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Happiness & Meaning Speakers

 

Is happiness as elusive as we believe? The following happiness and wellness keynote speakers place them within the realm of what can be learned and earned. Whether you want to lead a happier, more meaningful life at home, at work, or in school, these experts offer strategies you can use straight out of the box.

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Drew Dudley

Founder of Day One Leadership | Author of This Is Day One

What if, says Drew Dudley, we believed that leadership wasn’t just for those in charge? What if we embraced our ability to lead, no matter our school grades or pay-grade? As he describes in his fortif...

Wanuri Kahiu

Acclaimed Writer & Director of Rafiki | Co-Founder of AFROBUBBLEGUM

When Wanuri Kahiu’s second feature film, the Cannes-selected Rafiki, was banned in her home country of Kenya for featuring a romance between two women, she wouldn’t stand for it. An acclaimed filmmaker and co-founder of AFROBUBBLEGUM, Kahiu’s art and talks show that being fun and frivolous includes—and in fact necessitates—being fierce. 
 
Daniel Lerner

Instructor of NYU’s “The Science of Happiness” | Author of U Thrive

When do happiness and success coexist? That depends how you define success, says speaker Daniel Lerner. Instructor of The Science of Happiness, the largest and most popular course at New York Universi...

Emily Esfahani Smith

Author of The Power of Meaning: Crafting a Life That Matters

Meaning, not happiness, is the key to a good life. That’s the vital message at the core of Emily Esfahani Smith’s book, The Power of Meaning, which outlines four pillars essential to living a life tha...

Shawn Achor

Author of The Happiness Advantage

Happiness speaker Shawn Achor teaches the most popular class at Harvard—a class on positive psychology. Achor has earned over a dozen distinguished teaching awards at the university, and is the CEO of Good Think, Inc. On stage, he shows us emphatically that it’s possible to change not only our happiness, but also...
 
Candy Chang

Urban Space Artist Behind the "Before I Die" Walls

World-renowned artist and urban designer Candy Chang engages communities to share everything from their greatest hopes to their deepest anxieties in public. The Atlantic calls her artwork Before I Die

Charles Montgomery

Urban Design Consultant, Award-Winning Journalist, & Author of Happy City

How can we be happier in cities? Charles Montgomery looks for answers at the intersection of urban design and the new science of happiness. In psychology, neuroscience, and behavioral economics, and i...

Jonathan Fader

Performance Psychologist | Former Director of Mental Conditioning for the New York Giants | Author of Life as Sport

When NFL superstars, Major League Baseball players, firefighters, and success-driven workers want to improve their work performance, they turn to Dr. Jonathan Fader. Having spent two seasons as the Di...