Tal Ben-Shahar is a doctor in Organizational Behavior and holds degrees in Philosophy and Psychology from Harvard University. He is widely recognized for the global success of his «happiness course», the most popular Positive Psychology program at Harvard, which attracted over 1,400 students.
In 2022, he designed and launched the world’s first Master’s program in Happiness Studies with Centenary University.
Positive Psychology, «the scientific study of optimal human functioning», offers practical tools for living a better life. This new subfield within psychology is unique in that it provides access to rigorous academic ideas. Tal Ben-Shahar examines current research related to the science of happiness and introduces ideas and tools that can truly make you happier. He addresses topics such as simplifying our lives, recognizing the mind-body connection, and refocusing on the positive.
Passionate about teaching, his practical and direct approach has made him one of the leading figures in positive psychology worldwide. Tal Ben-Shahar is a serial entrepreneur and is the co-founder and Chief Learning Officer of the Happiness Studies Academy (HSA), Potentialife, Maytiv, and Happier.TV.
Most organizational and individual potential goes untapped. Talented individuals are attracted to and thrive in organizations that bring out the best in them. In his conference «Positive Leadership», Tal Ben-Shahar discusses how leaders can create a positive environment that nurtures their inherent potential, as well as the potential of those they work with.
He has written several books, including “Happier: Learn the Secrets to Daily Joy and Lasting Fulfillment,” “No Matter What: Cultivating Hope, Resilience, and Purpose in Hard Times,” and “Happiness Studies.” He is also the author of “The Joy of Leadership: How Positive Psychology Can Maximize Your Impact (and Make You Happier) in a Challenging World,” a New York Times bestseller, among others.
Ben-Shahar is an excellent speaker who has delivered lectures around the world to executives of multinational corporations and other organizations. Ben-Shahar presents research and practices from the world of Appreciative Inquiry and Strengths-Based Approaches to Leadership and Organizational Development, illustrating how to combine them into an approach that supports extraordinary results instead of ordinary ones, and enables individuals to achieve fulfillment, happiness, well-being, and success.