Nataly elevates every meeting and conference with her inspiring talks and practical, Happier takeaways. Let’s make your event a wild success!

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Nataly TEDx small photoThe CEO of Happier, Nataly Kogan is the creator of the Happier Method™ and a leading expert on how people and organizations can strengthen their individual and team culture so that they can thrive. She demonstrates that happiness is not just a feeling, but a skill that can be learned and improved through practice, which in turn boosts creativity, productivity, and profits. She has helped more than a million people dramatically improve their emotional health by making science-backed 5 Core Happier Skills part of their daily life.

A sought-after keynote and TEDx speaker, Nataly has has received countless standing ovations thanks to her inspiring story and instantly implementable takeaways that transform how people work and live. She’s given memorable talks at national conferences and events, including Workhuman, HUB Week, SXSW, MA Conference for Women, Pendulum Leadership Summit, Harvard Women's Leadership Conference, Million Dollar Round Table, MIT Media Lab, Girls in Tech, and premier fundraising events.

Nataly workhumanNataly's keynotes and workshops have elevated team culture and engagement at leading companies such as Sleep Number, Gillette, Digitas, Atrium Innovations, Louis Vuitton, and MediaMath, and for Women’s and Diversity initiatives at Workhuman, Cisco, Johnson & Johnson, Cigna, Fidelity, Cimpress/VistaPrint, and Globoforce.

Happier and Nataly have been featured in hundreds of media outlets, including The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Fortune, New York Magazine, and Time Magazine

In addition to her life-changing talks, the 5 Core Happier Skills and daily practices are available in online courses, Happier @ Work training programs, Happier’s award winning mobile application, and Nataly’s book, Happier Now: How to Stop Chasing Perfection and Embrace Everyday Moments (Even the Difficult Ones), published in May of 2018.

Nataly's most popular talks

Nataly Iowa #2HAPPIER @ WORK KEYNOTE: The 5 Science-Backed Skills That Transform Team Culture and Help Employees Thrive

Emotional health and happiness aren’t some touchy-feely nice to have ideas. They are your greatest unrealized assets, that will help you thrive and lead a human-centered workplace culture where employees and teams are dramatically more engaged, productive, and innovative.

In this practical and inspiring session, Nataly Kogan shares science-backed skills and daily practices to help you improve your emotional health, increase resilience through challenges and change, and reconnect to a sense of purpose at work -- and life!

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Increase Psychological Safety and Resilience to Help You Thrive During Change

Nataly reveals what individuals and organizations can do to not just cope but excel during times of change. Taking audiences through her research-backed 5 Core Happier Skills, Nataly shares practical strategies and easy-to-implement practices that will help leaders and employees adapt to change, manage stress and uncertainty, and find new opportunities to thrive. 

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Cultivate a Culture Rooted in Gratitude to Boost Team Cohesion, Engagement, and Results 

In this practical and inspiring talk, Nataly shares techniques to help employees improve their emotional health, increase resilience, and reconnect to their sense of purpose at work. Research has shown that improving employee happiness and cultivating a culture of gratitude, kindness, and trust, has a dramatic impact on the performance of the organization as a whole.

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Fire Up the Awesome and Unlock Your True Potential

In this powerful and honest talk, Nataly encourages women to cultivate their true purpose, learn how to deal with fear, and connect to their best self to achieve significant growth and fulfillment in their careers, regardless of the obstacles. Having spent her career in male-dominated industries of venture capital, finance, and technology, Nataly reveals practical strategies to help women unlock more of their potential and thrive in today’s workplace.

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Watch Nataly's TEDx Talk

How I went from a Russian refugee to the US to the top of the corporate latter, burned out, and founded Happier based on scientific research that changed my life.

Bring Happier @ Work to Your Company

Our innovative Happier @ Work program can help your team members develop practical skills backed by science in order to improve resilience, gain a greater sense of meaning and self-awareness, and become happier and more energized to contribute at work.

Our relevant Happier @ Work Talks and Workshop Topics can be delivered in different formats, based on your needs:

  • 60 to 90-minute talks with Q&A
  • 2-hour interactive workshops
  • Diversity initiatives, off-site meetings, and leadership retreats 

Teams, leaders, and group participants walk away with easy-to-implement, science-backed practices that improve emotional health, strengthen company culture, and boost every aspect of performance.

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Nataly's recent and upcoming keynotes


  • Touchstone Women’s Collective Annual Conference: Santa Maria, March

    Touchstone, a consultant non-profit organization serving organizations and individuals, will host the 'Leading with Love' Conference for 270 women of all ages and stages, 17–70+.

