World Happiness Week. The world unites to celebrate happiness as a human right.

Join thousands of us, and more than 80 Agora Hosts and Guides from around the world. Sharing wisdom and tools that realize a world with freedom, consciousness, and happiness, for all. We are looking for community builders with SOUL. Individuals with a deep sense of responsibility towards self-compassion and social impact. If you want to share your insights and actions, and to learn from like-minded people, this is the community for you. Just through the act of registering, you already belong.

During this 6-day high positive energy week you will learn how to:

  • Build extraordinary, deep relationships that will support you throughout your life

  • Reduce constant anxiety/stress and live an emotionally balanced life under Covid

  • Cultivate a sense of belonging that will unlock your full potential

  • Boost your positive emotions on demand

  • Develop a culture of belonging and inclusion within your workplace, family and community

March 18 - 23 - 2021

Six days of wisdom and action

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Agenda - March 18-23rd, 2021

Realizing the Future of Happiness

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    World Happiness Week 2021 presented by the World Happiness Fest

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    Day 1. Happiness @ Work

    • Welcome to Day 1. The Future of Work

    • Bienvenidos con Luis Gallardo - El modelo Happynet con Paloma Fuentes, Teresa Viejo, Luis Castellanos y Manuel Palencia

    • Welcome - Bienvenidos to the Future of Work

    • The Practice of a Mindful Leader

    • Taking the Pulse to Happiness @ Work under COVID19 - Trends

    • Behind the curtains of ZOOM's unique Happiness culture

    • How Purpose is influencing Happiness at Work

    • Increasing Happiness in the Workplace. NOW

    • Post Traumatic Growth with Dr. Tal Ben-Shahar.

    • Authenticity in the Workplace - Advancing Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

    • Engineering Happiness - Advancing Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

    • Taking Organizational Happiness Seriously through Positive Leadership

    • Leadership as the Frontline Against Suffering at Work

    • Introducción a las sesiones de mejores prácticas en Español con Luis Gallardo y Nancy Martínez

    • Modelo de Neuro-Transformación Consciente como alianza estratégica para el bienestar organizacional

    • Nuestro futuro es YA - María López Camacho - Caso EY

    • Las personas como centro de la estrategia - Mariana Gámez Hernández - Caso SONY

    • Employee Journey in the future - Ana Orihuela - Caso ALPHA CREDIT

    • Semiología de la felicidad en oficinas - Jhonattan Martínez Montes De Oca - Caso GRUPO DIVAL

    • LiftUp - Elevando la moral y el bienestar del equipo LinkedIn - Ramiro Luz - Caso LINKEDIN

    • Resiliencia con Pilar Ibáñez - Con Meditación.

    • Compartiendo el Propósito, Creciendo Juntos - Mitzi Fernández - Caso NESTLE

    • Work life balance in pandemic times - Horacio Manjarrez - Caso GEPP

    • Celebramos las diferencias. Uber, un lugar para ser tú mismo. - María Fernanda Reséndiz - Caso UBER

    • El valor de la felicidad en el trabajo - João Nunes - Caso PAGE GROUP

    • Acciones para la calidad de vida de los colaboradores - Daniela Bedolla - Caso NATURA

    • Global Happiness Index & Brand Happiness Promoter Score - Guillermo Armenta Garrido

    • La felicidad como parte integral del bienestar de Walmart - Alejandra Paczka - Caso WALMART

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    Day 1. Workshops by Agora Hosts

    • Mesa Redonda - Pablo Claver, Simón Cohen, Gemma Garcia Godall y Pedro Moreno Borreguero - SPANISH - "La rentabilidad de no tener empleados INFELICES"

    • Anggy Corchuelo - ENGLISH - "Bringing happiness to one of the most tedious jobs"

    • Rebecca Roberts - ENGLISH - "Growing Your Storyteller Mindset for Unleashing Creativity, Leadership + Collaboration"

    • Darrin Tulley - ENGLISH - “Business 101: it’s About the People - Be an Ally!”

