Me & Happiness

My name is Katja Nielsen and I am the Chief Happiness Officer at Nordique Touch.

Nordique Touch is a service that I founded to help people regain their health, wealth and happiness. My approach to wellbeing is pragmatic and easy to adopt and largely based on the principles of Hygge – the daily pursuit of happiness.

How it all began

I arrived to the UK from Denmark in 1999 and began my corporate career at a law firm in London before moving to Cambridge. Having started out in project management, I progressed into change management.

For those who know me, that progression makes a lot of sense!

I love change and transformation. After all, I’ve lived in three different countries and 10 different cities.

Also, I’m passionate about making sure that people aren’t broken and anxious when faced with a shift which they cannot control. It is all about open and honest communication, trust and respect.

If you’ve ever felt broken after a big change, you’ll know where I’m coming from.

Over the years, the focus of my interest gradually shifted away from organisational transformation towards personal change as I got involved in delivering management and leadership training.

This is when I experienced how people are able to move from a place of stress, overwhelm and anxiety to a state of empowerment and freedom once they are given the tools and techniques needed to transform their outlook and mindset.

Be the change that you want to see in the world

The only issue with teaching empowerment and leadership was that, in order to be authentic in my delivery, I had to confront my own demons.

I realised that I had more to give. I simply wasn’t able to fulfil my dreams working in an office job which didn’t align with my personal values.

I slowly but surely changed from having a fixed mindset with many limiting beliefs to having a growth mindset. Now I saw opportunity around every corner.

Do you think that some of your stress and anxiety could be caused by your inner critic?

This was certainly the case for me.

Long story short, I quit my job to turn my passion for health and wellbeing into a business. I trained in complementary therapy and stress management in order to be able to remove stress and anxiety from the human body in a holistic way. I then got stuck in with positive psychology and my learning journey is now destined to never end.

Nordique Touch was born in 2018. Now I’m on a mission to turn the UK into a happier country and share with everyone what I’ve learnt along the way.

I am working my way around one company at a time to share my tips and techniques on how to reduce stress and anxiety in the workplace by applying the science of happiness.

Why not contact me today to book a webinar or workshop at your place of work?

I’m a fully qualified stress therapist and a member of the UK Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT) and the International Society for Coaching Psychology (ISCP). I have also trained as a Happiness Facilitator with the Museum of Happiness in London.

In addition, I’m a mother, a wife and a dog owner and I love spending time outside regardless of the weather.

Let’s work together!

If you are interested in increasing productivity and motivation in the workplace, I am happy to talk to you about how you can achieve that through the application of the science of happiness.

The science of happiness is based on psychology, sociology, and neuroscience of well-being, and teaches skills that foster a thriving, resilient, and compassionate society.

Companies and organisations that are committed to implementing the science of happiness are found to be more productive, experience less stress-related absence and enjoy greater staff satisfaction and loyalty.

If you have any questions or would like to work with me, please contact me on and I’ll be in touch.

You can also find me on Facebook, Instagram or LinkedIN.

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