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Positive Psychology Researcher, Leadership Expert & New York Times Best-Selling Author

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Neil Pasricha Biography

Neil Pasricha is the New York Times bestselling author of 10 books and journals including "The Happiness Equation," "Two-Minute Mornings," and "The Book of Awesome." His books have been published in dozens of languages, spent over 200 weeks on bestseller lists, and sold over two million copies.

His first book "The Book of Awesome" was based on his blog, 1000 Awesome Things, which scored over 100 million hits and twice won the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences’ award for “Best Blog in the World.”

Pasricha has degrees from Queen’s University and Harvard Business School and spent a decade as Director of Leadership at Walmart.

As a speaker, Pasricha has delivered one of the “Ten Most Inspiring” TED Talks of all time. He has spoken to hundreds of thousands of people around the world from Ivy League Deans to Fortune 500 CEOs to Royal Families in the Middle East.

Speaking Topics
  • Be Happy First: Resilience and Breakthrough Performance In Times Of Change

    After Neil Pasricha’s wife left him and his best friend suddenly took his own life, he crash-landed in an empty downtown bachelor apartment. Just twelve months later, he was working directly for the CEO at Walmart, running the International Academy of Digital Arts and Science’s “Best Blog in the world”, and had just published The Book of Awesome which stormed the New York Times bestseller list and sold over a million copies. The lesson was clear: resilience, change, and growth can come from times of challenge. This inspiring talk is for anybody looking for simple practical ways to lift performance to new heights. In Neil’s case, he realized before life could change, he had to change. Leadership ultimately comes from within. When company execs would ask him “How did you get so happy?” he’d share the secret is to “Be happy first” and let the mindset you cultivate ultimately enable your success. Neil’s presentation leaves audiences with five clear tools they can use to achieve their biggest goals. (Past clients include: Uber (marketing), Momenta (bioscience execs), University of Texas (students and faculty).

  • Building Trust in Distrustful Times: 3 Ways to Increase Trust With Customers

    According to the Edelman Trust Barometer trust in media, business, and government are at an all-time low. We have never believed less, agreed less, or trusted less. Yet, building trust, and developing the community that surrounds it remains imperative for any organization, influencer, startup or brand. So what are the new ways to build trust and community in an era of mistrust? Highlighting current business examples, learn about what works, what doesn’t, and how to figure out who to really believe and rally behind. With his signature humor, New York Times bestselling author Neil Pasricha, shares three modern ways organizations can build more trust:

    • Finite Over Infinite: In an era of infinite choice, the value of curation skyrockets
    • Human Over Algorithm: In an era of bots, we trust brains
    • Go All In, Show All In: The more chips you push into the middle, the more we buy your hand

  • Lead Yourself First, Before You Lead Others

    Which company is #1 on the Fortune 500 today and has been for more than a decade? Walmart. The retail behemoth’s rise to half a trillion dollars in sales with over two million employees spread across the globe has been well-documented. But what hasn’t been documented is how they develop, nurture, and grow leaders up through those ranks. Neil Pasricha served as Director of Leadership Development inside Walmart for the past ten years – working directly for two CEOs and partnering with Harvard Business School to develop the first global executive program inside the retail giant. Join him as he shares a window into what his research and work reveal about what truly makes leaders tick and walk away with clear takeaways on how they can drive you and your teams. How do you lead a team of two, two hundred thousand, or even two million people? It starts with yourself. Let Neil show you how.

  • The Subtle Art of Happiness

    Why can so few people at work genuinely say, “I love my job”? Gallup reports 87% of the global workforce is disengaged. But what if there were subtle, secret weapons that could turn employees into their most powerful, engaged, and productive selves? It’s not crazy talk. It’s actually happening. Using his unique blend of counter-intuitive research and sidesplitting stories, Neil illuminates a clear path forward into workplaces where people show up inspired, do great work, and leave with full minds and full hearts. Raw, hilarious, and heartwarming, this is the perfect keynote to kick off or close your conference with the ultimate high. Past clients include: Audi (national dealer teams), AstraZeneca (sales agents), and TD Bank (top global leaders).

  • The Science of Positive Growth Mindset

    Does great work lead to happiness? Or… does happiness lead to great work? Neil Pasricha shares counterintuitive research-based answers in this fun, fast-paced, research-grounded tour of the emerging neuroscience and positive psychology landscape. He challenges your audience by asking: “Would you press a button and have 31% higher productivity, 37% higher sales, and 300% greater creativity on Monday morning?” When heads start nodding, he shows how to get there. Based on fresh research Pasricha published in Harvard Business Review together with the latest in neuroscience and positive psychology, this speech is not true motivation – it’s application. Perfect for left-brained, analytical, or even skeptical audiences. Past clients include: Google (engineers), Kaiser Permanente (physicians), Citigroup (investment bankers).

