All-Star Strategies for Workplace Success
MLB All-Star and entrepreneur Ian Happ is one of the most versatile players in the league, playing multiple positions, taking a leadership role in MLBPA negotiations, and building team culture through positive mental health awareness. In this motivational talk, the baseball phenom discusses discipline, excellence, teamwork, and strategies for building a winning mindset – the principles for success that matter on the field and in the workplace.
Mental Health: Your Mind is Your Most Powerful Tool
MLB All-Star Ian Happ started meditating after he lost his dad to cancer in 2015. His brother Chris introduced him to meditation as a strategy to help work through the loss, and he developed his meditation practice as part of his mental health journey. Happ considers being in touch with his mental health as another form of exercise, and it has been a vital part of his success on and off the field. An outspoken and uplifting advocate for mental health, Ian shares his own experience and his empowering message that your mind is your most powerful tool.
Ian Happ is one of the most versatile players in Major League Baseball, both on and off the field.
Ian is a switch-hitter who has played every position except catcher and shortstop during his career with the Chicago Cubs. In 2022, Ian became an MLB All-Star and won his first Rawlings Gold Glove Award. The longest-tenured position player on the Cubs roster, Ian recently signed a three-year contract extension that will cement him as a team leader through 2026.
Off the field, Ian is involved with a diverse and growing portfolio of companies and causes. Ian assumes an active role everywhere he dedicates his time, lending his insight and his creativity in service of long-term growth. Among many endeavors, Ian founded, manages and co-hosts a weekly podcast, The Compound; he has partnered with Connect Roasters, a steadily growing coffee company; and he serves on the Competition Committee and as a Pension Committee Representative on the Executive Board for the Major League Baseball Players Association.
As he enters the next phase of his career, Ian remains dedicated to building on his considerable accomplishments.