Simultaneous Translation to Spanish at in person event

Live Streaming for the First Time
*Agenda subject to change
7:30 – 8:30 am

Yoga & Meditation

By: Rosie Acosta Lakeside Stage & Terrace

8:00 – 9:00 am

First Floor Shalala Center

9:00 - 9:20 am

Welcome to World Happiness Summit RESILIENCE
WOHASU Founder & CEO Karen Guggenheim

Master of Ceremonies WOHASU 2022
Andrea Minski
9:25 – 9:45 am

Dr Sandro Formica, Speaker, Author & Professor
Title: Living a Meaningful Life: The Many Links of Self-Leadership

Description: Sandro Formica will present a research-based framework and tools on how to live a meaningful personal, business and community life. This is not a one-way communication talk, so expect to be engaged and happily involved!

9:50 - 10:10 am

Dr. Kelli Harding, MD
Title: Be Kind, Be Well – The Science of Kindness

What are we missing when it comes to our health and wellbeing? What helps us thrive despite serious challenges? Physician and public health expert Dr. Kelli Harding explores the groundbreaking science of kindness in day-to-day life and how it impacts our bodies, minds, relationships, and communities. Dr. Harding shares actionable, evidence-based tips for everyday living and makes the case it’s time to be kind for a healthier and happier world.

10:15- 10:30 am

BREAK & Book Signing

10:35 – 11:35 am

Dr. Martin Seligman
Title: Happiness and Agency in the Post-Covid World

11:40 – 11:45 am

CIVANA sound blow meditation (online audience)

11:45 - 12:15 pm


Introduce Tribe Time (in-person audience) 

Meet with Facilitator/Coach: Group Experience (in-person audience) 


*Open Conversation with Martin Seligman for VIP Ticket holders, Breakout Room #2

12:20– 1:20 pm
1:25 –1:45pm

Alberto Nobis, CEO, DHL Express Europe

Title: The Journey beyond a Great Place to Work

1:50 – 2:10 pm

Saul Blinkoff
Title: My Disney Tale

Description: Disney/Dreamworks & Inspirational Speaker, Saul Blinkoff delivers a high energy, motivating talk that is not only jam packed with practical tools for success,but also has a depth of finding meaning and fulfillment in allaspects of life!

2:15 – 2:35 pm

Dr. Neha Sangwan, MD

Title: Master Communicating with the Most Challenging Personalities in Your Life

Do you feel frustrated when you don’t feel heard? When trying to get your point across, wouldn’t it be nice if other people listened? If you find it challenging to communicate to certain personalities—this talk will reveal how to transform that experience. Neha Sangwan, MD, internal medicine physician and communication expert shares her secrets to building rapport quickly, especially during high-stress, emotionally charged conversations. These powerful tools will strengthen your relationships and save you time. You’ll learn what’s most important to turn around conflict. If you want to get more of what you want, don’t miss this transformative event! 

2:35 - 2:45 pm

Q & A with Neha Sangwan

2:50 – 3:30 pm
Break Out Sessions

1. Saul Blinkoff

Title: Anyone can Draw! If Someone Shows you:) Description:
Interactive Disney Drawing Workshop  Learn the timeless techniques of drawing animated characters from Disney Animator/Director Saul Blinkoff

2. Cesar Cervantes

Title: The Connection: A Little Vulnerability Wrapped In Fun
All across the country we are coming back together and learning how to connect again in our teams and organizations. But so often we mistake contact for connection. We email, we post, we plan events, but we don’t actually connect. Human connection is about shared vulnerability, shared values and shared experiences. Individuals that feel more connected are more likely to persist and thrive. This program is interactive and participants will engage in fun humor exercises to rejuvenate their mind and deepen connection and resiliency.

3. Dorota Stancyk
Title: (Re) Create Yourself
Discover the power of Self-Love and Self- Perception. Discover and eliminate your hidden beliefs, self-limiting perceptions and self sabotaging programs to allow you to see yourself from different perspectives and change your experience of reality. You will be guided through emotional blockages and learn to express a deeper and more authentic version of yourself. Taking the time to look after your emotional and physical well-being is essential to us all if we want to reach our full personal and professional potential. Ensuring we have time to truly look after ourselves is imperative if we are to perform to the best of our abilities in all areas of life.

