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GoodThink speakers offer your team a chance to learn the science of happiness with practical strategies for positive leadership and improved engagement The research-based strategies presented by these world-renowned experts in positive psychology are designed with the ultimate goal of helping your organization raise every outcome it seeks to improve, including higher levels of productivity, creativity, engagement, happiness and success.

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SHAWN ACHOR

NYT Best-selling Author of Before Happiness and The Happiness Advantage

Shawn Achor is a New York Times bestselling author of Before Happiness (2013) and The Happiness Advantage (2010). He is the winner of over a dozen distinguished teaching awards at Harvard University where he delivered lectures on positive psychology in the most popular class at Harvard. Shawn has become one of the world’s leading experts on the connection between happiness and success.

After spending twelve years at Harvard University, Shawn has become one of the world’s leading experts on the connection between happiness and success. 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 13 million views, and his lecture airing on PBS has been seen by millions. Shawn has worked with over a third of the Fortune 100 companies, and lectured in more than 50 countries speaking to CEOs in China, senior leaders at the Pentagon, schoolchildren in South Africa, and farmers in Zimbabwe.

His Happiness Advantage training is the largest and most successful positive psychology corporate training program to date in the world. Shawn is the author of the New York Times, best selling books he Happiness Advantage (2010) and Before Happiness (2013), as well as Ripple’s Effect and The Orange Frog. Shawn was recently published in the top psychology journal for the work he did at UBS in partnership with Yale University to create a more effective stress training. Recently, he did a two hour interview with Oprah at her house discussing happiness research and perception of success.

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MICHELLE GIELAN

Founder of IAPR & Best-selling Author of Broadcasting Happiness

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.

Michelle is an Executive Producer of “The Happiness Advantage” on PBS and a featured professor in Oprah’s Happiness course. She holds a Master of Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania.

She formerly served as an 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.

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AMY BLANKSON

Co-founder of GoodThink, Presidential Point of Light, Award-winning Author

Amy Blankson is an award-winning author of Ripple’s Effect and The Future of Happiness: 5 Modern Strategies to Balance Productivity and Well-being in the Digital Era. Amy Blankson is the only person to be named a Point of Light by two Presidents (President Bush and President Clinton). She received a Presidential appointment to serve a five-year term n the Board of Directors of the Corporation for National Service, and was one of the youngest delegates to the Presidents’ Summit for America’s Future. Amy recieved her BA from Harvard and MBA from Yale School of Management. She serves as a Visioneer for the Xprize Foundation for Personal Health, and was a featured professor in Oprah’s Happiness course.

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DR.KWABENA "BOBO" BLANKSON

Adolescent Medicine Specialist, Speaker and Author

A graduate of Harvard College and the Yale School of Medicine, Dr. Kwabena “Bobo” Blankson is a pediatrician with subspecialty training in Adolescent Medicine. He has over 13 years of military experience, and currently serves in private practice at Girls to Women Health & Wellness and and the newly formed Young Men’s Health and Wellness. Doctor Bobo has published in peer-reviewed journals on adolescent healthcare utilization, obesity and energy-drink consumption, including recent features on The New York Times, TIME, Huffington Post, CNN, Forbes, CBS News, and more. He is the author of Saucier’s Bones, a middle grade novel designed to teach about cooking as a health literacy tool, and was recently certified as a Culinary Medicine Specialist. Dr. Bobo is an engaging, down-to-earth speaker who has a passion for positive medicine. Most recently, he served as a featured professor in Oprah’s Happiness Course.

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ERIC KARPINSKI

Management consultant and ICF certified Executive Coach

Eric Karpinski, The Happiness Coach, integrates 20 years of business experience into his talks about implementing and sustaining positive change within organizations. His former roles as executive, management consultant, venture capatalist and Wharton MBA provide him insights into the workings of both large and small companies.

Eric also trained as a scientist at Brown University and spent his business career at the juncture of medical science and business, easily bridging both worlds and translating between them. This understanding of science and business allows him to efficiently implement findings from top neuroscience and positive psychology research to make positive change within a company.

Eric is an ICF certified executive coach and has more than 1000 hours of one-on-one coaching experience. This fives him deep insight into individual motivation. He weaves this knowledge into his talks, leaving his audiences with the drive to implement these simple and powerful tools to initiate positive change and maintain it over the long-term.