FEATURED HAPPINESS & WELLBEING EXPERTS AND ACTIVISTS AT INAUGURAL WOHASU WORLD HAPPINESS SUMMIT 2017.

 

 

  • SRI SRI RAVI SHANKAR

    Sri Sri Ravi Shankar is a humanitarian and spiritual leader

    "If you can win over your mind, you can win over the whole world."

  • SONJA LYUBOMIRSKY

    Author and Professor of Psychology – UC, Riverside

    "If we can accept as true that life circumstances are not the keys to happiness, we’ll be greatly empowered to pursue happiness for ourselves."

  • TAL BEN-SHAHAR

    Author and lecturer. He taught two of the largest classes in Harvard University’s history, Positive Psychology and The Psychology of Leadership.

    "My purpose in life is to bring happiness to life—in individuals, groups, and organizations."

  • LYNNE MCTAGGART

    Award-winning Author of seven books

    "The power of an intention multiplies, depending upon how many people are thinking the same though at the same time."

  • SHAWN ACHOR

    Leading Corporate Trainer, Author, and Speaker known for his Advocacy of Positive Psychology

    "You have to train your brain to be positive just like you work out your body."

  • LORD RICHARD LAYARD

    Emeritus Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics

    "People who achieve a sense of meaning in their lives are happier than those who live from one pleasure to another."

  • LAURENT POTDEVIN

    CEO of lululemon

    His strategic investments in people, processes and technologies and a deeply held belief that ‘trust breeds magic’ have fostered a strong culture of innovation at lululemon.

  • MICHELLE GIELAN

    National CBS News anchor turned positive psychology researcher and bestselling author

    "Too often we forget how powerful we are as individuals to shape how other people see the world. Each one of us constantly broadcasts to other people, whether consciously or unconsciously, verbally or non-verbally; and those messages influence their brain."

  • DR. AISHA BUTTI BIN BISHR

    Director General of the Smart Dubai Office

    “Dubai is a city that has continually strived to deliver the highest-possible quality of life for our residents and visitors. We are guided by the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to make people’s happiness our number one goal in everything we do."

  • SAAMDU CHETRI

    Director of the Gross National Happiness Centre, Bhutan

    The concept of Gross National Happiness consists of four pillars: Fair socio-economic development (better education and health), conservation and promotion of a vibrant culture, environmental protection and good governance.

  • DHARMA MITTRA

    Yoga Master

    He is a World-Renowned Yoga Master, also known as "The Teacher of Teachers", "The Rock of Yoga" and "The Teacher With The Most Mileage,” and author of the "Master Yoga Chart of 908 Poses" and "ASANAS 608 Yoga Poses.”

  • ISAAC PRILLELTENSKY

    Dean of Education and Human Development at the University of Miami, Host of WOHASU Academic Track

    "When people think of well-being, they often think oh physical health, but this is just one aspect. The other domains are equally important. What's more, they all work in concert."

  • JENNIFER MOSS

    Author of Unlocking Happiness at Work, Writer for HBR and Huff Post

  • ISMAEL CALA

    Media Personality, Motivational Author and Speaker

    "Effective communication depends largely on the willingness to listen with empathy, interest and generosity."

  • RUUT VEENHOVEN

    Professor Emeritus at Erasmus University Rotterdam and Director of the World Database of Happiness

    "The determinants of happiness can be sought at two levels: external conditions and internal processes. If we manage to identify the circumstances in which people tend to be happy, we can create similar conditions for everyone."

  • MAUREEN HEALY

    Award-Winning author of Growing Happy Kids

    "Our highly sensitive children aren’t just sensitive. They are a collective of highly capable, intelligent, gifted and yes, stubborn beings who were born to do great things."

  • MARIANO ROJAS

    President, International Society for Quality of Life Studies

    Coordinates the Mexican Initiative Measuring the Progress of Societies: A Perspective from Mexico, which aims to make a contribution from Latin America to the global discussion on new ways of conceiving and measuring social performance and progress.

