"How we feel is how we live."
Natasha Sharma is a therapist, award-winning entrepreneur and author. She is also a professor of organizational health and wellness, and an expert on workplace culture, relationships, motivation, and leadership.
Natasha completed an H.B. Commerce degree from McMaster University's DeGroote School of Business. Following this she spent several years working for a few different Fortune 500 companies, and experienced first-hand the disappointing reality for so many in the workplace: Feeling like a "number" whose voice is largely unheard. This eventually led her to study psychology in an effort to better understand human and organizational behaviour. After all, the average person spends 1/3 of their lifetime at work.
Natasha earned her Psy.D in clinical psychology from California Southern University and her M.Sc. in Clinical Counselling from The Johns Hopkins University, graduating magna cum laude from both. Shortly after she founded NKS Therapy and practiced therapy for more than 15 years. Natasha's TEDx talk on emotional fitness and how we make decisions has over 300 thousand views, and her keynote speaking, workshop and consulting clients include L'Oreal, Emirates, Desjardins, Super, and AOL.
Quoted in publications such as The New York Times, The Globe & Mail, Reader's Digest, Today's Parent, The Toronto Star, The Huffington Post, and Elle Magazine, Natasha is also featured regularly on TV and radio in Canada and the USA, including CBC, Cityline, The Morning Show, Awaken Atlanta, The Agenda, CP24, and Global News Toronto.
In 2023, Natasha joined the team on the Emmy-nominated and Critics Choice award-winning A&E Television show "Hoarders" as a Therapist. An educator and advocate at heart, she is passionate about preventative healthcare and making wellness accessible and actionable.
Outside of work Natasha reads, sings, enjoys the occasional Netflix binge-watch, and is a self-proclaimed "sports and fitness freak." She has a black belt in Goju Ryu style Karate and teaches it to kids at elementary schools across the Toronto area, including her own sons (much to their dismay).
"My greatest role in Education and Leadership? Mother to my two young boys!"
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