Founder of Zen High Achiever
Mindfulness Coach, Trainer & Consultant
Nathalie is a Mindfulness Expert and an accredited trainer with Potential Project, the global leader in corporate mindfulness training. Her mission is to share her knowledge and experience of mindfulness and holistic health with individuals interested in improving performance, innovation and resilience.
Given her background in Computer Sciences and Project Management she particularly enjoys helping companies in the tech industry to create a high performing mindful and sustainable culture.
Nathalie worked as a leader with global management consulting firms such as IBM, Ernst & Young and Accenture for 15 years implementing business transformation initiatives and gained experience across several industries, geographies and cultures. She has facilitated Mindfulness workshops and programs to organisations such as Mars Petcare, AGL Energy, Bendigo Bank and the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC).
She is the co-author of 'The Mind of the Leader', a book published by Harvard Business Review press in 2018 and an accredited trainer with Potential Project, the global leader in corporate mindfulness training.
From IT to Mindfulness... Nathalie's full story:
Nathalie was born in Brazil and grew up in Copacabana, the famous beach in Rio. At the age of 17, after losing her Belgian father to cancer, she became a spiritual truth seeker and adopted personal development as a coping strategy, which contributed to her emotional maturity at early age. Raised as a Christian, she is a fan of San Francis of Assisi and studied both Eastern and Western philosophies. She has an appreciation for Hindu mythology symbolism and is deeply passionate about kirtan, the devotional path of yoga.
Driven by job opportunities in a developing country, she pursued a career in the Information Technology Industry, from Brazil, to the US, India, NZ and Australia.
In 2003, due to a high-pressure working environment, Nathalie embraced a mindfulness practice and other strategies to help managing high stress levels. Since then she developed a solid mindfulness practice that has been part of her corporate and personal life, which she considers a key enabler of her high performance and wellbeing.
In 2010, Nathalie decided to follow her calling and transition from IT to the Wellness industry. She qualified as a Yoga Instructor, a Ayurveda Lifestyle Consultant, a Holistic Health Coach and finally as a Corporate Mindfulness Facilitator.
In 2015, she embarked on a sabbatical to further refine her skills. She attended an Ayurveda conference and training in Kerala with global authorities such as Dr. Vasant Lad, Dr. Robert Sovoboda and Dr. Claudia Welsch; she spent 7 months in India volunteering with Amma, the head of Embracing the World, an NGO with consultative status to the United Nations; and she walked the 800km Camino de Santiago from France to Spain.
Today, Nathalie has a deep mindfulness practice, and spent over 1000 hours of training and silent meditation retreats in the past 15 years. She is constantly learning about the latest neuroscience research and undertaking ongoing mindfulness training with renowned scholars such as Allan Wallace, a Dalai Lama’s student, and Phra Mana Viriyarampo, a Senior monk from the Buddhist Theravada tradition.