Author & Founder of Happier Method
Why is Nataly speaking at WorkHuman?
Nataly is a refugee to the U.S. from the Soviet Union who, at a young age, worked her way up the corporate ladder – only to find herself still feeling unfulfilled. She was then inspired to dedicate her life and work to empowering millions of people with the tools to live their best lives. Read Nataly’s article, “40 lessons in happiness for my younger self.”
Nataly’s mission is to help millions of people improve their emotional health by making science-backed, practical skills part of their daily lives.
Nataly Kogan is the creator of the Happier Method™ and an entrepreneur, speaker, and author. Her book, “Happier Now,” was published in May 2018.
At 13, Nataly fled the former Soviet Union with her family and came to the U.S. as a refugee. She reached the highest levels of corporate success at McKinsey and Microsoft, and at 26 became a managing director in venture capital. But she was burned out from juggling nonstop work and family responsibilities and felt unfulfilled. Her journey to find meaningful, lasting happiness and discovery of scientific research on emotional well-being led her to found Happier. Since then, Happier’s online courses, Happier @ Work™ training programs, book, and the Happier app have helped more than one million people live their best lives.
Nataly is a sought-out keynote and TEDx speaker and has been featured in hundreds of media outlets, including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and many others.
She is also a self-taught abstract artist, a devoted yogi, and lover of all things striped. But what brings her the greatest joy is spending time with her family, including her husband Avi and daughter Mia. Together they live outside of Boston, although Nataly will always be a New Yorker at heart.