SPEAKERS THROUGHOUT THE YEARS

Martin Seligman

Martin Seligman

Director of the Penn Positive Psychology Center and the Penn Master of Applied Positive Psychology program (MAPP)

Mo Gawdat

Mo Gawdat

Former Chief Business Officer for Google [X], a serial entrepreneur and author of Solve for Happy: Engineering Your Path to Joy

Sonja Lyubomirsky

Sonja Lyubomirsky

Professor of Psychology at the University of California. Originally from Russia, she received her A.B., summa cum laude, from Harvard University

Isaac Prilleltensky

Isaac Prilleltensky

Former Dean of Education & Human Development and Vice Provost for Institutional Culture University of Miami and Author

Sandro Formica

Sandro Formica

International Speaker, Author & Professor. He teaches The Science of Happiness and Personal Empowerment at Florida International University

Luke Iorio

Luke Iorio

President Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC). Conscious growth strategist, coach, blogger, podcaster

Lucy Rattrie

Lucy Rattrie

Chartered Psychologist and consultant, passionate about creating health, happiness and wellbeing in workplaces around the world

Veronica Vidal

Veronica Vidal

WOHASU® Chair of the Global Yoga Community Board, Yoga Master and Certified Life Coach, Founder of VeroYoga and VeroLifeCoach

Shannon Allen

Shannon Allen

Shannon Allen is the creator of grown™, the first ever 100% USDA organic certified fast food restaurant with a drive thru on the East Coast

Tia Graham

Tia Graham

Inspirationist and Founder of Arrive At Happy. Her mission is to harness the power of happiness and positive psychology

Gail Ironson

Gail Ironson

Professor, President Health Division of International Positive Psychology Association & Board Certified Psychiatrist

Fred Luskin

Fred Luskin

Researcher, Director of the Forgiveness Projects at Stanford University & Professor at the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology

Elisa Juarez

Elisa Juarez

Social Impact Program Officer & Corporate Responsibility Coach. She graduated with from Brown University, and has an MBA from the IAE

Anthony Seldon

Anthony Seldon

Vice-Chancellor of The University of Buckingham & one of Britain’s leading contemporary historians, educationalists and political authors

Jose Murguido

Jose Murguido

Partner & Vice President of Zyscovich Architects, responsible for leading the firm’s Education Studio as well as the Institutional practice groups

Ariel Garten

Ariel Garten

Co-Founder of Interaxon, Neuroscientist & Artist, maker of the award-winning Muse brain-sensing headband

Sabatier Grant

Sabatier Grant

Founder of Millennial Money. Dubbed “The Millennial Millionaire” by CNBC, he went from $2.26 to $1 million in 5 years through investing

Chude Jideonwo

Chude Jideonwo

Founder of Joy, Inc, an American benefit corporation with a Nigerian subsidiary, which mainstreams the research and science on human emotions

Itai Itzvan

Itai Itzvan

Positive Psychologist, Senior Lecturer, & Program Leader of MAPP (Masters in Applied Positive Psychology) at the University of East London

Alina Villasante

Alina Villasante

Founder and designer of the lifestyle brand, Peace Love World, and an advocate of loving and inspiring every person to be their best self

Johanna Kolodny

Johanna Kolodny

Consultant/founder of Food Systems Consulting LLC. B.A. She holds a BA from Williams College and a M.A. in Food Studies from NYU

Margarita Tarragona

Margarita Tarragona

Therapist, teacher & coach. She is a co-founder of Grupo Campos Elíseos and on the faculty of the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City

Howard Martin

Howard Martin

Chief Happiness Officer, Emotional Dj, Storyteller, Multifaceted Coach, Entertainer, Comedian, Filmmaker, Entrepreneur & Innovator

Maria Sirois

Maria Sirois

Master teacher, facilitator and author. She is devoted to the art of crafting a life and a work that embodies health, passion and success

Laurie Santos

Laurie Santos

Professor, Psychologist & Speaker who taught the most popular class at Yale about behavioral change through positive psychology

Suzie Pileggi Pawelski

Suzie Pileggi Pawelski

Well-being writer, consultant, and international speaker specializing in the science of happiness and its effects on relationships and health

Maria Loi

Maria Loi

Chef, Restaurateur and Healthy Lifestyle Expert. Author of The Greek Diet and the Official Cookbook for the Athens 2004 Olympic Games

Manuel Schiappa Pietra

Manuel Schiappa Pietra

Founder and Chairman of WOHASU Advisory Board, Global Executive, Entrepreneur, President and CEO of FreeBalance

Ora Prilleltensky

Ora Prilleltensky

Former Director Major in Human & Social Development University of Miami and author of four books dealing with well-being and change

Aaron Kahlow

Aaron Kahlow

Mindfulness Expert and Social Wellness Advocate, committed to helping all of us find meaningful connection to self, other and community

Gopi Kallayil

Gopi Kallayil

Chief Evangelist, Brand Marketing at Google. He works with Google’s sales teams and customers and helps grow customer brands

Lesley Lyle

Lesley Lyle

Leading Positive Psychology Coach, Consultant and Researcher. WOHASU Happiness Ambassador UK

Robert Biswas-Diener

Robert Biswas-Diener

“Indiana Jones of Positive Psychology,” Trainer & Coach. Author of Happiness, The Courage Quotient and The Upside of Your Dark Side

