Michelle Gielan, an Executive Producer of “The Happiness Advantage” with Shawn Achor, Special on PBS and a featured professor in Oprah’s Happiness course.
BY: Shawn Shawn (Sudershan Chhabra)
Michelle Gielan, national CBS News anchor turned positive psychology researcher, is the bestselling author of Broadcasting Happiness. Michelle is the Founder of the Institute for Applied Positive Research and is partnered with Arianna Huffington to study how transformative stories fuel success. She is an Executive Producer of “The
Happiness Advantage” with Shawn Achor, Special on PBS and a featured professor in Oprah’s Happiness course.
Michelle holds a Master of Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania, and her research and advice have received attention from
The New York Times, Washington Post, FORBES, CNN, FOX, and Harvard Business Review.
Thinks she was born very optimistic and positive, more so than others
Mid twenties moved to London, slipped into depression/high levels of stress
Newscaster for years at CBS National News
Got tired of telling negative news
Wanted to share negative news to empower
To transform people’s mindset to be positive
Broadcasting Positive Emotion
Showcasing your body language, non-verbal and verbal communication
Focus on Getting Positive First
Support and Empower Others
Did consulting project with Nationwide Brokerage Services/Insurance :
Discovered that positivity and happiness fuel’s the brain
Happiness Research Can Transform Anyone
To Connect with Michelle
Broadcasting Happiness: The Science of Igniting and Sustaining Positive Change
"Michelle Gielan is one of the brightest stars in positive psychology and an eloquent champion for rethinking the way we communicate."
Here is the Link to iTunes