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There's a research-backed way to get happier—not just at the individual level, but across your entire office, boardroom, and organization.

#1 New York Times and International Bestselling Author of The Book of Awesome and The Happiness Equation | Host of the Award-Winning 3 Books Podcast

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We spend huge amounts of our time at work, but very few of us are happy there. Fortunately, Neil Pasricha can help. A #1 New York Times bestselling author and award-wining podcast host, Neil is in the business of increasing happiness at work—not just for individuals, but for entire teams, offices, and organizations. He offers simple resources developed to help you drive long-term happiness, which are both practical and vital for every leader looking to motivate their employees or help their team work together better. A powerfully dynamic speaker, Neil folds the latest positive psychology research, Fortune 100 case studies, and high performance tips into exciting and interactive keynotes that keep audiences buzzing long after the standing ovation.

Neil Pasricha is an award-winning author, writer, keynote speaker, and podcast host who thinks, writes, and speaks about intentional living. His work focuses on themes of gratitude, happiness, failure, resilience, connection, and trust. After graduating from Harvard Business School, he spent a decade as Director of Leadership at Walmart, the world’s largest company.

Neil is the the author of ten books and journals including: The Book of Awesome, a spinning rolodex of simple pleasures based on his 100-million-hit, award-winning blog 1000 Awesome Things; The Happiness Equation, originally written as a 300-page love letter to his unborn son on how to live a happy life; Awesome Is Everywhere, an interactive introduction to guided meditation for children; Two-Minute Mornings, his simple habit-based morning practice; and You Are Awesome, a nine-step guide to building resilience told through stories and research. Neil’s books are New York Times and #1 international bestsellers, have spent over 200 weeks on bestseller lists, and have sold over 2,000,000 copies across dozens of languages.

Neil also gives over 50 speeches a year at places like Harvard, The Cleveland Clinic, and Shopify. His first TEDx talk, “The 3 A’s of Awesome,” is ranked one of the 10 Most Inspiring of all time. His second, called “How do you maximize your tiny, short life?” was an artistic side-project composed entirely of questions and called the world’s first TED Listen. Neil gave the most attended feature keynote at SXSW 2019 called “Building trust in distrustful times.”

Neil hosts an Apple “Best of” award-winning podcast called 3 Books where he is on an epic 22-year-long quest to uncover the 1000 most formative books in the world. Each of the 333 chapters discusses the 3 most formative books of an inspiring person like Brené Brown, David Sedaris, Malcolm Gladwell, Roxane Gay, Cheryl Strayed, Vishwas the Uber Driver, George Saunders, or Quentin Tarantino. 3 Books is recorded live and in-person (pre- and post-pandemic) and is 100% non-profit with no ads, sponsors, commercials, or interruptions. 3 Books is published on the lunar calendar with each chapter dropping on the exact minute of every single full moon up to April 26, 2040 at 10:37 PM EST.

Neil shares his current writing on his blog and in a series of newsletters read by over 100,000 people. Neil’s research and writing on happiness, resilience, and positive mindset have been featured in Harvard Business Review, CNBC, Fast Company, The New Yorker, The Sunday Times, CNN, BBC, and The Oprah Winfrey Network. His pro bono work focuses on youth literacy and mental health. He has degrees from Queen’s University and Harvard Business School.

Speech Topics

Corporate Culture
The Science of Loving Your JobSimple Habits and Mindset Shifts to Help You Do Your Best Work

Why do so few people say, “I love my job”? Gallup reports a whopping 79% of the global workforce is disengaged. But what if there were simple habits that could help turn employees into their most engaged, creative, and productive selves? It’s not science fiction. It’s actually happening.

Using his unique blend of science-backed models and lean-in-and-laugh stories, bestselling author Neil Pasricha shares surprising and practical strategies from the emerging neuroscience and positive psychology landscape. He shows how cultivating a positive mindset results in 31% higher productivity, 37% higher sales, and 300% greater creativity—and then shares how to get there. Audiences learn simple happiness habits that anyone can use today, and, more importantly, how to make them stick. The result is an easy and research-backed way to build small, simple habits to help create workplaces where people show up inspired to do their best work every day.

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Happiness and Wellness
The Happiness EquationWant Nothing + Do Anything = Have Everything

We live in a world where we’re bombarded by change, expectation, and uncertainty. News media hijacks our brains while social media tells us we are never good enough. Anxiety, depression, and loneliness rates are at record highs. What we need is a splash-of-cold-water talk that is science-backed, story-laden, and full of laughs.

Enter Neil Pasricha. In this inspiring, high-energy keynote based on Neil’s #1 international bestseller The Happiness Equation, audiences learn how it is possible (despite larger tectonic plates they cannot control) to use specific research-backed tools and practices to cultivate a habit-based positive mindset every day.

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The Walmart Success StoryAnd What Leaders Need to Learn From It

Which company is #1 on the Fortune 500 and has been for over a decade? Walmart. The retail behemoth’s rise to half a trillion dollars in sales with over two million employees has been well-documented. But what hasn’t been documented (until now) is how they develop, nurture, and grow leaders up through those ranks.

Neil Pasricha served as Director of Leadership Development at Walmart and worked for the CEO while partnering with Harvard Business School to develop the first global leadership program inside the retail giant. In this inspiring talk, he shares how leaders can use science-backed practices to help themselves show up to lead teams of two, two thousand, or two million. It starts with yourself. Neil will show you how.

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