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Emotional Health @ Work During Challenge and Uncertainty: Virtual Keynote

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In this inspiring and practical virtual talk, Nataly shares research about how the brain reacts to challenges, science-backed skills, and simple, immediately actionable practices that help reduce stress, boost resilience and motivation, and foster a greater sense of connection (including when working remotely).

If you want to bring this virtual keynote to your organization, talent and leadership development program, or meeting, please email us at team@happier.com and we'd love to share more details!

Download a PDF overview of Emotional Health @ Work During Challenge And Uncertainty - Virtual Keynote

For every virtual keynote we conduct for a company, we give a free session to medical workers. Find out more at Happier Helps!

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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To lead means to positively impact other people’s capacity to thrive, which is not possible unless you prioritize your own capacity to thrive. During times of extreme uncertainty and change, this poses an even greater challenge.

In this practical and inspiring session, Nataly Kogan shares her personal story of success and burnout as a leader, and gives straight talk to activate leaders to make emotional fitness their top priority, so they can struggle less and have more emotional and mental energy to bring to the work and people they lead. She incorporates convincing scientific research on the direct link between emotional fitness and resilience, performance, and the ability to lead through challenges.

Leaders walk away with tangible practices they can immediately use to strengthen their own emotional fitness and leadership skills, and practices and rituals for their teams, to help boost well-being, resilience, and performance. 

Download a PDF with our Happier @ Work Talks and Workshops



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Challenge is Constant, Struggle is Optional

How to break free from burnout, struggle less, and thrive more

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Resilience Through Change

Science and skills to help you navigate change with less fear and greater resilience.


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Happiness is a skill

Science-backed skills and practices to help you live with more joy, resilience, and meaning!

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Emotional Health @ Work During Challenge And Uncertainty

How to manage stress, avoid burnout, and strengthen your emotional fitness skills during difficult times

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Elevating Women Leaders

How women can connect to their best selves, lean into fear, and unlock their true potential!

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The Science of Gratitude

Cultivate a human-centered culture of gratitude to boost engagement and performance

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 recent and upcoming keynotes and virtual talks

2021 Virtual Events

  • For All Seasons

    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. 

  • SAP Catalyst, June

    Fireside Chat for SAP's global Catalysts program for high-performing individuals that are considered to be instrumental in the future success of the organization.

  • 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.

  • 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.


  • 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

    Talk 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.

  • Cisco WISE, March

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

  • 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.

  • Google Developer Relations Conference 2021, February

    Virtual session for the internal conference for for all product areas in Google's developer community.

  • MIT Press, January

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

2020 Virtual Events

  • Comcast Leaders, December

    Keynote for the Comcast's year-end leader meeting in the Beltway Region.

  • Vanguard, October and November

    Keynote for the New Ways of Working Event and Relationship Manager Offsite at Vanguard.

  • Allstate, November

    Keynote for Allstate's Thrive Virtual Series for Employees.

  • Bank of America hosted by MasterCard, October and November

    2 keynotes for virtual events sponsored by MasterCard for leaders at Bank of America in Delaware and North Carolina.

  • Google Women's Summit, October

    Opening keynote of the 3-day Google Women's Summit.

  • Juniper Networks, October

    Special virtual session for all global employees, preceded by an all-leader session.

  • Texas Conference for Women, October

    Recorded keynote and live Q&A for the Texas Conference for Women, which provides connection, motivation, networking, inspiration and skill building for thousands of Texas women each year. 

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

  • Worklife, September

    Keynote at the Annual Meeting for Worklife, a new venture capital firm focusing on the future of work

  • Sharks Sports & Entertainment, September

    Keynote for the Sharks organization's speaker series for all employees, Teal Talks.

  • Apex Capital, August

    Keynote for all employees at Apex Capital, a factoring company for trucking companies and fleets.

  • Lotus Network Annual Event, August

    Keynote for Lotus Network, who's vision is to empower women to find their unique purpose by providing the 500 women members an event with social and educational resources that support meaningful connection, personal growth and purposeful living at the Denver Center for Performing Arts.

  • SAP Concur connectX, August

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

  • Capital One EP2 Tech, April and August

    Talk series with all associates of the Capital One Enterprise Products and Platforms Technology (EP2) division.

  • Eileen Fisher, June

    Virtual session for all employees of the leading women's clothing brand, Eileen Fisher. 

  • SAP America Global Partner Summit, June

    Keynote for SAP America's annual event for their partner companies, which is a community of 21,000 partners. Nataly's keynote is part of the segment on: Taking Care of Business - the Human Side of It.

  • Ascension Health Systems, May

    Keynote for Ascension, a national, faith-based healthcare organization that is celebrating and honoring their heroes with this virtual session for their 160,000 employees as part of National Nurses Week, Hospital Week, and Mission Week, which all occur in the month of May.

  • WT2: Women Transforming Technology Conference​, May

    Keynote for the 5th annual WT2 conference, founded by VMware, featuring inspiring role models and thought-leaders in the Silicon Valley tech industry to inspire, support, and connect women in all areas and levels of technology in Silicon Valley and beyond.

    May 5th, open to the public: www.womentransformingtechnology.com

  • GE Capital, April-May

    Keynote for all GE Capital global employees and a guest appearance on a prior all-employee meeting.

  • Tech Women @ Intuit, April

    Talk for Tech Women @ Intuit a multidimensional program that empowers women of all ages and experience levels to share their expertise, advance their skills, and grow their networks .

  • Massachusetts General Hospital, April-May

    Virtual Series on How to strengthen your emotional health skills during times of uncertainty and Coronavirus for healthcare workers.

    *This event is part of our pro bono effort to support the emotional health of healthcare workers and their patient community during the pandemic.

  • Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research, April

    As part of the MJFF's mission to find a cure for Parkinson’s disease and to ensure the development of improved therapies for those living with Parkinson’s today, a special edition of their monthly webinar for Parkinson’s Awareness Month: Living in the Moment when the Moment Is Unprecedented. 

    Listen to the replay at: www.michaeljfox.org/webinar/living-moment-when-moment-unprecedented

    *This event is part of our pro bono effort to support the emotional health of healthcare workers and their patient community during the pandemic.

  • AllianceBernstein, April

    Keynote for Bernstein's high-net-worth families and Bernstein professionals and their clients worldwide.

  • SAP Concur, March-April

    Talk and training series with unique sessions for both SAP Concur people managers and employees worldwide to support their emotional health during the pandemic.

  • HR.com, March

    Webcast for the HR.com's global community of over 1.75 million HR practitioners.

    Replay available to the public: How to Boost Your Emotional Health Skills During Uncertainty

2020 Live Events

  • 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+.

  • Bernstein: Park City, March

    Bernstein's National Family Engagement Summit for high net worth individuals and families.

  • 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.

  • New York Public Library: New York, January

    In her talk, Elevated Leadership: Practical skills to help you and people you lead be at their best! Nataly shares the mindset shifts, research, and emotionally healthy leadership skills to help you and your team thrive at the Science, Industry and Business Library.

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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