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Tal Ben-Shahar

Best-Selling Author & Positive Psychology Expert

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 Tal Ben-Shahar Biography

Tal Ben-Shahar chooses the life he wants:

He chose to pursue his passion.

He was supposed to become a computer scientist (his college major, initially). But he was unhappy academically, even though he was doing well, so he switched to something he felt passionate about—philosophy and psychology. This choice started him on a new and exciting path that led him to earning a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Organizational Behavior from Harvard.

He chose to teach.

Within psychology, Ben-Shahar chose to specialize in Positive Psychology, the science of happiness, and then taught a class at Harvard on the topic. Close to 900 Harvard students chose to take his class, making it the biggest class in Harvard. He then chose to teach another class, The Psychology of Leadership, which was also hugely successful.

He chose to teach some more.

Ben-Shahar consults and lectures around the world to executives of multi-national corporations, at-risk populations and the general public. His topics of choice, many of which he teaches as part of his role as the chief learning officer of the Wholebeing Institute, include leadership, ethics, happiness, self-esteem, resilience, goal setting and mindfulness.

He chose to write books.

Ben-Shahar chose to write books on the topics he is passionate about in order to bring the important ideas of Positive Psychology to a wider audience. His most recent book is Choose the Life You Want: The Mindful Way to Happiness. He is also the author of The New York Times best seller Happier: Learn the Secrets to Daily Joy and Lasting Fulfillment and of Being Happy: You Don’t Have to Be Perfect to Lead a Richer, Happier Life.

He chose to pursue his love of sports.

An avid sportsman, Ben-Shahar would have liked to be a basketball player. But because of his height (which he did not choose), he dedicates his energy to other sports. As a student he played squash competitively, winning numerous tournaments, including the U.S. Intercollegiate and the Israeli National squash championships.

He chose to commit.

Ben-Shahar met a wonderful woman called Tami, and they chose to get married and raise a family. They have three children. Together, they look forward to each new day and the multitude of choices to be made.

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Videos
Books
Choose the Life You Want: 101 Ways to Create Your Own Road to Happiness by Tal Ben-Shahar (Sep 25 2012)

Choose the Life You Want: 101 Ways to Create Your Own Road to Happiness by Tal Ben-Shahar (Sep 25 2012)

Being Happy: You Don't Have to Be Perfect to Lead a Richer, Happier Life

Being Happy: You Don't Have to Be Perfect to Lead a Richer, Happier Life

Even Happier: A Gratitude Journal for Daily Joy and Lasting Fulfillment

Even Happier: A Gratitude Journal for Daily Joy and Lasting Fulfillment

The Pursuit of Perfect: How to Stop Chasing Perfection and Start Living a Richer, Happier Life

The Pursuit of Perfect: How to Stop Chasing Perfection and Start Living a Richer, Happier Life

Happier: Learn the Secrets to Daily Joy and Lasting Fulfillment

Happier: Learn the Secrets to Daily Joy and Lasting Fulfillment

A Clash of Values: The Struggle For Universal Freedom

A Clash of Values: The Struggle For Universal Freedom

Speaking Topics
  • Positive Psychology: The Science of Happiness

    Positive Psychology, "the scientific study of optimal human functioning," provides practical tools for better living. This new subfield within psychology is unique in that it creates a bridge between the Ivory Tower and Main Street -
    • making rigorous academic ideas easily accessible. In this session, Ben-Shahar discusses current research related to the science of happiness and introduces ideas and tools that can actually make you happier. He covers topics including giving ourselves the permission to be human, simplifying our lives, recognizing the mind-body connection, and re-focusing on the positive.

  • Positive Leadership: Strategies for Success

    Most organizational and individual potential is untapped. Talented individuals are attracted to and thrive in organizations that bring out the best in them. Ben-Shahar discusses how leaders can create a positive environment that nurtures their inherent potential, as well as the potential in those with whom they work. Ben-Shahar presents research and practices from the world of Appreciative Inquiry, and the Strengths-based Approach to Leadership and Organizational Development and illustrates how to blend them into an approach that underpins extraordinary rather than ordinary outcomes, and enables people to reach fulfillment, happiness, wellbeing, and success.

