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The Power of Emotional Fitness @ Work During Challenge and Uncertainty: Keynote

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In this inspiring and practical talk, Nataly shares straight talk, research in neuroscience and psychology, and her powerful, personal story of success and overcoming burnout to activate participants to practice their emotional fitness skills using the science-backed Happier Method™. Employees and leaders leave with immediate, super-practical ways to reduce stress, feel uplifted, boost their resilience, and foster a greater sense of connection with their colleagues (even when working remotely).

Download a PDF of The Power of Emotional Fitness @ Work During Challenge and Uncertainty or get in touch with us if you want to bring this keynote—virtually or in-person—to your organization, leadership development program, or meeting. We'd love to share more details!

Nataly has loved speaking at hundreds of leading companies and national conferences, including:

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About Nataly

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Nataly Kogan is one of the leading global experts in optimizing your emotional fitness and elevating your leadership. Direct, inspiring, and refreshingly vulnerable, Nataly busts through established myths around emotional health (don't dare say "soft skill" to her face!) and activates her audiences to embrace emotional fitness as a non-negotiable skill that you must regularly practice to struggle less and thrive more in work and life.

With a compelling life story of emigrating from Russia with her family, teaching herself to speak English by watching “Who’s the Boss” on repeat and holding top positions at McKinsey, Microsoft and 5 startups by the time she was 37, Nataly is a fascinating, one-of-a-kind keynote and TEDx speaker

After years of chasing a non-existent state of nirvana in the corporate world, Nataly was not only unfulfilled, she suffered a debilitating burnout that led her to find a new way. Today, as a best-selling author and the CEO of Happier, Nataly helps thousands of people cultivate their emotional fitness and elevated leadership skills through Happier @ Work training programs, virtual leadership programs, online courses, and books.

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Nataly has been featured in hundreds of media outlets, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and TIME.

Nataly’s unparalleled, positive, and transformative presentations are an amalgam of her science-backed skills, her business acumen, and her unique life experiences.

Nataly's most popular talks

*All of Nataly's talks can be delivered virtually*

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Challenge is Constant. Struggle and Burnout are Optional.

Science-backed skills to help you struggle less and thrive more—even during turbulent times

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How to remove mental obstacles, struggle less, and achieve meaningful, sustainable success

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Happiness Is a Skill

Science-backed skills to help you struggle less and experience more joy and meaning!

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The Science and Magic of Gratitude

How the practice of gratitude can fuel you through tough challenges and uncertainty

Nataly has spoken at

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Watch Nataly's TEDx Talk

How a Russian refugee in the U.S. climbed to the top of the corporate ladder, burned out, and changed her life by founding Happier.

Nataly's 2022 keynotes and virtual talks

  • Plante Moran, June

    Virtual keynote for the internal annual firm conference for 3500 internal staff and partners at Plante Moran.

  • University of Dayton Center for Leadership, May

    Full-day session for 50-60 executives and professionals in the Executive Development Program in Dayton.

  • Workhuman Live, May - PUBLIC EVENT

    Keynote and executive forum session for Workhuman's unique HR conference that will explore the future of work in Atlanta. 

    Learn more and register here!

  • For All Seasons, March

    Keynote for For All Seasons' annual fundraising event for the non-profit Behavioral Health and Rape Crisis Center serving the five counties of Maryland’s Mid Shore. 


    "Do Work You Love Without Burn Out (It's Possible)!" as part of the Future of Work Summit at SXSW in Austin.

    Learn more and register here!

  • Staffing Industry Analysts, March

    Keynote for Staffing Industry Analysts' North America Executive Forum in Austin. 

  • Finance Development & Training Institute Alliance, January

    Keynote for the member organizations of the Finance Development & Training Institute (FDTI).

  • Maryland Library Association, January

    Virtual session for all staff in the Maryland library system.

  • Coursera, January

    Keynote for 60 people on the Global HR team at the Coursera offices in Mountain View, CA.

  • Momentive, January

    Virtual keynote for the Sales Kick-Off Event at Momentive (formerly SurveyMonkey).

  • Lyra Health, January

    Keynote for Lyra Health's internal Sales Kick-Off Event in San Diego.

  • NRECA, January

    Keynote for 100 CEO members of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) in Phoenix.

  • Dell CFO, January

    Virtual keynote at the Development Program Conference for Dell CFO.

Nataly's 2021 keynotes and virtual talks

  • National Institutes of Health, December

    Keynote for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Deputy Director for Management Speakers Series for all employees.

  • Meritage Homes, December

    Virtual  keynote for Meritage Homes' 4th Quarter Giving Campaign event for 1,700 employees.

  • Deloitte, November

    Keynote and workshop for 120 leaders at the Deloitte Global Senior Manager Milestone event in Las Vegas.

