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Shawn Achor

Founder of Good Think Inc. and TED Speaker
  • Popular TED Talk speaker with over 4 million online views
  • Emphasizes “The Happiness Advantage” to reverse the formula for happiness and success
  • Traveled to 49 countries, speaking to CEOs, school children and doctors alike
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Change ManagementHealth, Happiness, & WellnessPeak PerformanceRelationship BuildingTeamworkDecision MakingCorporate CultureTED SpeakersAuthors

Shawn Achor is the author of the international best-seller, The Happiness Advantage, and his newly released book, Before Happiness is a New York Times best-seller. Shawn spent over a decade at Harvard University where he won over a dozen distinguished teaching awards for his work. He graduated magna cum laude from Harvard and earned a Masters in Christian and Buddhist ethics. In 2006, he was named Head Teaching Fellow for "Positive Psychology," which eclipsed “Intro Economics” as the most popular course at Harvard.

In 2007, Shawn founded Good Think Inc. to share his research with the world. Subsequently, Shawn has lectured or researched in 49 countries, speaking to CEOs in China, school children in South Africa, doctors in Dubai, and farmers in Zimbabwe.

Shawn has become the world’s leading expert on the connection between happiness and success. In 2012, Shawn's research on happiness made the cover of Harvard Business Review, his TED Talk is one of the most popular of all time with over 4 million views, and he has a new lecture airing on PBS called, The Happiness Advantage.

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