Elevating Women Leaders

Join Nataly and an exclusive group of amazing women leaders on a one-year journey to learn and grow together -- as humans and leaders!

Elevating Women Leaders 

with Nataly Kogan

Elevating Woman Leaders is a year-long, small group program dedicated to strengthening your emotional fitness and leadership skills so you can unleash your full, awesome capacity to lead, grow, and thrive in a sustainable way.

This program is for you if you want to:

  • Create a more supportive relationship with yourself, your thoughts and emotions so you can struggle less and unleash your full potential and capacity to do what's most meaningful to you
  • Feel more confident and effectively manage the inevitable challenges and stress of leadership
  • Be a centered, calm, and daring leader, who can positively impact other people's capacity to thrive (that's what it means to be a leader!)
  • Show up as your authentic self and allow others to do the same, in an environment of support and trust
  • Amplify your presence and ability to communicate powerfully in high-stakes situations, including public speaking and presentations
  • Preserve and optimize your energy so you can be at your best, including during difficult days and times of change and transition
  • Realistically prioritize your well-being into your packed schedule (and learn how to not feel guilty about self-care!)

Let's break through the mental blocks that hold you back - together!

nataly headshot outside art sweatshirtYou have so many awesome gifts within you, so much capacity to give and contribute in meaningful ways! But your brain creates many unhelpful stories that get in the way, cause you to struggle, and create mental blocks that hold you back.

I know because I've been there. For most of my career my self-doubt and worry about acting the part I thought I was expected to perform kept me from bringing my full, awesome self to my work -- and every other part of my life.

I also bought into the story of being a superwoman: Of working non-stop, never taking time for myself, being able to juggle work and family without taking a break, and never "indulging" in self-care. I loved when people admired my ability to do more in a day than anyone else... until I burned out.

We all have stories we've come to believe about ourselves and related patterns and routines that hold us back and cause us to struggle more. But we don't have to let them.

Join me so I can show you how to edit your unhelpful stories and create a more supportive relationship with yourself, your thoughts, emotions, and other people (this is what emotional fitness is all about!). And I'll teach you proven skills and practices that I've successfully shared with many women leaders just like you, so you can unleash your full, awesome capacity to create meaningful impact in your work and life!

Diana Rothschild

“EWL taught me so much on a personal, professional, and emotional level. The combination of neuroscience research, daily practices with myself and my team, and being paired up with incredible women leaders throughout the country created a multi-faceted experience that gave me the tools to be a more compassionate manager, a more intentional and well-spoken leader, and a more present wife and mother. 

I also built deep friendships in the group and look forward to cheering on these amazing women as our careers progress.”

Diana Rothschild, Director of New Business Development for Retail at DoorDash



Alison Campbell"It’s with immense gratitude for all of the learnings and growth over this past year as a participant of Elevating Women Leaders, that I enthusiastically recommend this course!  Nataly’s perspective, advice and practical, real-world skill building modules paired with her wit and inspirational expertise made the investment in this course an absolute no-brainer. This is why I carved out time every single month to attend, learn and connect with other women, despite the craziness of a hectic schedule.  

In fact, living through so much uncertainty and turmoil during the year of a pandemic, made this course even more timely and relevant than I could have ever imagined.  The skills and practices were things I could immediately pull into my daily routine, and not only helped build my resolve personally, but enabled me to be a stronger and more resilient leader for my team during a year we would have never predicted, and certainly were not ready for.  As an additional bonus, the other women who were in my cohort came with a wealth of knowledge and a range of valuable experiences, making the connections as a group and individually over this past year rewarding, inspiring, and fun.  This course was truly a gift, and the lessons are ones that I will carry with me as I continue to build my career and my life."

Alison Campbell, VP, Chief of Staff to the CEO at Workhuman



Prabha Seshan“I couldn’t be more grateful to have been a part of Nataly’s leadership program. This program is a beautiful blend of simple skills that you can practice everyday, which are backed by scientific research. By practicing these skills, I learned to not only be a better leader, but more importantly to be a better human being. 

