WELCOME HOME, WHERE WE NORMALISE SENIOR LEADERSHIP, WEALTH + MENTORSHIP FOR OUR GENERATION + OUR FUTURE’S.
Chief Careerist, Female Freedom Advocate, Career Gamechanger, Expat Wife + Mamma to Ava Nora.
The working landscape – both in corporate + entrepreneurship was not created equal for us women. We’re not privy to unspoken executive champions who can catapult us in the noisy playing field. Our networking bonds don’t expand into golf courses and pubs.
Women are often unwelcome in masculine networks – it’s time we bonded + create our own.
The Careerist was founded to amplify female executive presence so we achieve our ambitious, million-dollar lifestyles.
We activate potential – through executive upskilling + mentorship.
We help shadow + track performance success through powerful interventions + private connections.
Our community of women boldly show their FIERCE while shining in their FEMININE. We’re proud of our multi-hyphenate roles.
YOU’RE IN PERFECT COMPANY HERE. WE INVITE YOU TO STAY.
Natasha is passionate about creating a culture where mid-career women make leaps + pivots to break into senior leadership roles and start profitable businesses boldly. As the Founder of The Careerist, she has mentored over 50 women – both employees + entrepreneurs in their personal career shifts.
Prior to starting her company, Natasha supported senior leaders in Fortune 100 companies with change for their workforce globally. She has worked for the world’s best management consultancy and her clients include three of the five supermajor oil companies. Natasha holds an MSc in Business Strategy, Leadership and Change from Heriot-Watt University.
During her 20-year corporate career, Natasha worked in largely male-dominated environments where she witnessed firsthand the unfair, unspoken biases + unwritten rules for women in the workplace. She felt a quiet calling to lead other women through their personal change journeys.
Her career consultancy is centred around The Careeristas community – a safe space where women can seek mentorship + mutually mentor each other. Natasha champions career and start-up programs through online education, coaching and events – for both individual and corporate clients.
Natasha’s 7 pivotal career moments
Turning down a dream DJ / radio journalist job at Wereld Omroep in the Netherlands - my insecurity speaking Dutch got the better of me at 21.
Landing in Oman all alone, not knowing a single soul + winning the Chairman's Award for Excellence for the training program I designed + implemented before I left.
Being counselled to take a sabbatical break vs. quitting from my favourite mentor, the late Sampat Prakash - the most esteemed man you'll ever meet.
When I was given the best career advice I ever got - to be intentional in my emotions as a woman at work, pulling them out as needed, like a deck of cards (from Lucy Bloom).
Realising that I didn’t want to uplevel any longer as an employee in corporate.
Watching my client burst into tears in front of the entire office when told I was leaving my very last project at Deloitte - reinforcing the strong mentoring instinct in me.
Realising I had achieved my North Star when I was headhunted by Deloitte two months after moving to Houston, without trying - I turned it down + joined them four years later!