Hi, I’m Natalie Sisson. I'm a New Zealand entrepreneur, author, speaker, lover of handstands and triathlete.
This website is my home, and I hope it becomes your home too. One where you can feel comfortable diving into deep topics such as how to tap into your human potential, the future of work and how to optimally design your life for happiness and impact.
I've always been fascinated by our abilities as humans to go beyond our capabilities, to push through our own limits, and to constantly strive to innovate, improve and be better.
In order to discover why that is, I read and listen to a lot of books and documentaries, speak to a lot of fascinating, enlightened people who have become experts in their field or living examples of what they learn and teach.
Who the heck am I?
I'm an eternal optimist, a systems geek, a productivity fangirl and someone who goes after what she wants.
I have been on a quest to discover what freedom really means to us for almost a decade.
After 8 years in the corporate world, and then two years as cofounder of a Technology company FundRazr, I started my own online business in April 2010.
This was when I decided to turn my humble, 6 month old blog The Suitcase Entrepreneur, into an online education company where I created educational products, and online courses to show people how to build a business they loved, from anywhere.
I combined this with coaching, offline workshops and international masterminds and retreats to create experiential learning opportunities and real results.
I did this while living out of my suitcase for 6.5 years full time and traveling to 70 countries, and it was a wild ride.
Then in late 2016 I decided to return to my beloved New Zealand, meet a wonderful man and settle into a completely new way of life.
We bought a beautiful semi-rural lifestyle property in New Zealand with 2.5 acres of land and garden.
We set about planting native trees, building an organic garden and raising our two gorgeous white German Shepherds and 6 free range chickens.
We set up a coworking barn, a crossfit gym and a little podcast and video studio in a shed.
In early 2019, I made yet another shift in this beautiful journey called life. I entered into the gig economy to see how I could extend and expand upon my skills and knowledge to tap into the future of work.
I do this through strategic consulting with impact driven ventures within the Enspiral network, coaching purpose driven entrepreneurs and building online learning solutions to help people thrive in the future of work.
In addition I took on a role as Learning Partner at Inspire Group, a company that designs and builds customized e-learning solutions to create real transformation and results, to understand first-hand how our clients are navigating the changing business environment.
Life is rich!
Some of my proudest personal achievements have been winning a Regional Body Sculpting competition in 2004, a Gold Medal in Beach Ultimate Frisbee in 2007 and breaking a World Record in Dragon Boating in 2007.
In 2019, I'm taking on a completely different challenge that both scares and excites me! I'm competing in triathlons with the Taupo Half Ironman (70.3) in December being the next massive goal...OMG!
My favourite thing though, is learning how to be my best version of me, tap into my potential, push past my self imposed limits and to always be a student of life, while sharing my learnings with you, so that you can do the same!
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