  • NIC MARKS

    Independent policy adviser, speaker, statistician and author

    "Much of modern life is based upon a false logic, a logic that assumes that happiness and well-being come from financial prosperity."

  • KIKE SANTANDER

    Doctor in Medicine and Surgery, CEO of Santander Music Group

    Kike has also been the recipient of numerous Latin GRAMMY, Billboard and Lo Nuestro Awards and he has been recognized three times as songwriter of the year by the prestigeous BMI.

  • ALEJANDRA LLAMAS

    Best-Selling Author and Speaker

    "There is always light in our path, And although small, We have a responsibility to walk towards it."

  • WENCESLAO UNANUE

    Research Professor, School of Business, Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez, Co-Director, Diploma in Organizational Happiness IAU

    "When the economy is not associated with the well-being of people, and a country focuses on generating products or services, without public policies that ensure conditions of quality of life that focus on collective well-being, you can be successful in figures and fail in the experience of people who produce wealth."

  • SHAUNA SHAPIRO, PH.D.

    Professor, clinical psychologist, and internationally recognized expert in mindfulness.

    "A mindful parent is one who is committed to practicing being present and awake, and to listening deeply to her child, moment by moment. Mindfulness depends upon awareness."

  • ALEXANDER KJERULF

    Founder and Chief Happiness Officer of Woohoo inc

    "Happiness at work is not a luxury – it’s an absolute prerequisite for us to be successful and be happy in life in general."

  • LUKE IORIO

    President of the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC), Editor-in-Chief of LiveLeadPlay.com, Writer, & Podcaster

    “Life is a collection of meaningful moments and pursuits. When we consciously choose and act, the moments occur by intent and design, not through happenstance.”

  • DEBORAH K. HEISZ

    Co-Founder, CEO & Editorial Director, Live Happy LLC

    “Happiness embraces growth and possibility, human connection and suffering; it gives us the courage to live fulfilling, authentic lives. It is about what matters most in life, and that’s why it means so much to Live Happy to share it with the world.”

  • HOWARD MARTIN

    Executive Vice President, HeartMath LLC

    “The doorway to fulfillment is in your heart. When you use your heart intelligence to shift perception and direct the flow of your emotions, you have the ability to generate and magnetize your own fulfillment. The longing stops and is replaced by appreciation.”

  • ELLEN KANNER

    Soulful Vegan, Author & Advocate

    “Choose to feed your happiness. Conscious eating affects you, the people you love, the planet you live on — it affects the whole world.”

  • SUSAN DUPREY

    Nutritionist & Holistic Health Coach

    “It’s not about food, it's about the reasons we eat it."

  • BRANDON COOK

    Store Manager, lululemon

  • GINA WARREN

    Executive Vice President, People Potential, lululemon

    Gina holds a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in education from Arizona State University. Gina makes her home in Vancouver, where she’s inspired by design and music.

  • JOSH DUECK

    Canadian Para-alpine Champion, Gold Medal 2014 Sochi Paralympic Winter Games

    "Some spirits are simply unbreakable."

  • ROBERT C. WOLCOTT

    Founder & Executive Director, Kellogg Innovation Network (KIN) Clinical Professor of Innovation & Entrepreneurship Kellogg School of Management

  • DANISH FARHAN

    Founder & CEO, Xische & Co.

  • DAVID SINOPOLI

    Founder, III Points Festival

  • FRANKIE RUIZ

    Founder, Miami Marathon

    "The transformative power of exercising with others leads to more meaningful connections and ultimately the root of happiness."

  • AMY BLANKSON

    Co-Founder of GoodThink Inc. & Author

    "Believing that your behavior matters is at the heart of training your brain, and true transformation comes when we connect brain change with heart change. If you are going to plug in, you have to be grounded."

  • LEANNE YOUNG

    Executive Director, The Brain Performance Institute

    "Our brains are wired to learn, and just like we learned to read, we can learn new thought habits. Thinking differently can, in fact, make us more innovative decision makers, make our brains healthier, lengthen our brains’ lifespans of and improve our quality of life."

