Natalia Cohen

Motivational / Inspirational

Based: Cape Town / London

I have an extraordinary story to share regarding the first all-female team (the Coxless Crew) to row for 9 months across the Pacific Ocean!!
It is an inspirational journey that also has many transferable business implications particularly relating to leadership, teamwork and mental resilience.
Our documentary that has been created about the expedition called ‘Losing Sight of Shore’, is now available on Netflix, Amazon, and iTunes.
I have spent my time since returning to land speaking for leadership conferences, partner meetings, client events, lunch and learns, schools, award ceremonies, women’s networks, sports dinners, a TEDx talk, charities, and staff training days to name a few.
Past corporate clients include Deloitte, UBS, Linklaters, BT, Google, EY, Centrica, BBC, Nationwide, St James’s Place, the Royal Geographical Society, Future Leaders Trust, and Exodus Travels.
I would love to share my and indeed my team’s journey and insights learned to inspire and motivate your teams/network and can provide a 45-minute Keynote speech or longer interactive sessions including beautiful images and video depending on your requirements.
Please let me know if there is any way we can collaborate and please find my biography below and a short video that will give you a good overview of the expedition:
With 15 years of experience of living and working in over 60 countries, Natalia Cohen has chosen to follow an unusual and fascinating path. Her broad range of professional experience within the travel industry includes adventure tour leading, operations management, teaching/training, volunteer and project coordination, as well as working within the Super Yacht industry and Eco-lodge management, running a remote Safari lodge in Tanzania. Natalia is no stranger to being outside of her comfort zone and has made an art of embracing and adapting to change. Her understanding of team dynamics, the importance of a positive mindset and the ability to live in the moment led her to become part of the first all-female team to row unsupported across the Pacific Ocean.
Natalia and the crew completed this challenge in January 2016 setting two world records and gaining an international following. This was a journey of just under 9,000 miles from San Francisco, the USA to Cairns, Australia in a 29ft ocean rowing boat. The expedition was not only a challenge of extreme conditions and perseverance but also a journey within to better understand the strength of human spirit, the importance of being aligned with your values, developing mental resilience, the diversity within a team and enjoying the journey.
Natalia’s vision is to empower others to reach their potential, push through their self-limiting mental boundaries and meet and overcome the challenges that life throws at them.
While she may have crossed her literal Pacific, we all have our own Pacific to cross.
This video will give you a taste of my speaking and the varied types of audiences I have had so far. (see below)
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The main topics I am happy to discuss are:
– Effective Communication
– Teamwork – diversity, and strength within a team/high performing teams
– Leadership
– Overcoming adversity
– Dealing with change
– Commitment and Perseverance
– Aligning with your value system
– Positive mindset / Mental resilience
– Choice and connection
– Live in the NOW and enjoy the journey

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