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Natalia CohenLocation: Based in Cape Town
Natalia Cohen has an extraordinary story to share regarding the first all female team (the Coxless Crew) to row for 9 months across the Pacific Ocean. This inspirational journey also has many transferable business implications (particularly within leadership, team and mental resilience).
With 15 years 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, 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, a positive mindset, 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.
Natalia spent her time since returning to land speaking for women's networks, leadership conferences, partner meetings, schools, award ceremonies, sports dinners, a TEDx talk, charities and staff training days to name a few.
- Effective Communication
- Teamwork - diversity and strength within a team
- Overcoming adversity
- Dealing with change
- Resilience / Perseverance
- Aligning with your value system
- Positive mindset / Mental resilience
- Choice and connection
- Live in the NOW and enjoy the journey
Natalia Cohen did an awesome job speaking at our annual B&Q Leadership Conference. She was the last presenter on after a long afternoon of presentations in front of almost 1000 people and she had the audience’s undivided attention. Her story of a simply unbelievable challenge, of teamwork, of staying optimistic and focused on the things you can actually control resonated with our company's messages. Natalia presents with authenticity and in such a human and down to earth way that it made the story utterly relevant and fascinating to everyone. She even got the highest rating of all the presenters and a standing ovation. - Michael Loeve, CEO B&Q plc (UK and Ireland)
Natalia presented her story at our leadership team conference and also to staff in our London office. Our audiences were wowed by the ambition of the Coxless Crew’s mission, and were engaged and inspired by the stories of their extraordinary journey. Natalia did a fantastic job of bringing to life the lessons learned during her adventure. She linked back her experience on the boat back into the business world which was extremely relevant and resonated with our audience. Huge thanks from all of us at BBC Worldwide. - Tracey McEvoy, Head of Internal Communications, BBC Worldwide
It is not easy to win over the hearts and minds of such a mixed audience but Natalia did it with great ease and with humour mixed into a narrative that was both inspiring and illuminating. Her talk was every bit as entertaining as those of the well know and experienced old time 'explorers' with whom she shared the stage. Thank you Natalia for your much appreciated presentation which contributed so perfectly to our evening. - Anton Bowring, Trustee of Transglobe Expedition Trust
I recently saw Natalia speak at an event I hosted at the Royal Geographical Society where she successfully managed to inspire and entertain the audience. Her wonderful stories and insights that she shared from the arduous journey across the Pacific that she and her teammates ensured, were fascinating. This is an extraordinary story that will resonate with everyone. 1000 thank to you, Natalia, on your excellent presentation. It was greatly appreciated by all. - Sir Ranulph Fiennes
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Typical Budget for Natalia Cohen is
R20000 - R29000.
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