Nataly Kogan is an entrepreneur, speaker, and author on a mission to help millions of people cultivate their happier skills by making simple, scientifically-backed practices part of their daily life. She founded Happier, Inc. after her chase of happiness based on achievement and success failed, and after turning to science to understand what truly leads to a happier life. Happier’s award-winning mobile app, online courses and Happier at Work™ workshops, she’s helped nearly a million people improve their emotional health and find more joy and meaning in their daily lives.
Before founding Happier Nataly was a digital media executive, a venture investor, and an analyst with McKinsey & Co. in NYC.
When Nataly was 13 years old, her family came as refugees from Russia to the United States. This experience of struggle and triumph and more struggle came to shape a great deal of what and who she is, and—Nataly says—was in many ways the foundation for everything she’s done since.
Nataly’s work has been featured in Time, The New York Times, Forbes, The Boston Globe, and The Wall Street Journal, among other outlets and she is an in-demand keynote speaker, who has also given a TEDx Talk on the power of capturing and sharing small moments of gratitude and kindness.
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