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It pays to be positive - how to create success

Michelle Gielan

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Positive psychologist and happiness & well-being speaker creating success through positive engagement

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Empower your organization with positive psychology. Happiness speaker Michelle Gielan is a former CBS news anchor turned positive psychologist. She has conducted extensive research into achieving well-being, happiness and success.

It pays to be positive. New research shows that small shifts to the way we communicate can create ripple effects on business outcomes. Speaker Michelle Gielan specializes in helping you retrain your brain.

Michelle Gielan provides scientific methods to increase happiness and success. Her research and advice have been featured by major publications including The New York Times, Washington Post, FORBES, and CNN. Her takeaways are easy to implement and they have a far-reaching impact.

“I want to help you inoculate yourself against stress and negativity—and feel empowered to create positive change in the world.” – Michelle Gielan

Michelle is an eloquent and impassioned well-being advocate. Her engaging and enthusiastic speaking style helps audiences around the world prime themselves for peak performance. As a highly-sought after keynote speaker Michelle Gielan has presented her talks to clients including Microsoft, Adobe and Bank of America.

Bestselling author and speaker Michelle Gielan was named one of the Top 10 authors on resilience by the Harvard Business Review. She is also a featured professor in Oprah’s Happiness course.

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    Communication keynote by speaker Michelle Gielan

    Broadcasting Happiness: Creating Success through Positive Engagement

    • Michelle Gielan is an expert in the art and science of crafting messages that motivate, inspire, and get quantifiable results.
    • After spending years as a national CBS News anchor broadcasting to millions and receiving an advanced degree from the University of Pennsylvania in Positive Psychology, Michelle developed simple, yet proven techniques for positive communication that drive individual and team success.

    Michelle will share scientifically based strategies to:

    • Inoculate your brain against stress and negativity
    • Retrain your brain to recognize and better capitalize on current resources
    • Make impactful verbal and non-verbal changes to your leadership style
    • Fuel performance in others through High-Impact praise
    • Shift the office social script to create a talent-enhancing environment
    • Boost employee engagement, productivity, and work satisfaction

    Leadership keynote by speaker Michelle Gielan

    The Science of Positive Authentic Female Leadership

    • In our corporate culture, it can sometimes be difficult to be both female and positive without fear of being perceived as “pollyannish” or out of touch with reality. 
    • Michelle describes funny and poignant stories she experienced while one of the top female media professionals, as well as from her work with influential female executives at companies including Google, Microsoft and Bank of America.
    • In this talk, Michelle reveals how to cultivate rational optimism, change the social script using verbal and nonverbal cues, guide the negative toward the positive, and be perceived as strong, deep, and optimistic female leader.

    Change keynote by speaker Michelle Gielan

    The Optimist Quotient: Changing Our Mindset, Fueling Success

    • We often overestimate the impact our life circumstances have on our happiness and success. New research shows 90% of our long-term success is predicted not by our external circumstance but how we process the world around us.
    • So what is the scientific key to our success? Optimism: the belief that challenges are temporary, and if we take action, we can improve our circumstances.
    • Optimists are historically more successful – not to mention they have more fun achieving their goals! Michelle has conducted research with people experiencing everything from small setbacks to life-changing events, and she has identified hallmarks of an optimistic mindset and how to train our brain to process the world for greater happiness and success.
    • In this interactive session, Michelle shares the strategies for raising our personal optimism quotient, responding to challenges more effectively, and channeling this new mindset into tangible successes.

    Peak Performance Keynote by speaker Michelle Gielan

    Catalyzing Success: Training the Brain to Seize Opportunities

    • Do you know someone who seems to always be lucky or turn anything they do into a success?
    • The reality is that opportunities present themselves all the time to all of us, but that does not mean our brain is prepared to recognize and seize them!
    • Michelle trains professionals on scientifically based strategies that rewire the brain to see more potential, increase the chances of being in the “right place at the right time,” and turn encounters and connections into a new level of professional success.
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