Neil Pasricha

  • Author of The Happiness Equation and Four More #1 International Best Sellers

A Harvard MBA, New York Times best-selling author, award-winning blogger and one of the most popular TED speakers in the world, Neil Pasricha is a “pied piper of happiness” (The Toronto Star) who dazzles audiences with ideas and frameworks that skyrocket organizational happiness and engagement.

Pasricha spent a decade inside Walmart, the world’s largest company, working for two CEOs directly and then as director of Leadership Development. He complements this “what’s worked” authority with infectious enthusiasm and heartfelt authenticity. He builds trust with audiences quickly and then challenges them to elevate expectations of themselves and commit to the habit of happiness every day.

Pasricha has spoken to royal families in the Middle East, Ivy League deans, and CEOs at organizations such as Audi, Microsoft and GE—all using research and models that enhance individual performance and create a more positive and productive workplace.

In his latest best seller The Happiness Equation (2016), Pasricha provides step-by-step guidelines to illustrates exactly how to apply a unique set of principles to improving and managing everything—your time, your career, your bottom line, your relationships and ultimately, of course, your happiness.

Neil’s writing and work has been featured in Harvard Business Review, CNN, BBC, The Guardian, The New Yorker, The Sunday Times, China Daily, The Jakarta Post, The Sydney Herald and Wired.

 
  

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Neil Pasricha was the highlight of the day. From my perspective, the highlight of the year at Microsoft Canada! What a genuine, authentic, inspiring person. He was AWESOME (to steal his words!) He connected with the audience and made our themes come to life in the best possible way. He arrived early and stayed late – talking to everyone and inspiring all of us.

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Happier People, Happier Organizations

The strongest companies in the world have the happiest people working at them. Coincidence? No. In Neil Pasricha’s ground-breaking and flagship talk he reveals their secrets to audiences leaving them with inspiring, put-it-in-your-pocket models to build support networks, manage energy and stress, an ...

The strongest companies in the world have the happiest people working at them. Coincidence? No. In Neil Pasricha’s ground-breaking and flagship talk he reveals their secrets to audiences leaving them with inspiring, put-it-in-your-pocket models to build support networks, manage energy and stress, and create lasting happiness. Through researching top leaders at Harvard, working as director of Leadership Development at Walmart, the world’s largest company, and consulting with clients like Audi, Microsoft and GE, Pasricha developed unique frameworks to create happiness in individuals and drive engagement and high-performance results inside organizations.

The 3 A's of Awesome - Classic or Case Study Versions

Based on Neil Pasricha’s endlessly popular TED Talk, this is the 3 A’s of Awesome customized to a workplace, government or school setting, and enriched with interactive exercises, explanatory videos and a detailed Q&A. The talk is available in the Classic version that inspires audiences through ...

Based on Neil Pasricha’s endlessly popular TED Talk, this is the 3 A’s of Awesome customized to a workplace, government or school setting, and enriched with interactive exercises, explanatory videos and a detailed Q&A. The talk is available in the Classic version that inspires audiences through Pasricha’s personal narrative and his universal "attitude, awareness and authenticity" model, which guarantees your group will laugh, cry, and take a big step back to reevaluate and reenergize themselves to move forward. The talk is also available in the Case Study version as the 3 S’s of Awesome (Social, Stimulation, Story), a customized case study format for workplaces where business case studies and real-life corporate examples leave your group with key takeaways that can be applied in the workplace at no cost to drive employee engagement and happiness. With heartfelt storytelling, breakthrough research and lots of laughs, it’s no wonder the 3 A’s of Awesome is Pasricha’s most popular talk.

The Secret to Never Being Too Busy Again

What’s the biggest complaint in the workplace? I’m too busy. We’re too busy. There’s not enough time. And there’s too much to do. But regardless of the stress and demands put on us at work, there are three simple rules you can implement tomorrow to create space in your days. In this fast-paced and r ...

What’s the biggest complaint in the workplace? I’m too busy. We’re too busy. There’s not enough time. And there’s too much to do. But regardless of the stress and demands put on us at work, there are three simple rules you can implement tomorrow to create space in your days. In this fast-paced and resource rich talk Neil uses his trademark Sharpie scribbles to share 1) How to make every decision at twice the speed, 2) The counterintuitive way to have more time, and 3) How to add an hour to your day with only one small change.

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

Pasricha spent a decade inside Walmart, the world’s largest company, working for two CEOs directly and then as director of Leadership Development. He complements this “what’s worked” authority with infectious enthusiasm and heartfelt authenticity. 

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 #1 international bestseller with millions shipped. In his latest book, The Happiness Equation: Want Nothing + Do Anything = Have Everything (March 2016), Pasricha provides step-by-step guidelines to illustrate exactly how to apply a unique set of principles to improving and managing everything—your time, your career, your bottom line, your relationships, your family, and, ultimately, of course, your happiness. 

In his dynamic, interactive keynotes, Pasricha delivers a blend of positive psychology trends, strategic frameworks and contagious passion for workplace happiness. He 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, the BBC, TODAY, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, The Guardian and The Sunday Times.

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