Shawn Achor

New York Times Best-Selling Author, Speaker & Contributing Editor of SUCCESS Magazine

Shawn Achor is the New York Times best-selling author of The Happiness Advantage and Before Happiness. He spent 12 years at Harvard, where he won over a dozen distinguished teaching awards, and delivered lectures on positive psychology in the most popular class at Harvard. Shawn graduated magna cum laude from Harvard and earned a Masters from Harvard Divinity School in Christian and Buddhist ethics.

Shawn has since become one of the worldÂ’’s leading experts on the connection between happiness and success. Shawn has now worked with over a third of the Fortune 100 companies, and with places like the NFL, the Pentagon and the U.S. Treasury. To do his work, Shawn has traveled to 51 countries, speaking to farmers in Zimbabwe, CEOs in China, doctors in Dubai and schoolchildren in South Africa. In 2014, Oprah Winfrey did a two-hour interview with Shawn on the science of happiness and meaning. His research on happiness made the cover of Harvard Business Review, his TED talk is one of the most popular of all time with almost 13 million views, and his lecture airing on PBS has been seen by millions.

SPEAKING TOPIC

  • The Happiness Advantage: Linking Positive Brains to Performance
  • Positive Leadership: Restoring a Culture of Confidence
  • The Ripple Effect: How to Make Positive Change Easier