Nataly Kogan is the founder and CEO of Happier, speaker, and author, and yogi on a mission to help millions of people cultivate their happier skills by making simple scientifically-backed practices part of their daily life. Nataly is the author of HAPPIER NOW: How to Stop Chasing Perfection and Embrace Everyday Moments (Even the Difficult Ones).
Nataly emigrated to the U.S. as a refugee from the former Soviet Union when she was thirteen. Starting her journey in the projects outside of Detroit, Nataly reached the highest level of corporate success, but she found herself unfulfilled and was inspired to learn how to live a truly fulfilling life. Her discoveries and explorations of scientific research, yoga, and other Eastern traditions led her to create Happier.
Since then, through Happier’s award winning gratitude sharing mobile application, online courses, workshops and Happier At Work™ training programs, Nataly and her team have helped more than a million people find more joy in everyday moments and boost their emotional immune system so they can get through challenging ones with resilience.
Nataly is also a self-taught abstract artist, a devoted yogi, and lover of all things striped. But what brings her the greatest joy is spending time with her family, including her husband Avi and daughter Mia. Together they live outside of Boston, although Nataly will always be a New Yorker at heart.