THE HAPPINESS EFFECT
Natalia Cohen & Julie McGann
Will be your facilitators on this journey. Both embody positivity and live in the most present & conscious way that they can.
With 15 years experience of living and working in over 60 countries, Natalia Cohen has a broad range of experience within the travel industry. She 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.
Julie McGann is a Mindfulness Teacher, Executive Coach and ex-Senior HR Professional.
A few years ago she experienced a profound personal transformation through Mindfulness, Meditation and Yoga Practices. This personal transformation has given her a freedom of choice and she chose to leave her safe and successful corporate HR career to embark on the adventure of uncertainty with a mission to share the powerful transformative tools with business leaders. These tools haven’t been taught in schools or university. They are focused on self-mastery, self-discovery, self-fulfilment and authenticity.
Julie’s approach has been described as very passionate, caring, humorous and engaging. Julie creates a very safe environment for the participants but she also likes to challenge them. She gently invites and allows the process of transformation and personal growth.