Neil Pasricha

Neil Pasricha shares recent breakthroughs in the study of happiness and inspires audiences to hit their full potential. A Harvard MBA, New York Times bestselling author, award-winning blogger, and one of the most popular TED speakers in the world, Pasricha is “a pied piper of happiness” (The Toronto Star) who dazzles audiences with ideas and frameworks that launch happiness into the stratosphere.

With infectious enthusiasm, heartfelt authenticity, and a “what’s worked” authority, Pasricha connects with audiences and then challenges them to elevate expectations of themselves and commit to the habit of happiness every day. Today, Pasricha travels around the world sharing messages on happiness to Fortune 500 companies, schools, and non-profits. In the past few years, he has spoken to over 200,000 people at hundreds of events, making him one of the world’s most sought-after speakers. He has spoken to royal families in the Middle East, Ivy League deans, and CEOs at organizations such as Audi, Abbot, and GE—all using research and models that enhance individual performance and create a more positive and productive workplace.

In his twenties, Pasricha partnered with Harvard University to design one of the first global leadership development programs inside a Fortune 10 company. And as a management consultant, he advised Fortune 50 companies on top-level leadership strategies. His first book, The Book of Awesome, about appreciating small pleasures, is a runaway No. 1 international bestseller.

In dynamic, interactive keynotes, Pasricha delivers a blend of positive psychology trends, strategic frameworks, and contagious passion for workplace happiness. Pasricha possesses a unique perspective on happiness in the business context and draws on his background leading leadership development for Fortune 10 companies to provide inspiration and tools to generate ideas, stimulate productivity, and unlock potential. His presentations on modeling happiness have received global praise and attention from CNN, BBC, The Today Show, Oprah Winfrey Network, The Guardian, and The Sunday Times.

Pasricha earned his master’s degree from Harvard Business School focusing on leadership and organizational behaviour.