My biggest realization is knowing that happiness is not in achieving big things out there in the future. It is in the small things I experience today. I have learned to embrace and cherish small moments in life and translate that to immense joy and happiness. This is one of the best gifts I can give myself and the people around me.”

Prabha Seshan, Director of Corporate Financial Planning & Analysis at Align Technology

Who is Nataly?

Nataly full length headshot - on chairI spent 20 years in tech, finance, and startups, including at companies like McKinsey and Microsoft, usually as the only or one of very few women at the decision-making table. At 26, I became a Managing Director at a venture capital fund -- an industry with fewer than 8% women. Happier is the 5th company I've either founded or been part of the founding team.

Aka, I get it! I really really get it: Being a woman leader is HARD and there are so many hurdles and challenges coming at you daily. 

But what I also learned through my experience is that we can learn to struggle less through the challenges by creating a more supportive relationship with ourselves and our thoughts and emotions.

This isn't something I learned in a research lab. It's a lesson I learned after I burned out and almost lost everything that was meaningful to me, including Happier, the company I love so much and worked so hard to build!

And that's my Bigger Why for creating Elevating Women Leaders and why I'm so eager for you to join me: To teach you the emotional fitness skills to help you struggle less and thrive more and to practice them together, in safe, encouraging, fueling space!

Oh, if you want a more formal bio, I got you: Click here to download it.

What can you expect?

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  • Highly customized-curriculum for women leaders with real-world application (no meaningless motivational talk!)
  • Science-backed emotional fitness skills for leaders to help you lead from your best self and help people you lead thrive
  • Proven practices you can easily incorporate into your daily routine and interactions with your team

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  • All sessions are taught live by Nataly
  • Group and individual support, and ongoing access to Nataly between sessions (via email)
  • Quarterly open office hour sessions where members get to bring their questions and challenges directly to Nataly
  • Group size is limited to optimize for learning, live-coaching, and connection with Nataly and the group

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  • Members are personally curated by Nataly
  • All members are leaders in their companies, including executives in large organizations, division and team leaders, and founders/CEOs of startups
  • Facilitated peer-to-peer support, connection, and accountability
  • A safe, dedicated space to learn and grow, share challenges, and celebrate accomplishments together

Tricia Dirks"I met Nataly when she spoke at our annual President’s Circle event for our top sales and services professionals.  Her message of gratitude, purpose and happiness rang true for me. I am such a believer in introspection, personal growth, and getting up each day and working again to be my best self.

When Nataly asked if I would be interested in joining her first Elevating Women Leaders group, I jumped at the chance to meet other talented female leaders working on the same stuff that I am.  And it has been a gratifying experience.  It is causing me to consciously think about not only my behavior, but what I think about each day.  It’s inspirational, uplifting, a learning experience and fun."

Tricia Dirks, Chief Human Resource Officer of Sleep Number



Gillian Meek four"When I heard Nataly speak at a conference, I was immediately inspired by the way she shared her personal journey of growth, resulting in practices that are scientifically proven to improve productivity and support leadership. It also didn't hurt that she had a Keds story as a part of her history!

When she invited me to be a part of her inaugural Elevating Women Leaders Group, I thought the opportunity to engage with a group of diverse and talented women around these tools was too good to pass up. I have found the 'yellow' thread of gratitude (one of the core Happier principles) has made a profound impact on my team, creating an environment and culture where people feel supported and prepared to take on the toughest challenges. I have also met incredible women who define what it means to be an Elevated Women Leader." 

Gillian Meek, President of Keds



Jenn McColly HR Mag3“Being part of EWL has been a gift. It’s been a long time, longer than I’d like to admit, since I’ve prioritized time to dedicate towards my own development as a leader and a whole person. As a business leader and mom, I always prioritize others. EWL has reminded me of the importance of prioritizing my own personal development. EWL provides a safe forum with like-minded female leaders, creating space for one another to be vulnerable. I am a big believer that you will get out what you put in, so really lean in to the opportunity to connect and engage in order to maximize the impact the program will have on you.” 

