Shawn Achor is the New York Times bestselling author of The Happiness Advantage and Before Happiness. He spent 12 years at Harvard University, where he won more than a dozen distinguished teaching awards, and delivered lectures on positive psychology in the most popular class at Harvard. Shawn graduated magna cum laude from Harvard and earned a master’s degree from Harvard Divinity School in Christian and Buddhist ethics.
Shawn is one of the world’s leading experts on the connection between happiness and success. He has worked with over a third of the Fortune 100 companies, the NFL, the Pentagon and the U.S. Treasury. His work has brought him to 51 countries, speaking to farmers in Zimbabwe, CEOs in China, doctors in Dubai and schoolchildren in South Africa. In 2014, Oprah Winfrey conducted a two-hour interview with Shawn on the science of happiness and meaning. His research on happiness made the cover of Harvard Business Review, his TED talk is one of the most popular of all time with over 11 million views, and his lecture airing on PBS has been seen by millions.
Hannah is a speaker, writer, researcher, consultant and generational expert and is firmly established in the public-speaking scene as a powerful voice for her generation. Hannah uses a healthy blend of stories and statistics to help people gain a deeper understanding of one another. Her research has unearthed valuable tips and actionable solutions for multi-generational workplaces, and key strategies for marketing and reaching more generationally diverse client bases.
A well-rounded generational expert, Hannah is especially knowledgeable about generations as they relate to healthcare, aging and finance. Yet, she doesn’t draw the line there. Hannah has delivered her dynamic presentations in companies such as Cisco Systems, Ralph Lauren, BlueCross BlueShield and Securian.
Scott Zimmer is a seasoned public speaker, writer and market researcher. With 12 years of public speaking experience, he’s developed a uniquely personable style and uses insight, humor and data to foster an environment where every generation feels valued and understood.
As one of BridgeWorks’ generational experts and resident Gen Xer, Scott’s keynotes clearly illustrate the stress points between generations and provide concrete solutions to help relieve tension and encourage better understanding and collaboration across generational divides. A child of the 80s and 90s, Scott has insider knowledge into what makes his generation tick. Sandwiched between the idealistic Boomers and innovative Millennials, his Xer lens allows him to hone in on the key challenges facing each generation.