Neil Pasricha

  • Author of Five #1 International Best Sellers Including The Happiness Equation
  • One of the Most Popular TED Speakers of All Time
  • Director of Leadersip Development at Walmart for 12 Years

Neil Pasricha helps people live happy lives.

Neil has written five books including: The Book of Awesome a catalog of simple pleasures based on his 50-million hit, award-winning blog, Awesome is Everywhere an interactive introduction to meditation, and most recently, The Happiness Equation, the #1 international bestselling guidebook to happiness based on new research. His books have been on New York Times and International bestseller lists for over 200 weeks and sold over a million copies.

Neil Pasricha is one of the most popular TED speakers of all time with his first TED Talk “The 3 A’s of Awesome” ranked as one of the ten most inspiring and his second “How will you maximize your tiny, short life?” the world’s first ever TED Listen, an artistic project composed entirely of questions. Neil has spoken to hundreds of thousands of people around the world including Fortune 100 companies, Ivy League Deans, and Royal Families in the Middle East.

Neil spent a decade running Leadership Development and working directly for two CEOs at Walmart, the world’s largest company. He was responsible for CEO onboarding, executive development, and talent management across the organization. Today he serves as Director for The Institute for Global Happiness.

Neil’s work has been featured in thousands of outlets including CNN, BBC, The Today Show, The Early Show, The Oprah Winfrey Network, Harvard Business Review, Fast Company, Fortune, and Forbes.

Neil has an MBA from Harvard Business School.

He lives in Canada with his wife and two sons.

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  • Speaking Topics:

    CEO's, Change, Health & Wellness, Keynote, Leadership, Life Balance, TED Talks

  • Travels From:

    Canada

  • Price:

    $20,000 - $30,000

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Neil Pasricha helps people live happy lives.

Neil has written five books including: The Book of Awesome a catalog of simple pleasures based on his 50-million hit, award-winning blog, Awesome is Everywhere an interactive introduction to meditation, and most recently, The Happiness Equation, the #1 international bestselling guidebook to happiness based on new research. His books have been on New York Times and International bestseller lists for over 200 weeks and sold over a million copies.

Neil Pasricha is one of the most popular TED speakers of all time with his first TED Talk “The 3 A’s of Awesome” ranked as one of the ten most inspiring and his second “How will you maximize your tiny, short life?” the world’s first ever TED Listen, an artistic project composed entirely of questions. Neil has spoken to hundreds of thousands of people around the world including Fortune 100 companies, Ivy League Deans, and Royal Families in the Middle East.

Neil spent a decade running Leadership Development and working directly for two CEOs at Walmart, the world’s largest company. He was responsible for CEO onboarding, executive development, and talent management across the organization. Today he serves as Director for The Institute for Global Happiness.

Neil’s work has been featured in thousands of outlets including CNN, BBC, The Today Show, The Early Show, The Oprah Winfrey Network, Harvard Business Review, Fast Company, Fortune, and Forbes.

Neil has an MBA from Harvard Business School.

He lives in Canada with his wife and two sons.

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, 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 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 resource rich talk Neil uses his trademark Sharpie scribbles to share:

  • How to make every decision at twice the speed
  • The counterintuitive way to have more time
  • How to add an hour to your day with only one small change.

 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 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.

Custom Workshop

Many organizations choose to have Neil Pasricha add on a custom workshop to his keynote. These workshops can bring an organization purpose to life, embed a conference or session theme into company culture, or develop customized happiness challenges, which individuals design and share with their peers in order to commit to the practice of happiness. Note: As workshops require additional interviews, pre-meetings and time on-site, they are not always available. 

Audi of America

Neil Pasricha joined the Audi Executive Team across the United States and his happiness lessons were the highlight of the show. His is always on point, thought provoking, and receives near perfect ratings. Listen to him!

Google

Neil is a rock star! He visited the Googleplex and you could hear a pin drop while he was speaking. Everybody loved his models for living happier lives. Many people commented that he was the best speaker we have had in some time!

Starbucks

When Neil Pasricha talks, leaders of all levels and backgrounds stop what they're doing...and listen.

Microsoft Canada

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.

3M

Thank you for an outstanding key note at our Marketing Excellence event and it was such a pleasure to meet you in person. The buzz after you left was how and when we could get you back to share your message with an even broader group. You clearly struck a chord with our audience; it is rare to find a speaker that can ignite such passion and unify the audience on a common theme that transcends generation and function. Please keep writing books. Yours changed my life.
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