Andrea Illy

Andrea Illy

 Chairman of illycaffè., a 100% family-owned company founded in 1933 with the mission of offering the greatest coffee to the world

Tami Ben-Shahar

Tami Ben-Shahar

Designer, Writer & Consultant. She holds a MFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and Tufts University, United States

Mark Williamson

Mark Williamson

Director of Action For Happiness, a movement of people taking action to create a happier and kinder world

Blaine Fowers

Blaine Fowers

Ph.D. & Professor of Counseling Psychology at the University of Miami, he is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA)

Carla Fry

Carla Fry

Clinical Psychologist, Author of Gratitude and Kindness: A Modern Parents Guide to Raising Children and Founder and CEO of Clinically Happy

Maria Alejandra Requena

Maria Alejandra Requena

Television Anchor, CNN Español. Prior to joining CNN en Español, Requena hosted the “Mega News” newsreel for the Mega TV channel in Miami

Bridgette Corridan

Bridgette Corridan

Head of Field Talent Acquisition for Athleta. She is passionate about creating work environments that allow this freedom for everyone

George Lewis

George Lewis

Internationally acclaimed artist, painter, photographer and speaker known for his exhibits over wide areas of the UK, Europe, the US and the Middle East

Stefan Sagmeister

Stefan Sagmeister

Designer and Art Director. He has designed for clients as diverse as the Rolling Stones, HBO, and the Guggenheim Museum

Megan McDonough

Megan McDonough

Cofounder and CEO of Wholebeing Institute, an educational organization focusing on the science of whole-person wellbeing

Michael Steger

Michael Steger

Founder and Director of the Center for Meaning and Purpose, and Professor of Psychology at Colorado State University & North-West University

Alice Lash

Alice Lash

Owner/mindfulness meditation instructor at Mindfultime. A lawyer by training, she have been a practitioner of mindfulness meditation for 10+ years
Tal Ben-Shahar

Tal Ben-Shahar

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

Richard Layard

Richard Layard

Economist, Professor, Co-Editor World Happiness Report & Co-Founder Action for Happiness. Director of the Centre for Economic Performance

Neal Mayerson

Neal Mayerson

Ph.D., Chairman of the VIA Institute, received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology and worked in hospital, community mental health and private practice

James Pawelski

James Pawelski

Researcher, Professor of Practice and Director of Education in the Positive Psychology Center at the University of Pennsylvania

Stefanos Kales

Stefanos Kales

Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and Director of the Occupational Medicine Residency at the Harvard School of Public Health

Karen Guggenheim

Karen Guggenheim

Founder and Chief Executive Officer of WOHASU® Foundation LLC, and
Co-Founder of the World Happiness Summit®

Wendy Quan

Wendy Quan

Workplace Mindfulness Pioneer & Founder of The Calm Monkey. Industry Leader in Mindfulness Meditation Facilitator Training and Certification

Allison Wagner

Allison Wagner

Former World Record Holder Swimming, Olympic Medalist & Anti-Doping Advocate, 13-Time National Champion and NCAA Champion

Michelle Gielan

Michelle Gielan

Happiness Researcher, Speaker & Best-selling author of Broadcasting Happiness: The Science of Igniting and Sustaining Positive Change

Anahita Moghaddam

Anahita Moghaddam

Founder of Neural Beings, Coach & Speaker whose methodology is rooted in the Eastern contemplative traditions

Jorge Rosas Torres

Jorge Rosas Torres

Attorney-at-Law & Former Senior Director of Human Resources & Global Head of Diversity, Inclusion & Wellness for Disney-ESPN

Sara Blanchard

Sara Blanchard

WOHASU® MC, Coach & Happiness Consultant. She helps communities build connection through conscious conversations

Nir Shoshani

Nir Shoshani

NR Investments Co-Founder & President at TiS America. He graduated from Belgrano School of Business in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Michael Baime

Michael Baime

Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine & Director for Penn Program for Mindfulness and the Penn Medicine Abramson Cancer Center

Lisa Ferrari

Lisa Ferrari

CEO of Clinically Happy, Director at Vancouver Psychology Centre & Registered Psychologist with a practice in clinical psychology

Chad Bernstein

Chad Bernstein

Co-Founder of GOGO. Through the universal language of music, he has unlocked a bridge to reach Miami and Chicago’s most disenfranchised youth

Giancarlo Molero

Giancarlo Molero

Founder of Toy Feliz & Entrepreneur, innovator, marketing expert, sport and music lover with over 20 years of experience in different ventures 

Alejandro Adler

Alejandro Adler

Speaker, Educator & Well-being scientist and a postdoctoral fellow at the Positive Psychology Center at the University of Pennsylvania

Dara Padwo-Audick

Dara Padwo-Audick

Filmmaker, Educator, Life and Career Coach / President, Creative Strategies Media. She has written, produced, and directed multiple programs and series

Ismael Cala

Ismael Cala

Life and business strategist, best-selling author, journalist and international speaker specialized in personal development and leadership

Maria Loi

Maria Loi

Chef, Restaurateur and Healthy Lifestyle Expert. Author of The Greek Diet and the Official Cookbook for the Athens 2004 Olympic Games

Arnaud Collery

Arnaud Collery

Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine & Director for Penn Program for Mindfulness and the Penn Medicine Abramson Cancer Center

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