Jenn McColly, Vice President of Employee Experience at SAP Concur


Sharon Kan really cropped"I learned to listen to the inner voice and practice gratitude but the most important thing I learned to practice together with other women who lead. When we come together we can amplify the results, we can change together. 

And finally, you can’t learn if you don’t have a great teacher. Nataly is an incredible teacher, her program works and most of all she created a safe place for us to share our stories and let us evolve and grow."

Sharon Kan, co-founder and CEO of Pepperlane




Christie Randolph 2“Sometimes on the leadership journey as a woman, it feels lonely and difficult to connect and share our challenges with other leaders. EWL brings amazing women together to talk about emotional well-being, a topic that I believe people think about but rarely apply to their lives, especially at work.

I’ve always been a high performing leader, often going to epic lengths to always appear ‘game ready’ for anything — even if it meant sacrificing time with family and friends, late hours, or very little sleep. Soon after I joined EWL, a new career opportunity was presented to me that I couldn’t pass up. Stepping into uncharted land I knew I couldn’t sustain my ‘game ready’ mentally. EWL has taught me the art of acceptance, how to give myself a moment to feel the emotion but not to let the moment occupy my entire day. EWL also has helped me to accelerate the trust journey with my new direct reports and helped set the culture for how our team works.

If you feel like you're wearing a mask and putting on appearances more often than not, it’s time to join EWL. You deserve it. Thank you Nataly and team for creating such a wonderful space to grow.”

Christie Randolph, Director of Sales Systems at SAP Concur

What will we be learning together?

Nataly on chair in yellow - side viewYou’ll learn the Happier Method™ for Leaders, a science-backed, practical blueprint for strengthening your emotional fitness skills and leading a positive workplace culture that enables people to be at their best. 

Together, we'll practice developing the essential Awesome Leader Qualities:

  • Emotional awareness and openness
  • Self-compassion
  • Courage (including the courage to talk back to your brain when it makes you struggle!)
You'll learn and we'll practice the 5 Emotional Fitness Skills for Leaders: 

  • Acceptance
  • Gratitude
  • Self-Care
  • Intentional Kindness
  • Bigger Why

You will learn the science behind each of these skills, along with specific, simple ways to apply them in different situations.

We will discuss how to apply the collection of these skills during times of challenge and change and together, workshop any specific challenges members of the group are facing. 

And I promise you that none of this will ever feel like a boring lecture!

How does it work?

  • EWL logo cropped12-month, group learning experience
  • 10 live, 75-minute interactive learning and coaching sessions over 12 months
  • Each session includes focused learning objectives, small group breakouts, check-in on previous session’s homework, discussion to dive into specific member questions, and live-coaching
  • Custom learning materials sent via email: session notes, 2-min accountability check-in form, and post-session homework
  • Assignments are to practice the skills you learned in each session (no long or boring reading assignments!) and check in with your accountability partner 
  • Facilitated peer-to-peer support, connection, and accountability throughout
  • Sessions recorded for convenience and members are encouraged to attend at least half of the sessions live
  • 4 additional open office hour sessions where members get to bring their questions and challenges directly to Nataly
  • Unlimited email access to Nataly during the year-long experience

Your investment

Your investment for the year-long Elevating Women Leaders program is $5,500 (covered through Leadership Development by some companies).

If 3 or more women leaders from your team or organization would like to join, please email us at team@happier.com for a special group discount.

We offer a 3-month payment plan and offer a limited number of partial scholarships. Program overview PDF for HR available by request.

How do I join?

Apply now! The next Elevating Women Leaders group will kick off in late September 2021.

To be considered, please click the link below to answer some questions to help us start to get to know you. A member of our team will be in touch with you shortly.

If you have questions, please send us an email to team@happier.com.

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