  • Watermark Conference for Women: San Jose, February

    The Watermark Conference for Women: Silicon Valley is the largest gathering of its kind in California, providing one full day of connection, motivation, networking, inspiration and skill building for thousands of women.

  • Young Presidents' Organization: San Diego, February

    YPO (Young Presidents' Organization) connects successful, young chief executives in a global network around a shared mission: better leaders through education and idea exchange.


  • Comcast Cable TPX: Philadelphia, December

    Each year, Tony Werner, President of Technology, Product, Xperience (TPX), and his Senior Leadership Team bring together about 500 individuals, including senior leaders within TPX and internal partners from other parts of the company, to educate and energize the team about the year ahead.

  • SheLeads Conference: New York, November

    She Leads™ 2019: A Different Lens - New Models of Global Leadership and Business is day-long conference and VIP event for global women leaders and entrepreneurs. 

  • Bristol-Myers Squibb - Global Diversity and Inclusion Event: Princeton, November

    Bristol-Myers Squibb's Global Diversity and Inclusion Event. Thriving @Work: The Tipping Point for Workplace Mental Health & Wellness that brings together 500 employees in their Differently Abled Workplace Net.

  • Ceridian INSIGHTS Customer Conference: Las Vegas, October

    INSIGHTS is Ceridian’s annual customer forum that brings together HR, Payroll, Operations, IT, and Finance professionals from around the globe to test drive the latest technology and learn about the fast changing Human Capital Management market.

  • GE Capital Connections Week: Norwalk, October

    This live and simulcast keynote as part of a GE Capital's weeklong, company-wide event brings together the company's 35,000+ employees operating in more than 40 countries to learn, connect, and energize around the company's plans and goals.

  • University of Massachusetts: Dartmouth, October

    UMass Dartmouth’s Robert Lawrence Lecture series for staff, faculty, students, and community, designed to promote civic engagement and community building.

  • Pennsylvania Conference for Women: Philadelphia, October

    The Pennsylvania Conference for Women is a non-profit, non-partisan, one-day professional and personal development event for 10,000+ women that features more than 100 renowned speakers sharing inspirational stories and leading seminars on the issues that matter most to women

  • CardWorks Annual Leadership Conference: Scottsdale, September

    CardWorks' annual leadership conference for the top 120 executives from the financial services company.

  • MTIX InfluenceHER: Happier @ Work: Cambridge, September

    InfluenceHER is a diverse community of professional women defining the next generation workplace. Powered by MITX, the catalyst uniting a dynamic community of professionals who drive how technology is shaping the future of customer experiences, ensuring organizations stay relevant and businesses stay vital.

  • Million Dollar Round Table Global Conference: Australia, September

    MDRT is the premier international association for the world's leading life insurance and financial services professionals from more than 450 companies in 74 countries. Their global conference will host approximately 9000 top performers from around the world.

  • SAP Concur connectX: Minneapolis, August

    Live and simulcast keynote as part of SAP Concur's five-week engagement program focused on helping all 8000 employees run at their best.

  • NECCF Conference & Expo: Foxboro, MA, June

    The 18th Annual Conference for NorthEast Contact Center Forum for 350 customer service and contact center leaders.

  • TAI User Group Annual Meeting: Miami, May

    TAI's annual meeting for companies and users of it's suite of life reinsurance software programs.

  • Sleep Number President's Circle: Cancun, April

    Sleep Number's award meeting for 170 top performers, including front-line and executive level sales leaders, sales professionals, delivery technicians, and customer service agents.

  • Capital One Financial Services: Naples, April

    Captial One's 2019 incentive trip for sales, call center, customer service, loss mitigation, associates and managers.

  • Cigna Women’s Leadership Event: West Hartford, April

    Event for 50 women leaders from Cigna, a worldwide health services company, held at The Delamar in West Harford, CT.

  • The League of Leading Ladies Conference: Interlaken, Switzerland, April

    The League of Leading Ladies business club hosts this annual, global summit for female business owners and c-level ladies of global enterprises.

  • Women Fighting Hunger for River Bend Foodbank: Davenport, IA, March

    Fundraising Gala to support River Bend Foodbank's goal of ending childhood hunger in eastern Iowa and western Illinois.

  • WorkHuman Conference: Nashville, March

    One of the fastest-growing HR conferences in the world, WorkHuman, pioneered by Globoforce, is dedicated to helping educate, energize, and engage thousands of business and HR leaders to build a more human-focused work culture.

  • Johnson & Johnson International Women's Day Event: Skillman Campus, March

    International National Women's Day event for 200 employees in Johnson & Johnson's Women's Leadership Initiative, with keynote broadcast throughout J&J's women's network.

