Shawn Achor Former Harvard Professor, Positive Psychology Expert

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  • Positive Genius: The Key to Raising Success, Spreading Happiness, and Sustaining Positive Change
  • Positive Leadership: Restoring a Culture of Confidence
  • The Happiness Advantage: Linking Positive Brains to Performance
  • The Ripple Effect: How to Make Positive Change Easier

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  • 2018 Big Potential: How Transforming the Pursuit of Success Raises Our Achievement, Happiness, and Well-Being
  • 2013 Before Happiness: The 5 Hidden Keys to Achieving Success, Spreading Happiness, and Sustaining Positive Change
  • 2012 The Orange Frog : How One Spark Change An Island
  • 2010 The Happiness Advantage: The Seven Principles of Positive Psychology That Fuel Success and Performance at Work
  • 2007 Happier: Learn the Secrets to Daily Joy and Lasting Fulfillment

Shawn Achor is the New York Times bestselling 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 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 11 million views, and his lecture airing on PBS has been seen by millions.


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