Shawn Achor

New York Times Bestselling Author of The Happiness Advantage and Before Happiness. A Favorite on Oprah's Super Soul Sunday with specials on PBS and numerous articles and interviews in Harvard Business Review, SUCCESS magazine, FORBES, Huffington Post and many more. Professor at Harvard, Yale & Wharton. Shawn's famous TED Talk now viewed by over 10+ Million people.

Featured on multiple episodes of Oprah's Super Soul Sunday and featured in Oprah's Greatest Aha! Moments of 2014, Shawn Achor 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. His research on happiness has been featured in Forbes, CNN, Fox News, and made the cover of Harvard Business Review; Shawn's TED talk is in the Top 10 Most Popular of all time, with over 10+ million views and counting. His lecture airing on PBS has been seen by millions. Shawn teaches for the Advanced Management Program at Wharton Business School, and collaborates on research with Yale and Columbia University.

In 2007, Shawn founded GoodThinkInc to share his research with the world. Subsequently, Shawn has lectured or researched in more than 50 countries, speaking to CEOs in China, school children in South Africa, doctors in Dubai, and farmers in Zimbabwe. He has spoken to the Royal Family in Abu Dhabi, doctors at St. Jude Children’s Hospital, and worked with the U.S. Department of Health to promote happiness. In 2012, Shawn helped lead the Everyday Matters campaign with the National MS Society and Genzyme to show how happiness remains a choice for those struggling with a chronic illness.

Shawn graduated magna cum laude from Harvard and earned a Masters degree from Harvard Divinity School in Christian and Buddhist ethics. For seven years, Shawn also served as an Officer of Harvard, living in Harvard Yard and counseling students through the stresses of their first year. Though he now travels extensively for his work, Shawn continues to conduct original psychology research on happiness and organizational achievement in collaboration with Yale University and the Institute for Applied Positive Research.

Shawn is the author of the New York Times best-selling books The Happiness Advantage (2010) and Before Happiness (2013) as well as Ripple’s Effect and The Orange Frog. He is featured in PBS’s "The Happiness Advantage with Shawn Achor" Special.

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