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26 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Nataly Kogan. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Nataly Kogan, often where they are interviewed.

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Ep. 29 Nataly Kogan: Finding Peace And Balance When The World Is On Fire.

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If you’re not angry, you’re not paying attention.

That’s the oft quoted phrase intended to snap us out of our happy – yet ignorant – bubbles and make us take action. And right now it feels appropriate. The world is facing a health crisis in the form of COVID-19, we are being told by our leaders to stay indoors, yet people are taking to the streets to protest hundreds of years of wholesale oppression, injustice and racism, that has manifested in the killing of yet another unarmed black man by police officers.

On the one hand, we have our own lives, and the seemingly unsurmountable challenges of getting by, making something of ourselves, and finding a sense of peace amongst the antagonism of commercialism, capitalism and success-porn. And on the other hand, we see a world on fire, the collapse of modern politics, and the voiceless taking to the streets and demanding to be heard.

How can we balance our own inner peace and quest for happiness, with the anger that an unjust world demands of us now, in the quest to balance itself?

This conversation with Nataly Kogan, the founder of Happier, touches on that juggling act. We talk about why its important not to sacrifice ourselves, but instead to nurture ourselves in order that we can be more effective in our actions. We talk about how, when hard work leads to personal sacrifice, the energy we bring to what we do is often accompanied by a side order of stress, resentment, and fatigue.

I hope you enjoy this conversation, and find a way to bring your best energy to whatever it is that you do. And if you feel that it’s time to be better in yourself and your actions, and to demand better from the powers of be, that you will nurture your best energy by nurturing yourself. Right now the world needs the best you that you have to offer.

For more information visit www.happier.com

Check out Nataly’s TED talk: www.youtube.com/watch?v=tKaCN0-kpVE

Find her on Instagram at: www.instagram.com/natalykogan

Find her on Twitter at: www.instagram.com/natalykogan

Jun 09 2020 · 1hr 19mins
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131. Nataly Kogan: Why Practicing Self-Compassion In Crisis Is So Important

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“Nobody wants your perfect, everyone just wants your human.” 

This episode’s guest is no stranger to the Stay Grounded Podcast. Nataly Kogan was one of our very first guests when we launched back in 2017. Nataly’s ‘Happier’ message was powerful back then, but it feels even more potent now - thanks to the new normal we’re navigating ourselves through.

This current climate is bringing out the worst - and the best in us. Lockdown and all its associated uncertainties has pulled out the rug in so many areas of our lives. Trying to make sense of it all is tough and new emotions, fears, and experiences are constantly bubbling up. 

Nataly’s message of self-compassion is vital under these pressures. With the stresses we face right now, mistakes are inevitable. We’re going to get triggered and frustrated and that’s OK because as Nataly reminds us we’re all human and perfection is inauthentic. 

And amongst it all, self-compassion is the gateway to freedom, happiness, and joy. 

“Be a kind observer instead of an opinionated judge.” 

Nataly Kogan is a refugee, mama, artist, and the founder of Happier - an organization [and Nataly’s life purpose] on a mission to help millions of people thrive in work and life by improving their emotional health with science-backed skills and practices. 

Nataly believes happiness is a skill you can master as well as a feeling you experience. And because it’s a skill, that means you work at being happier. 

In this episode, Nataly reveals some of her favorite practices and insights designed to help you feel more compassionate to yourself and others. Tune in now to hear about:


  1. How do you find happiness in turmoil? 
  2. Navigating the ‘valley of suffering’ through acceptance. 
  3. Why does the ego create suffering if its role is to protect us? 
  4. How self-compassion increases resilience and growth. 
  5. How to practice self-love when your mistakes hurt others. 
  6. The power packed question to ask when you start losing yourself in fear, guilt, and self-criticism. 
  7. Why perfection is a coping mechanism that keeps you from feeling a spectrum of emotions. 
  8. And more! 


“The ego is there to teach us the lesson if we want to learn it.” 


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May 25 2020 · 58mins

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Nataly Kogan - Emotional Health @ Work During Challenge and Uncertainty

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Nataly Kogan is an author, former VC and the founder of Happier, a global technology and learning platform helping individuals and organizations to realize their full potential by adopting scientifically-proven practices and tools to improve their well-being. In this interview, we talk about emotional health at work during challenge and uncertainty. Nataly goes through 5 skills that can help reduce stress and overwhelm, strategies to foster more human connection and practices that can help strengthen a culture of openness, kindness and gratitude.
Apr 28 2020 · 35mins
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How to Be Happier Now with Nataly Kogan

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Dr. Al chats with Nataly Kogan. Nataly Kogan is one of the leading global experts in optimizing your emotional health and elevating your leadership. She’s the creator of the Happier Method™, founder and CEO of Happier, and author of “Happier Now”.

This is a deep dive into the science of emotional health and happiness.

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03 - Part 2, Nataly Kogan, Author of Happier Now

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In Episode 3: Part 2 of Step Out Of Line! Sharon Kan continues her conversation with Nataly Kogan, Founder of the Happier method. Nataly gives a glimpse into the start of her public speaking career, the role of art in the creative process, and a sneak peak into a theme of her next book.
Mar 25 2020 · 38mins
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Covid-19 Special Edition: Conversation with Nataly Kogan

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In this Special Edition of Work Human Radio Conversation between Steve Pemberton and Nataly Kogan, a happiness expert who spoke at last year's Work Human event.

