Shawn Achor is the author of the international bestseller, The Happiness Advantage. Shawn is regarded as one of the world’s leading experts on the connection between happiness and success. In 2012, Shawn’s research on happiness made the cover of Harvard Business Review, his TED talk has became one of the most popular of all time with over 3 million views, and his new lecture called “The Happiness Advantage” began airing on PBS stations nationwide.
Shawn spent over a decade at Harvard University where he served as Head Teaching Fellow for “Positive Psychology,” which eclipsed “Intro Economics” as the most popular course at Harvard. He graduated magna cum laude from Harvard and earned a Masters in Christian and Buddhist ethics. And in 2007, Shawn founded Good Think Inc. to share his research with the world. Subsequently, Shawn has lectured or researched in 51 countries, speaking to CEOs in China, school children in South Africa, doctors in Dubai, and farmers in Zimbabwe. His work has received attention from The New York Times, Boston Globe, FORBES, CNN, FOX News and NPR.