Main Auditorium –  Isaac Prilleltensky: Thriving in all areas if life (in person and online) 

For Virtual Audience:
Sound Bowl healing by CIVANA (30 Minutes)

3:35 – 3:55 pm
Networking Break & Book Signing
4:00 – 4:15 pm

Alla Klymenko
Title: How to stay happy in the changing world

In the modern world everything changes so fast that we often loose the feeling of happiness attempting to catch up with the changes.
If we want to live a happy life, it is important for us to develop resilience, listen to ourselves, keep moving towards our goals and learn to enjoy the process.
How to preserve this light, balanced and happy state inside despite anything.

4:20 – 4:40pm

Love & Meaning as a Catalyst for Change:
Panel: Ashley Ga Lai Mui, Dr. Kelli Harding, MD, and Shannon Allen, moderated by Karen Guggenhei

4:45 – 5:00 pm

Stephanie Chen, Chief Legal Officer & Chief Culture Officer, ChenMed

Title: The Power of Purpose in Life and Work

Description: Stephanie Chen is a Chief Legal and Culture Officer, which may sound like an oxymoron. In this talk, she’ll share what led her to making this career transition, how company culture impacts employees’ lives, and what it looks like to walk into work every day with a sense of purpose.

5:05 – 5:15 pm

Dr. Cree Scott CEO, Serenity Psychological Health & Well-being

Title:Cultivating Empathy & Compassion in Everyday Living

Description: Did you know that empathy and compassion are good for your health? Did you also know that empathy and compassion – like athletic skills – can be learned with training and practice? During this interactive session, psychologist and well-being expert, Dr. Cree Scott will provide several essential activities for making empathy and compassion an integral part of the way you live.

5:20 – 5:40 pm

Dr. Maria Sirois, Resilience Expert, Author and Coach
Title: A Collective Resilience: Seeing Through Systemic Eye

To quote botanist Robin Wall Kimmerer, “What happens to one, happens to all.” She refers to both the collective wellbeing of tree and plant species as well as to our human species. To create a global health, for ourselves and the planet, we are charged with seeing and behaving through systemic perspectives. Maria Sirois explores how our resilience-based practices, even the tiniest of them, potentiate wellbeing in others. She encourages us to challenge ourselves, knowing that as we see ourselves connected to larger circles, we become inspired to take significant action on our own behalf, in order to cultivate wider positive influence.

5:40 – 5:50 pm

Q&A with Maria Sirois

5:50 – 6:00 pm


7:30 – 8:30 am
Yoga & Meditation
By: Adrian Molina
9:00 - 9:10 am

Welcome & Recap Karen Guggenheim & Andrea Minski

9:15- 9:45 am

Mo Gawdat, Former Chief Business Officer, Google X

Title: That Little Voice in Your Head
Description: Our brains are a lot more manageable than we think. Like a computer running code, sometimes we use them to run long or wrong programs. This leads us to suffering. In this talk, Mo discusses four ways we use our brains wrong and four ways we can use them to the best of their abilities. When we learn how to adjust the code that runs our brains, we will find happiness a lot more often.

9:50 – 10:10 am

Megan McDonough, CEO, Wholebeing Institute
Title: Interconnected Well-Being

The prevailing worldview of wellbeing is one of separation—that well-being is an individual endeavor or a personal pursuit. The global suffering from COVID, or a personal ground-shift like divorce, illness, or death of a loved one, shows just how deeply individual well-being is interconnected with others. In this session, you’ll explore the interconnected self—the opportunity to move from a view of separateness, into an awakened sense of an interdependent self. By drawing on awareness bigger than one’s self, you change your experience today, even in the most challenging of times.

