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Neil Pasricha

Keynote Speaker

Author of Five #1 International Best Sellers Including The Happiness Equation

Neil Pasricha shows that cultivating a positive mindset is key to personal and organization success.

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Neil Pasricha'S SPEAKING FEE $25K - $40K

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Neil Pasricha'S SPEAKING FEE $25K - $40K

A Harvard MBA, New York Times best-selling author, award-winning blogger and one of the most popular TED speakers in the world, Neil Pasricha is a “pied piper of happiness” (The Toronto Star) who dazzles audiences with ideas and frameworks that skyrocket organizational happiness and engagement.

Pasricha spent a decade inside Walmart, the world’s largest company, working for two CEOs directly and then as director of Leadership Development. He complements this “what’s worked” authority with infectious enthusiasm and heartfelt authenticity. He builds trust with audiences quickly and then challenges them to elevate expectations of themselves and commit to the habit of happiness every day.

Pasricha has spoken to royal families in the Middle East, Ivy League deans, and CEOs at organizations such as Audi, Microsoft and GE—all using research and models that enhance individual performance and create a more positive and productive workplace.

In his latest best seller The Happiness Equation (2016), Pasricha provides step-by-step guidelines to illustrate exactly how to apply a unique set of principles to improving and managing everything—your time, your career, your bottom line, your relationships and ultimately, of course, your happiness.

Neil’s writing and work has been featured in Harvard Business Review, CNN, BBC, The Guardian, The New Yorker, The Sunday Times, China Daily, The Jakarta Post, The Sydney Herald and Wired.

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Neil Pasricha’s Speech Topics

  • Building Trust In Distrustful Times

    According to the Edelman Trust Barometer trust in media, business, and government are at an all-time low. We have never believed less, agreed less, or trusted less. Yet, building trust, and developing the community that surrounds it, remains imperative for any art project, online influencer, startup or brand. So what are the three new research backed ways to build trust in an era of mistrust? Hear from Neil Pasricha in his newest talk which he debuted to a packed audience of over 2500 people at SXSW to a giant standing ovation.

  • The Subtle Art of Happiness

    Why can so few people at work genuinely say, “I love my job”? Gallup reports 87% of the global workforce is disengaged. But what if there were subtle, secret weapons that could turn employees into their most powerful, engaged, and productive selves? It’s not crazy talk. It’s actually happening. Using his unique blend of counterintuitive research and sidesplitting stories, Neil illuminates a clear path forward into workplaces where people show up inspired, do great work, and leave with full minds and full hearts. Raw, hilarious, and heartwarming, this is the perfect keynote to kick off or close your conference with the ultimate high. Past clients include: Audi (national dealer teams), AstraZeneca (sales agents), and TD Bank (top global leaders). 

  • The Science of Positive Growth Mindset

    Does great work lead to happiness? Or… does happiness lead to great work? Neil Pasricha shares counterintuitive research-based answers in this fun, fast-paced, research-grounded tour of the emerging neuroscience and positive psychology landscape. He challenges your audience by asking: “Would you press a button and have 31% higher productivity, 37% higher sales, and 300% greater creativity on Monday morning?” When heads start nodding, he shows how to get there. Based on fresh research Pasricha published in Harvard Business Review together with the latest in neuroscience and positive psychology, this speech is not true motivation – it’s application. Perfect for left-brained, analytical, or even skeptical audiences. Past clients include: Google (engineers), Kaiser Permanente (physicians), Citigroup (investment bankers).

  • Be Happy First: Resilience and Breakthrough Performance In Times Of Change

    After Neil Pasricha’s wife left him and his best friend suddenly took his own life, he crash-landed in an empty downtown bachelor apartment. Just twelve months later, he was working directly for the CEO at Walmart, running the International Academy of Digital Arts and Science’s “Best Blog in the world”, and had just published The Book of Awesome which stormed the New York Times bestseller list and sold over a million copies. The lesson was clear: resilience, change, and growth can came from times of challenge. This inspiring talk is for anybody looking for simple practical ways to lift performance to new heights. In Neil’s case, he realized before life could change, he had to change. Leadership ultimately comes from within. When company execs would ask him “How did you get so happy?” he’d share the secret is to “Be happy first” and let the mindset you cultivate ultimately enable your success. Neil’s presentation leaves audiences with five clear tools they can use to achieve their biggest goals. (Past clients include: Uber (marketing), Momenta (bioscience execs), University of Texas (students and faculty).

  • Lead Yourself First, Before You Lead Others.

    Which company is #1 on the Fortune 500 today and has been for more than a decade? Walmart. The retail behemoth’s rise to half a trillion dollars in sales with over two million employees spread across the globe has been well-documented. But what hasn’t been documented is how they develop, nurture, and grow leaders up through those ranks. Neil Pasricha served as Director of Leadership Development inside Walmart for the past ten years – working directly for two CEOs and partnering with Harvard Business School to develop the first global executive program inside the retail giant. Join him as he shares a window into what his research and work reveal about what truly makes leaders tick and walk away with clear takeaways on how they can drive you and your teams. How do you lead a team of two, two hundred thousand, or even two million people? It starts with yourself. Let Neil show you how.


  • Cultivating Calm During Coronavirus Chaos (Virtual Presentation)

    Neil has created an all-new virtual keynote in response to spiking anxiety, stress, and mental health challenges due to coronavirus. The session offers three research-backed daily practices to ground and center yourself, key phrases to help speak to yourself and loved ones during the pandemic, and an optional Q&A to hear and connect with peers while getting empathetic, research-backed tools. 

    All virtual events come with a “Care Package” tailored by Neil which employees can use from home afterwards. The care package includes:

    • A tailored video from Neil 

    • A 9-part resilience video series

    • A resilience self-growth workbook

    • Two new articles from Neil: “49 things to do if you’re home due to coronavirus” + “25 of the best books to read if you’re home due to coronavirus”

    • A “9 steps to resilience” poster

    • A list of additional free online resources

    The session is typically 60 minutes including Q&A but can be flexed the time the client has available. 

What other organizations say about Neil Pasricha

Neil Pasricha joined the Audi Executive Team across the United States and his happiness lessons were the highlight of the show. His is always on point, thought provoking, and receives near perfect ratings. Listen to him!


What other organizations say about Neil Pasricha

Thank you for an outstanding key note at our Marketing Excellence event and it was such a pleasure to meet you in person. The buzz after you left was how and when we could get you back to share your message with an even broader group. You clearly struck a chord with our audience; it is rare to find a speaker that can ignite such passion and unify the audience on a common theme that transcends generation and function. Please keep writing books. Yours changed my life.

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What other organizations say about Neil Pasricha

Neil is a rock star! He visited the Googleplex and you could hear a pin drop while he was speaking. Everybody loved his models for living happier lives. Many people commented that he was the best speaker we have had in some time!


What other organizations say about Neil Pasricha

Neil Pasricha was the highlight of the day. From my perspective, the highlight of the year at Microsoft Canada! What a genuine, authentic, inspiring person. He was AWESOME (to steal his words!) He connected with the audience and made our themes come to life in the best possible way. He arrived early and stayed late talking to everyone and inspiring all of us.


What other organizations say about Neil Pasricha

When Neil Pasricha talks, leaders of all levels and backgrounds stop what they’re doing…and listen.



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