NATALIE SUSIWriter, Entreprenuer, Teacher
About Natalie Susi
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 position as a teacher 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, Bare was acquired by a leading natural foods company, and Natalie continued to work with the company as the face of the brand. 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 go back to doing what she loves, 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 8 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.”
Currently, Natalie combines her educational background as a teacher and her experience as an entrepreneur to provide personal development coaching and consulting to individuals, creative entrepreneurs, and businesses. She developed a program called Creating a Conscious Culture that can be utilized in corporate, academic, or personal one-on-one settings to guide people through a process of self-reflection, self-discovery, and self-improvement that raises awareness and consciousness and helps in Creating a Conscious Culture for all. Natalie is also a professor at the University of California, San Diego where she teaches a course called The Pursuit of Happiness, and she also teaches Entrepreneur Mindset for teens at SOUL Charter School.
Natalie’s ultimate goal is to help create a world where everyone has access to the principles and tools that will guide them in engaging in conscious reflection, conscious communication, and conscious creation, so they can learn, grow, and transform and create a ripple effect of positive impact for themselves, for their loved ones, and for the world.