10:15 – 10:35 am

James Wallman, Founder, World Experience Organization
Title: Time & Happiness

10:30 – 10:45 am

Networking Break & Book Signing (Jen Fisher & Rosie Acosta) 

10:40 - 11:00 am
11:05 – 11:35 am

Dr. Tal Ben-Shahar, Founder, Happiness Studies Academy
Title: That One Thing: Living Without Regret

What is the one psychological state that you hold on to and that is, in turn, holding you back from fully flourishing? Is it excessive worry? Is it the belief that something is wrong with you? Is it the strong need to impress? Is it an intense fear of failure? Is it something else? This lecture is about helping you identify that one thing, and then taking you through a process that can help to liberate you from its claws so that you don’t look back with regret—not at the end of your life, and not today.

11:35 – 11:45 am

Q&A with Tal Ben-Shahar

11:55 – 12:15 pm

Fireside Chat with Jen Fisher, Chief Well-being Officer, Deloitte US

Title: How I Overcame Burnout to Become a Chief Well-being Officer
This fireside chat provides a more intimate format to learn from the first-hand experience of Jen Fisher, Deloitte’s first Chief Well-being Officer. Participants will learn about her personal journey as well as well-being strategies that they can bring back to their organizations to build a stronger, more resilient teams. Topics covered will include:

  • Overcoming burnout
  • Building a business case for well-being
  • Learning resilience through my personal challenges
  • Ways to build a culture of well-being in your organization
  • Ways to enhance relationship-building on your teams
  • How to manage your own well-being as a leader
12:20 –12:40 pm

TRIBE Time: Coaches & Audience(in-person audience) 

HeartMath Institute Talk with Jenna Moniz (online audience) 

12:45 – 1:30 pm


1:35 – 2:05 pm

Raj Sisodia, Co-Founder of Conscious Capitalism


Living a life of service infused with gratitude, joy, and fulfillment starts with knowing yourself, loving yourself, and being yourself, so you can discover and live your unique purpose. To do that effectively, you must become whole by integrating the four energies that exist in all of us: elder, child, masculine, and feminine. To shift from a reactive mode of living to a creative one, we must reveal, feel and heal our traumas. This transforms us into peaceful warriors who choose to live by the LIST: manifesting Love, Innocence, Simplicity and Truth in our very being and in all our actions. This is the path to attaining true, lasting happiness and making our unique positive impact in the world.

2:05 – 2:15 pm

Q&A with Raj Sisodia

2:20 – 2:40 pm

Happiness at Work is the Future of Work Panel:
moderated by Jen Fisher with University of Miami Business School Dean John Quelch and Executive Coach Elina Teboul

2:45 – 3:05 pm

Tia Graham, Founder, Arrive at Happy
Title: Be a Happy Leader
Leaders have the ability and responsibility to create thriving, happy cultures. Whether you are a leader in a company, non-profit, school, your family, or community organization, it is vital that you prioritize your own happiness and that of the people around you. Attendees will be inspired and moved by Tia’s personal and leadership stories and learn her proprietary methodology to Be a Happy Leader. Stop feeling overwhelmed, thrive personally, and achieve incredible results utilizing her proven, researched-based program. Tia’s energy is infectious and the talk is infused with humor, interaction, and powerful tactics.

3:10 – 3:40 pm

Break Out Sessions

1.Dr. Sandro Formica
Title: Happiness in Education: Challenges and Opportunities
What could happen when we teach happiness in curricular and extracurricular activities? In this talk, Dr. Formica will share with us his hands-on, personal experience and the results of his ongoing research on how to integrate students’ happiness practices at different stages of formal education, from middle school to college.
2. Karen Guggenheim & Tia Graham
Title: What is Wellbeing at Work Certification
Want to learn how to become a WOHASU® wellbeing
certified company? Elevate productivity and innovation, enhance top talent recruitment, optimize customer experience, and so much more with the certification process. This program is for small, medium, or large companies – from startups to mature organizations. The certification process includes measurement, executive and leadership development, employee training, codifying principles and procedures, and ongoing support.  The world of work continues to change rapidly, and it is challenging to keep up with the demands of today’s workforce and ever-changing context.  This session is for you if you are a leader in an organization and want your company to be a leader in the wellbeing at work movement.  We believe that is it vital for companies to create environments where people flourish at work. 

