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I am Gideon Mogendorff
Say hello to our heroes and heroines.
There are many people we admire, from Nelson Mandela to our mums... However, here are some of the people who inspire us with their work of positive psychology. Everyday they inspire us a little more to reach our mission of spreading happiness to the world.
Hello. I am Rens ter Weijde
Hello. I am Martin Seligman
Rens specialises in the application of the latest psychological techniques to build the performance and well-being of his clients, which include many large organisations and some of the best athletes on the globe. Rens works through his company Purpose+.
The Godfather of Positive Psychology! Seligman has written about positive psychology topics in books such as The Optimistic Child, Child's Play, Learned Optimism, and Authentic Happiness. His most recent book, Flourish, was published in 2011.
Hello. I am Shawn Achor
Author of NY Times bestselling author of The Happiness Advantage, CEO of Good Think Inc. and a lecturer and researcher on positive psychology in the most popular class at Harvard.
Hello. I am Barbara Fredrickson
Fredrickson is a social psychologist who conducts research in emotions and positive psychology. Her main work is related to her broaden-and-build theory of positive emotions, which suggests that positive emotions lead to novel, expansive, or exploratory behavior, and that, over time, these actions lead to meaningful, long-term resources such as knowledge and social relationships.
Hello. I am Arnaud Collery
Happiness or the research of it have always been the motor for Arnaud. This is why he started the happiness agency kikaimining.com in early 2014 & "standupforpassion.com", an almost monthly TED-like event where incredible people share their stories on why and how they were able to follow their dreams and go after their truths, their cores.
Hello. I am Sir Anthony Seldon
A British schoolmaster and a contemporary historian, commentator and political author. He is intersted in the teaching of happiness and well-being, and the development of the all-round child. He introduced well-being or happiness classes at Wellington College in 2006 (including regular 'stillness' sessions), which made The UK government introducing well-being as a target for national policy.
Hello. I am Dacher Keltner
A professor of Psychology at UC Berkeley and the founding director of the Greater Good Science Center here at UC Berkeley. His research focuses on the biological and evolutionary origins of compassion, awe, love, and beauty, and power, social class, and inequality
Hello. I am Tal Ben Shahar
Tal Ben-Shahar is an author and lecturer. He taught two of the largest classes in Harvard University’s history, Positive Psychology and The Psychology of Leadership.
Hello. I am Goldie Hawn
The Hawn Foundation transforms children’s lives by providing vital social and emotional learning programs to reduce stress and aggressive behavior, improve focus and academic performance and increase resiliency for success in school and in life.
Hello. I am Nic Marks
Nic is perhaps best known for his trailblazing work on the Happy Planet Index, National Accounts of Well-being and the Five Ways to Well-being which is used extensively within health and education institutions as well as within governmental policy.
Hello. I am Dan Gilbert
Dan Gilbert is a Professor of Psychology at Harvard University. He is a social psychologist known for his research (with Timothy Wilson of the University of Virginia) on affective forecasting, with a special emphasis on cognitive biases such as the impact bias. He is the author of the international bestseller Stumbling on Happiness
Hello. I am Emiliana Simon-Thomas
Emiliana is the science director at the Greater Good Science Center. Emiliana earned her doctorate in Cognition Brain and Behavior at UC Berkeley. Her dissertation used behavioral and neuroscience methods to examined how negative states like fear and aversion influence thinking and decision-making.