  • NICHOL BRADFORD

    Executive Director, Transformative Technology Lab @ Sofia University (TTL)

  • GOPI KALLAYIL

    Chief Evangelist, Brand Marketing at Google

    "The most important technology we use in our lives is right here–our body, our breath, our brain."

  • ARNAUD COLLERY

    Founder & Chief Happiness Officer, Stand Up for Passion

    "Happiness is vital. Without it, the world as it is, can't sustain itself. The best way to prevent or limit the consequence of personal crisis is to thrive."

  • MELISSA MEDINA

    Executive VP, eMerge Americas

  • MIKEY SIEGEL

    Founder of Consciousness Hacking & Professor

    "We are what we build, and we build what we are. And all human systems can be a reflection of, and in support of wisdom, compassion and awakening."

  • ROBERT LEE

    Ambassador for "Lululemon" Miami and Chairman for the Green Room Society The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts

  • HELENA ÁGUEDA MARUJO

    Executive Coordinator, Executive Master in Applied Positive Psychology, University of Lisbon

  • LUÍS MIGUEL NETO

    Co-Founder, Vice-President, Scientific Committee of the Portuguese Association on Positive Psychology

  • FELECIA HATCHER

    Black Tech Week Founder, Author & Entrepreneur

  • CARLOS RAMIREZ

    Founder of Powerful Yogurt

    "Happiness to me has everything to do with alignment. If your mind, your heart, and your body are healthy, inspired and in heavy use, happiness flows easily. I give thanks every day that my company pushes me to exercise all three."

  • MIKE BUTCHER

    Editor at Large of TechCrunch

  • ZEV SUISSA

    Chief Digital Officer of eMindful

  • KARLA DASCAL

    Founder of The Sacred Space Miami

    “We are creating a center for holistic transformation. It’s not for these who need it, it is for those who want it.”

  • AMY BAGLAN

    Founder, MeetMindful

  • KAREN GUGGENHEIM

    WOHASU Founder, Social Entrepreneur

    "Happiness is not only a personal choice for me, it is a significant factor in redefining prosperity and wellbeing on a global level."

  • VANESSA KING

    Author & Board Member, Action for Happiness

  • EMMA SEPPÄLÄ

    Science Director of the Center for Compassion & Altruism Research and Education at Stanford University, and Co-Director of the Yale College Emotional Intelligence Project at Yale University

    "Instead of remaining focused on yourself, express compassion for those around you, and create supportive relationships with your coworkers, boss, and employees."

  • MANUEL S. PIETRA

    Chairman of the WOHASU Advisory Board

    "All businesses have an opportunity and an obligation to make a difference in the world. Our actions matter and our success should be measured by the impact that we have in the countries and communities where we do business."

  • Dr. JEFFREY A. MARTIN

    Founder of the Transformative Technology Space, Entrepreneur and Social Scientist

  • MO GAWDAT

    Chief Business Officer for Google [X], Entrepreneur and Author of “Solve for Happy”

  • JOHN DUNCAN

    Associate Publisher of TONIC, VICE Media's channel dedicated to health and wellness

  • SAM GORENSTEIN

    Founder of MyCeviche

  • MIKE DANNHEIM

    Co-founder of Sensie

  • ROMERO BRITTO

    Artist and Entrepreneur

  • MATT HAGGMAN

    Miami Program Director, The Knight Foundation

  • NATALIA MARTINEZ

    General Manager, CIC Miami & Founder, Awesome Foundation MIAMI

    "Our guiding theory is that larger, community-wide tipping points are the result of the gradual accumulation of individual tipping points, of people's self efficacy being engaged around ideas and projects they care about and believe they can influence."

  • DAVID PRODGER

    British Consul General in Miami

  • OTTO OTHMAN

    Co Founder & CMO Pincho Factory

  • DR. SUNGU ARMAGAN

    Instructor in the Department of Management and International Business at Florida International University

  • ADRIANA CISNEROS

    CEO of Cisneros Group