Shawn Achor

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Shawn Achor is the bestselling author of The Happiness Advantage and Big Potential. 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 world’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 over 22 million views, and his lecture airing on PBS has been seen by millions.

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Topics

Big Potential: How Transforming the Pursuit of Success Raises Our Achievement, Happiness, and Well-Being
The Happiness Advantage: Linking Positive Brains to Performance
Positive Genius: The Key to Raising Success, Spreading Happiness, and Sustaining Positive Change
Positive Leadership: Restoring a Culture of Confidence
The Ripple Effect: How to Make Positive Change Easier

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