    • Arlen Solodkin & Mariángela Rodríguez - SPANISH - "12 principios de la psicología positiva para construir la buena vida en personas y organizaciones"

    • Alexia Georghiou - ENGLISH - "Listening to Hear: Enhancing Your Communication Skills"

    • Astrid Alviso - SPANISH - "Los 7 factores para la felicidad en el Trabajo"

    • Arturo Villegas y Zulema Fernández - SPANISH - "Mejores Prácticas en el mundo"

    • Angela Kohler & María Ema Martínez - SPANISH - "Mujeres, Emprendimiento y Felicidad"

    • Pedro Galván - SPANISH - “Solo hay un vía para la retención y fidelización: la felicidad”

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    Day 2. The Future of Health

    • Bienvenidos al Dia focalizado en Salud

    • El Impacto sobre la Salud de la Felicidad con Paloma Fuentes, Rosa Carmen Lobato, Virginia Ruiz y Rosa Gutierrez

    • Entendiendo la Compasión como clave de la salud - Dr. Javier García Campayo

    • Framing Suffering and Growth with Edith Shiro

    • The Global Impact of COVID on mental and physical health - Myron Belfer

    • Healing through the Power of Hope - Dan Tomasulo

    • How Compassion is Key to Recovery - James R. Doty

    • The Prevents Pledge to Reach - Barbara Van Dahlen

    • Tools to Support Frontline Workers - Marjorie Morrison

    • Talkspace as a Mechanism for Care and Connection - Rachel O'Neill

    • Empowering Youth in Peer Activism - Martin Rafferty

    • youthRISE: A New Era of Collective Action to Transform Mental Health - Moitreyee Sinha

    • Advancing Mental, Social, and Spiritual Health - Tyler Norris

    • Engaging in challenging times with clarity, calm, and heartfulness. - Sharon Salzberg

    • A Fresh Perspective on Addiction - TJ Woodward

    • The Journey to be Free of Suffering - Gabriella Wright

    • Psychedelic Assisted Therapy: Bridging the divide between indigenous wisdom and western psychology.

    • Permission to Feel - Marc Brackett

    • World Happiness Awards Presentation - Category: Health & Happiness

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    Day 2. Workshops by Agora Hosts

    • Paco Briseño -- ENGLISH "3 Ms for Clarity"

    • María Elena Marín & Romina Rosenfeld - SPANISH - "Caminos conscientes con Mindfulness"

    • Arturo Villegas y Zulema Fernández - SPANISH - "Enseñanzas de Japón: Valores, Orden y limpieza para el bienestar común / Lecciones desde Bhután: Felicidad Nacional Bruta "

    • Silvia Estévez Touriño - SPANISH - "Cultura Redárquica y Organizaciones Conscientes como motor del Bienestar Organizacional"

    • Fernando Plata - SPANISH - "Filosofía de una Vida Feliz"

    • Div Manickam - ENGLISH - "Essentialism for mind, body and soul"

    • José Alejandro Cueto - SPANISH -"Ser feliz: los 7 compromisos para la felicidad"

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    Day 3. The Future of Education

    • Welcome to Day 3. The Future of Education

    • ROSALINDA BALLESTEROS - Recomendaciones para profesores y padres de familia.

    • T.S. POWDYEL - The Green Schools Mandala

    • KATHRYN GOETZKE - Operationalizing Hope in Youth, to create Hopeful Minds

    • ANDREA DELOREY - Unleashing Student Potential through the No Barriers Life

    • GILDA SCARFE - Destressing with Mental Toughness

    • ANTHONY SELDON - Why did it need Covid to change education forever?

    • ORLAITH O'SULLIVAN - Building happy communities with Wake Up Schools

    • TYLER VANDERWEELE - Human Flourishing and Education

    • DOMINIC RANDOLPH - My Purpose Your Purpose Our Purpose

    • ILONA BONIWELL - The Future Hero Accelerator

    • MARIA ELENA GARASSINI - La importancia del sentido de vida para el bienestar

    • TOM BRUNZELL - Trauma Informed Perspectives on Positive Education

    • ASHANTI BRANCH - Taking Off The MASK: Showing Up as Your Authentic Self

    • PAUL ATKINS - Prosocial Schools

    • EMILIYA ZHIVOTOVSKAYA - 10 Tools in 10 Minutes

    • World Happiness Awards. Category : Education

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    Day 3. Workshops by Agora Hosts

