Shawn Achor is a former lecturer at Harvard University and the author of The Happiness Advantage. Shawn is the winner of over a dozen distinguished teaching awards at Harvard University, where he delivered lectures in the most popular class at Harvard. Shawn has lectured in 42 different countries on how positive psychology can raise happiness and performance. His work received attention in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Forbes and BusinessWeek. In 2006, he served as Head Teaching Fellow with Dr. Tal Ben-Shahar of “Positive Psychology,” a class that enrolled 1 out of every 7 Harvard undergraduates. For seven years, Shawn served as an Officer of Harvard, living in Harvard Yard studying and counseling Harvard students. Shawn now travels around the world giving talks on this research. When the economy collapsed, the world's largest banks sent Shawn on a tour of banking crisis centers to restore confidence and forward progress. Shawn is currently collaborating with Yale University on researching the link between happiness and performance.