Neil Pasricha Happiness Speaker

Speaker, L&D


Neil Pasricha

Happiness Expert | Bestselling Author of The Book of Awesome

A Harvard MBA, New York Times bestselling author, award-winning blogger, and one of the most popular TED speakers in the world, Neil Pasricha is “a pied piper of happiness”* who dazzles audiences with ideas and frameworks that skyrocket happiness into the stratosphere. With infectious enthusiasm, heartfelt authenticity, and a “what works” authority, Pasricha draws on the latest research in happiness to increase individual performance and create a more positive and productive workplace.

Pasricha spent a decade with Walmart, the world’s largest company, directly working for two CEOs and as the organization’s director of leadership development. He now travels all over the globe sharing messages on happiness to Fortune 500 companies, schools, and non-profits. In the past few years, he has spoken to over 200,000 people at hundreds of events, making him one of the world’s most sought-after speakers. He has spoken to Royal Families in the Middle East, Ivy League Deans, and to CEOs at organizations such as Audi, Abbot, and GE.

His first book, The Book of Awesome, is a runaway #1 international bestseller with millions of copies sold. His new book, The Happiness Equation: Want Nothing + Do Anything = Have Everything (also an international bestseller), provides step-by-step guidelines to illustrate how to apply a unique set of principles to improving and managing everything—your time, your career, your bottom line, your relationships and ultimately, of course, your happiness.

In his twenties, Pasricha partnered with Harvard University to design one of the first global leadership development programs inside a Fortune 10 company. And, as a management consultant, he advised Fortune 50 companies on top level leadership strategies. He earned his Master’s degree from the Harvard Business School, focusing on Leadership and Organizational Behaviour.

Pasricha’s writing and work has been featured in Harvard Business Review, Forbes, CNN, BBC, The Guardian, The New Yorker, The Sunday Times, China Daily, The Jakarta Post, The Sydney Herald and Wired.

*The Toronto Star

Happier People, Happier Organizations

The strongest companies in the world have the happiest people working at them. Coincidence? Not at all.

Through researching top leaders at Harvard, developing leaders inside Fortune 100 companies, and working with clients like Shell, Kraft, and Viacom, Neil Pasricha developed unique frameworks to show people how to create happiness and use that to drive engagement and high-performance results inside organizations.

He takes groups of all kinds through his work, leaving everyone with immediately implementable tools to increase workplace happiness and create results.

Mental Health: Reducing the Stimga, Increasing Support

Neil Pasricha received a late night phone call from his best friend, Chris, on a Sunday night a few years ago. By the next morning, Chris had disappeared. It was soon discovered that after years battling mental illness, Chris had tragically taken his own life.

Studies show that one in four people suffer from mental illness. We know when we bring mental illness out of the closet, and seek to end its stigma, we improve productivity, drive creativity, and shrink absenteeism. But how do we support peers, reports, and teams touched by mental health issues? How do we support mothers, sisters, and brothers?

In this moving talk, Neil gives voice to those suffering and to those who find themselves supporting those in need. His speech is gripping, interactive, and grounding, with stories and simple takeaways weaved around research that answers three key questions:

  1. How can we reduce stigma of mental illness?
  2. How do we support others with mental illness?
  3. And how do we support ourselves?

This keynote is not just for those in the audience who are silently suffering from mental anguish. It’s for all of us to help take charge of our mental health.

The 3 A's of Awesome - Classic or Case-Study versions

Based on Neil Pasricha’s endlessly popular TED Talk, this is the 3 A’s of Awesome customized to a workplace, government, or school setting and enriched with interactive exercises, explanatory videos, and a detailed Q&A.

The talk is available in the “classic” version, which inspires audiences through Neil’s personal narrative and his universal “attitude, awareness, and authenticity” model. Neil guarantees your group will laugh, cry, and take a big step back to reevaluate and reenergize themselves to move forward.

The talk is also available in the “Case-Study” version as the 3 S’s of Awesome (Social, Stimulation, Story), a customized case-study format for workplaces where business case studies and real-life corporate examples leave your group with key takeaways that can be applied in the workplace at no cost to drive employee engagement and happiness.

With heartfelt storytelling, breakthrough research, and lots of laughs, it’s no wonder The 3 A’s of Awesome is Neil’s most popular talk.

Custom Workshop

Many organizations choose to have Neil add on a custom workshop to his keynote. These workshops can bring an organization purpose to life, embed a conference or session theme into company culture, or develop customized happiness challenges which individuals design and share with their peers in order to commit to the practice of happiness. Note: As workshops require additional interviews, pre-meetings, and time on-site, they are not always available. Please discuss options with your agent.

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Conference Speakers

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Our keynote speakers can adjust their talks to suit your needs, whether you're looking for an address by keynote speakers of 15, 30, or 45 minutes or more, our keynote speakers will confer with you before your engagement to ensure that their talks meet your needs. Our keynote speakers frequently adjust their speeches to include important talking points your organization or company needs emphasized, and will also often adjust content so it is individually tailored to your audience. For instance, if your audience is primarily those in the auto industry, our keynote speakers will draw on anecdotes from that industry in order to ensure their speech is relatable. Our keynote speakers are usually available in the days and weeks prior to your event to discuss your needs and go over any details (such as audio visual requirements) that arise.

Speakers' Spotlight is committed to meeting the different needs of the corporations, organizations, companies, non-profit and government groups that contact us when seeking keynote speakers, and we work hard to find the keynote speakers that will provide the best match for your event. Whatever you require are when it comes to keynote speakers, Speakers' Spotlight will work had to ensure that you get the keynote speakers that are right for you.

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Motivational speakers that work with Speakers' Spotlight frequently go the extra mile to be in touch with meeting planners - or even CEOs and presidents of companies and organizations themselves - in advance of their talks in order to tailor the message and hit on key points specific to the client's needs. Our motivational speakers arrive on time, work with the client in advance to ensure the proper set up of their audio/visual needs so that everything will go smoothly when they hit the stage, and often include Q&A sessions in their talks so that your staff can ask any questions of our motivational speakers that they may wish.

Using Speakers' Spotlight to book your motivational speakers obviously offers many advantages. You reap the benefits of our experience and expertise, as we can help you select the best motivational speakers for your motivational speakers' engagement.

Our motivational speakers include prominent motivational speakers - and many of them household names -- such as Roberta Bondar, Michael "Pinball" Clemons, Terry Evanshen, Scott Harrison, John Izzo, Simon Jackson, Craig Kielburger, Dr. Samantha Nutt, Simon Sinek, Severn Cullis-Suzuki and Brett Wilson.

Whatever your needs are when it comes to motivational speakers, Speakers' Spotlight has the motivational speakers that will both meet -- and exceed -- your expectations.

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