Natalie Conneely

Director of Development and Fundraising

Los Angeles, CA

Natalie was born in the Amazon jungles of Bolivia and was raised in the high Andes city of La Paz. She started her career in production and business development with CNN International launching their first Middle East production hub in Abu Dhabi in 2009. She left the corporate sector to work with the 14th Dalai Lama to cultivate mindful and ethical leaders launching compassion in action projects in more than 45 countries. Natalie started energy healing work in 2015 launching AVNI healing to guide individuals through transitions and energetic traumas. She founded Pachamama Sabia, a social impact organization to document and share stories to inspire global action for good. In 2020 Natalie co-founded of the Hollywood Compassion Coalition, a movement of entertainment professionals inspiring social change with scientific research.

Natalie studied Political Science & Film, Television and Theater at the University of Notre Dame. Natalie is working on her first feature length Documentary following an indigenous climate activist in the Bolivian Amazon. She is a Los angeles based actor, writer and director and volunteers her free time with local nonprofits addressing disability rights and gender equity. When not working on storytelling for social change, Natalie can be found off the grid hiking or camping with her wolf and dingo mix rescues.