    • Silvia Estévez Touriño - SPANISH - “Educar en Felicidad: Asignatura pendiente en el currículum “

    • Gaspar Contreras y Karen Gomez Diaz Granados - SPANISH - "Educar para la felicidad"

    • Alejandra López - SPANISH - "Felicidad en tiempos difíciles"

    • Prof. Nitin Arora - ENGLISH - "HappYness is Discovering the Lost Shepherd in the Herd of Sheeps"

    • Carmen Trujillo y Ana Teresa Urdaneta - SPANISH - "Perdón como factor de cambio social: perdonar para pertenecer"

    • Juan Esteban Callaú, Mario Viscarra, Romina Paz Braustein y Henry Pers - SPANISH - "Tendencias positivas de bienestar"

    • Zulema Fernández, Mtro. Miguel Ángel Jiménez Campoy, Psic. Diana Laura González Corona, Psic. Diego Martínez Gaytán, - SPANISH - "Worldschooling | Aprendiendo en libertad - Educando en felicidad"

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    Day 4. Self - Planet - Social Impact

    • Welcome to Day 4. Self - Planet - Social Impact - Science of Spirituality

    • Rekhi Singh - Discover your true self with SQ (Spiritual Intelligence)

    • Manas Mandal - Discover the Spiritual Self ... in dreams

    • Saamdu Chetri - Suffering and Happiness

    • Richard Rudd - Acting on the Six Wounds of Human Kind

    • MOHAMMED NAJAFI - Healing with Rumi, Poetry and Meditation

    • MAVIS TSAI - Reconnecting humanity: Awareness, Courage and Love Global Project

    • LORETTA BREUNING - The Biology of Suffering

    • DEBORAH ROZMAN - The power of the Heart

    • DR. WILLIAM WAN - Singapore Kindness Movement

    • SCARLETT LEWIS - Choose Love Foundation

    • DAVE & DARA FELDMAN - Virtues Matter

    • ANDREA OWEN - Social Impact and Resilience

    • MATT GERSPER - Mr Happy Living

    • JEFFERY MARTIN - Unlocking the Science of Spirituality

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    Day 4. Workshops by Agora Hosts

    • Henrique Bueno - PORTUGUESE - "Felicidade se aprende - Building Happiness!"

    • Vrin - BETIME - Meditation

    • Marita Abraham - SPANISH - "Gestiòn del optimismo: transformar las pérdidas de la pandemia en un camino de crecimiento"

    • Raffaello Palandri - ENGLISH - "Holistic approaches to personal and professional life"

    • Pato Gil Villalobos - SPANISH - "Hoy Elijo Ser Feliz"

    • María Jesús Soutullo, Quintín Álvarez Núñez, Inés López Frenández, María Jesús Monteverde García - SPANISH - "La Cultura del Pacto y los ODS"

    • Yaroslav Aristeiguieta - ENGLISH - "The Science of Emotions"

    • Beth Wuller & Keith Ruffner - ENGLISH - "What’s Inside Matters Most. Yes, it all starts with you!"

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    Day 5. Transformative Technologies

    • Welcome to Day 5. Transformative Technologies

    • NICHOL BRADFORD - The Future of Transformative Technologies

    • MATTHEW HOLLAND - When Mental Health Goes Digital

    • ARI PERALTA - Transformative Spaces by ArigamiUK & Transformative Tech Org

    • REMIGIJUS SAVICKAS - 5 KEYS of FLOW Hacking for Founders Wellbeing

    • JAY VIDYARTHI - Tech for Mindfulness and Compassion

    • CYNTHIA PHELPS - Using the Power of Your Inner Voice to Thrive

    • DMITRI LEONOV - Transformative Tech for Human Thriving

    • BRIAN ROBERTSON - Holacracy: social-technology for the evolution of your organization

    • ANASTASIA USTINOVA & PAOLA TÉLLEZ - The Way Ahead in TransTech

    • NINA HERSHER - Unlocking Digital Wellness

    • Mental Health & Happiness In The Digital Era

    • World Happiness Awards - Category: Technology

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    Day 5. Workshops by Agora Hosts

    • Tecalis: Berta Caro e Isidoro Martínez - SPANISH -"Cómo una actitud positiva marca el destino del negocio y de la cuenta de resultados"

