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Shawn Achor shares the recent scientific breakthroughs in the study of happiness and inspires audiences to become lightning rods for change.
Shawn Achor is the winner of over a dozen distinguished teaching awards at Harvard University, where he delivered lectures in the most popular class at Harvard. In 2009 alone, Shawn was invited to lecture in 36 different countries on how positive psychology can raise happiness and performance. His work received attention in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Forbes and BusinessWeek. Shawn graduated magna cum laude from Harvard and earned a Masters from Harvard Divinity School in Christian and Buddhist ethics. In 2006, he served as Head Teaching Fellow with Dr. Tal Ben-Shahar of “Positive Psychology,” a class that enrolled 1 out of every 7 Harvard undergraduates. For seven years, Shawn served as an Officer of Harvard, living in Harvard Yard studying and counseling Harvard students. Shawn now travels around the world giving talks on this research. When the economy collapsed, the world's largest banks sent Shawn on a tour of banking crisis centers to restore confidence and forward progress. He has worked with doctors in Dubai, farmers in Zimbabwe, CEOs in Hong Kong and students in South Africa. Shawn is the author of The Happiness Advantage: How Positive Brains Raise Performance and Before Happiness: The 5 Hidden Keys to Achieving Success, Spreading Happiness and Sustaining Positive Change (September 2013), which provides actionable, proven strategies for attaining a positive lens in order to accomplish your personal and professional goals.
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