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Natalia Cohen

Natalia Cohen knows first-hand what it takes to chart a course and execute a plan in a high performing team. In January 2016, she became part of the first all-female team to row unsupported across the Pacific Ocean. Natalia and the crew completed the extraordinary challenge setting two world records and gaining an international following. This was a journey of just under 9,000 miles from San Francisco to Australia in a 29ft ocean rowing boat.


About Natalia Cohen

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, a transformational travel advocate with two decades of unparalleled experience spanning over 70 countries, is a testament to embracing the unknown and thriving amidst uncertainty. With a rich tapestry of experiences in the travel industry, including Adventure Tour Leading, Super Yacht operations, Safari Eco-Lodge and Destination management, teaching and project coordination, Natalia’s career is as diverse as the landscapes she’s traversed.

Now, Natalia is on a mission to inspire others to break free from self-imposed limitations and successfully navigate life’s turbulent waters. Her intimate storytelling and authentic wisdom resonate with audiences worldwide, igniting a spark of motivation to conquer their own Pacific.

To book Keynote Speaker Natalia Cohen, contact The Speakers Agency on +44(0)1332 810481 or email

Speech Topics

Natalia Cohen’s speech topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Teamwork
  • Performance
  • Collaboration
  • Trust
  • Leadership
  • Motivation
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Communication
  • Wellbeing
  • Transformation
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"Natalia’s incredible story really lit-up Unilever’s recent leadership event. Even though we connected virtually with an audience of several thousand, Natalia’s infectious energy poured through our screens, captivated the team, and brought home so many relevant messages. Natalia shared insights that are so incredibly resonant with where the world is today – perseverance in the face of extreme conditions, dealing positively with change and protracted uncertainty, and the sustaining power of shared values. On top, Natalia was a delight to work with as a speaker – I guess it takes that kind of attention to detail to survive rowing the Pacific!"


"It was a privilege to hug you and feel the positive energy you emitted. Thanks for sharing your story in such a personal yet tangible way. I have added that event to the top five I ever participated it, and there have been quite a few in my life."

Swiss Air Director

"Her ability to envelope the audience in her experience and her mindset, clearly connecting the decisions she had to make to the ones we have to make along our journey was masterful.  We were moved, motivated, and inspired to tackle the team challenges we will all face this year with teamwork, grit, and growth mindset.  Her commitment to the success of our event and her session were greater than any other guest speaker I've seen in 2 decades.  Thank you, Natalia, for all that you brought to us."


"She is a gifted presenter and had our room captivated for nearly an hour. While the story is unbelievably inspiring, the thing we liked the most are the leadership and team building themes that she weaves throughout the presentation. I learned more about effectively managing a team in her one-hour presentation than I did in my 4 years of business school."

Backcountry Discovery Routes

"Natalia is a gifted storyteller who creates engagement, motivation, and inspiration as she captivates an audience with her experience and actionable insights from her record-setting Pacific Row.  Her session was the perfect close to our three-day Annual Summit and the energy she left the 1300+ technology partners with was remarkable!  Natalia’s illustration on the power of teamwork, perseverance, aligned values and a shared mission is an impactful reminder for any team or leader."


"Thank you so much for joining our company retreat! People are still chatting about you and your story. It is quite amazing to see the buzz you created and how people are now re-thinking their approach to challenges ahead."

C4 Therapeutics

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