  • Automotive News, November

    Keynote for the 2021 Leading Women Conference for Automotive News, with exclusive lead sponsors Deloitte and Ally.

  • AstraZeneca, October

    Virtual session for 900 employess at every level at AstraZeneca Pharma in Central & Eastern Europe.

  • Facebook, October

    Keynote for 400 women at the Women @ Facebook Commerce Event.

  • Total System Services, October

    Keynote for the Global Payments Women's Network, sponsored by the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) program of Total System Services, and open to the company's 24,000 employees.

  • LoanCare, October

    Leadership meeting for this large mortgage subservicer company.

  • Advent Health Shawnee Mission, September

    Keynote for the 1,100 conference attendees at Advent Health Shawnee Mission's 24th Annual Living in Vitality Virtual Conference in Kansas City, KS.

  • ButcherBox, September

    Closing keynote for ButcherBox's quarterly all-hands meeting for their 155 employees.

  • Staffing Industry Analysts, September

    Keynote for SIA's largest conference staffing conference in Phoenix, AZ.

  • VISIT Florida, September

    Keynote for VISIT Florida at their annual Governor’s Conference for approximately 900 - 1,000 representatives from Florida destinations, attractions, hotels, resorts, parks, convention centers, government officials, media representatives, and ad agencies in Hollywood, FL.

  • VMware, August

    Keynote for CodeHouse, a virtual coding competition event sponsored by VMware's University Talent Experience.

  • HERE Technologies, August

    Spark Session talk for all employee at HERE Technologies.

  • MetLife, July

    Keynote for the MetLife: Women in Sales Summit for 300-500 Women in Sales & Sales Leadership Positions in US Business.

  • AllianceBernstein, July

    Keynote for Bernstein professionals and their clients worldwide.

  • NSA, June

    Keynote for all employees of the National Security Administration.

  • SAP, June

    Fireside Chat series for SAP's global Catalysts program for high-performers.

  • Insurance Collection Executives, June

    Insurance Collection Executives (ICE) member event sponsored by Lamont, Hanley, and Associates.

  • Intel, May

    Virtual Recognition/Celebration event for 200-300 female Intel employees, who are all based out of Intel’s site in Chandler, AZ.

  • American Board of Internal Medicine, May

    Talk for all employees at ABIM.

  • Qualtrics, May

    Q&A feature at the Education Day at Qualtrics Experience Symposium.

  • SAP, May-June

    Fireside Chat and and follow-up learning experience for the Solutions Marketing Division at SAP.

  • Shingo Conference, May

    Keynote for the Shingo Institute's virtual conference, “Embracing Change and Sustaining Excellence” for senior leaders in manufacturing, healthcare, and insurance who are all using the Shingo Model.

  • Workhuman Live, May

    Keynote for this a one-of-a-kind event dedicated to helping educate, energize, and engage thousands of business and HR leaders to build a more human-focused work culture.

    Register at: https://workhumanlive.com/

  • Google Global Women's Summit, May

    Keynotes for Google's Global Women's Summits for the Americas and EMEA / APAC.

  • SheSpeaks, May

    Webinar for the members of SheSpeaks, the influencer marketing company with the largest community of female influencers.

  • Align Technology, May

    Company-wide talk for Mental Health Month.

  • MediaAlpha, April

    Virtual All-Hands Meeting for the company's tech team.

  • Latham & Watkins, April

    "A Conversation with Nataly Kogan" moderated discussion at Latham & Watkin's Women Enriching Business committee event for 800 clients and contacts of the firm.

  • Bayer, April

    Company-wide Diversity and Inclusion keynote for Bayer's 20,000 U.S. + 100,000 global employees.

  • Cisco WISE, April

    Talk for Cisco's Women in Science and Engineering group.

  • Fidelity Brokerage and Operations Technology, March

    Keynote for the Fidelity Brokerage and Operations Technology Manager Connection event for 600 managers, squad leaders, and chapter leads.

  • Changemakers: A Watermark Conference for Women, March

    Keynote on "True Servant Leadership Means Putting Yourself First" and breakout session on "Leading Through Adversity" at the Changemakers: A Watermark Conference for Women.

    Register here: https://www.watermarkwomensconference.org/ 

  • Cigna, March

    Keynote for Cigna's quarterly event.

  • Enverus, March

    Company-wide keynote for Enverus's 1500 global employees.

  • Cradles to Crayons, February

    Company-wide learning session for the national and market teams for Cradles to Crayons, who helps provide everyday essentials to children in need.

  • MIT Press, January

    Company-wide session virtual session for MIT Press's offices in Cambridge and London.

Watch Nataly's Keynote at Workhuman Live 2021

The Power of Emotional Health @ Work During Challenge and Uncertainty

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