  • Positive Psychology for Difficult Times

    The economic crises, the ongoing market pressures, the globalization of our village, make the task of the leader increasingly difficult. The effective leader is able to be tough and demanding while being respectful, to trust employees while taking responsibility for the outcome, to focus on strengths while learning to manage weaknesses, juggling the day-to-day challenges while keeping an eye on the vision. To be successful in this taxing environment, the leader must be resilientto face the challenges and bounce back from setbacks.

FAQs
  • HOW TO BOOK Tal Ben-Shahar?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Tal Ben-Shahar for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Tal Ben-Shahar, 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 pricing information and check availability for Tal Ben-Shahar or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK Tal Ben-Shahar?

    Booking fees for Tal Ben-Shahar, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Tal Ben-Shahar, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Tal Ben-Shahar?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Tal Ben-Shahar for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent 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. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Tal Ben-Shahar for your next private or corporate function.
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Tal Ben-Shahar

Best-Selling Author & Positive Psychology Expert

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Tal Ben-Shahar Biography

Tal Ben-Shahar chooses the life he wants:

He chose to pursue his passion.

He was supposed to become a computer scientist (his college major, initially). But he was unhappy academically, even though he was doing well, so he switched to something he felt passionate about—philosophy and psychology. This choice started him on a new and exciting path that led him to earning a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Organizational Behavior from Harvard.

He chose to teach.

Within psychology, Ben-Shahar chose to specialize in Positive Psychology, the science of happiness, and then taught a class at Harvard on the topic. Close to 900 Harvard students chose to take his class, making it the biggest class in Harvard. He then chose to teach another class, The Psychology of Leadership, which was also hugely successful.

He chose to teach some more.

Ben-Shahar consults and lectures around the world to executives of multi-national corporations, at-risk populations and the general public. His topics of choice, many of which he teaches as part of his role as the chief learning officer of the Wholebeing Institute, include leadership, ethics, happiness, self-esteem, resilience, goal setting and mindfulness.

He chose to write books.

Ben-Shahar chose to write books on the topics he is passionate about in order to bring the important ideas of Positive Psychology to a wider audience. His most recent book is Choose the Life You Want: The Mindful Way to Happiness. He is also the author of The New York Times best seller Happier: Learn the Secrets to Daily Joy and Lasting Fulfillment and of Being Happy: You Don’t Have to Be Perfect to Lead a Richer, Happier Life.

He chose to pursue his love of sports.

An avid sportsman, Ben-Shahar would have liked to be a basketball player. But because of his height (which he did not choose), he dedicates his energy to other sports. As a student he played squash competitively, winning numerous tournaments, including the U.S. Intercollegiate and the Israeli National squash championships.

He chose to commit.

Ben-Shahar met a wonderful woman called Tami, and they chose to get married and raise a family. They have three children. Together, they look forward to each new day and the multitude of choices to be made.

Tal Ben-Shahar Videos

  • Don't Stress Over Stress | People Matters TechHR 2017
    Listen to Dr. Tal Ben-Shahar, Author of 'Happier' & Founder, Potentialife as he talks about how there is no need to stress over stress during People...
  • Tal Ben Shahar: Looking at Stress with a New Lens
  • Tal Ben-Shahar: Is Facebook Making Us Sad?
    Question: Do public venues like Facebook and Twitter complicate optimalism? Tal Ben-Shahar: I think that generally there is a problem with being...

Tal Ben-Shahar Books

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Tal Ben-Shahar Speaking Topics

  • Positive Psychology: The Science of Happiness

    Positive Psychology, "the scientific study of optimal human functioning," provides practical tools for better living. This new subfield within psychology is unique in that it creates a bridge between the Ivory Tower and Main Street -
    • making rigorous academic ideas easily accessible. In this session, Ben-Shahar discusses current research related to the science of happiness and introduces ideas and tools that can actually make you happier. He covers topics including giving ourselves the permission to be human, simplifying our lives, recognizing the mind-body connection, and re-focusing on the positive.

