“I love the idea of directly impacting peoples’ lives,” Natalie Colley says from her office on Broadway in New York City. That desire to personally connect with and positively affect others is the chief reason Colley left the pharmaceutical industry behind after seven years as a chemical engineer for a career as a financial planner. Working at major drug companies on the east and west coasts, “I felt too far away from the people I wanted to help,” she explains.