Amid rapid change and disruption, Natalie helps leaders, teams, and organizations meet the 21st century at its edge. Passionate about turning unrealized potential into realized results, she helps leaders and teams adapt to changing conditions, consolidate strengths, and cultivate a connection to fuel sustained success.

Natalie has more than a decade of cross-functional management experience on six continents across technology, healthcare, professional services, Fortune 500, and start-up companies. In addition to leadership roles at social enterprise, non-profit and academic organizations, Natalie fuses her breadth and depth of practical experience with the latest research in business, leadership, and applied positive psychology for Brass Bamboo’s leadership development workshops and executive coaching.

Natalie thoughtfully tailors her approach toward unlocking breakthrough insights that increase agility, boldness, and connection, and in turn, drive resilience, growth, and results. She notes that:

  • When people are agile, they have a greater sense of empowerment to respond versus react.
  • When people are bold, they leverage their strengths and cultivate grit.
  • When people are connected, they build trust, improve communication, and are motivated by something bigger than themselves.

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What People Say About NATALIE:

  • Natalie helped me understand my strengths and gain confidence as a leader at a time when I was beginning to doubt myself. There’s an art to blending cutting-edge leadership research while allowing people the freedom to explore themselves in meaningful ways. Her content and delivery dramatically transformed how I look at leadership. It’s been over a year since I attended her training and I still finding myself returning to those new personal truths she guided us through. As an officer in the military, this was the best leadership training experience I’ve had to date. Natalie masterfully helped me understand and value myself and those around me in new ways.

    James Sterling Flight Commander, United States Airforce

  • Natalie is a true teacher; she’s an unfolder of knowledge who has the ability to make complex theory understandable and applicable in the most engaging ways. She is fiercely brilliant, warmly inclusive, filled with passion for her work and has a true love of sharing information that leads to heightened levels of: quality connections, collaborative productivity, and overall conscious leadership. If you are ready to be holistically innovative, if you seek leadership evolution and its ROI…connect with Natalie Brain and prepare to be delightfully empowered.

    Victoria Sevilla Head of Leadership Development, VMware

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MBA, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Masters of Applied Positive Psychology, University of Pennsylvania

BA in Economics and Business, UCLA


Leadership Development Facilitator & Executive Coach, Brass Bamboo

Leadership Development Consultant & Facilitator, VMware

Career and Leadership Coach, UC Berkeley Haas School of Business

Speaker, UC Berkeley Haas Women in Leadership Conference

Guest Lecturer, Science of Motivation & Wise Decision-Making, Stanford University


Mindfulness Facilitator, Spirit Rock Meditation Center

Member, Harvard Institute of Coaching

Culture Conference Facilitator


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