frustrated At Work?

Everything you have been taught about collaboration is a lie.



leaders claim they want an innovative culture

But, making innovation or any kind of change happen isn't a happy experience. It is a grinding, protracted battle when working with people who fight to maintain the status-quo.

When you are held back, or purposefully stifled, this frustration leads to stress, anxiety, or even depression.

You have a simple ask: to be respected for your thinking and to create your professional success by delivering results that you are proud of.

But if you are frustrated, that is clearly not happening. You persist. You push boundaries. But it is exhausting when that brick wall of conformity pushes back.

There is a way to succeed inside of dysfunctional cultures

I have to warn you, what you will learn here is polar opposite of advice you will get on the internet or in books.

This is definitely not your typical how to-get-along-with-people-at-work advice.

We’re going to talk about the invisible forces working against you, that you need to know about, to get ahead.

And we’re going to have honest and frank conversations about your worldview about how things “should be” versus the realities of why you are hindered in your attempt to accomplish your goals.

We’re going to satisfy your need to be authentic inside a dysfunctional system.

As a result, you will build your professional reputation and move your projects faster than ever—AND feel pretty darn good about it.

Check out this video of the origins of my work and how I can help you!

If you are frustrated, I have bad news

If you are stifled in a static company culture expecting that a strong leader will come in and save the day, then your expectations don't match reality.

This is reality:

People aren’t going to change.

You aren’t going to change who you are, a hardworking person focused on achieving meaningful results.

And people who push your work off for their own priorities, or who are passive aggressive, or who just make life difficult, aren’t going to change either.

Have you experienced things like this at work?

  • You schedule meetings with the lynchpin person to advance your project. But that person repeatedly cancels, passive-aggressively resisting your efforts hoping that you will eventually give up.

  • You have put in weekends to stand out for a big promotion only to have the hiring manager hire a sycophant who has less experience than you.

  • You spent hours creating a sophisticated PowerPoint for your boss to present in her executive meeting, only to find out that she positioned your work as her original idea, never mentioning you at all.

  • You see the big picture. But you work with a person who can’t and have to do the work to support his/her flawed approach?

That is crazy. CRAZY.

That makes no sense. You are probably screaming inside of your head, "We are supposed to be a team! We are all adults! Why are we so dysfunctional?"

No matter how much you wish it, in a dysfunctional culture, nothing is going to change. 

Let that sink in.

I’ll give you a minute.


But it’s worse than that.

Problem people aren’t clustered in one department that you can avoid. They are scattered throughout the company, whether it is an executive or an administrative assistant. They appear in every race and gender.

So, what do you do?

If you are REALLY frustrated I have good news

If you are stifled in a static company culture expecting that there is no hope—I am here to tell you that there IS hope and you can actually learn to have fun again producing results.

Here’s the thing:

You can’t fix something unless you know what is broken. 

You probably never even thought of your workplace as a dysfunctional SYSTEM because no one talks about it.

Until now.

I’ve been working with go-getters around the globe like you who deploy a different approach. Interestingly, the problems are the same no matter what country you are from. It’s people after all.

I have learned their secrets with the purpose of sharing the knowledge with frustrated go-getters like you who are sick of the status quo.

To start with:


So, no one is going to change, and no one that frustrates you, thinks like you. That is a GOOD thing.

It is because you are different, that you have the ability to change everything.

How? You learn how to design a functional system inside of the dysfunctional system.  

Instead of being the person that bangs their head up against the same brick walls, you study the players. You see the triggers for their behavior change, and then deploy your own tactics to hit on those points to change the situation. You learn the secrets about how to get the results you seek.

I’m going to show you exactly what you need to pay attention to—because remaining frustrated is NOT an option. High blood pressure, drinking or overeating, or feeling your eye twitch uncontrollably isn’t going to happen anymore.