    • Diana Caribe Cabañas Mendoza - SPANISH - "Del yo al nosotros; el poder ilimitado de la pertenencia"

    • Angelika Pohnitzer - (English, Spanish, German) - Coaching Circles: Escuchémonos profundamente para salir adelante/Facilitating heart-based feed-forward/ Unterstützung auf einer tieferen Ebene

    • Ana María Peláez y Mario Andrés Franco - SPANISH - "La rueda de la Felicidad "

    • Rodolfo Carrillo - SPANISH- "Re-enfoca tu vida hacia SER feliz "

    • Eve Simon - GERMAN - "Leadership from within - wie man von Innen stark und gesund nach vorne geht"

    • Angelika Pohnitzer - How can the Economy for the Common Good make everyone happy.

    • Raquel Valero - SPANISH - "Reingeniería de la Felicidad"

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    Day 6. Governance and Public Policy

    • The Economics of Happiness & Replacing GDP

    • TIA KANSARA - Economics & Ecotherapy

    • Philip Kotler - Advancing The Common Good

    • JEFFREY SACHS - The World of Happiness and Sustainability

    • JOHN HELLIWELL - The World Happiness Report 2021

    • How Do We Design Policies for a Wellbeing Economy?

    • JAYME ILLIEN - Happytalism emerging as new paradigm

    • DR. RAJESH K PILLANIA - India Happiness Report

    • DANIEL ALMAGOR - Impact Investment as a force for Good

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    Day 6. Workshops by Agora Hosts

    • Davide Pirovano, Milena Simeoni, Soili Rainieri, Lorenzo Del Moro, Elka Pirovano, Antonella Crotti, Federico Grolli- ITALIAN - "7 pillars of happiness"

    • Arturo Villegas - SPANISH - "¿Es obligación de los gobiernos hacer felices a sus ciudadanos?"

    • Marisela Cuevas & María Emilia Gambuzza (Dr.G) - SPANISH - "Felicidad, economía y mindfulness: la política del bienestar"

    • Angelika Pohnitzer - Mental Health Solutions in Times of Crisis

    • Erik M.F. Maldonado H., Lily Maldonado,Alan Tenenbaum W., Philip Wilson, Brenda Itzé Lemus Gordillo -SPANISH - "Sé feliz intencionalmente cumpliendo tu propósito de vida e impactando con valor en otras vidas"

Join our Amazing Guides

Learning from Experience

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.

Teacher - Co-founder of The Insight Meditation Society

Sharon Salzberg

Sharon Salzberg is a meditation pioneer and industry leader, a world-renowned teacher, and New York Times bestselling author. As one of the first to bring meditation and mindfulness into mainstream American culture over 45 years ago, her relatable, demystifying approach has inspired generations of meditation teachers and wellness influencers. Sharon is co-founder of The Insight Meditation Society in Barre, MA, and the author of eleven books, including the New York Times bestseller, Real Happiness, now in its second edition, her seminal work, Lovingkindness, and her newest book, Real Change: Mindfulness To Heal Ourselves and the World, released in September of 2020 from Flatiron Books. Sharon’s secular, modern approach to Buddhist teachings is sought after at schools, conferences, and retreat centers worldwide. Her podcast, The Metta Hour, has amassed over 3 million downloads and features interviews with the top leaders and thinkers of the mindfulness movement and beyond. Sharon’s writing can be found on Medium, On Being, the Maria Shriver blog, and Huffington Post. Learn more at www.sharonsalzberg.com

Director and Founder, CCARE - Clinical Professor of Neurosurgery, Stanford University

Dr. James R. Doty

James R. Doty, MD, is a clinical professor in the Department of Neurosurgery at Stanford University School of Medicine. He is also the founder and director of the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education at Stanford University of which His Holiness the Dalai Lama is the founding benefactor. He works with scientists from a number of disciplines examining the neural bases for compassion and altruism. Dr. Doty attended U.C. Irvine as an undergraduate, received his medical degree from Tulane University, and completed a neurosurgery residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Dr. Doty served 9 years on active duty in the U.S Army attaining the rank of major. He completed fellowships in pediatric neurosurgery and electroneurophysiology.