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Books
You Are Awesome: How To Navigate Change, Wrestle With Failure, And Live An Intentional Life

You Are Awesome: How To Navigate Change, Wrestle With Failure, And Live An Intentional Life

The Happiness Equation: Want Nothing + Do Anything = Have Everything

The Happiness Equation: Want Nothing + Do Anything = Have Everything

The Book Of Awesome (the Book Of Awesome Series)

The Book Of Awesome (the Book Of Awesome Series)

The Book Of Even More Awesome

The Book Of Even More Awesome

The Book Of (holiday) Awesome: When The Christmas Lights All Work, Successfully Regifting A Present, Drinking With Grandma

The Book Of (holiday) Awesome: When The Christmas Lights All Work, Successfully Regifting A Present, Drinking With Grandma

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  • What are the speaker fees for Neil Pasricha

    Speaking fees for Neil Pasricha, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Neil Pasricha are $50,000 - $100,000 for live events and $30,000 - $50,000 for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Neil Pasricha, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Neil Pasricha speak about?

    Neil Pasricha is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Authors, Diversity Speakers, Health and Wellness, Mindset, Motivation, Personal Growth, Virtual Speakers.
  • Where does Neil Pasricha travel from?

    Neil Pasricha generally travels from Toronto, Canada, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Neil Pasricha’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Neil Pasricha for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Neil Pasricha for your next private or corporate function.
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    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Neil Pasricha or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
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Neil Pasricha Biography

Neil Pasricha is the New York Times bestselling author of 10 books and journals including "The Happiness Equation," "Two-Minute Mornings," and "The Book of Awesome." His books have been published in dozens of languages, spent over 200 weeks on bestseller lists, and sold over two million copies.

His first book "The Book of Awesome" was based on his blog, 1000 Awesome Things, which scored over 100 million hits and twice won the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences’ award for “Best Blog in the World.”

Pasricha has degrees from Queen’s University and Harvard Business School and spent a decade as Director of Leadership at Walmart.

As a speaker, Pasricha has delivered one of the “Ten Most Inspiring” TED Talks of all time. He has spoken to hundreds of thousands of people around the world from Ivy League Deans to Fortune 500 CEOs to Royal Families in the Middle East.

Neil Pasricha Speaking Topics

  • Be Happy First: Resilience and Breakthrough Performance In Times Of Change

    After Neil Pasricha’s wife left him and his best friend suddenly took his own life, he crash-landed in an empty downtown bachelor apartment. Just twelve months later, he was working directly for the CEO at Walmart, running the International Academy of Digital Arts and Science’s “Best Blog in the world”, and had just published The Book of Awesome which stormed the New York Times bestseller list and sold over a million copies. The lesson was clear: resilience, change, and growth can come from times of challenge. This inspiring talk is for anybody looking for simple practical ways to lift performance to new heights. In Neil’s case, he realized before life could change, he had to change. Leadership ultimately comes from within. When company execs would ask him “How did you get so happy?” he’d share the secret is to “Be happy first” and let the mindset you cultivate ultimately enable your success. Neil’s presentation leaves audiences with five clear tools they can use to achieve their biggest goals. (Past clients include: Uber (marketing), Momenta (bioscience execs), University of Texas (students and faculty).

  • Building Trust in Distrustful Times: 3 Ways to Increase Trust With Customers

    According to the Edelman Trust Barometer trust in media, business, and government are at an all-time low. We have never believed less, agreed less, or trusted less. Yet, building trust, and developing the community that surrounds it remains imperative for any organization, influencer, startup or brand. So what are the new ways to build trust and community in an era of mistrust? Highlighting current business examples, learn about what works, what doesn’t, and how to figure out who to really believe and rally behind. With his signature humor, New York Times bestselling author Neil Pasricha, shares three modern ways organizations can build more trust:

    • Finite Over Infinite: In an era of infinite choice, the value of curation skyrockets
    • Human Over Algorithm: In an era of bots, we trust brains
    • Go All In, Show All In: The more chips you push into the middle, the more we buy your hand

  • Lead Yourself First, Before You Lead Others

    Which company is #1 on the Fortune 500 today and has been for more than a decade? Walmart. The retail behemoth’s rise to half a trillion dollars in sales with over two million employees spread across the globe has been well-documented. But what hasn’t been documented is how they develop, nurture, and grow leaders up through those ranks. Neil Pasricha served as Director of Leadership Development inside Walmart for the past ten years – working directly for two CEOs and partnering with Harvard Business School to develop the first global executive program inside the retail giant. Join him as he shares a window into what his research and work reveal about what truly makes leaders tick and walk away with clear takeaways on how they can drive you and your teams. How do you lead a team of two, two hundred thousand, or even two million people? It starts with yourself. Let Neil show you how.

