About Nataly

Nataly Kogan is a Russian-born, American entrepreneur. She came to the US as a refugee in her teen years, and resided in the projects outside of Detroit. From struggling to adapt to American society, to becoming a leading venture capitalist in a male-oriented industry, life’s challenges never stopped Nataly.

In her career, Nataly has held top positions at Manhattan-based firms McKinsey and Co. and Hudson Ventures. Additionally, she served as the only female board member at Constant Contact. Nataly was the VP of Consumer Experience at WHERE, where Nataly helped to sell PayPal in 2011.

Despite her accomplishments, Nataly found herself vastly unfulfilled. Initially a skeptic of the research related to the positive effects of mindfulness in our daily lives, Nataly decided to incorporate happiness into her own life—solely in order to prove the research wrong.

The more she applied these techniques, the more she immersed herself in and embraced the science and research—experiencing firsthand how effective happiness can be as a tool for realizing full potential in all aspects of work and life.

Rather than chasing “The Big Happy” of career, money and achievements, Nataly soon decided to dedicate her life to discovering and sharing the tools and best practices required to reframe the concept of “I’ll be happy when…” to the more powerful “I’m happier now because…”

With this mission in mind, Nataly launched Happier to an overwhelming global response and has since built a community that has shared over six million happy moments (and counting) on the Happier mobile application and website.

Since launching Happier, Nataly has been featured in the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Fortune, New York Magazine and Time Magazine, and has appeared as an expert on Dr. Oz, Bloomberg TV, and “One World” with Deepak Chopra.

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