Natalie is the founder of Mindful Wellness, a training and coaching platform to help you build your own source of calm, clarity, and powerful resilience. She is the creator of the Thrive Inside Program for Personal Resilience and Fierce Compassion for Female Leaders to build an inner voice of strength, compassion and courage. Natalie's approach brings the benefits of mindfulness, meditation, and compassion training into the practical realm of our daily lives teaching you to discover calm, courage and authentic leadership in a common sense, relatable manner.
As a leading teacher of mindfulness and self-compassion she works globally with individuals and companies teaching people to manage stress and develop greater personal resilience. Natalie has been practicing mindfulness and meditation since 1985. She lived in an ashram for a year in 1989 dedicating herself to intensive practice of meditation and self-compassion. After studying neuropsychology she became a Physical Therapist, working for 17 years as a clinician, Director of Rehabilitation, and a clinical specialist for medical devices in rehabilitation.
Natalie is the Associate Executive Director of the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion (CMSC) in charge of public programs. She is the co-author of the Self-Compassion Training for Healhcare Communities along with Dr. Kristin Neff and Dr. Chris Germer. She is a mentor for Kristin Neff's Fierce Self-Compassion program and SoundsTrue Power of Self-Compassion program. Natalie is also a certified mindfulness teacher.with UCLA's Mindful Awareness Research Center, MARC,
Natalie has been featured in Today, Travel and Leisure, the LA Times, MSNBC Your Business, and Thrive Global for her passionate embodiment of presence and compassion. She has brought her work to Fortune 500 companies, CEOs and organizations like NBC Universal, the Milken Institute, Getty Foundation, Wharton, and many others. She believes our work is to learn how to become our own best ally so we can thrive is today's over-busy world. Her programs and retreats allow you to experience deeper fulfillment and happiness, reconnect with your own joy, and feel more calm and connected.