WRDE's Keynote: The Serious Business of Positive Emotions: Proven Tools to Achieve Personal and Professional Success:

Get a blast of personal and corporate well-being in this inspirational dive into the science of positive psychology. Learn about the research results that prove happiness leads to greater success. Come away with simple, applicable skills that will fuel your personal happiness and create positive contagion amongst the people you influence.

The field of positive psychology research has massively expanded our understanding of human potential. Most of this discovery has happened in the last 15 years. We now know that happiness is not a lucky outcome resulting from a fortunate upbringing. Rather, becoming happier is a skill we can all learn.

Learn practical ways to amplify momentum. Discover new insights about how to powerfully engage employees and change corporate culture.

Content highlights:
• Scientifically connecting happiness with success
• Neurophysiology: how the brain can be re-wired
• Overcoming negativity bias
• Gratitude and appreciative inquiry
• Necessity of healthy social relationships

Learning Objective No. 1
Understand that emotion is energy. Leverage it to drive personal and professional results.

Paul teaches from the best evidence coming from the field of positive psychology. The presence of abundant positive emotions demonstrably leads to more life success. Paul shares this science in a fun, easy-to-understand way. Attendees see the very real benefits that accrue from investing in one's own happiness. As well, Paul effortlessly shows how personal success translates from individual outcomes to organization-wide success.


Learning Objective No. 2
Negativity bias is formidable but manageable. Unmanaged it can poison organizational success, particularly in the high stress reality of current times.

We evolved as a species to pay attention to what makes us feel bad—this had substantial survival advantages. However, in the modern world we continue to be plagued by over-thinking the "bad stuff". We focus on negative events from our past and worry too much about unknown future threats. Fortunately, science demonstrates not only how to get more positive emotions, but even provides exacting formulas.


Learning Objective No. 3
Positive emotions—and the resultant success—is achieved through learnable skills, not just "lucky" happenstance. Leaders and their teams can maximize outcomes with just a few new skills.

Paul Krismer

Paul Krismer

Paul has a proven track record with over twenty-five years as an inspirational leader—managing huge teams, multi-million dollar projects and cheerfully growing future leaders. As a workplace culture expert and best-selling author, Paul helps people to reach greater happiness and success. It is his trademark promise. Paul is a proud member of the International Positive Psychology Association and the Global Speakers Federation. Paul’s authentic and passionate commitment to his subject matter shines through his work. His playful and captivating storytelling complements his accessible presentation of the science of success. His teaching is powerful and persuasive. At the same time, Paul is exceptionally practical, providing tools that audiences and entire workforces can immediately use.

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