Natalie Susi is a teacher by heart, a writer by trade, and an entrepreneur by choice.
A former English and writing teacher, Natalie Susi founded Bare Organic Mixers after she was laid off in the CA budget cuts from her job at San Diego State University.
In 2009, Natalie decided to explore the world of entrepreneurialism when she recognized a large gap in the marketplace for low-calorie, all-natural cocktails. She navigated the sourcing, bottling, manufacturing, and distribution process and created Bare Organic Mixers. In 2014, she sold the company to a leading natural foods company. Natalie and Bare were featured in some notable press outlets to include: Forbes.com (Top 10 Female Entrepreneurs to Watch in SD), Pacific Magazine (Top 30 Under 30) The LA Times, E! Online, People Magazine, and Bravo's, The Millionaire Matchmaker.
In 2015, Natalie exited the company, so she could return to education, but this time the content she wanted to teach was much different than English literature.
She returned to education with a unique experience of how to build a business with limited resources and no previous business education. Like so many other first time entrepreneurs, she spent 6 years learning all of the life lessons the hard way through her biggest failures and mistakes. During this learning process, Natalie became fascinated with human behavior and psychology and concepts in the personal development space like how to recognize your blind spots, how to overcome limiting beliefs, and how to get out of what she coins, a “ditch moment.”
In 2017, Natalie combined her educational background as a teacher and her experience as an entrepreneur to create, What Have I Learned, a company that provides individual coaching, business consulting, and online courses specializing in helping people overcome their limiting beliefs, so they can step into who they are meant to be and achieve the life and career they’ve always wanted. She is also a professor at the University of California, San Diego where she teaches a course called The Pursuit of Happiness.