Happiness Means Business offers dynamic and engaging presentations ranging from 20 minute inspirational speeches to multi-day training.
A Team of Executive Leaders and Positive Psychology Experts
With over 55 years of leadership experience, our experts bring their
practical expertise in business to their passion for organizational
development, positive psychology and employee engagement. You can
count on them for inspirational speeches and workshops.
Paul and Jackson are in their element when speaking about innovative culture change, succession planning and the cultivation of high-performance teams. All their work is grounded in the science of positive psychology.
This talk is our most popular keynote and is suitable for any audience. In addition to being one of our most inspirational speeches, this talk can be presented as a multi-hour, interactive workshop. The subject matter is presented with an emphasis on leadership when appropriate.
Get a blast of personal and corporate well-being in this inspirational introduction to the science of positive psychology. Learn about the research results that prove happiness leads to greater success. Come away with simple, applicable skills that will fuel your personal happiness and create positive contagion amongst the people you influence.
The field of positive psychology research has massively expanded our understanding of human potential. Most of this discovery has happened in the last 15 years. We now know that happiness is not a lucky outcome resulting from a fortunate upbringing. Rather, happiness generally results from skills we can all learn.
If your company knows “what to do”, but too often falls short, you will discover new insights about how to powerfully engage employees and change corporate culture.
- Scientifically connecting happiness with success
- Neurophysiology: how the brain can be re-wired
- Overcoming negativity bias
- Gratitude and appreciative inquiry
- Necessity of healthy social relationships
This talk is suitable for any audience. In addition to being on of our most inspirational speeches, this talk can be presented as a multi-hour, interactive workshop. The subject matter is presented with an emphasis on leadership when appropriate.
A powerful emotional context permeates all aspects of our lives presently — uncertainty. A global pandemic, economic threat, and political strife are layered onto our already hectic, demanding lives. How can people not only cope, but thrive personally and professionally?
Happiness Means Business brings the science of positive psychology to bear. With practical advice coupled with funny storytelling, our team provides an inspiring toolkit for resilience! We explore the threat of burnout, shining a light on the three levels of increasingly debilitating stress. We then shift focus to the tools that insulate workers from emotional exhaustion.
Embrace the research results that prove positive emotions come readily when certain skills are learned. See how these skills demonstrably lead directly to greater success. Come away equipped to fuel your personal happiness and create positive contagion amongst the people you influence
- Three levels of burnout
- Scientifically connecting positive emotions with stress management
- Neurophysiology: how the brain can be re-wired
- Overcoming negativity bias
This talk is suitable for people with subordinate direct reports and opinion-leaders who have influence on the corporate culture. It can be either a deeply thought-provoking keynote or a multi-hour interactive workshop.
Many leaders come to their roles as a function of their expertise in a specific subject matter, but leadership requires more than job-specific skills. Leadership is a way of being. This talk de-emphasizes what we individually know and instead asks us who we are.
Traditional employee engagement programs often buy the loyalty of employees’ bodies (workers show up) but do not win their hearts and minds. In this talk, learn direct interventions that change the way employees FEEL about their work and their workmates. Leverage positive psychology to bring creativity, productivity, and joy into your workplace!
Management members who influence the behavior of staff can learn a mindset that shifts them from overseers of business processes to genuine leaders—seeing the big picture, articulating the direction, and embracing their team in a collaborative and committed mission.
Transformative organizational change occurs when bosses are coaches who lead with emotional intelligence and profound personal integrity.
- Role modeling is a reality even when leaders are unaware
- Contrasting true leadership from tasks found in a management job description
- Engaging Hollywood video content that drives points home and inspires discussion
- Emotional Intelligence as a tool to fuel worker commitment
This talk is suitable for any audience. The subject matter is presented with an emphasis on organization settings and future-proofing your workforce.
Record-breaking volumes of resignations are happening in every industry. More than 40% of the workforce is actively contemplating leaving their employment within the next 12 months! The crisis in recruiting and retaining talented employees is only going to get worse — far worse — unless your business becomes the exception.
Every business has assets, including buildings, equipment, product inventory, and historic customer relationships. Companies also have a workplace culture that either contributes positively or is a substantial barrier to productivity and profitability. Generally, companies pay little attention to the quality of culture, YET it is either an asset or a liability to the business’ success.