  • Positive Leadership: Strategies for Success

    Most organizational and individual potential is untapped. Talented individuals are attracted to and thrive in organizations that bring out the best in them. Ben-Shahar discusses how leaders can create a positive environment that nurtures their inherent potential, as well as the potential in those with whom they work. Ben-Shahar presents research and practices from the world of Appreciative Inquiry, and the Strengths-based Approach to Leadership and Organizational Development and illustrates how to blend them into an approach that underpins extraordinary rather than ordinary outcomes, and enables people to reach fulfillment, happiness, wellbeing, and success.

  • Positive Psychology for Difficult Times

    The economic crises, the ongoing market pressures, the globalization of our village, make the task of the leader increasingly difficult. The effective leader is able to be tough and demanding while being respectful, to trust employees while taking responsibility for the outcome, to focus on strengths while learning to manage weaknesses, juggling the day-to-day challenges while keeping an eye on the vision. To be successful in this taxing environment, the leader must be resilientto face the challenges and bounce back from setbacks.

FAQs on booking Tal Ben-Shahar

  • How to book Tal Ben-Shahar?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Tal Ben-Shahar for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Tal Ben-Shahar, 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 pricing information and check availability for Tal Ben-Shahar or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Tal Ben-Shahar?

    Booking fees for Tal Ben-Shahar, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Tal Ben-Shahar, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Tal Ben-Shahar?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Tal Ben-Shahar for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent 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. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Tal Ben-Shahar for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Tal Ben-Shahar or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Tal Ben-Shahar or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Tal Ben-Shahar is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Tal Ben-Shahar for your event is $50,000 - $100,000. Tal Ben-Shahar generally travels from Israel and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Reihan Salam, Ray Kurzweil, Graham Hill, Moby and Cody Adams. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Tal Ben-Shahar for an upcoming event.

Tal Ben-Shahar Speaker Videos

  • Don't Stress Over Stress | People Matters TechHR 2017
    Listen to Dr. Tal Ben-Shahar, Author of 'Happier' & Founder, Potentialife as he talks about how there is no need to stress over stress during People Matters TechHR 2017.
    Tal Ben Shahar: Looking at Stress with a New Lens
  • Tal Ben-Shahar: Is Facebook Making Us Sad?
    Question: Do public venues like Facebook and Twitter complicate optimalism? Tal Ben-Shahar: I think that generally there is a problem with being out there all the time. We also need our bits of...

Tal Ben-Shahar Speaking Topics

  • Positive Psychology: The Science of Happiness

    Positive Psychology, "the scientific study of optimal human functioning," provides practical tools for better living. This new subfield within psychology is unique in that it creates a bridge between the Ivory Tower and Main Street -
    • making rigorous academic ideas easily accessible. In this session, Ben-Shahar discusses current research related to the science of happiness and introduces ideas and tools that can actually make you happier. He covers topics including giving ourselves the permission to be human, simplifying our lives, recognizing the mind-body connection, and re-focusing on the positive.

  • Positive Leadership: Strategies for Success

    Most organizational and individual potential is untapped. Talented individuals are attracted to and thrive in organizations that bring out the best in them. Ben-Shahar discusses how leaders can create a positive environment that nurtures their inherent potential, as well as the potential in those with whom they work. Ben-Shahar presents research and practices from the world of Appreciative Inquiry, and the Strengths-based Approach to Leadership and Organizational Development and illustrates how to blend them into an approach that underpins extraordinary rather than ordinary outcomes, and enables people to reach fulfillment, happiness, wellbeing, and success.

  • Positive Psychology for Difficult Times

    The economic crises, the ongoing market pressures, the globalization of our village, make the task of the leader increasingly difficult. The effective leader is able to be tough and demanding while being respectful, to trust employees while taking responsibility for the outcome, to focus on strengths while learning to manage weaknesses, juggling the day-to-day challenges while keeping an eye on the vision. To be successful in this taxing environment, the leader must be resilientto face the challenges and bounce back from setbacks.

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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