Pre-order The Awesome Human Project!

And get your FREE ticket to join the

Awesome Human Day Online Event!

A fueling, inspiring and unique virtual experience like you’ve never had before!


Preorder now!
Awesome Human Project Book cover

Do you want to live with more joy, energy, and spark?

You can!

You can learn to struggle less, even when life is challenging.

How? By strengthening your emotional fitness and creating a more supportive relationship with yourself, your thoughts, your emotions, and other people.

In this powerful book that you DO, not just read, Nataly shows you how — by offering science-backed skills, practices, and mindset shifts fueled with her contagious positive energy and warmth!

It’s time to embrace your Awesome Human!

Awesome Human Day online event

A joyful, unboring, not-to-be-missed experience when Nataly will bring the book to life!

  • Discover the 5 science-backed skills of all Awesome Humans!
  • Learn Tiny Practices to reclaim joy
  • Be inspired by special guests and join a movement to spread gratitude and kindness!
  • Join Nataly as she creates an Awesome Human Art Installation – and get to be part of it!

The Awesome Human Day event is live online on

February 8th, from 4pm to 6pm / ET

Our special guests for the live event!

Apolo Ohno

America’s most decorated Winter Olympian of all time and author of the new book, Hard Pivot

Jessi Hempel

Senior Editor-at-Large, LinkedIn

Matthew Del Negro

Actor, author of 10,000 NOs and podcast host

… and Piera Gelardi

Entrepreneur, co-founder of Refinery29, and Dancorciste

who will lead you on an awesome, fueling, and joyful dance and movement experience that will get you out of your chair and into your life with so much great energy!

Your registration includes:

Participation in the Awesome Human Day virtual event

  • Attend the live event on February 8th
  • Receive the recording to view whenever you like
  • You’re automatically entered to win our Awesome Human Project prize bundles, including signed books, jewelry with Nataly’s art on it, and more!
  • Ability to ask Nataly questions during the “afterparty” (she loves questions!!)

Your 2022 Awesome Human Project!

A year-long virtual experience, guided personally by Nataly!

  • Monthly live Zoom calls
  • Monthly email with focus skill and practice
  • Handouts, fueling quote cards with Nataly’s art and more!
  • A dedicated Awesome Human Project group to get support and share your experiences with other Awesome Humans!

Here's how to claim your ticket and registration:


Pre-order the book

Pre-order THE AWESOME HUMAN PROJECT wherever you like to buy your books! Amazon? Your favorite online indie store? Barnes & Noble? We love them all and you choose!


Come back & let us know you’ve pre-ordered

Fill out the form below (Awesome Human honor code in effect – we trust you!).


Look out for an email with your registration link!

Please check your spam since it eats emails, sometimes.

(Oh, and because surprises are AWESOME, there will be a surprise bonus in your pre-order confirmation email!)

These awesome bonus offers expire on February 7, 2022


Have questions? Check out the FAQs below!



Can I buy the book from a different retailer than listed?

Yes! You can pre-order THE AWESOME HUMAN PROJECT from any retailer of your choice — online or offline.

How do I get my registration link and information?

Once you pre-order the book and submit the form on this page to let us know you’ve pre-ordered, we will send you an email with all the details. (Please check your spam if you don’t see it.)

What if I can’t attend the live event – is there a recording?

No worries! If you can’t attend the live event on February 8th, we’ll send you the recording on February 9th and you can watch it at your convenience.

You do need to pre-order THE AWESOME HUMAN PROJECT and submit the form to let us know you’ve pre-ordered so that we can send you the recording.

Can I attend just part of the live event?

Of course! We’ll send you the access details (once you pre-order and complete the form above on this page) and you can join us whenever you like during the live event.

When are the Zoom calls for the 2022 Awesome Human Project experience?

We’ll be sending you more details about the 2022 Awesome Human Project experience once you pre-order the book and complete the form above to let us know.