Employers must recognize that a new class of workers has emerged from the pandemic, with a drastic shift in the workplace-worker dynamic. Therefore, it is critical to invest in psychological capital to enrich the employee experience.
Workplace culture can be positively expanded to be one of your most significant assets. Using tools of positive psychology, and founded in excellent research, this talk draws upon years of practical application. As a result, your company can be a leader, where talented applicants line up to get a chance to work for you, your own employees are your greatest champions, and everyone gives their hearts and minds to the work, not just selling their labor.
Learn to ride the wave of the Great Resignation, without wiping out!
- What is psychological capital?
- Tackling culture one climate at a time
- Adversity as a strengthening benefit
- The five paths to building culture: meeting psychological needs
This talk is suitable for any audience and is the highest energy and least boring talk on mindfulness that you’ll ever hear. In addition to being an inspiring keynote, this talk can be presented as a multi-hour, interactive workshop.
Why the heck is everyone talking about mindfulness these days? Mindfulness is the most researched of all positive psychology interventions. And the evidence is overwhelming clear: mindfulness is as foundational to good mental health as nutrition and exercise are to physical health.
This presentation takes the mystery out of mindfulness and calls on participants to take their mental and emotional well-being seriously. Participants learn how the mind physically changes as a result of regular mindfulness practice. Theory is grounded in practical application during the workshop.
With a foundation in science, taught with energy and humor, and served as a practical invitation, this workshop reveals what all the excitement is about. With over 25 years of personal experience in mindfulness practices, your facilitator has a rich understanding of how impactful this training can be.
- Improved emotional regulation
- Increased resilience to stress
- Faster mental processing
- Improved interpersonal relationships
- Greater focus
- More cognitive flexibility
- Boosted immune system
- Reduced heart rate and lower blood pressure
This talk is suitable for any audience. The subject matter is presented with an emphasis on organization settings when appropriate. In addition to being one of our team’s most original, progressive and inspirational speeches, this talk can be presented as a multi-hour, interactive workshop.
The speed and pace of the emerging economy is breathtaking. Yet, for most of us, most of the time, it goes unnoticed. Constant technological change, new markets, changing strategic relationships, and increasingly complex stakeholder management is the new normal.
Old leadership styles are inadequate. We know that traditional “command and control” is antiquated and ineffective. But what takes its place? How do we capably meet the challenge of the new economy and bring our teams alongside us in an energized, committed way?
This uplifting, funny presentation gets right at the heart of these issues while insightfully demonstrating that the path forward is practical and consists of learnable skills. Our team shows how new leadership requires more access to whole-brained management: emotional intelligence, very high standards, and consistently drawing the best out of employee’s own intrinsic motivations.
Observing the real opportunities of 21st century industrial innovation, this conversation is about personal and corporate momentum. Organizations that anticipate the skillsets of the new economy can also navigate the path to massive success.
- Emerging, most sought-after skills are associated with right-brain characteristics
- Combatting the social conditioning that limits leaders
- The World Economic Forum’s analysis of future leadership qualities
This talk is suitable for all audiences. Participants will leave with a new optimism that they are in control of their lives.
So many of us wake up every day immediately burdened with a crushing feeling of productivity debt.
There are so many things to get done – it can feel like a pile we never quite get to the bottom of. It’s the overwhelming feeling that you must rush to complete everything. Personal needs are time-bound and designed for efficiency, like eating and getting the kids to school. And nearly every day ends just like the day began — with a guilt-inducing perception that we have more to do!
Burnout is everywhere…
Workers resent their work and wish for a different dynamic in their day-to-day lives. Quiet quitting, the Great Resignation, or simply legions of disengaged workers all result from the cultural defect of a “never enough” mentality.
Fortunately, there are cures for this enormous and sometimes crippling pressure. This talk draws from the best research from the fields of positive psychology and behavior-based habits, allowing attendees to build a better system to manage their tasks, projects, and demands and create space for their lives outside of work.
Your audience will see to-do lists from the perspective of getting what they want from life. Not only will they have practical tools for organizing and managing the mundane everyday requirements of modern work, but they will also systematically have tools that fuel success in long-range personal and professional ambitions.
- Creating an external mind that immediately relieves pressure
- Time blocking and project management
- Intentional rituals for work-life balance