Mar 24 2020 · 26mins
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Encore - Nataly Kogan - Stop Chasing Perfection and Be Happier Now

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Nataly Kogan is the author of "Happier Now: How to Stop Chasing Perfection and Embrace Everyday Moments (Even the Difficult Ones)". She asks us to stop ‘waiting’ for happiness and teaches that true happiness is an ‘inside job.’ If we accept all of our feelings and embrace even our messy emotions, we can change our mindset to be more fulfilled every day.
Jan 27 2020 · 37mins
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The Art And Science Of Being Happy With Nataly Kogan Of Happier – Part II

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Emotional health isn't just an abstract idea we should strive towards. It's a skill that can be learned just like anything else through practice. This thesis is the basis on which Nataly Kogan built her company, Happier, and people are starting to catch on. 

Before developing her program, which is now part of the corporate training curriculum at massive organizations like SAP Concur, Nataly spent years research, testing, and developing daily practices that would create major shifts in her mindset and life. Through her popular talks she caught the attention of corporate leaders, and Happier @ Work was born. 

In part two of our interview with Nataly she talks about the initial hurdles she faced as she attempted to reinvent her business and how she landed on a concept that's changing the way executives and leaders approach professional development.

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Nov 06 2019 · 28mins
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The Art And Science Of Being Happy With Nataly Kogan Of Happier - Part I

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What are the moments in your life when you felt that you were doing something natural, exciting, and powerful at the same time? When you felt truly present with no desire to change what was happening to you. Our guest Nataly Kogan, the founder of Happier.com, believes that these moments are signals that you should pay attention to. Signals that act as a window into what you really desire and where your passions might lie. 

Nataly didn't realize her real calling until she was 40, even though she had already attained incredible professional success. In our interview she talks about a dark period in her life that helped her reinvent herself and created a path where she can teach others how to do the same thing while avoiding hitting the proverbial rock bottom. 

We discuss how to remove the 'should' thinking that's present in most of us to focus on the things we want to do instead. We also talk about what correlates to true meaning in one's life and the importance of manifesting meaning in the work we do. 

In part two of our interview we'll discuss how her company Happier evolved over the last three years to reach millions of people, and why emotional intelligence and even happiness is a skill that can be learned by anyone. 

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Oct 30 2019 · 23mins
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It’s Ok to be Happy at Work with Nataly Kogan

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Author and speaker Nataly Kogan joins hosts Todd Schnick and Mike Todd to talk about happiness at work. Nataly came to the US from Russia as a refugee at age 13, feeling that she had been given a huge gift and that she in turn had to make something of herself. She realized that she felt happy when she achieved something, so she pushed herself to achieve more and more. She mentions that she saw happiness as something you earned as a prize for a life well lived. On the outside, she seemed to have it all, but every time she made an achievement, the happiness she was seeking only lasted for a moment. After 20-plus years, she burned out. She shares how she stumbled upon research on happiness and how it led her to her calling to help others thrive at work through The Happier Method.

Happiness Is Not a PrizeThe first core shift that Nataly had to make was to realize that happiness isn't a prize we get for doing certain things. Happiness is not an output of a life well-lived; it's actually one of the inputs into enabling us to do our best work. If we cultivate our emotional health we perform best at the things we care about.

Happiness Is a SkillAnother core principle Nataly teaches is that happiness isn't something you feel, it's something you do. It's a skill, and like any other skill, you get better at it by practicing more. When we practice these skills intentionally we build our emotional health, and our teams build a healthy culture so that we can thrive.

Two Core PracticesTodd asks Nataly what steps employees and companies can take to start feeling and being happy. She talks about 2 of her favorite practices:Gratitude - There are more than 11,000 studies that prove that when you consistently practice gratitude as a skill, it makes you happier, more productive, more motivated and more resilient. Gratitude makes meetings more bearable and helps build more authentic relationships at work, which leads to more collaborative teams.Intentional Kindness -  When you experience rudeness at work, you reduce your work effort by 50%, and when your quality of work is reduced, you are 50% less likely to come up with creative ideas, and 90% more likely to retaliate. Kindness is the antidote. Kindness makes you feel good; it is contagious; you are more likely to do something kind when you see or experience an act of kindness; and teams with a culture of kindness are more productive, energized and engaged. Practicing kindness intentionally creates an uplifting team atmosphere, a fabric of connection and psychological safety. People are open to sharing mistakes and failures which helps everyone improve.

Changing the CultureIn response to Todd’s question, Nataly explains how she convinces company leaders to embrace employee happiness as a way to improve innovation, creativity and productivity. Nataly’s MissionTodd shares how looking through his gratitude journal helps him realize the good things that happen in his life. We have a negativity bias, Nataly says, so our brain is naturally attracted to what is negative. Gratitude is so powerful because it reverses the negativity bias and helps us focus on the positive and not take it for granted. Happiness is a lifelong practice but you also feel an immediate boost. The more you practice happiness, the stronger your long-term emotional health. Nataly stresses her mission is to democratize happiness. It's not just a nice idea, it's accessible to all of us and the only thing required is to change how we think about it and practice it.

ResourcesHappier.comNataly’s book: Happier Now - How to Stop Chasing Perfection and Embrace Everyday Moments (Even the Difficult Ones) 

Aug 29 2019 · 27mins
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