Chief Mental and Physical Well-Being Officer

This is the 1st Program in the world based on the USA Surgeon General’s Framework: Five Essentials for Workplace Mental Health & Well-Being, together with the top thought leaders and practitioners in workplace happiness and wellbeing. We’ve put together the brightest minds in the world for you. With this program, you’ll be able to make a major positive impact in the workplace. Right when the world needs it the most.
Chief Happiness Practitioner

Get your team and workplace become an engine for health, flourishing and performance.

This program is launched to help coaches, trainers, HR professionals, business leaders, educators, and business owners to get access to tools, resources, content, and best practices to launch and deliver a strategic approach to mental and physical well-being and facilitate the plan to groups and teams across the organization.

You will impact the lives of people who want to create harmony with their family and work life

  • Six LIVE online sessions (in six weeks). Recorded for you to consult at a later date.

  • Two 1:1 coaching sessions to prepare your mental and physical workplace well-being rollout plan.

  • Ready to use protocols and practices for you to implement the learnings, all based on your workplace size and complexity.

  • Global Certificate as Chief Mental & Physical Well-being Officer by the World Happiness Foundation and the World Happiness Academy.

  • Ongoing access during and after the program to other professionals like you as part of the World Happiness Community.

  • Unlimited access to all the content of the World Happiness Academy for life.

  • Learn how to create and launch your own strategic plan

  • 50% Discount on our Chief Happiness Practitioner Program.

  • 50% Discount to our Gross Global Happiness Program at the United Nations University for Peace.

Accredit your participation and knowledge to promote a more positive culture

Get Certified by the World Happiness Foundation, and the World Happiness Academy, USA

World Happiness Foundation
World Happiness Academy

You will develop work environments and practices that encourage personal and group health and happiness

Protection from Harm

Essential 1

  • Prioritize workplace physical and psychological safety

  • Enable adequate rest

  • Normalize and support mental health

  • Operationalize Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) norms, policies, and programs

Connection and Community

Essential 2

  • Create cultures of inclusion and belonging

  • Cultivate trusted relationships

  • Foster collaboration and teamwork

Work-Life Harmony

Essential 3

  • Provide more autonomy over how work is done

  • Make schedules as flexible and predictable as possible

  • Increase access to paid leave

  • Respect boundaries between work and non-work time

Mattering at Work

Essential 4

  • Provide a living wage

  • Engage workers in workplace decisions

  • Build a culture of gratitude and recognition

  • • Connect individual work with organizational mission

Opportunity for Growth

Essential 5

  • Offer quality training, education, and mentoring

  • Foster clear, equitable pathways for career advancement

  • Ensure relevant, reciprocal feedback

Learn the methodology and the practice. Work affects both our physical and mental well-being — in good ways and bad.

  • The course includes incredible perks...

    6 Live & Interactive Online weekly sessions - Live (2 hours each) In case you miss any of these sessions, you will be provided with the recordings.

  • 15 Recorded Sessions by Global Experts

    Access to the brightest minds in the mental and physical well-being space / Access to an Online Learning Management system (LMS) with great quality Happiness and Well-Being Content, videos & research papers and articles.

  • Personalized support to become an expert and create your plan

    Learn the keys to mental health, happiness, and well-being at the Workplace / Detailed PDF Deck discussed in the class Workplace Strategy / Participants manual with activities

Learn from the experience of thought provokers, scientists and activists realizing a world with freedom, consciousness, and happiness. For all. (Live and Recorded sessions)

Professor at the University of Texas Kristin Neff

Kristin Neff is an associate professor at the University of Texas at Austin's department of educational psychology. She is widely recognized as one of the world’s leading experts on self-compassion, being the first one to operationally define and measure the construct over a decade ago.

Professor at University of Texas. Author of HappySmarts Raj Raghunathan

Raj is a Zale Centennial Professor of Business at the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin. He is interested in exploring the impact that people's judgments and decisions have on their happiness and fulfillment.

