‘Happiness Expert’ and Best-Selling Author
Shawn Achor – co-founder and CEO of GoodThink – is one of the world’s leading experts on the connection between happiness and success, and author of The New York Times best-sellers, “Happiness Advantage” and “Before Happiness.” His latest work – “Big Potential: How Transforming the Pursuit of Success Raises Our Achievement, Happiness, and Well-Being” – shows that success and happiness depend almost entirely on how well we connect with, relate to, and learn from each other.
Shawn’s TED Talk is one of the most popular of all time with more than 15 million views, and his research on positive mindset results graced the cover of the Harvard Business Review. His lecture, aired on PBS, has been seen by millions and, in 2014, he did a riveting two-hour interview with Oprah Winfrey to discuss his mission to bring positive psychology to the world.
Shawn has worked with more than a third of the Fortune 100 companies, as well as the NFL, the NBA, the Pentagon, The White House, and the U.S. Treasury. His Happiness Advantage training is one of the largest and most successful positive psychology corporate training programs in existence. He currently serves on the World Happiness Council as he continues his research.