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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.​​​



With 20 years experience of living and working in over 70 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’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. 

Although she may have crossed her literal Pacific, we all have our own Pacific to cross.


To summarise, the main topics Natalia is happy to discuss are:


- Effective Communication

- Teamwork - diversity and strength within a team/High performing teams

- Leadership

- Positive mindset / Mental resilience

- Overcoming adversity

- Dealing with change

- Resilience / Perseverance

- Aligning with your value system

- The power of travel/The power of sport

- Choice and connection

- Live in the NOW and enjoy the journey

It was just a pure pleasure listening to you speak at our Management Meeting.

The experience you and the team had on your journey of crossing the Pacific Ocean is mind blowing and as I mentioned before - many parallels can be found in our lives and in business as well. Extreme stories like that make us stop and reflect on the lives we are living, the dreams we still have to live.
In the name of the whole team, I would like to thank you Natalia for sharing these precious insights of self-discovery with us.
Simon Kaluža
Senior Vice President, Digital Core

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Natalia Cohen, photo by Darren Robinson

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Where in the world?

2022 & 2023

Events held in:

UK, Europe and the now the USA!

2020 & 2021

Events held in:  
UK - various 

All other talks moved to the virtual stage due to Covid. 


Events held in:

UK - various ,France, Sweden, Croatia, Poland, Germany

Brazil, Italy, Sri Lanka


Events held in:

Poland, Nomad Cruise - Spain, Malta and Greece

France - various

Spain, Russia, Slovenia

Australia - various

UK - various 

I'm always happy to travel for speaking engagements, so if you want me to come to your company - no matter where you are in the world, just let me know!

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