Keynote Speaker – Nataly Kogan, Co-founder & CEO, Happier


Nataly Kogan is an entrepreneur, speaker, and author on a mission to help millions of people cultivate their happier skills by making simple scientificallybacked practices part of their daily life. 

Her new book, Happier Now: How to Stop Striving For Perfection and Embrace Everyday Moments (Even the Difficult Ones), was published in May, 2018.

Nataly emigrated to the U.S. as a refugee from the former Soviet Union when she was thirteen years old. Starting her journey in the projects outside of Detroit, Nataly reached the highest level of corporate success, including careers at McKinsey and Microsoft, and became a venture capitalist at the age of 26. But she found herself unfulfilled and was inspired to learn how to live a truly happier, fuller life. Her discoveries and explorations of scientific research, as well as Eastern disciplines like yoga and Buddhism, led her to create Happier.

Happier’s award winning mobile application, Happier @ Work training programs, and online courses, have helped more than a million people to optimize their emotional health through research-backed practices. 

Nataly is a sought out keynote and TEDx speaker and has been featured in hundreds of media outlets, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and many others.

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.