Founders


LUIS GALLARDO

Founder of World Happiness Summit

“ The world needs new lenses to understand growth and how humans and societies can thrive ”

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KAREN GUGGENHEIM

COO, WOHASU

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

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Advisory Board


CHAIRMAN OF THE ADVISORY BOARD


MANUEL S. PIETRA

Global Executive and Entrepreneur; Good Governance and Nation Building

“ 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. ”

Chairman's Letter

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VICENTE FOX

Former President of México

“ We need to be aware of what we are capable of first and realize that if you place your dreams really really high, you do have the potential to get to that level. ”

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MICHELLE GIELAN

National CBS News anchor turned positive psychology researcher, is the bestselling author of Broadcasting Happiness.

“ 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. ”

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SHAWN ACHOR

Leading Happiness Researcher, Author, and Speaker

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

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ISAAC PRILLELTENSKY

Dean of Education and Human Development at the University of Miami

“ 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. ”

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SONJA LYUBOMIRSKY, PH.D.

Research Psychologist and Professor of Psychology at the University of California, 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. ”

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