Our first Zoom for the 2022 experience will be in the middle of February and we’ll send you all the details in advance — and you’ll always have access to all recordings.

I have another question

Just send an email to and we’ll get back to you asap!

About the book

This book will help you strengthen your emotional fitness skills so you can struggle less even when life is challenging, have a more supportive relationship with yourself, and live with more joy, meaning, and positive impact!

The Awesome Human Project is a book that you DO, not just read. It includes:

  • My proven science-backed 5-week program to boost your emotional fitness
  • Bite-sized neuroscience lessons so you can learn to be the boss of your brain
  • What awesome leaders do differently and why it matters
  • Ways to get rid of guilt around self-care for good
  • An “SOS” section to help you get out of the Valley of Struggle
  • My wildly popular Notes to Self with inspiration to support your progress
  • Talk Back to Your Brain scripts to quiet (ok, shut up!) your inner critic and doubter

“… a gusto-filled guide … and cheery but down-to-earth approach to emotional wellness.”

This book is for you if you want to…

… quiet your loud inner critic and perfectionist

… bust through guilt around self-care

… learn how to rest (yes, it is a skill!)

… become a better leader (at work and outside of work)

… feel more joy (it’s your life fuel!)

The Awesome Human Project abounds with simple, practical tools to build emotional fitness, learn to embrace ourselves (and our awesomeness) wholeheartedly, and to leave the “shoulds” behind so we can joyously revel in the “coulds.”

- Melissa Bernstein, Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer, Melissa & Doug

What a gift to humanity! I can't stop reading it.

- Bonnie Kintzer, President and Chief Executive Officer, Trusted Media Brands

An inspiring blueprint sharing Nataly’s compelling personal journey and tactical ways to redirect your mind towards meaning, purpose and fulfillment.

- Tiffany Shlain, Emmy-nominated filmmaker, founder The Webby Awards & Bestselling Author of 24/6: Giving Up Screens One Day a Week to Get More Time, Creativity and Connection

Just like practice in sports, The Awesome Human Project is hard work but rewarding. Nataly is there like an awesome coach, dusting us off when we stumble, giving us encouragement and motivation, and supporting us on our next attempt.

- Jonathan Becher, President, San Jose Sharks

The Awesome Human Project is a generous and practical guide to letting go of struggle and being your best self — from someone who truly understands what it means to build a happy life from the ground up.

- Ingrid Fetell Lee, Author of Joyful and Founder of The Aesthetics of Joy

We’ve somehow been convinced that a life of busyness and struggle is the only way to live. Through self-care and self-compassion, The Awesome Human Project shows us another way is possible.

- Jen Fisher, co-author of Work Better Together

Part self-help, part science, and part workbook, The Awesome Human Project offers the perfect combination of tools to help any busy professional step away from the overwhelm of everyday life and chart their way out of the chaos.

- Stacey Hoin, Chief Human Resources Officer, Guardian Insurance
Pre-order by February 7th to get awesome bonuses!

About Nataly

A leading expert on emotional fitness, Nataly Kogan is an entrepreneur, best-selling author, and keynote speaker on a mission to help millions of people struggle less and thrive more in work and life.

Nataly immigrated to the US as a refugee from the former Soviet Union when she was 13 years old. Starting her American life in the projects and on welfare, she went on to reach the highest levels of corporate and startup success.

But after years of chasing a non-existent state of nirvana she suffered a debilitating burnout that led her to find a new way to live and work.

Today, she helps Awesome Humans live and work with more connection, joy, and meaning by sharing her science-backed skills and practices with hundreds of top companies and teams through her Happier @ Work and leadership programs.

Nataly is a sought-after keynote speaker and has appeared in hundreds of media outlets, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, TEDx Boston, SXSW, The Harvard Women’s Leadership Conference, and The Dr. Oz Show.

Nataly is also a self-taught abstract artist, whose first NFT art collection of 100 Awesome Humans will be released in 2022. She lives outside of Boston with her husband and daughter, although she will always be a New Yorker at heart.

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