Over the last 20 years, Nathalie has been featured across a variety of media incl. newspapers, radio, and television speaking about a range of issues including but not limited to; body image, mental health, sexual assault, addiction, bullying, and the cause most dear to her heart: standing up on behalf of the disadvantaged.
Nathalie is an international speaker, life and business coach with over a decade of strong sales and business management experience. She specializes in providing business owners with tailored solutions to meet their business needs and implementing strategies to increase revenue.
As a single mother, a survivor of rape/ addiction/ bullying/ and depression, Nathalie has a deep understanding of the issues in our society and how we can minimize the harm/risk. Nathalie genuinely wants to help the disadvantaged and currently offer one-on-one coaching and group workshop settings to individuals to help identify their hidden triggers, recognize their symptoms and implement management strategies to reintegrate into society after adversity.
Nathalie is regularly seen engaging in conversation about the main issues preventing people from being able to move forward and working with them to change their perception surrounding their situation, themselves and others.
Nathalie is best known as Ms Universal 2016, who stripped herself of her International title, publicly resigning and inadvertently leading a charge of beauty queens worldwide to stand up against bullying in the pageant industry by relinquishing their titles. You may also recognize her as the size 8 model who was body-shamed publicly and labeled “fat” by designers during Melbourne Spring Fashion Week in 2013. Rather than sitting back and saying nothing, Nathalie stood her ground and made national news again, becoming an advocate for women and fighting industry standards on body image and how it is negatively impacting the future generation.
Nathalie has built her reputation on not being afraid to be the voice behind the conversations that need to be had out loud. She has a huge focus on community involvement and awareness, having volunteered and been involved in many charity fundraising events over the years from hosting trivia to raise funds for JDRF, to attending the Bully Zero Annual Gala Ball, to attending events to raise funds for Heartkids Australia. She is a striking, exceptional woman with practical and progressive thinking, intellect and possesses a strong sense of self-confidence and who she is. Nathalie has humility, the power of thought, awareness, education, sincerity and a genuine vivacity for life and an infectious ability to reach the community.
Using both personal life experience and education, Nathalie’s talks are heartfelt, informative and entertaining. She is 100% transparent about her life experiences and delivers a powerful message straight into the heart of those who hear her speak, transforming lives daily. Leading by example and repeatedly placing herself in the firing line, she will continue inspiring, empowering and educating the general public to not be afraid of judgment, speak up for your beliefs, and trust in change by remaining true to yourselves at all times. She will challenge you, guide you and be the one to stand up for you, until you can do it on your own.
In 2018, Nathalie stood as an Independent and ran for Lord Mayor of Melbourne in the by-election where she placed 8th out of 14 candidates. Nathalie maintains the belief that the key issues in the city are drugs, violence and those experiencing homelessness and currently serves as a committee member of the Southbank Residents Association. She is a refreshing pop of teal in a world full of black and white and believes she can be the change she wants to see in the world because she understands and is not afraid to step into the darkness and rescue the broken and lost and lead them to the light.