Ph.D., TEP, MFA, MAPP Dr. Dan Tomasulo

Dr, Tomasulo is the Academic Director and core faculty member at the Spirituality Mind Body Institute (SMBI), Teachers College, Columbia University. He holds a Ph.D. in psychology, MFA in writing, and a Master of Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. Sharecare honors Dr. Tomasulo as one of the top ten online influencers on the issue of depression. His award-winning memoir, American Snake Pit  (2018) tells of the first experimental group home releasing inmates from America’s most notorious asylum, Willowbrook. His most recent book, Learned Hopefulness, The Power of Positivity To Overcome Depression, is hailed as: “…the perfect recipe for fulfillment, joy, peace, and expansion of awareness.”  by Deepak Chopra, MD: Author of Metahuman: Unleashing Your Infinite Potential. Martin Seligman, Ph.D., author of Flourish, adds: “This is the best go-to book on how to use hope to relieve your depression.”

Founder Luis Gallardo

Luis Gallardo is the Founder of the World Happiness Fest. He is the President of the World Happiness Foundation and the Founder and Author of the TEOH Lab and Happytalism.

Distinguished Visiting Professor Humanities and Social Sciences IIT KGP Professor Manas Kumar Mandal

Dr. Mandal’s research contribution to the field of psychological science spanned over 35 years with primary focus on affect processing in the brain, in general, and in schizophrenia, in particular. His doctoral work on affect (emotion) processing in schizophrenia has been an original work that paved the way for the formulation many research hypotheses later. Dr. Mandal continued his endeavor in later part of his research in uncovering the role of cerebral hemispheres in emotion processing.

Senior Instructor, Academy Valerie Freilich

Executive coach and Leadership development Valerie is an International Executive and Leadership coach, Organizational development consultant, and agent of change for Happiness and self-fulfillment. A lifelong experiential learner she is bringing 25 years of wisdom to Organizations in developing individual and collective leadership capacities to thrive in challenging and complex environments. Valerie is passionate about bringing self-awareness and self-mastery as a stepping-stone for transformation. She is attuned to working with the whole being—mind, and heart—and focuses on cultivating leadership from the inside out by increasing clients’ awareness of both their unique qualities and strengths, as well as their blind spots. She works for a broad spectrum of industries including Bank, Healthcare, High-end fashion and Luxury brands, Cosmetics, Agribusiness, Media, Hospitality, Higher Education, and Professionals/Individuals in career and life transition. Since the inception of the World happiness Fest and World happiness Foundation, she is leading initiatives to fulfill the organization’s mission and is a member of the Board of Advisors. She holds leadership positions and manages teams throughout her professional experience. Valerie is an iPEC Certified Professional Coach, an international leader in Coaching Education. After graduating from I.S.T.E.C Business School in Paris, she received her specialized Master‘s degree in “Strategies and Organizational Expertise” at the C.N.A.M in Paris, France. Valerie is certified in Transformational Presence Leadership and Coaching approach (TPLC), she is a Certified Happiness Practitioner and is qualified to use diverse assessments as Hogan assessments and Energy Leadership Index. She is an Ashridge coach from Ashridge Hult Executive Education (UK).

Senior Director, Guides Community. Dr. David Hester

David holds a Ph.D. in Transpersonal Psychology, with a focus in Cognitive Neuropsychology, from Sofia University (Palo Alto, CA), a Master of Science, Counseling Psychology Sofia University), and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Fayetteville State University. Most recently, he was COO at Good Intentions Counseling Services of Seattle, a community counseling service going beyond therapy to help elevate a person’s whole life. As COO, he had bottom-line responsibility for leading and managing all operational and administrative aspects of the organization, plus all clinical operations. The Good Intentions team of just over 25 support thousands of families. For the last six years, Dr. Dave has also been a Fellow in the Transformative Technology Lab, where he does qualitative and quantitative research for the academic, corporate and public sectors to validate technologies supporting mental health, emotional wellbeing, and human thriving. He is expert at the use of harnessing both science and behavioral economics to drive positive change. Earlier in his career, he served as a clinical team leader for Beacon Health (an EAP), where he focused on the urgent needs of 40,000 military families.

