The time for individual action is long gone. Today, more than ever before, there is a need for collective struggle and streamlined human agency. As such, organizations all around the world are pushing for swift action in the face of the catastrophe – environmental, economic, and otherwise. Yet most NGOs, non-state actors, and organizations often fail to move past the preexisting boundaries and borders, creating an impact limited in scope and effect. This is what the renewed business model of New Solutions Network (NSN) aims at countering – moving beyond into the space of uninhibited, shared struggle, to make the world a better place.
Dr. Natanya Wachtel, founder, and chief strategy officer of The New Solutions Network, has always had a vision for something similar to the organization as it stands today. Growing up in a multi-ethnic family that was emotionally synchronized and also encouraged communication, she found the wealth disparities and access to basic services like food, education and care, deeply troubling. The harmony that she found in abundance inside her home did not sit well with the widespread inequality, injustice, and violence outside. Suffice to say, she made it her life’s goal to try and do her part in eradicating some of the differences.
Founded in 2008, The New Solutions Network was Dr. Wachtel’s first step towards these aims. With NSN, she aimed to bridge the gap between the corporate and healthcare industries and the needs of consumers based on human and behavioral psychology. Her goal was to make healthcare resources readily available and efficiently organized based on consumer needs. Over time, especially with the pandemic and back-to-back recession periods, she realized that more had to be done if a significant change had to be created.
In her own words, the work Dr. Wachtel did in the wake of personal loss and grief opened the room for growth that eventually took the shape of the revamped NSN. She says, “I helped connect amazing young people to resources for affordable college tuition, accessible healthcare, and fresh, healthy food. I developed courses for mindfulness using my experience with research and pro-bono therapy. And I declared my purpose to be making a positive impact on the world. It didn’t feel like the same old work meetings; it was uplifting. It was rewarding.”
NSN’s renewed business model is open to new partnerships and associations between companies, organizations, and corporate entities that share the same values, goals, and hopes for the future of the world. The consortium is now helping partners with access to equity, resources, and commercialization. The new structure is founded not on the contingencies of the typical corporate clauses that bind partners together but through shared compassion and philanthropic aspirations. “I had no idea what I was doing, but I knew I wanted to work with people that were truly doing good in the world – the antithesis to what my corporate work had felt like,” says Dr. Wachtel. As a result, NSN has partnered with leading names in their niches, including The Chopra Foundation, BetterMeal AI and ViTel Health catalog on her LinkedIn or alternatively reach out to her on Twitter.