Shawn Achor is one of the world’s experts on how happiness and success are related. He is the best-selling author of The Happiness Advantage and Big Potential. His path into happiness started when he studied at Harvard, graduating magna cum laude and earning a master’s degree from Harvard Divinity School in Christian and Buddhist ethics.
Shawn spent 12 years at Harvard, gaining a dozen teaching awards and traveled to 50 countries studying to how create an approach to potential and happiness. He has since worked with many Fortune 100 companies and places like the Pentagon, NASA, and the NFL. He has worked his research into high-challenge environments like Flint, Michigan public schools and Marines at Camp Pendleton.
He found you can increase optimism with mindset and behavioral change. Shawn’s research made the cover of Harvard Business Review, and his TED talk was one of the most popular ever recorded with more than 20 million views. His lecture that aired on PBS also was seen by millions.