Nataly Kogan

Nataly Kogan

Author & Founder, Happier Method

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.

My Sessions

80% of Americans experience stress at work and 40% say it’s severe or overwhelming. In 2019, the World Health Organization identified burnout as an official diagnosis in the International Classification of Diseases. Just in the US, the cost of stress is estimated at $300 billion and 95% of HR leaders say burnout is sabotaging workplace […]

The Gratitude Effect: Unleashing the Power of Recognition in Organizations

It’s a hard truth: Your lack of attention to your emotional health at work is affecting your team’s performance – whether you like it or not. Your stress as a leader isn’t neutral, it has outsized negative impact on people you lead. In fact, 75% of employees in America say the most stressful part of […]

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