Founder of the Center for Consciousness Medicine

Dr. Francoise Bourzat

Françoise Bourzat has been bridging the divide between western psychology and indigenous wisdom for the past 30 years in collaboration with healers in Huautla de Jimenez, Mexico, on the optimal applications of the psilocybin-containing mushrooms. She is the Founder of the Center for Consciousness Medicine which trains psychedelic guides on her holistic method which restores harmony for individuals, society, and the Earth. She is the co-author of Consciousness Medicine, published by North Atlantic Books, and revered by thought leaders such as Gabor Maté, Rick Doblin, and Michael Pollan.

President of IPEN

Sir. Anthony Seldon

Sir Anthony Seldon, Vice-Chancellor of The University of Buckingham until September 2020, is one of Britain’s leading contemporary historians, educationalists, commentators, and political authors. He is author or editor of over 40 books on contemporary history, including the inside books on the last five Prime Ministers, Chair of the National Archives Trust, was the co-founder and first director of the Institute for Contemporary British History, is co-founder of Action for Happiness, an honorary historical adviser to 10 Downing Street, a member of the Government’s First World War Culture Committee, was Chair of the Comment Awards, is a Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company, the President of IPEN, (International Positive Education Network), , is patron or on the board of several charities, founder of the Via Sacra Western Front Walk, and was executive producer of the film Journey’s End. He was a transformative Head for 20 years, first of Brighton College and then Wellington College. He appeared on the Desert Island Discs in 2016. For the last fifteen years, he has given all his money from writing and lecturing to charity.

Actress and Good Will Ambassador

Gabriella Wright

Gabriella was trained as a Shakespearean actor and works out of Los Angeles. Her long-standing humanitarian engagement dates back to 2004. Both her acting and humanitarian projects bring her closer to understanding human nature and what binds consciousness to the reality we live in. Born in London into a family of artists, Gabriella is of Anglo-French and Portuguese-Mauritian descent and was influenced by her many cultures on her journey of understanding. She is the founder of the production company Conscious Intent which supports different media formats to promote The Human Story. In 2019, she produced ‘I am Never Alone’, which was the impetus for the Never Alone global campaign co-founded with Deepak Chopra, among others, a mental and suicide prevention movement which also offers support for loved ones left behind. Again, with Chopra, she contributed the series titled ‘Telepathy and Autism’ to the Mind Dive App which she co-developed in 2019 as a tool to reduce stress and relieve trauma through meditation, science, yoga and films. She shares her meditational practice with parolees in the greater Los Angeles area, facilitated by the Amity Foundation.

Co-editor of the World Happiness Reports

John Helliwell

John F. Helliwell is in the Vancouver School of Economics at the University of British Columbia, a Distinguished Fellow of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, and co-editor of the World Happiness Reports.

Visiting Faculty Rekhi Centre of Excellence for the Science of Happiness

Saamdu Chetri

Saamdu Chetri (Mr), is married and is the father of four children. He was born in a cowshed in rural Bhutan and has a PhD in commerce. After working for 25 years in private and development sectors, and five years in PMO of the first democratically elected Prime Minister of Bhutan, Jigmi Y Thinley, he then instituted the Gross National Happiness Centre Bhutan as one of the founding members and headed it for six years, as it's Executive Director under the aegis of HRH Princess Kezang Choden Wangchuck.

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.

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.

Psiquiatra y Psicoterapeuta

Dr. Javier Garcia Campayo

Javier García Campayo es Doctor en Medicina por la Universidad de Zaragoza y realizó la especialidad de psiquiatría en el hospital Clínico de Zaragoza. Realizó estancias en la Universidad de Manchester, Gran Bretaña en Psiquiatría de enlace y Psicosomática y en la Universidad McGill, Montreal, Canadá, en Psiquiatría Cultural y Trastornos somatomorfos. Es Profesor Asociado de psiquiatría en la Universidad de Zaragoza desde el año 2000 y acreditado como Profesor Titular desde 2011. Actualmente es Presidente de la Sociedad Española de Medicina Psicosomática e investigador principal del Grupo de Aragón de la Red de Investigación en Atención primaria (REDIAPP) del Instituto Carlos III y del Grupo de Investigación en Atención Primaria reconocido por el Gobierno de Aragón. Ha escrito más de 150 artículos de impacto, 10 libros y más de 20 capítulos sobre temas psiquiátricos, incluyendo mindfulness. Es ponente habitual en congresos. nacionales e internacionales de la disciplina.

