Keynote Speaker Neil Pasricha

Neil Pasricha

Leadership and Happiness Expert

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Neil Pasricha helps people live happy lives. Neil has written five books including: The Book of Awesome a catalog of simple pleasures based on his 50-million hit, award-winning blog, Awesome is Everywhere an interactive introduction to meditation, and most recently, The Happiness Equation, the #1 international bestselling guidebook to happiness based on new research. His books have been on New York Times and International bestseller lists for over 200 weeks and sold over a million copies.

Neil is one of the most popular TED speakers of all time with his first TED Talk “The 3 A’s of Awesome” ranked as one of the ten most inspiring and his second “How will you maximize your tiny, short life?” the world’s first ever TED Listen, an artistic project composed entirely of questions. Neil has spoken to hundreds of thousands of people around the world including Fortune 100 companies, Ivy League Deans, and Royal Families in the Middle East.

Why Neil?

  • Author of 5 New York Times and #1 International bestsellers which have sold millions of copies including: The Book of Awesome, based on his 50-million hit, award-winning blog, and The Happiness Equation, an accessible research-based guide to developing happiness
  • TED Talk – “The 3 A’s of Awesome” ranked as one of the most inspiring of all time, with over 2.7 million views
  • Over a decade in senior roles at Walmart in charge of CEO development, executive development, and as Director of Leadership Development until 2016

Neil spent a decade running Leadership Development and working directly for two CEOs at Walmart, the world’s largest company. He was responsible for CEO onboarding, executive development, and talent management across the organization. Today he serves as Director for The Institute for Global Happiness.

Neil’s work has been featured in thousands of outlets including CNN, BBC, The Today Show, The Early Show, The Oprah Winfrey Network, Harvard Business Review, Fast Company, Fortune, and Forbes.

Neil has an MBA from Harvard Business School. He lives in Canada with his wife and two sons.

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  • Thank you for an outstanding key note at our Marketing Excellence event and it was such a pleasure to meet you in person. The buzz after you left was how & when we could get you back to share your message with an even broader group. You clearly struck a chord with our audience; it is rare to find a speaker that can ignite such passion and unify the audience on a common theme that transcends generation and function. Please keep writing books.  Yours changed my life.


  • Neil is a rock star! He visited the Googleplex and you could hear a pin drop while he was speaking. Everybody loved his models for living happier lives. Many people commented that he was the best speaker we have had in some time!


  • Neil has such great energy and his positivity is incredible and infectious. We’ve held our event for years and thanks to Neil we had the best one so far. We have nothing but great things to say!


  • “Dale Carnegie was last century. Stephen Covey was last decade. Neil Pasricha is what’s now.”

    Susan Cain, author of Quiet

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