Dr Natalie Kladnitski is a Sydney-based psychologist turned online entrepreneur and coach, who is on a mission to support and empower driven women to succeed in their ambitious pursuits, without sacrificing their health, well-being, and happiness.
We’ve all heard a version of this quote before:
“Find what you’re passionate about and you’ll never have to work a day in your life”
But what I’ve noticed in myself and observed in others, is that when you finally discover what it is that lights you up, you begin to work harder than you’ve ever worked before.
You willingly strap-in and embark on the rollercoaster that is the process of making your dream a reality.
At times it is thrilling, exciting, and makes you feel like you’re truly living the life you were meant to live.
At other times it is confusing, exhausting, overwhelming, and lonely. And although you don’t want to get off this crazy ride, you really wish there was someone there to guide you through the bumpy patches.
Which is precisely what I do – I help driven women feel supported and build resilience to the demands of their ambitious pursuits.
I am a psychologist, researcher, writer, entrepreneur, and coach, and nothing gives me more joy and satisfaction than supporting driven, creative, and multipassionate women with carving out their own path and going after what lights them up.
My Mindset & Resilience Coaching focuses on personal development, well-being, and strategy in the context of building, running, or growing a personal brand and business. I blend the insights from over a decade of psychological training with my passion for human flourishing, positive psychology, female leadership, and mindful business to help women overcome the inner barriers to success and boost their well-being, vitality, and resilience as they work towards achieving their entrepreneurial goals.
My work is about helping you reverse the cycle of self-doubt, comparison, perfectionism, and overwhelm, and create nourishing well-being habits that support you in maintaining healthy momentum as you take steps towards building your dream life, career, or business.
Over the past 12 years of doing what I love, I have learnt a thing or two about embracing who you are, trusting yourself, and persevering towards the vision of a life you want to live.
Now I use my knowledge and expertise to help women like you experience the inner fulfilment and happiness that come from daring to go after your dreams and living in alignment with your true potential.
I am especially dedicated to supporting driven women, because…
I know what it’s like to work extremely hard, yet feel like you’re not getting any closer to where you want to be.
To feel unsure of the path you’re on, yet being unable to shift course.
To know deep down that you are capable of something great, yet feel stuck in self-doubt, comparison, procrastination, and overwhelm.
I also know what it’s like to finally stop seeking permission, approval or reassurance.
To start believing in yourself, trusting your decisions, and doing what feels right to you.
To feel clear, confident, and energized by the challenges you set for yourself,
And to believe wholeheartedly that you are worthy and capable of creating and living the life you want.
I know what it’s like to thrive when going after your dreams, and I am here to help you do the same.
My formal training, qualifications, and experience include:
+ PhD in Online Programs for Mental Health and Well-Being (Faculty of Medicine, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia)
+ Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology (PGDipClinPsy, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand)
+ Master of Science in Positive Psychology (MSc with Distinction, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand)
+ Bachelor of Science in Psychology (BSc, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand)
Since moving to Sydney in 2014, I’ve worked as an anxiety therapist in one of Sydney’s premier private psychology clinics; conducted mindfulness research in one of Australia’s leading research units for anxiety and depression; and developed online treatment programs for This Way Up – a pioneering, not-for-profit provider of digital mental heath interventions.
In private practice I’ve worked with dozens of men and women face-to-face to help them build resilience and overcome mental health challenges.
As part of my research, I guided over 150 individuals through my online programs, and since their release in 2016, the online mindfulness-based programs I developed have been accessed by over 1,400 people across Australia.
Now I work as a consultant for This Way Up, continue to write scientific articles based on my research, and immerse myself in my online coaching business.
My areas of expertise are mindset mastery, habit formation, grit and perseverance, personal effectiveness, psychological well-being, perfectionism, and anxiety.
I am skilled in the use of Evidence-Based, Cognitive-Behavioural and Positive Psychology Coaching, Applied Positive Psychology, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Mindfulness Training and Meditation.
I am also a published researcher with expertise in the area of mindfulness and online interventions, and you can find my publications here.