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.”

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.

Principal Analyst at Forrester

Katy Tynan

Katy works at the intersection of people and technology. With a strong focus on leadership and organizational development, Katy supports CIOs, CMOs, and chief human resources officers in their work to optimize customer experience through a highly engaged, inclusive workforce. The author of numerous books and publications, Katy has deep expertise in the practice of leadership at all levels of the organization. Her most recent book, How Did I Not See This Coming? A New Manager’s Guide to Avoiding Total Disaster, was published by ATD Press in 2016. Katy helps Forrester clients build a science-based approach to delivering industry-leading employee experience.

Chief executive officer of R Systems

Satinder Singh Rekhi

Satinder Singh Rekhi is Chief executive officer of R Systems, a software product engineering listed public company in India. Having graduated from the prestigious IIT – Kharagpur (India) with a bachelor’s degree in technology, Rekhi also possesses an MBA degree from the California State University (USA), and has attended several leadership programs from the University of Berkeley and Harvard Business School. Rekhi is a champion in teaching and spreading Happiness and Well- Being and strongly believes in a simple motto – Happy People Are More Successful. In fact, Mr. Rekhi is known for partnering with premier educational institutions by partnering with them in preaching the Science of Happiness, where the primary objective is to teach the importance of happiness – to enable them to be happier, and in turn be more successful. He has sponsored teaching research and studies in the Science of Happiness in California State University, Sacramento and Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur.

Creator of the Gene Keys

Richard Rudd

An international teacher, mystic and poet, Richard Rudd attended Edinburgh University where he gained a Master’s degree in literature and metaphysics. A born explorer, he has studied with great teachers in the East, traveled through the Himalayas, the Pacific, the Americas and the Arctic. He worked in the film industry in Australia, trained as a teacher of Chi Kung and meditation in Thailand and sailed across the Atlantic Ocean on a small yacht. Throughout his adventures Richard has explored his love of writing and in 2006 he won the FISH international poetry award in Ireland. Richard's mystical journey began early in life as he experienced strange energies rushing throughout his body. This catalyzed his spiritual search. All his studies became synthesized in 2002 when he began to write and receive the Gene Keys - a vast synthesis exploring the miraculous possibilities inherent in human DNA. It took 7 years to write the book and understand its teachings and applications. Today Richard continues to extend and embody the wisdom he receives, sharing it with an ever-growing audience around the world. His work has been translated into many languages, and in 2019, Richard was named on the Watkins list of The 100 Most Spiritually Influential Living People.

Founding Director, UPEACE Centre for Executive Education

Mohit Mukherjee

Mohit is an innovator in the learning and development area, with nearly two decades of experience working with professionals from around the world in the areas of innovation, leadership, and well-being. Since 2006, he has been leading the Centre for Executive Education at the University for Peace, established by the United Nations. Mohit’s background includes management consulting with A.T. Kearney, working with a global non-profit with a focus on sustainable development, leading a private-public partnership, and starting a profitable education enterprise. Mohit is also committed to youth entrepreneurship and recently authored a handbook for social innovators. Mohit has a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University and did his Master’s at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He was born in Greece to Indian parents and currently resides in South Florida.

Yoga Teacher

Leslie Glickman

Leslie teaches a broad spectrum of yoga, from the dynamic flow of Vinyasa, the deep experience of yin, and the stillness of meditation. Her Pause, Breathe, Notice, Feel ideology is the basis for this comprehensive approach to teaching. Safe, intelligent, creative, classes are always the priority, but intuition and connection are what inspires her. Growing the community is Leslie’s passion, she’s worked diligently to create opportunities that make yoga accessible to all. Leslie is always seeking to elevate herself, the community and the collective energy of the world through the practice of yoga.

CEO and Founder of WholeBeing Institute Brasil

Henrique Bueno

Como CEO e fundador do Wholebeing Institute Brasil e do World Happiness Fest Brasil, Henrique é palestrante internacional, facilitador de programas de felicidade, liderança e comunicação e professor convidado em diversas universidades. Suas palestras, workshops e projetos de transformação positiva são conhecidas por mais de 50 empresas, escolas e órgãos públicos, além de eventos no Brasil e exterior.

