Nathalie Walton is the CEO and Co-Founder of Expectful, the number one go-to wellness app for women and growing families.
While she was working at some of the world’s most admired companies, Airbnb, Google, and eBay, she was always on a constant search for deeper fulfillment. This search launched a self-discovery process that resulted in the cultivation of a wellness & mindfulness practice; Nathalie began meditating and practicing yoga daily, became mindful of her eating, and read incessantly about finding purpose. Not long after, she became pregnant and discovered that she was at high risk for placental challenges in the second half of her pregnancy. She went from an uneventful pregnancy to a high-stress pregnancy where every day she worried about her baby’s survival. During her third trimester, she saw an ad for Expectful, which was not only life-changing but the next step into her future. Within a week of diving into the meditations and deeping her hypnobirthing practice, her condition managed to stabilize and she made it to term.
After becoming familiar with Expectful, she soon met Mark Krassner, who was looking for the right person to succeed him as CEO/Co-Founder. As a user, a new mother, a longstanding wellness enthusiast, and the person who built the roadmap for scaling Google’s Local Commerce offerings, this was the perfect opportunity for Nathalie.
Nathalie knew that she was passionate about the prospect of making Expectful available to every pregnant woman, especially those whose doctors hadn’t offered them the support and resources they could be utilizing. Nathalie’s mission is to solve the wellbeing crisis facing the 21 million women in the U.S. who are new parents, pregnant, or aspiring to conceive.
Episode #1575 Nathalie Walton: Your Life Vision
When Expectful Co-founder Nathalie Walton was 17 she won a fellowship to study in Thailand and spent time at a Buddhist Ashram. It was there that she embraced the basic truths of love, compassion, and humility as her compass.
A trip to India soon after would reveal the question that would shape her journey: How do I live by my Eastern beliefs in a Western culture? She explored this in her application to Stanford GSB which has become a governing article to live with intention and be the person she aspires to be.
Vision boarding since the 90s, Nathalie has the remarkable ability of articulating and realizing her dreams. We chat about crafting a vision for your life and approaching fulfillment through the lens of time: “You never know when your clock is going to run out. Why not maximize every moment you have right now?”