabling users to discover new methods of pursuing emotional wellbeing
  • TEDx Speaker on How to Cultivate Happiness
  • Author, Happier Now
  • Happiness Expert, Venture Capitalist & Successful Tech Entrepreneur


A successful entrepreneur and venture capitalist, Nataly found that after reaching the highest levels of corporate America, she still wasn’t happy. Nataly came to the United States as a refugee from Russia when she was 13 and overcame significant obstacles on her way to achieving career success. But while her achievements left her proud, she was unfulfilled, so she became inspired to figure out how to live a truly meaningful, happier life. In the process, she found the answers each person and organization needs to unlock their maximum potential, making them not just more productive and innovative, but helping them to find more joy in everyday moments and get through challenging ones with resilience.

The CEO and Founder of Happier—an award-winning global technology and learning platform—Nataly is a leading expert on how people and organizations can transform their individual and team culture so that they can thrive.  Having helped more than a million people and employees dramatically improve their emotional health and resilience by cultivating her Five Core Happier Skills, Nataly demonstrates that happiness is not just a feeling, but a skill that can be learned and improved through practice, and that in turn boosts creativity, productivity and profits.

Nataly’s received standing ovations from groups such as Million Dollar Roundtable, Fortune's Tech Brainstorm, SXSW, Harvard Women's Leadership Conference, Gillette, Pendulum Leadership Summit, Atrium Innocations, TEDx Boston, and many more, thanks to her instantly implementable takeaways that transform the way people work and live. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Fortune, New York Magazine, Time Magazine and more, and her new book Happier Now: How to Stop Striving For Perfection and Embrace Everyday Moments (Even the Difficult Ones) provides a roadmap for how to cultivate genuine, lasting happiness in every facet of our lives.

 

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Nataly’s background and experience on what really drives a happier existence at work & home was very well received. She brings a lot of credibility to the topic as she is very honest about her own experiences. It was refreshing to hear. I can’t recommend enough adding an element of Happier to a company event.

A Sample of the Groups That Have Hosted Nataly Kogan
  • SAP
  • Massachusetts General Hospital Well-Being Center
  • SAP Concur
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • GE Capital
  • Million Dollar Roundtable
  • Louis Vuitton
  • SXSW
  • Women Inspiring Women
  • MIT Sloan School of Management
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Emotional Health @ Work During Challenge and Uncertainty: Virtual keynote and Q&A with Nataly Kogan

Change is constant in today’s workplace, but the Coronavirus has brought about a fundamentally new level of challenge and uncertainty, causing increased stress, anxiety, and fear. During this difficult time, it is essential that organizations prioritize the emotional health of their employees. Whil ...

Change is constant in today’s workplace, but the Coronavirus has brought about a fundamentally new level of challenge and uncertainty, causing increased stress, anxiety, and fear.

During this difficult time, it is essential that organizations prioritize the emotional health of their employees. While this should always be a priority, empowering employees with tools and practices to manage stress and increase well-being during times of crisis and uncertainty is a non-negotiable.

The great news is that emotional health and happiness are skills that can be improved and cultivated with practice — and they can help your employees not just cope, but even thrive during change and uncertainty.

This virtual keynote will support and elevate your people now!

Using the science-backed Happier Method™ and armed with research in neuroscience and psychology, Nataly shares the skills and practices to help employees reduce stress, feel uplifted and motivated, boost their resilience, and foster a greater sense of connection with their colleagues (including when working remotely).

In this 45-60-minute practical and inspiring talk, Nataly will cover:

  • Research on uncertainty, happiness, and the human brain
  • Proven skills and practices to reduce stress and overwhelm, and find moments of joy and ease during this challenging time
  • Strategies to foster a sense of human connection and collaboration with colleagues while working remotely
  • Practices and rituals to help strengthen a culture of openness, kindness, and gratitude

Happier @ Work: Science-backed skills that transform team culture and help employees thrive.

  Emotional health and happiness aren’t some touchy-feely nice to have ideas. They are your greatest unrealized assets that research has shown to dramatically improve performance and increase productivity, engagement, innovation, and resilience, while cultivating a people-embracing workplace culture ...

 

Emotional health and happiness aren’t some touchy-feely nice to have ideas. They are your greatest unrealized assets that research has shown to dramatically improve performance and increase productivity, engagement, innovation, and resilience, while cultivating a people-embracing workplace culture that helps you be at your best.

In this practical and inspiring talk, Nataly Kogan shares science-backed skills and daily practices to help you and your team improve your emotional health, increase resilience through challenges and change, and reconnect to a sense of purpose at work — and life!

Challenge is Constant, Struggle is Optional: Avoid burnout, manage stress, and achieve long-term growth and success!

80% of Americans experience stress at work, which negatively impacts engagement, productivity, and innovation, not to mention employee well-being and job satisfaction. 95% of HR leaders said burnout is sabotaging workplace retention and in 2019, the World Health Organization identified burnout as an ...

80% of Americans experience stress at work, which negatively impacts engagement, productivity, and innovation, not to mention employee well-being and job satisfaction. 95% of HR leaders said burnout is sabotaging workplace retention and in 2019, the World Health Organization identified burnout as an official diagnosis.