Try the free crash course - Smuggling Innovation

My background is in strategy and innovation, but it doesn’t matter what your background is. The essence of what I’m teaching you is how to smuggle innovation (or change). The guts of the program is how to get stubborn minds to willingly embrace change.

This crash course is intended to pull off the blinders so you can see exactly what you are up against—and to see the light at the end of the tunnel—that there are crystal clear paths for you to minimize your stress, advance your ideas, and get results—no matter who you work with.

Take a look at what you will learn in the crash course:

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This course is NOT for you if:

  • You are looking for a quick fix to your situation

  • You aren’t willing to take a “time out” to reassess your work ecosystem

  • You aren’t willing to spend time with the lessons

This course IS for you if:

  • You want to be proactive versus reactive to situations at work

  • You want to easily minimize your stress

  • You want to see your ideas implemented faster with less resistance

  • You want the secrets to manage tensions at work

  • You are willing to invest 10 minutes a day over the next five days to digest the material.

THE CRASH course is 100% free

The reason it is free, is because I was like you. I was desperate for a solution.

I couldn’t find any solutions outside of “breathe deeply” or “take a walk”. Breathing deeply doesn’t tend to work when you are depressed or angry. Those solutions weren’t meeting my needs.

I felt like every day was just making me sick, creating a huge cloud of negativity around me.

So when I developed solutions that worked, I committed to helping everyone I could to not be controlled by the dysfunctional work environment.

I was driven to not only share my solutions, but I also interviewed over 100 frustrated innovators around the globe to curate their secrets as well.

My mission is to share my learnings with you, to save you time, energy, and to help you find meaning and happiness at work once more.

Are you ready to change everything?

Let's get started.

Click below to access the crash course now. It is FREE.


Hi. I’m Natalie.

I was there myself, working in corporate America. I would watch as great business ideas were shot down, while leader pet projects were funded.

I would take the time to put forth my best work, along with my team, only to have it end up in the recycling bin, without any feedback on why.

Even worse, I would sit around conference room tables where we were to “collaborate” only to observe people who would participate only if they had an angle that they could “win”.

It was maddening.

I still remember how stuck I felt. I tried countless methods, direct conversations, tag-teaming, enlisting the help from the higher ups. Nothing seemed to work.

I read just about every book and blog out there about how to “collaborate effectively” with limited success.

As it turns out, I was a cooperative player who wanted results, who was stymied by the corporate machine.

I needed a different approach.

There are great team players at work. And there are those that just aren’t. I understand your frustration. And your stress.

As an innovator and a strategist, I knew there had to be a better way than banging my head up against the same brick wall day in and out.

I interviewed over 100 trailblazers just like you from around the globe, synthesized the methods of success they used within the status-quo, and harvested all of the best secrets to get ahead in risk-resistant, and competitive cultures.

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My tribe of fellow go-getters were scattered around the world, working to activate change in their own ecosystems.

There were also go-getters craving cooperative collaboration at my company, but not necessarily in my ecosystem or in leadership positions. They were sprinkled throughout the company, like specks of glitter floating in a glass of water.

It changed my life.

The people who were getting results were smuggling innovation

It took me years to figure all this stuff out—but that doesn’t mean it has to take you years before you start taking charge of your success at work. Why? Because I learned that the problems are universal. And if they are the same everywhere, you can study the system and hack the roadblocks.

I feel Zen at work. I know exactly what is going on between people and how to “speak Jedi” so they say yes. Those with the most resistant of minds, work with me willingly. Regardless of title.

The knowledge has accelerated my success with much less stress. I know exactly when to push, pull, and flow to advance ideas that are moral and benefit the team.  

This stuff makes you THINK.

It changes your worldview.

It transforms how you engage with people, where your authenticity shines.

Learn to minimize your stress, advance ideas, and get results—no matter who you work with.

I invite you to learn more:

Click here for free tools you can use right now.

Click here for the Smuggling Innovation Crash Course

If you want an intensive training with every tool I have found, click here for information about the Signature Course—Smuggling Innovation.