Facilitator Vibha -

Vibha is an international Facilitator for Organization Health and Harmony, Whole Systems Approach Specialist and Flow of Life Guide. She has worked in social development sector for more than 15 years in the areas of public health communication and life skills education, for capability building and program leadership, with Johns Hopkins University-CCP, UNFPA, PSI and other international organizations. In her role as a Facilitator, in last ten years, she has led more than 400 workshops in India, USA, Russia, Netherlands, Thailand, Myanmar, Afghanistan and Sri Lanka.

Founder and Executive Director of the ACL Global Project Mavis Tsai

Mavis is the Founder and Executive Director of the ACL Global Project. She is the co-creator of Functional Analytic Psychotherapy (FAP), is a clinical psychologist in independent practice, and a research scientist at the Center for Science of Social Connection at the University of Washington. She is a Fellow of the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science, and received the Washington State Distinguished Psychologist Award in recognition of significant contributions to the field of Psychology. She is proud to be named by New Harbinger Publications as one of “13 Badass Psychologists… Who Happen to be Women”, has co-authored five kick-ass books on FAP and over 65 articles, and literally kicks ass as an advanced practitioner of the martial art of Kajukenbo.

Course curriculum

    1. Welcome to this Interactive Chief Mental and Physical Well-Being Officer Program

    2. On Happiness with Matthieu Ricard 1

    3. On Happiness with Matthieu Ricard 2

    4. The Why of Happiness with Ed Diener

    5. Self-Compassion with Kristin Neff

    6. Happiness and the working environment With Raj Raghunathan, Kristin Neff and Molly Tschang

    7. Workplace Mental Health Well-Being Framework

    1. Welcome. Live Session Together

    2. Video Recording of Session 1 - January 19th, 2023

    3. 2023 Human Resources Trends.

    4. Human Resources New Operating Models

    5. Brands & Rousers Model to High Performance

    6. The Exponentials of Happiness & Well-Being Model

    7. Prioritize workplace physical and psychological safety

    1. Welcome. Live Session Together

    2. Recording of the 2nd Sessions. Create cultures of inclusion and belonging

    3. Dr. Dave Hester's Slides

    4. How do we bring hopefulness to our communities and build a sense of belonging? - With Dr. Dan Tomasulo

    1. Welcome. Live Session Together

    2. Recording of the 3rd Session.

    3. Meaning Wheel With Citation

    1. Welcome. Live Session Together

    2. Recording of the 4th Session

    3. Copenhagen Burnout Inventory (English version)

    1. Welcome. Live Session Together

    2. Recording of the 5th Session

    3. Eight STEPS for Establishing a Chief Well-Being Officer Position

    4. 1. Embrace the Well-Being framework that works for you.

    5. 2. Create a Well-Being Task Force

    6. 3. Establish Why Well-Being Is Important to Your Organization

    7. 4. Secure the Support of Key Organizational Leaders

    8. 5. Determine the Scope, Role, and Location for the Chief Well-Being Officer Position Within the Organizational Structure

    9. 6. Determine the Resources to Commit to the Chief Well-Being Officer and Associated Team

    10. 7. Identify How to Assess Progress and Evaluate the Impact of a Chief Well-Being Officer

    11. 8. Define the Chief Well-Being Officer Job Description and Qualifications

About this course

  • 6 x $455
  • 45 lessons
  • 4 hours of video content

An investment that is reflected in the well-being and performance of your work team

and your professional career.

Well­be­ing should be a pri­or­i­ty for your organ­i­za­tion, but it need­n’t be dif­fi­cult to imple­ment.

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Chief Well-Being Officer Program

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The program benefits from the expertise of leading organizations

Participants and Guides

Thrive at Work
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