Labworks Founder and CEO, Natane Boudreau, is a transformational consultant for businesses and individuals at every stage of their creative and commercial development. Through her action-based programs, her clients unearth their true purpose and discover where they want to make a unique difference in the world. She then delivers the strategy, marketing plan and structure to actualize these goals.
A lifetime of collaborating with the world’s most celebrated creatives and conscious-igniting teachers sets Natane apart as a coach, consultant and strategist. Her Labworks programs draw on her unparalleled experience in branding, fashion, art, marketing and business; her years of study in the transformational sciences; and her professional training and experience as an actor, director and filmmaker. These programs work on a cellular level to catalyze breakthroughs.
Natane was born into a family of creatives, seekers, visionaries and doers. And she met this world with passion. Exposed since her earliest years to the most forward thinking leaders in both the cultural arts, the business of fashion and conscious living, Natane’s “higher” education started young.
Discovered at at the age of 3 by 80’s powerhouse Click Models, she worked alongside Steven Meisel and Bruce Weber who cast her as Andie McDowell’s daughter for a series of Calvin Klein ads, she graced the cover of Vogue Bambini at age 5 and acted in Woody Allen’s Radio Days at the age of 7. A decade later, after being rediscovered by Calvin Klein, she became an iconic supermodel of the 90’s waif era. Then, she worked closely with the shape-shifters of the day, shooting with Richard Avedon, Steven Meisel, Mario Testino, Mario Sorrenti, Albert Watson and Steven Klein, and walked runways for Calvin Klein, Chanel, Versace, Gucci, Marc Jacobs, John Galliano and Ralph Lauren to name a few. She graced the pages of Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, W and Vanity Fair and has starred in advertising campaigns for Dolce and Gabbana, Zac Posen, The Gap, Levi’s, Clinique, Shiseido and Pantene. She starred alongside Chloe Sevigny and Marc Jacobs in Sonic Youth’s iconic video “Sugar Kane” and starred in a solo role in Duncan Sheik’s breakout video “Barely Breathing.” She was also filmed as herself in the highly acclaimed fashion documentary, “Unzipped”, directed by Douglas Keeve. She learned through osmosis and she learned from the best. This was her school: art, style, design, film, marketing, photography, branding, culture and business. And learning from the best became a life’s theme for Natane that continues to this day.
ACTING & DIRECTING
Her work on the runway and in front of the lens ignited Natane’s love for performance, self-expression, and truth, and she pivoted from fashion to film to theater. After receiving degrees from London’s Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in 2003 and William Esper Acting Studios under Terry Knickerbocker in 2008, she apprenticed under Ivo van Hove, the Belgian Tony Award winning avant grade director, on his production of the revival of “Network” at the National Theatre in London and on his production of Hanya Yanagihara’s acclaimed book, “A Little Life” at International Theatre Amsterdam. She then began her studies of directing at Yale. And afterwards worked again with von Hove producing films for Network on Broadway, his opera “Mahagonny” and the upcoming Met Opera, “Dead Man Walking”.
Natane merges her experience in both fashion and film as a partner in N + N Films. Here, alongside her mom, the legendary creative director and producer Nian Fish, she’s co-written, directed and produced over 200 short films on fashion and the arts, working closely with the prestigious CFDA. She’s turned the lens on such greats as Rick Owens, Riccardo Tisci, Gloria Steinem, David Bowie, Betsey Johnson and Pat McGrath. And as she honed and shared their stories, she delved deep with each subject into the essence of creative genius, of accomplishment and passion.
Storytelling, self-expression and authenticity lie at the heart of her work as a coach and consultant, and Natane channels a rare ability to access these traits in her clients, igniting them to script their own story and create their own legacy.
And with her front row seat to the cultural elite, her intimate understanding of empowered artistry, Natane makes sure this story will be one for the books. She mines the innate gold, she raises the bar, she holds and then activates the vision.
MASTERY AND MOTION
Alongside her decades-long affair with fashion and film, Natane lives a parallel life, one of higher learning and expansion. For over 25 years, Natane’s been a student of conscious raising, transformational work, studying with master teachers and coaches. From Transcendental Meditation, to life and business coaching, plant medicine and a deep focus on physical health and wellbeing, Natane’s steeped in the most powerful tools for creating true evolution. Here again, she’s studied with the best from the brilliant leaders at Landmark Education, to master teachers of the Female Empowerment Workshops to renowned coach Martin Cohen to Bob Roth, CEO of David Lynch Foundation. With a deep commitment to sharing these practices, Natane has opened these doors to her colleagues. The David Lynch Foundation, an organization dedicated to bringing TM to those most at risk and living under the most extreme conditions of toxic stress, hired her to serve as the Senior Advisor for the Fashion Industry and the Arts. In this role, she brings Transcendental Meditation to the fashion world at seed level by creating events for fashion luminaries and helping to create a CFDA Health Initiative Panel focused on wellbeing for models.
The avenues of Natane’s experience and her central values, self-expression, creativity and legacy, first converged when The Lions hired her to create a transformational curriculum and film division for their models. With this project, she launched and co-led three workshops serving many of the top working and emerging models at both The Lions and Elite. With integrity and commitment at the core of her process, she stood for and ignited in her participants the unearthing of their deepest desires. She taught them to hold space in a powerful presence, move and express themselves freely, trust their innate creative wisdom, radiate with charisma and to always stand in their authentic self. Natane collaborated with legendary teachers of theater, acting, voice and movement including Terry Knickerbocker, Fay Simpson, Jean-René Toussaint, Kelly Kimball, Larry Gilman of The Mastery and Kristin Linklater and Dan Fauci. Together they created impactful transformational workshops that launched careers and changed lives.