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Keynote Speaker Michelle Gielan

Michelle Gielan

Positive Communication Expert, Founder of the Institute for Applied Positive Research

  • Speaker's U.S. Fee Range
    $20,001 - $40,000 i
  • Languages Spoken
  • Travels From
    California, USA

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Michelle Gielan, Founder of the Institute for Applied Positive Research, researches the science of positive communication and how to use it to fuel success. She works with Fortune 500 companies and schools to raise employee engagement, productivity and happiness at work. Michelle is a Partner at GoodThink, a positive psychology consulting firm, and she holds a Master of Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania.

Michelle is an Executive Producer of “The Happiness Advantage” Special on PBS, and she formerly served as the anchor of two national newscasts at CBS News. Her research and advice have received attention from Forbes, USA Today, CNN, FOX and NPR.

About Michelle

  • Speaks to Fortune 500 companies, schools and organizations about the power of positive communication to drive success and fuel happiness
  • Founder of the Institute for Applied Positive Research
  • Partner at GoodThinkInc, a positive psychology consulting firm
  • Earned Masters of Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania
  • Client list includes: Microsoft, Charles Schwab, Adobe, KPMG, 3M, Children’s Hospital Boston, and Bank of America

Testimonials 7

  • “Michelle is a delight and everyone was overly impressed with her message and her positive spirit. Many times at conventions we find ourselves so involved in industry material that we fail to look at other opportunities to have speakers that help us in life, and being positive.  The world is a crazy place at times and it seems that we need many more people to understand how to be happy and live life to its fullest.  Michelle teaches us the power of being happy and how it impacts every aspect of our lives.”

    Director of Business Development, United Real Estate

  • “Michelle Gielan is one of the brightest stars in positive psychology and an eloquent champion for rethinking the way we communicate—at work, in our lives, and especially in the media. In Broadcasting Happiness, she draws on the latest science and her own experience in the news business to passionately argue that by telling more positive stories and giving the full picture of what’s actually happening in our world, we can create a ripple effect that can truly make a difference in people’s lives.”

    Arianna Huffington

    editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post

  • “Michelle was more incredible and down to earth than I could have even expected!  I believe she connected well with our multiple audiences and made her content approachable for all roles of our organization.  We took the 21 Day Challenge in an email campaign and our open rate was twice the industry average AND our click through rate to her tools was nearly THREE times the industry average! On the discussion day, we talked about how easily the tools could be incorporated into work and family life, particularly the Zorro Circle.  We also talked about how much difference the Power Lead has made! Many folks are using a Power Lead who did not attend our event.  That piece has gone viral and become a part of our fabric! Michelle Gielan truly made an impact on our organization!”

    VCU Health System

  • Michelle presented to our top leaders from around the world and was well received. I was looking for a strong message on the power of positive thinking and Michelle exceeded my expectations with her scientifically supported data, energy level and down to earth style of presentation. I received several personal messages from key leaders around the world that the results were very positive when they used the techniques she promoted.

    Kimball International

  • Michelle, I just wanted to say great job on your presentation. Going into the summit yours was not one on the presentations I was initially interested in but leaving the summit it was the most memorable and inspiring. I’d like to put the ideas you mentioned into practice. Thank you for the inspiration and best of luck!

    WiCON Network

  • Michelle’s presentation exceeded my expectation, and I have received positive feedback from my team already. My team works under lot of pressure to deliver on our financial commitments every month, quarter, and year. Michelle’s simple tips on how we could improve our health, relationship, and performance resonated well with me and many of my colleagues.

    Philips Healthcare

  • Michelle, Thank you for your participation this year’s seminar. I got the feedback from the participants that your session was very successful this year. All 38 attendees from Korea went back home last Friday with a big smile!


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