  • Cisco Women of Impact Conference: San Jose, March

    Cisco connects 15,000 employees, customers, and partners for a 21 hour global celebration and day of dedication for the advancement of professional women. San Jose will host America’s broadcast of the event.

  • Leading Real Estate Companies of the World Annual Conference: Las Vegas, February

    750 residential real estate professionals from Leading Real Estate Companies of the World's global real estate network – comprised of over 565 of the best-known local and regional real estate firms – gather with 100 corporate mobility directors for this annual conference.

  • Thankful4Women Event: New York, February

    Thankful.org and Girl Brands Do It Better (Berlin Cameron) host a brunch for 150 women sponsored which focus on gratitude towards self and the women around you who do extraordinary things.

  • AAFCPAs Offsite: Natick, MA, January

    AAFCPAs' company-wide offsite for all employees of this Westborough, Massachusetts-based CPA firm.

2018 - select keynotes

  • International Association of Speakers Bureaus Convention: Cambridge, April

    The largest gathering of speaker bureau, lecture agency, and speaker management professionals in the world at the premier event of the year for the International Association of Speakers Bureaus.

  • International Interior Design Association NY Leader’s Breakfast: New York City, May

    This annual event brings together more than 700 leaders from the architectural and design community.

  • ICMI Contact Center Expo & Conference: Orlando, May

    The premier annual event for 1,500 members of the International Customer Management Institute (ICMI), the leading global provider of comprehensive resources for customer management professionals -- from frontline agents to executives.

  • 7th Annual Girls in Tech San Francisco Catalyst Conference: San Francisco, June

    The leading conference for 2,000 women in STEM careers, offering university-aged women and young women in the first 5-10 years of their career opportunities to learn from industry leaders, gain skills through workshops, and walk away inspired and connected to their purpose.

  • Pendulum Summit: New York City, September

    Bringing together more than 800 attendees, this one-of-a-kind conference showcases the most advanced methods and approaches on how to create a life of authenticity, efficiency, wealth, and creativity, and will feature speakers such as Suzy Welch, Deepak Chopra, Steve Forbes, Jack Canfield and others.

    Tickets: www.pendulumsummitnewyork.com

  • MIT Media Lab: Cambridge, September

    Science Based Skills for Avoiding Burnout, as part of the Media Lab's Diversity Series for graduate and postdoctoral students at MIT.

  • Women @ Work, hosted by Cimpress and Vistaprint: Waltham, September

    A quarterly event for women, primarily in tech, hosted by Cimpress, Vistaprint, Hubspot, TripAdvisor, & Wayfair.

  • Fidelity Investments Women’s Leadership Group: Boston, September

    The Women’s Leadership Group’s mission is to help women and Fidelity thrive in the domains of networking, leadership and volunteering by offering educational programs, mentorships, and networking.

  • HUBweek: Boston, October

    HUBweek is a civic collaboration and weeklong festival that brings together the most creative and inventive minds making an impact in art, science and technology. Sponsored by The Boston Globe, Harvard University, MIT and Massachusetts General Hospital.

    Tickets: www.hubweek.org

  • Underscore Core Summit: Boston, October

    The 2018 Underscore Core Summit is a half-day conference of Lightning Talks, interactive roundtables, and thought-provoking keynotes for founders, CEOs, thought leaders and tech execs building iconic companies.

  • CWE Women’s Business Leadership Conference: Framingham, MA, October

    The premier annual event for the Center for Women & Enterprise, this conference is for women interested in learning how to start or grow their business, as well as corporate supplier diversity and purchasing professionals interested in advancing and promoting their diversity programs.

    Tickets: www.cweonline.org

  • Globoforce Women’s Network: Framingham, MA, November

    Pioneer of the WorkHuman movement, Globoforce makes work more human for millions of people and organizations worldwide through their human applications, including their award-winning Social Recognition solution. Women's network keynote broadcast to headquarters in Dublin, Ireland.

  • University of Pittsburgh Women in Medicine & Science Forum: Pittsburgh, November

    An annual event to celebrate and highlight the presence and accomplishments of women in medicine and science at the University of Pittsburgh.

  • Mass Conference for Women: Boston, December

    The Massachusetts Conference for Women offers inspiration, motivation, networking, personal & professional development, and community for over 10,000 women and will feature speakers such as Amal Clooney, Elizabeth Gilbert, and Shawn Achor.

    Tickets: www.maconferenceforwomen.org

Watch Nataly's Keynote at Workhuman '19

Happier @ Work: The 5 Science-Backed Skills That Transform Team Culture and Help Employees Thrive

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