  • The Subtle Art of Happiness

    Why can so few people at work genuinely say, “I love my job”? Gallup reports 87% of the global workforce is disengaged. But what if there were subtle, secret weapons that could turn employees into their most powerful, engaged, and productive selves? It’s not crazy talk. It’s actually happening. Using his unique blend of counter-intuitive research and sidesplitting stories, Neil illuminates a clear path forward into workplaces where people show up inspired, do great work, and leave with full minds and full hearts. Raw, hilarious, and heartwarming, this is the perfect keynote to kick off or close your conference with the ultimate high. Past clients include: Audi (national dealer teams), AstraZeneca (sales agents), and TD Bank (top global leaders).

  • The Science of Positive Growth Mindset

    Does great work lead to happiness? Or… does happiness lead to great work? Neil Pasricha shares counterintuitive research-based answers in this fun, fast-paced, research-grounded tour of the emerging neuroscience and positive psychology landscape. He challenges your audience by asking: “Would you press a button and have 31% higher productivity, 37% higher sales, and 300% greater creativity on Monday morning?” When heads start nodding, he shows how to get there. Based on fresh research Pasricha published in Harvard Business Review together with the latest in neuroscience and positive psychology, this speech is not true motivation – it’s application. Perfect for left-brained, analytical, or even skeptical audiences. Past clients include: Google (engineers), Kaiser Permanente (physicians), Citigroup (investment bankers).

Neil Pasricha Videos

  • You Are Awesome: Neil Pasricha - YouTube
    Speaker: Neil Pasricha, "New York Times" Best-Selling Author; Best-Selling Author of 7 books; Speaker; Podcaster; Blogger; Director - The ...
  • Neil Pasricha & Frank Warren: Building Trust in Distrustful Times ...
    According to the Edelman Trust Barometer trust in media, business, and government are at an all-time low. We have never believed less, ...
  • Three Secrets to Achieve Happiness - Neil Pasricha - YouTube
    After graduating from Harvard Business School, Neil Pasricha spent a decade as Director of Leadership at Walmart, the world's largest ...

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  • How do I book Neil Pasricha to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Neil Pasricha for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Neil Pasricha, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Neil Pasricha or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Neil Pasricha

    Speaking fees for Neil Pasricha, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Neil Pasricha are $50,000 - $100,000 for live events and $30,000 - $50,000 for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Neil Pasricha, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Neil Pasricha speak about?

    Neil Pasricha is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Authors, Diversity Speakers, Health and Wellness, Mindset, Motivation, Personal Growth, Virtual Speakers.
  • Where does Neil Pasricha travel from?

    Neil Pasricha generally travels from Toronto, Canada, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Neil Pasricha’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Neil Pasricha for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Neil Pasricha for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Neil Pasricha or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.

Neil Pasricha is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Be Happy First: Resilience and Breakthrough Performance In Times Of Change, Building Trust in Distrustful Times: 3 Ways to Increase Trust With Customers, Lead Yourself First, Before You Lead Others, The Subtle Art of Happiness and The Science of Positive Growth Mindset. The estimated speaking fee range to book Neil Pasricha for your event is $50,000 - $100,000. Neil Pasricha generally travels from TorontoCanada and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Shawn Achor, Carey Lohrenz, Daymond John, Adrian Gostick and Erica Dhawan. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Neil Pasricha for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Neil Pasricha Speaking Topics

  • Be Happy First: Resilience and Breakthrough Performance In Times Of Change

    After Neil Pasricha’s wife left him and his best friend suddenly took his own life, he crash-landed in an empty downtown bachelor apartment. Just twelve months later, he was working directly for the CEO at Walmart, running the International Academy of Digital Arts and Science’s “Best Blog in the world”, and had just published The Book of Awesome which stormed the New York Times bestseller list and sold over a million copies. The lesson was clear: resilience, change, and growth can come from times of challenge. This inspiring talk is for anybody looking for simple practical ways to lift performance to new heights. In Neil’s case, he realized before life could change, he had to change. Leadership ultimately comes from within. When company execs would ask him “How did you get so happy?” he’d share the secret is to “Be happy first” and let the mindset you cultivate ultimately enable your success. Neil’s presentation leaves audiences with five clear tools they can use to achieve their biggest goals. (Past clients include: Uber (marketing), Momenta (bioscience execs), University of Texas (students and faculty).

