CWIM Live Q&A with the Author: “The Happiness Track” Featuring Dr. Emma Seppälä

When:  Feb 29, 2024 from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM (ET)
Associated with  CFA Society Pittsburgh


“We don’t have to sacrifice ourselves to be successful. On the contrary, you’ll be more successful if you don’t.” - Emma Seppälä, Ph.D

There’s no better timing than the new year to ditch what is not working and implement a new system that will set you up for success. Ingrained in our culture is the belief that stressful endeavors and a cut-throat mentality are the only ways to get ahead in life and in the workplace. In her book, “The Happiness Track,” Dr. Emma Seppälä uses science to demonstrate that prioritizing your happiness is what will truly give you an edge.

Learn how to conquer the things holding you back in life and get on track to being the you that you want to be.

Key Takeaways:

  • Uncover the secrets to better health, improved emotional intelligence and relationships with other people, and greater happiness.

  • Learn practical strategies for being more resilient to stress, which will allow you to be more creative and innovative.

  • Boost your potential for success by increasing your sense of well-being, redefining productivity, and effectively managing your energy and stamina. 

In this LIVE Q&A with the author, you can ask questions for a unique and inspiring discussion that you won’t want to miss!

You are encouraged to invite your colleagues for this complimentary interactive event.

About The Happiness Track: How to Apply the Science of Happiness to Accelerate Your Success

Everyone wants to be happy and successful. And yet the pursuit of both has never been more elusive. As work and personal demands rise, we try to keep up by juggling everything better, moving faster, and doing more. While we might succeed in the short term, it comes at a cost to our well-being, relationships, and, paradoxically, our productivity. In The Happiness Track, Emma Seppälä, the science director of the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education at Stanford University, explains that our inability to achieve sustainable fulfillment is tied to common but outdated notions about success. We are taught that getting ahead means doing everything that’s thrown at us (and then some) with razor-sharp focus and iron discipline; that success depends on our drive and talents; and that achievement cannot happen without stress. The Happiness Track demolishes these counter-productive theories. Drawing on the latest findings from the fields of cognitive psychology and neuroscience—research on happiness, resilience, willpower, compassion, positive stress, creativity, mindfulness—Seppälä shows that finding happiness and fulfillment may, in fact, be the most productive thing we can do to thrive professionally. Filled with practical advice on how to apply these scientific findings to our daily lives, The Happiness Track is a life-changing guide to fast-tracking our success and creating the anxiety-free life we want.

Featured Speaker

EMMA SEPPÄLÄ, Ph.D., is an international keynote speaker, research scientist, and author whose book The Happiness Track (HarperOne, 2016) has been translated into dozens of languages. She is currently a Lecturer at the Yale School of Management and Faculty Director of the Yale School of Management's Women's Leadership Program. She is also the Science Director of Stanford University’s Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education. Seppälä’s expertise is positive leadership, emotional intelligence, positive psychology, and social connection. Her research has been published in top academic journals and featured in major news outlets like The New York Times, The Washington Post, NPR, and CBSNews. Seppälä speaks and consults internationally for Fortune 500 companies like Google and Facebook and contributes to Harvard Business Review, The Washington Post, Psychology Today, and TIME among others. She has also spoken at several TEDx events. A repeat guest on Good Morning America, her research on breathing for military veterans with trauma was highlighted in the documentary Free the Mind. She is also featured in documentaries like The Altruism Revolution, What You Do Matters, and Bullied. Seppälä is the recipient of a number of research grants and service awards including the James W. Lyons Award from Stanford University for founding Stanford’s first academic class on the psychology of happiness and initiating other well-being programs for Stanford students. She graduated from Yale (BA), Columbia (MA), and Stanford (Ph.D.). Originally from Paris, France, she is a native speaker of French, English, and German and conversant in Spanish and Mandarin Chinese.

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