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  • Broadcasting Happiness: Creating Success through Positive Engagement
  • Catalyzing Success: Training the Brain to Seize Opportunities
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  • 2015 Broadcasting Happiness: The Science of Igniting and Sustaining Positive Change

Michelle Gielan is the bestselling author of Broadcasting Happiness: The Science of Igniting and Sustaining Positive Change and was named one of the Top 10 authors on resilience by the Harvard Business Review. She is the founder of the Institute for Applied Positive Research, holds a Master of Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania, and graduated magna cum laude from Tufts University with a B.S. in Computer Engineering.

Michelle is an Executive Producer of “The Happiness Advantage” on PBS and a featured professor in Oprah’s Happiness course. She formerly served as anchor of The CBS Morning News, and her research has received attention from dozens of media outlets including The Washington Post, FORBES, and The New York Times.

She currently resides in the Dallas area with her husband and fellow happiness researcher, Shawn Achor, and their two children.


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