  • Building Trust in Distrustful Times: 3 Ways to Increase Trust With Customers

    According to the Edelman Trust Barometer trust in media, business, and government are at an all-time low. We have never believed less, agreed less, or trusted less. Yet, building trust, and developing the community that surrounds it remains imperative for any organization, influencer, startup or brand. So what are the new ways to build trust and community in an era of mistrust? Highlighting current business examples, learn about what works, what doesn’t, and how to figure out who to really believe and rally behind. With his signature humor, New York Times bestselling author Neil Pasricha, shares three modern ways organizations can build more trust:

    • Finite Over Infinite: In an era of infinite choice, the value of curation skyrockets
    • Human Over Algorithm: In an era of bots, we trust brains
    • Go All In, Show All In: The more chips you push into the middle, the more we buy your hand

  • Lead Yourself First, Before You Lead Others

    Which company is #1 on the Fortune 500 today and has been for more than a decade? Walmart. The retail behemoth’s rise to half a trillion dollars in sales with over two million employees spread across the globe has been well-documented. But what hasn’t been documented is how they develop, nurture, and grow leaders up through those ranks. Neil Pasricha served as Director of Leadership Development inside Walmart for the past ten years – working directly for two CEOs and partnering with Harvard Business School to develop the first global executive program inside the retail giant. Join him as he shares a window into what his research and work reveal about what truly makes leaders tick and walk away with clear takeaways on how they can drive you and your teams. How do you lead a team of two, two hundred thousand, or even two million people? It starts with yourself. Let Neil show you how.

  • The Subtle Art of Happiness

    Why can so few people at work genuinely say, “I love my job”? Gallup reports 87% of the global workforce is disengaged. But what if there were subtle, secret weapons that could turn employees into their most powerful, engaged, and productive selves? It’s not crazy talk. It’s actually happening. Using his unique blend of counter-intuitive research and sidesplitting stories, Neil illuminates a clear path forward into workplaces where people show up inspired, do great work, and leave with full minds and full hearts. Raw, hilarious, and heartwarming, this is the perfect keynote to kick off or close your conference with the ultimate high. Past clients include: Audi (national dealer teams), AstraZeneca (sales agents), and TD Bank (top global leaders).

  • The Science of Positive Growth Mindset

    Does great work lead to happiness? Or… does happiness lead to great work? Neil Pasricha shares counterintuitive research-based answers in this fun, fast-paced, research-grounded tour of the emerging neuroscience and positive psychology landscape. He challenges your audience by asking: “Would you press a button and have 31% higher productivity, 37% higher sales, and 300% greater creativity on Monday morning?” When heads start nodding, he shows how to get there. Based on fresh research Pasricha published in Harvard Business Review together with the latest in neuroscience and positive psychology, this speech is not true motivation – it’s application. Perfect for left-brained, analytical, or even skeptical audiences. Past clients include: Google (engineers), Kaiser Permanente (physicians), Citigroup (investment bankers).

Neil Pasricha Speaker Videos

  • You Are Awesome: Neil Pasricha - YouTube
    Speaker: Neil Pasricha, "New York Times" Best-Selling Author; Best-Selling Author of 7 books; Speaker; Podcaster; Blogger; Director - The ...
    Neil Pasricha & Frank Warren: Building Trust in Distrustful Times ...
    According to the Edelman Trust Barometer trust in media, business, and government are at an all-time low. We have never believed less, ...
  • Three Secrets to Achieve Happiness - Neil Pasricha - YouTube
    After graduating from Harvard Business School, Neil Pasricha spent a decade as Director of Leadership at Walmart, the world's largest ...
    How To Get Better At Public Speaking with Neil Pasricha
    Are you afraid of public speaking? Most people are. Here’s Neil's take on getting over it.
  • Keynote Speaker Neil Pasricha on Engagement, Change, & Mental ...
    Neil Pasricha is a top rated keynote speaker and New York Times bestselling author focused on engagement, change management, and happiness.
    LinkedIn Speaker Series: Neil Pasricha
    Pasricha speaks live at LinkedIn's New York office on December 8, 2016, sharing recent breakthroughs in the study of happiness and inspiring LinkedIn employees to reach their full potential.

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