Speaking

Well Being & Happiness Experts

General topics include:

  • happiness
  • thriving relationships
  • the power of positivity
  • positive parenting
  • health & wellness
  • strengths-based leadership
suzie and james
  • James and Suzie are an inspiration and bring the perfect combination of warmth, humour, rigorous research and practical actions. So if you’re after transformational ideas for happier relationships – delivered in an engaging and memorable way – then look no further than this remarkable couple. Highly recommended.

    Dr. Mark Williamson
    Director of Action for Happiness
  • Suzie and James are a rare combination of science, love and practical advice for making relationships more positive and stronger. World Happiness Summit participants have enjoyed their keynotes as they connect with Suzie’s and James’ dynamic delivery and personal touch. Their book has sold out at every Summit. We are grateful for their participation and consider them part of the WOHASU family.

    Karen Guggenheim
    WOHASU CEO & Co-Founder World Happiness Summit

Specific keynote and workshop talks include: 

Happy Together: How to Improve your Relationships with Positive Psychology

Positive psychology research indicates that one of the most important factors in human flourishing is building close relationships with others. Romantic relationships, in particular, have an enormous influence on our well-being. Yet, it is not always easy to maintain a long-term healthy relationship. We will discuss healthy habits that couples can cultivate to become happy together over the long run. Some of the evidence-based topics we will address include:

Distinguishing between a healthy and harmful passion
Understanding and prioritizing positive emotions
Savoring shared experiences with one another
Identifying, building, and appreciating our strengths and those of our partner

Positive Psychology: The Science of Well-Being & Happiness

Positive psychology is the scientific study of what make individuals and communities thrive. Founded in 1998 by University of Pennsylvania psychology professor Martin Seligman, positive psychology focuses on human strengths and celebrates what’s best in life. We will discuss five key elements of flourishing based on Seligman’s PERMA model of well-being. The elements include: Positive emotions, Engagement, Relationships, Meaning, and Accomplishment. We will explore a number of ways to increase the PERMA in your life in order to improve your happiness.

How to be a Strengths-based Leader at work (and at home): Identify, build, and facilitate strengths use in one another

Identifying, understanding and using our strengths on a daily bases is associated with happier and healthier workplaces and families. Positive Psychology researchers have identified 24 character strengths that have been valued across time and culture. Things like creativity, love, love of learning and zest. We all have strengths and we have them in different configurations. Focusing on our strengths, things we are naturally good at, rather than dwelling on our deficits, leads to enhanced well-being, greater success at work, and stronger relationships. We will address how to identify your strengths — as well as those of your colleagues, family, and friends— and how you can practice using them on a daily basis to increase your happiness.

The Power of Passion. It’s now how much passion you have but rather what kind that determines whether you’ll flourish in your professional and personal life.

Distinguish between a healthy and harmful passion by recognizing the red flags of obsession to prevent burnout and breakups. Learn how to build nourishing connections and foster passions that will sustain you at work and at home.

Move from Mindlessness to Mindfulness for a More Meaningful Life

In today’s fast-paced world, it’s especially important to practice directing our attention to what matters. Slowing down to savor and express gratitude can lead to transformative change. We will discuss actionable steps people can take on daily basis to learn how to increase their awareness and find more meaning in their lives.

Why Cultivating Character Matters for Committed Relationships, Communities, and Corporations

What is good character? Why does it matter and how do we cultivate it? We will explore the philosophy and psychology behind flourishing relationships and how we can create stronger connections at home and on the job to make a positive difference in the world. We will discuss three levels of friendships and why only one is sustainable for long-term personal and professional success.

Media Inquiries, Quotes & Commentary

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