Hi, there, I'm Nataly...
… and I’m an Awesome Human
It took me most of my life to shift from constant struggle and self-criticism to embrace my Awesome Human and nothing fuels me more than to help you embrace YOUR Awesome Human!
7 things I want you to know about me
I burned out at 35.
I burned out at 35, after achieving tons of career success as a business executive, venture capitalist, consultant, and entrepreneur. This was the scariest time in my life. (I never thought I would burn out because only weak people burned out and I was “a tough cookie”.)
I created the Happier Method™.
The biggest lesson I learned on my journey to heal from burnout is that EMOTIONAL FITNESS IS A SKILL that you can strengthen through practice. Based on my experience and tons of research from neuroscience and psychology, I created the Happier Method™ that I now love to teach to Awesome Humans, companies, and teams.
I came to the U.S. as a refugee
I came to the U.S. as a refugee when I was 13. That experience has shaped a lot of who I am and I’m grateful for it, although it was really difficult. (By the way, my Russian name is Natasha, but when we came to the US as refugees, I changed it to Nataly to fit in better (except I spelled it in a unique way that stands out). Free lesson: Don’t try to be anything you’re not.)
My TEDx Talk is about joy but it makes people cry at the end
Here’s the link to my TEDx talk and I’d love for you to watch it.
I'm an introvert who speaks for a living
I LOVE to speak, to connect with Awesome Humans in the audience, and to fuel you with some straight talk (always!), super-tangible science-backed skills and practices to strengthen your emotional fitness and create a more supportive relationship with yourself, and whole lot of awesome energy and inspiration. Click here to learn more about my speaking.
I always wear yellow when I speak
I love bold colors, especially yellow. So after spending years pretending I didn’t and acting “serious” by wearing more muted colors, I’m going all in and yep, I only wear yellow when I speak!
I began painting when I turned 40...
… and never stopped. I love making bold, colorful, abstract art and then putting my art on all kinds of stuff (like the sweatshirt in the photo on the home page of my website!) You can see some of my art here.