December 11, 2015

Globoforce Announces Social Psychologist Amy Cuddy as Keynote Speaker for WorkHuman 2016 Conference

December 11, 2015 | Globoforce Press Release

Award-winning author and world-renowned personal presence expert to join Gary Hamel and Shawn Achor at annual conference focused on the future of the human workplace

SOUTHBOROUGH, Mass. and DUBLIN – December 11, 2015 – Globoforce®, a leading provider of social recognition solutions, today announced social psychologist and Harvard Business School professor Amy Cuddy as a keynote speaker for the WorkHuman 2016 conference, May 9-11 in Orlando, Florida. The WorkHuman conference, pioneered by Globoforce, brings together the brightest stars in the growing community of human-focused organizations and leaders to discuss and propel the future of the human workplace. Cuddy will join business guru Gary Hamel and happiness expert Shawn Achor, who were recently announced as keynote speakers for WorkHuman 2016. Cuddy’s highly-anticipated book, Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges, has been named an Amazon “Best of the Month” book for December 2015. "Amy is one of the foremost thinkers on how our personal body language, poise, and presence affect how others see us,” said Julie Zadow, executive director of WorkHuman. “By helping people understand how to liberate themselves from self-doubt, she has become a leading voice for empowerment as a driver of personal performance and connection with others.” “Our bodies change our minds, and our minds can change our behavior, and our behavior can change our outcomes. Embracing these truths at work can dramatically change how people present themselves and how they interact with and empower others,” said Cuddy. “These are key ingredients to building a more human workplace, and I look forward to sharing this research at WorkHuman 2016.” Cuddy is Associate Professor and Hellman Faculty Fellow in the Negotiation, Organizations & Markets Unit at Harvard Business School. She holds a PhD in Psychology from Princeton University and BA in Social Psychology from the University of Colorado. Her research has been published in top academic journals, including Journal of Personality and Social Psychology and Trends in Cognitive Sciences, and covered by news outlets such as CNN, MSNBC, The New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. She has spoken at PopTech, TED, TEDGlobal, and SXSW Interactive. Her 2012 TEDTalk ("Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are"), ranks among the top 5 most popular TEDTalks of all time. In May 2013, Business Insider named Cuddy as one of "50 Women Who are Changing the World." In 2014, Amy was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. For more information or questions about the conference, click here or call toll-free at 844-975-4626 (844-WRKHMAN). About Globoforce Globoforce is a leading provider of social recognition solutions, helping companies build strong cultures of engaged employees through the power of thanks. Named one of the Best Workplaces by the Great Place To Work® Institute, Globoforce is trusted by some of the most admired companies in the world to inspire and energize employees and create best places to work. Our award-winning SaaS technology and proven methodologies empower HR and business leaders to take a modern, more strategic approach to recognition programs. What results is measurable business success, qualified by increases in employee engagement, retention, and productivity. The company pioneered WorkHuman – a movement designed to help organizations unlock the power of the human workplace which was launched at the inaugural WorkHuman event held in June 2015. Globoforce is co-headquartered in Southborough, Massachusetts, and Dublin, Ireland.
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