3. Giancarlo Molero
Title: La Felicidad en Tiempos de Crisis (in Spanish)
Description: En un mundo donde la crisis, el stress y el burnout son cuestión de todos los días, compartiremos sobre los pilares de la Felicidad Sustentable y acciones que debes incluir en tu día a día para sumar Resiliencia a tu vida.

In a world where crisis, stress and burnout are an everyday issue, we will share about the pillars of Sustainable Happiness and actions that you must include in your day to day life to add Resilience to
your life

4. Elina Teboul  
Female Leadership
Elina will facilitate an interactive conversation around thriving as a female leader.  She will introduce impactful executive coaching frameworks and competencies through a creative and thought- provoking process. She will challenge outdated paradigms of leadership and inspire and empower you to grow as an authentic and flourishing female

3:45 – 4:05 pm

BREAK: Networking & Book Signing

4:10 – 4:35 pm

Dr. Howard Cutler
Title: The Art of Happiness
Dr. Howard Cutler will explore “The Art of Happiness” an evidence-based approach to cultivating greater happiness, combining the findings of Western science with key Buddhist principles and techniques.

4:35 – 4:45 pm

Q&A with Howard Cutler

4:50 – 5:10 pm

Rosie AcostaInternational Yoga Instructor & Author

Title: Going from Struggle to Resilience
This keynote will address the pillars of creating a love of resilience. How do we go from being stuck, and feeling hopeless to creating a life of joy and happiness. Rosie will recount her story of growing up in East Los Angeles during the 92’ riots, and going from being a troubled teen to Award winning podcast Host and published Author. Life is not without its ups and downs, we all have the creative capacity to create a life of Radical Love.

5:15- 5:55 pm

Dr. Fred Luskin, Director, Stanford Forgiveness Project

Title: A Blueprint for Happiness
Fred Luskin will share elements of his popular executive leadership class at Stanford University, focusing on Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People to create a blueprint for happiness in all areas of life.

5:55 – 6:00 pm

Q&A with Fred Luskin

6:00 pm


9:00 - 9:05 am

Welcome & Recap Karen Guggenheim & Andrea Minski

9:05 - 9:35 am

Dr. Robert Biswas-Diener, Leading Positive Psychologist & Happiness Expert
: The 3-Legged Stool of Happiness
Description: You have attended many conferences and read many abstracts that describe keynote presentations. Typically, you find a brief description of the content of the keynote written here. But, what if you didn’t? What if, instead, there was little or no specific information about the presentation provided? How would you feel about that? In this presentation, Dr. Robert Biswas-Diener will explain how even this is part of happiness. Probably.

9:40 - 10:00 am

Breaking Bread: Food & Happiness
Karen Guggenheim conversation with Mediterranean diet expert & award-winning Chef Maria Loi

10:05 – 10:25 AM

Chief Happiness Officer Panel moderated by Dr. Sandro Formica with JoAnna Brandi, Anna Di Guisseppe & Diane Duncan

10:30 – 10:45 AM

Networking Break & Book Signing

10:50 – 11:05 AM

Lord Richard Layard, Co-Editor, World Happiness Report & Leading Economist

Title: Happiness around the World

11:05 – 11:20 AM

Karen Guggenheim conversation with Internationally Renown Artist Romero Britto

Title: Happy Art Movement

11:25 – 11:45 pm

Dr. Joe Greer, MD
Title: Gratitude

Description: My Life Story

11:50 – 12:05 pm

Mandy Seligman Conversation

Title: SeeingHappy – Refocusing Photography for Wellbeing and Resilience

Description: What if you there was a tool to reframe how you see the world to become happier, more fulfilled, and more resilient? What if that tool was in your pocket?

Mandy Seligman launched her nonprofit, SeeingHappy, during the pandemic to inspire people to take and share photos with their phone cameras that make them happy. Mandy will be talking with Roger Irwin about the evolution of SeeingHappy from an idea to a platform that uses Positive Psychology to help people see the world in a more hopeful light.

12:10 – 12:30 pm

Creating a Happier, Healthier and more Sustainable
Community Wellbeing Panel: moderated by Elisa Juarez, with Dr. Howard cutler, Maura Lonergan, and Dr. Tal Ben-Shahar.

12:30 PM