But it doesn’t have to be that way! In this practical and inspiring talk, Nataly Kogan shares her personal story of burnout and science-backed emotional health skills and immediately applicable practices to help you better manage stress, boost resilience during challenges and change, and make well-being a realistic priority for yourself and people you work with.

Happiness is a Skill: Strengthen your emotional health skills with science-backed practices for more joy and greater resilience!

In this vulnerable and practical talk, nationally recognized emotional health expert Nataly Kogan shares her lifelong struggle of searching for the elusive “big happy” and how she finally made the essential mindset shifts that allowed her to live with more self-compassion, joy, and meaning. Nataly r ...

In this vulnerable and practical talk, nationally recognized emotional health expert Nataly Kogan shares her lifelong struggle of searching for the elusive “big happy” and how she finally made the essential mindset shifts that allowed her to live with more self-compassion, joy, and meaning. Nataly redefines happiness as a skill that anyone can cultivate and shares science-backed skills and simple, yet powerful practices — used by more than one million people! — to help you experience more joy in everyday moments and greater resilience when times get tough.

You’ll learn the 5 Core Happier Skills, the strategies to reduce stress and avoid burnout, and why it’s OK to be not OK, as well as how to make gratitude a daily habit and cultivate self-compassion so you can bring your best self to every area of your life.

Elevating Women Leaders: How women can connect to their best selves, lean into fear, and unlock their true potential.

  In this powerful and honest talk, Nataly encourages women to cultivate their true purpose, avoid the trap of perfection, and tap into their best self to lead from an authentic place of strength, regardless of the obstacles. Having spent her career in male-dominated industries of venture capital, f ...

 

In this powerful and honest talk, Nataly encourages women to cultivate their true purpose, avoid the trap of perfection, and tap into their best self to lead from an authentic place of strength, regardless of the obstacles.

Having spent her career in male-dominated industries of venture capital, finance, and technology, Nataly offers frank personal stories with vulnerability and humor, while acknowledging the significant challenges women face in the workplace. She reveals powerful mindset shifts and practical strategies to help women cultivate a personal sense of well-being, achieve sustainable success, and unlock their full leadership potential to thrive.

The Power of Resilience: Science and skills to help you thrive during change, challenge, or disruption.

Uncertainty, change, and challenges are more common than ever in today’s workplace and they dramatically impact employees’ stress levels and their ability to do their best work. The great news is that emotional health is a skill which can be improved and cultivated with practice — and it can help yo ...

Uncertainty, change, and challenges are more common than ever in today’s workplace and they dramatically impact employees’ stress levels and their ability to do their best work. The great news is that emotional health is a skill which can be improved and cultivated with practice — and it can help you not just cope, but thrive during change and uncertainty. 

Using the science-backed Happier Method™ and armed with research in neuroscience and psychology, Nataly shares the skills and highly tangible, simple practices that leaders and employees can implement right away. These practices help to reduce stress and anxiety, boost resilience, foster a greater sense of connection with their colleagues (including when working remotely) and improve their ability to make decisions and problem-solve during times of change and disruption.

Elevated Leadership: Practical skills to help you and people you lead be at their best!

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The Science of Gratitude: Cultivate a human-centered culture of gratitude to boost engagement and performance.

In this practical and inspiring talk, Nataly shares techniques to help employees improve their emotional health, increase resilience, and reconnect to their sense of purpose at work. Research has shown that improving employee happiness and cultivating a culture of gratitude, kindness, and trust, has ...

In this practical and inspiring talk, Nataly shares techniques to help employees improve their emotional health, increase resilience, and reconnect to their sense of purpose at work. Research has shown that improving employee happiness and cultivating a culture of gratitude, kindness, and trust, has a dramatic impact on the performance of the organization as a whole.

Embracing the Bigger Why: Skills and practices to leverage purpose and meaning to help everyone flourish at work.

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Unlocking Creativity: Science-backed skills that cultivate psychological safety and drive collaboration and innovation.

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Biography

Nataly Kogan  is one of the leading global experts in optimizing your emotional health and elevating your leadership.

 

She’s the creator of the Happier Method™, founder and  CEO of Happier, and  author of Happier Now,  which was published in 2018.

By age of 37, Nataly held top positions at McKinsey and Microsoft, was a Managing Director at a venture capital fund, and  started or was a member of the senior team at 5 startups.

 

But all of this overachievement came at a huge cost of stress and overwhelm, which was the catalyst for Nataly to give it all up to start her company, Happier, with this mission: To help millions of people thrive in work and life by improving their emotional health with science-backed skills and practices.

 

Today,  hundreds of thousands of people cultivate their emotional health and  leadership skills through Happier @ Work programs, online courses, and  other  learning tools.

 

Nataly is a highly sought-after international keynote speaker and  has been featured in hundreds of media outlets, including The Washington PostThe New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal.

 

Nataly came to the US as a refugee with her family when  she was 13 years old, and one of her greatest accomplishments was learning how to speak English by watching Alyssa Milano on the classic 80s sitcom, Who’s The Boss?

 

Nataly lives outside of Boston with her husband and  daughter, and  when  she isn’t speaking or teaching, can  be found  painting colorful abstract art and cooking up a storm in her kitchen.