In 2007, Shawn founded GoodThink,Inc. to share his research with the world. Subsequently Shawn has lectured or researched in over 50 countries speaking to CEOs in China, school children in South Africa, farmers in Zimbabwe, the Royal Family in Abu Dhabi, doctors at St. Jude Children’s Hospital, and worked with the U.S. Department of Health to promote happiness. In 2012, Shawn helped lead the Everyday Matters campaign with the National MS Society and Genzyme to show how happiness remains a choice for those struggling with a chronic illness.
Shawn graduated magna cum laude from Harvard and earned a Masters Degree from Harvard Divinity School in Christian and Buddhist Ethics. For seven years, Shawn also served as an Officer of Harvard living in Harvard Yard and counseling students through the stresses of their first year. Shawn continues to conduct original psychology research on happiness and organizational achievement in collaboration with Yale University, Columbia University, and the Institute for Applied Positive Research.
Michelle works with Fortune 500 companies and schools to raise employee engagement, productivity and happiness at work. She holds a Master of Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania.
Michelle is an Executive Producer of “The Happiness Advantage Special” on PBS. She formerly served as the anchor of two national newscasts at CBS News, as well as a correspondent for “The Early Show.” In 2009, Michelle produced “Happy Week,” a series focusing on fostering happiness in the midst of the recession. In 2011, she appeared in her own weekly health and wellness segment, “Manic Monday” on FOX News Chicago.
Michelle graduated cum laude in Computer Engineering from Tufts University. Her research and advice have received attention from Forbes, USA Today, CNN, FOX and NPR.
Amy was appointed by President Clinton to serve a five-year term on the Board of Directors for the Corporation for National Service (which oversees AmeriCorps) and was named a Point of Light by Presidents Bush and Clinton. Amy received her MBA from Yale School of Management and graduated cum laude, with a BA in Government from Harvard.
She is the co-author of the award-winning children’s book Ripple’s Effect (2013), a science-based, illustrated picture book about a dolphin who teaches a shark to smile that received the Mom’s Choice Gold Award.