Author, Co-Founder and Executive Director at No Barriers

David Shurna

David Shurna has been the executive director, co-founder, visionary, and chief growth architect of No Barriers USA for the past decade. Building both organizational and corporate partnerships, Dave has guided No Barriers to historic levels of both impact and revenue. An innovative entrepreneur and seasoned educator, Dave has spent more than twenty years in the nonprofit sector. He lives in Colorado with his wife Gina, and their two children, Clara and James.

Co-founder Earthodyssey.org , Founder Zen Resort Bali, Senior Advisor United Nations and World Bank, Sustainable and Inclusive International Holistic Wellness Tourism Development

Mahendra Shah

Dr Mahendra Shah participated in the three World Sustainable Summits, Stockholm 1972, Rio 1992, Johannesburg 2002 and contributed to major studies such as Millennium Ecosystem Assessment 2001, World Bank and FAO Food Security 2000, Un Afghanistan Office 1989, UN African Famine 1984 etc. Shah as founder of Zen Resort Bali, a sustainability and inclusive holistic wellness resort with a focus on transformation of modern lifestyles to sustainable and responsible lifestyles in harmony with Nature, based on the principles of Ayurveda, Yoga, Meditation, Nature Immunity and Harmony Scuba Diving will share his contributions through “The Earth Odyssey ” project and his views on the world’s sustainable development and Sustainable Human beings imperatives to “find Global Solutions to securely continue our Journey through Time and Space aboard the only Ship we have, the Planet Earth”

Author, Founder HSA

Tal Ben-Sahar

Tal Ben-Shahar is an author and lecturer who taught the most popular course at Harvard University on “Positive Psychology,” and the university’s third most popular course on “The Psychology of Leadership”—with a total of more than 1,400 students. Ben-Shahar consults and lectures around the world to executives in multi-national corporations, the general public, and at-risk populations. Topics include leadership, ethics, happiness, self-esteem, resilience, goal setting, and mindfulness. His latest book is Short Cuts to Happiness: Life-Changing Lessons from My Barber. He is also the author of The Joy of Leadership: How Positive Psychology Can Maximize Your Impact (and Make You Happier) in a Challenging World, The New York Times bestseller Happier: Learn the Secrets to Daily Joy and Lasting Fulfillment, and others. Ben-Shahar is a serial entrepreneur and is the co-founder and chief learning officer of the Happiness Studies Academy (HSA), Potentialife, Maytiv, and Happier.TV. An avid sportsman, Ben-Shahar won the U.S. Intercollegiate and Israeli National squash championships. He earned his Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior and B.A. in Philosophy and Psychology from Harvard.

Founder of the Inner Mammal Institute

Loretta G. Breuning, PhD

Loretta G. Breuning, PhD, is Founder of the Inner Mammal Institute and Professor Emerita of Management at California State University, East Bay. She is the author of many personal development books, including Habits of a Happy Brain: Retrain Your Brain to Boost Your Serotonin, Dopamine, Oxytocin and Endorphin Levels. As a teacher and a parent, she was not convinced by prevailing theories of human motivation. Then she learned about the brain chemistry we share with earlier mammals and everything made sense. She began creating resources that have helped thousands of people make peace with their inner mammal. Dr. Breuning's work has been translated into eight languages and is cited in major media. She is a graduate of Cornell University and Tufts. Before teaching, she worked for the United Nations in Africa.

Former Minister of Education, Bhutan.

Thakur S Powdyel

Thakur S Powdyel is an educator by choice, conviction, and passion. His abiding interests include, inter alia, education as the noble sector, institutional integrity, national self-respect, gross national happiness, environment, and sustainable development. My Green School: An Outline reflects his vision of holistic education as an instrument for human and societal flourishing, and is translated into several languages worldwide. Often described as the most widely foot-traveled education minister in the world, Powdyel in tandem with his colleagues, moved Bhutan to be the first country in the region to achieve the MDGs for education and to receive the coveted UNESCO awards for Non-Formal and Continuing Education and introduced critical parliamentary legislation, specially dedicated to advancing the well-being of girls and women.

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