Neil Pasricha


Pasricha_Neil_ 300Neil Pasricha is a positive psychology researcher focused on the relationship between happiness and leadership in business and the director of The Institute for Global Happiness. He has written five international bestsellers including: The Book of Awesome, a catalog of simple pleasures based on his award-winning blog; Awesome is Everywhere, an interactive introduction to meditation; and The Happiness Equation, a nine-step guidebook to happiness based on new research.

Before leading The Institute for Global Happiness, Pasricha spent a decade as director of leadership development at Walmart, responsible for CEO onboarding, executive development and talent management across all levels of the organization.

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

He has dedicated the past 15 years of his life to developing leaders, creating global programs inside the world's largest companies and speaking to hundreds of thousands of people around the globe. He lives in Toronto with his wife and sons.