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Natalie Davis



Emotional Intelligence Expert + Creative Leadership Coach

Austin, TX




Natalie is a strategic coach with a diverse background. Her 15+ years as a creative director and entrepreneur have given her direct experience with the challenges that arise from growing a business and bringing ideas to life.

Natalie has collaborated with executives and organizations from a wide array of industries. From strategic planning to building brand narratives, Natalie helps others expand their vision and connect their story to the broader world.

She coaches leaders and business owners on how to maximize their emotional intelligence to become better leaders, create greater impact, and bring joy to managing teams. Executives appreciate her real-world expertise in branding, product design, packaging, service design, e-commerce, and experiential marketing.

In addition to helping leaders thrive in focused careers, Natalie also helps clients navigate career pivots and transitions, starting with the initial spark of change, through the interview process, negotiations, and cultivating success in their new role.

Outside of her coaching business, Natalie is co-owner of Salt & Time, an Austin-based butcher shop and restaurant, and has a thriving leather goods business, Canoe Goods.

Focus + Specialties

  • Executive Coaching
  • Leadership Coaching + Development
  • Design Thinking
  • Career Transitions
  • Storytelling
  • Emotional Intelligence

Industry Experience

  • Marketing + Communications
  • Architecture + Design
  • Hospitality
  • Healthcare
  • Education


On three executive challeges: boundaries, delegating, and relationship to confrontation.

Degrees + Certifications

BA, Design and Media Arts // University of California, Los Angeles

MFA, 2D Design // Cranbrook Academy of Art

Confronting Bias: Thriving Across our Differences // LinkedIn, 2020

Co-Active Certified Professional Coach (CPCC) // Co-Active Training Institute

Professional Certified Coach (PCC) // International Coaching Federation (ICF)

Company Experience

Bunkhouse Group (El Cosmico, Hotel San Jose)
Canoe Goods
Chronicle Books
Hotel Emma
Public Library of Science
Salt & Time
St. Edward’s University
Sydell Group (The LINE Hotels)
Texas State University


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