I’m a TEDx speaker on Happiness, and author of the forthcoming book Live Each Day: A Surprisingly Simple Guide to Happiness. I share what I’ve learned with organizations of all sizes through interactive keynote speeches, master classes, and customized training programs. My talks aren’t just inspirational. Participants take away practical strategies, science-based insights, and daily action plans to lower their stress, boost their confidence, and create their happiness.
What qualifies me to do this?
I have worked as an English teacher in Frankfurt, a business journalist in Madrid, a phone salesman in the Bay Area, and a McKinsey consultant in Munich. After earning my MBA at Stanford in 1996, I spent almost 20 years in executive roles at pioneering Silicon Valley companies such as Yahoo, where I was employee #258.
On February 5, 2013, my doctor called me up and told me I had cancer. I’m grateful to say that my health these days seems good. But the experience of receiving this diagnosis forced me to face my mortality and think hard about my legacy. I believe everyone should live as if they had cancer — and enjoy abundant pleasure, purpose and peace in their careers and their lives.
I have spent years researching what makes people happy. I’m delighted to share my insights and experiences with you, so you, too, can live each day to the fullest.