Shawn Achor is the New York Times bestselling author of Before Happiness (2013) and The Happiness Advantage (2010). After spending 12 years at Harvard University and presenting one of the top five most popular TEDx talks (with over 13 million views), Shawn has become one of the world’s leading experts on the connection between happiness and success. Recently, Shawn sat down with Oprah at her house to discuss the science of happiness, defining success and how we can bring the powerful research-based techniques of positive psychology to the world. To share the message that happiness is a choice, Shawn and The Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) created an in-depth, two-part Happiness Course to help individuals impact their own lives and the lives of those around them with the Happiness Advantage. Shawn’s research on happiness made the cover of Harvard Business Review, his research and work on stress in partnership with Yale University at UBS was published in the The Journal of Personality and Social Psychology [http://happierforlife.com/rethink-stress-study/], and his PBS special has been seen by millions. Shawn has worked with over a third of the Fortune 100 companies, as well as the NFL, the NBA, the Pentagon and the White House. His talks have taken him to more than 50 countries, where he has spoken to CEOs in China, doctors in Dubai, schoolchildren in South Africa, and farmers in Zimbabwe. Find out more about Shawn and his science of happiness research at ShawnAchor.com.
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