Opening Speech

  • ILTM Americas Opening Speech

    Venue: Riviera Ballroom, Fairmont Mayakoba | Time: 17:00 - 17:30


  • Strategic Happiness: Creating Meaningful Connections & Sustaining Positive Change

    Happiness is the greatest competitive advantage in the modern economy, yet so often it is seen as a luxury at work. However, a decade of research shows that training your brain to be positive at work actually fuels greater success. In fact, 75% of our job success is predicted not by intelligence, but by your optimism, social support network and the ability to manage energy and stress in a positive way. It is time to get strategic about how we can raise happiness levels at our organisations to empower teams to reach their full potential.

    Amy draws on her unique business experience as the Co-founder of GoodThink to empower teams that happiness is a choice, happiness is a habit, and happiness spreads. She explains what positive psychology is, how much we can change, and gives practical strategies for reaping the Happiness Advantage in the midst of change and challenge.

  • More about Amy...

    Amy Blankson has become one of the world’s leading experts on the connection between positive psychology and technology. She is the only person to be named a Point of Light by two presidents (President George H. W. Bush and President Bill Clinton) for creating a movement to activate positive culture change. A sought-after speaker and consultant, Amy has now worked with organisations like Google, NASA, the US Army, and the Xprize Foundation to help foster a sense of well-being in the Digital Era. Amy received her BA from Harvard and MBA from Yale School of Management. Most recently, she was a featured professor in Oprah’s Happiness course. Amy is the author of two books: The Future of Happiness and an award-winning children’s book called Ripple’s Effect.

    Immediately following Amy's Welcome Speech, please join us for a Welcome Cocktail hosted by Fairmont Mayakoba and Accor Hotels.

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