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Emma Seppälä

Author, Director of Stanford University’s Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education and Co-Director of the Yale College Emotional Intelligence Project 

An inspiring and vivacious speaker, Yale and Stanford researcher and author uses science-backed evidence to show that happiness and success go hand in hand - and can be reached by anyone.

The Science (& Art!) of Happiness

We all want to be happy, yet the pursuit of happiness has never been more elusive as we drown under the responsibilities of work and our other responsibilities. Yet research shows that a happy life does not involve big changes. It involves small habits we can incorporate into our daily lives in a practical and life-changing. Using empirically-validated data, Seppälä inspires us to live a more fulfilling life, and shows us how in very concrete ways.

Happiness at Work

Research shows that happy workplaces are more productive workplaces. Employees prefer to be happy at work than to receive more pay and benefits. What makes for a happy workplace? A workplace characterized by values, where people are connected to each other in positive ways. There are a number of simple and science-backed ways that leaders and employees can make their professional experiences not only more meaningful and valuable – but more productive. This talk is not just empirically validated and inspiring, it also provides the audience with some science-backed tools and techniques to apply in their work lives right away.

Positive Leadership

Leaders need to both exert influence and be “likable,” commanding loyalty – yet the two often seem at odds. New research, however, shows how we can have both – in fact, if you are a leader who is more positive, you also have employees who are more engaged, hard-working and dedicated to you. Characteristics like compassion, humility and kindness are actually a competitive edge. The question is – how do you exert these characteristics while also leading a team. This talk will share science-backed tools and techniques to help leaders and managers create teams that thrive and excel.

Resilient Mind

The workplace brings stress and we are only as successful as our ability to bounce back in the face of challenges and difficult times. In order to maximize your resilience, you can use science-backed techniques to weather tough times and come out on top. The audience will leave with tools they can start implementing right away to navigate office politics, remain calm during tough negotiations, and grow from mistakes and difficulties.

Meet Emma Seppälä

An inspiring and vivacious speaker, Yale and Stanford researcher and author uses science-backed evidence to show that happiness and success go hand in hand - and can be reached by anyone.

Through her talks, writing, television appearances and book, Emma Seppälä now inspired 1000s of people to live happier and more compassionate lives. A graduate of Yale, Columbia and Stanford, Seppälä is an expert at translating the science of happiness and success to any audience. Passionate about sharing the science of what makes us thrive, Seppälä founded the popular news site Fulfillmentdaily.com. She has dedicated part of her research career to helping veterans overcome trauma and her research is featured in documentary film Free the Mind. Her research has also been featured in the New York Times, ABC News, Forbes, The Boston Globe, U.S. News & World Report, The Huffington Post, Inc., and Fast Company. She has appeared on Good Morning America, ABC News and FOX News and a number of other documentary films. She is a frequent contributor to Psychology Today and Harvard Business Review. Her book The Happiness Track: How to Apply the Science of Happiness to Accelerate Your Success is currently being translated into a dozen foreign languages. Seppälä is fluent in English, German and French.

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