“Welcome to a new kind of partnership” – is the motto of the new and improved New Solutions Network – a socially responsible, cause-driven group of organizations and companies dedicated to changing the world one step at a time. It is rooted in the deep commitment of its members to humanitarian pursuits. Dr. Natanya Wachtel, founder and chief strategy officer of New Solutions Network (NSN), is the visionary behind the enterprise and boasts great faith in the organization’s potential.
Previously, Dr. Wachtel had founded New Solutions Network as a specialized consulting consortium of behavioral science marketing and healthcare analytics experts. With an academic background in human psychology, neuro-linguistic mapping, and customer science, she has spearheaded the development of business models and launches of many successful companies today. Her true passion, however, has always been helping others and learning about the human condition.
From the beginning of her career, she has managed to enmesh business with activism and philanthropy. Some of her own projects demonstrate that ethic, including evrmore.io, an AI-powered MedTech start-up company that utilizes the science of empathy, humanistic psychology, and artificial intelligence to help people between 15-25 years of age create a better understanding of their true selves, and Women Who Create, an NYC-based non-profit mentor and scholarship organization for women of color. After the pandemic, however, Dr. Wachtel realized that a greater change could be brought about through a collective effort with other companies and organizations that had similar humanitarian aims.
As a result, the renewed business model of NSN follows the structure of an open network of companies that come together to support each other through equity sharing, investing in each other, or revenue-sharing opportunities. Their combined resources are put to use for three major causes supported by the consortium – access to food and nutrition, access to adequate health care, and access to quality education.
Access to food and nutrition is one of the most important issues plaguing the collective prosperity of the world. The unequal distribution finds its saturation among the groups with the most capital and reduces down the gradient. With their focus on the causes, NSN aims at providing access to nutritional education, functional wellness, gut health, and gut/brain connection, as well as addressing food insecurity, farm/masterclasses, and eco-conservation.
On the other hand, by focusing on healthcare and education, NSN hopes to fulfill the second set of primary needs for underprivileged groups through mentorships, grants, and programs for empowering women and disadvantaged groups. Dr. Wachtel, especially, wants to cultivate a mix of eastern and western practices for healthcare and mindfulness, including yoga and meditation, which are often considered less effective than traditional Western medicine.
With the renewed model, NSN is no longer only a service to be hired or recruited, as was the operational structure hitherto. Instead, companies and organizations, like the Chopra Foundation, partner with Dr. Wachtel’s organization on the grounds of shared compassion, philanthropic and corporate values, and good faith. She hopes that with this open-ended network of like-minded, strategic, and tactical individuals, the company will grow — fiscally and through its successful philanthropic endeavors.