A board certified behavioral analyst with 16+ years of experience working with schools and teachers to improve effective teaching practices and classroom behavior management, Natali is currently focusing on applying scientific strategies with people in organizational settings to improve leadership, communication, motivation, and teamwork in the workplace.
Natali, a Columbia University graduate, which she not only earned but paid for on her own, holds a graduate degree in education with a specialization in applied behavior analysis. Upon graduation, she continued to work in the education field using behavior analysis to create effective teaching programs for individuals with developmental disabilities. In 2012 Natali completed a brief fellowship at Johns Hopkins Kennedy Krieger Institute where she was first exposed to behavioral economics in a broader sense and how it might apply to those outside of the special needs community. The research studies she was exposed to at KKI looked at reinforcement schedules and the way in which individuals choose rewards in relation to work effort. She completed a series of Organizational Behavior Management courses at Florida Institute of Technology. She is currently tackling a post graduate certificate in organizational behavior at Harvard University. Natali partnered with Bloom Behavioral Consulting and Women Who Code NYC in July 2015 to implement the first Sally Conference, a goal-setting and behavior based leadership training for mid-career women in tech. In December 2016, she gave workshops on the science behind networking and mentoring, and effective leadership strategies at Buzzfeed and Microsoft. While working with individuals and businesses, she continues to consult with families and schools to improve educational settings.
It was always important for me as a Behavior Analyst to approach life obstacles using science and objective information in order make informed decisions for myself. Based on my experiences in the workplace, I have come across a significant need for improvements in the way managers and leaders interact with their staff. My interest in utilizing behavior analysis within organizations to achieve progress in employee retention, performance management, improving individual and group motivation, as well as increasing diversity in the workplace culture came about after a series of interactions and exchanges that seemed to point out my gender as a possible obstacle for me to further my career as a female behavioral scientist.