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Robert Waldinger

Life Balance and Happiness Keynote Speaker, Psychiatrist, Psychoanalyst, and Director of the Harvard Study of Adult Development

Robert Waldinger is a top life balance and happiness keynote speaker, psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, and the current director of the Harvard Study of Adult Development. As Director of the Harvard Study of Adult Development, Robert oversees one of the longest-running studies of adult life, which has tracked the lives of two groups of men for over 75 years.

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  • Languages Spoken

    English

  • Travels From

    Massachusetts, USA

  • Robert Waldinger`s Keynote Speaker Fee This reflects Robert Waldinger`s U.S. Speaking Fee

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  • Languages Spoken

    English

  • Travels From

    Massachusetts, USA

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What Makes a Good Life? Lessons from the longest study on happiness

What keeps us happy and healthy as we go through life? If you think it’s fame and money, you’re not alone—but, according to a long-running life study, you’re also mistaken. As the director of an 80-year-old study of adult development, Robert Waldinger has unprecedented...

What keeps us happy and healthy as we go through life? If you think it’s fame and money, you’re not alone—but, according to a long-running life study, you’re also mistaken. As the director of an 80-year-old study of adult development, Robert Waldinger has unprecedented access to data on what brings true happiness and satisfaction. In this talk, Waldinger shares three important lessons learned from the study as well as some practical, old-as-the-hills wisdom on how you can build a fulfilling, long life.

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The Best Things in Life Aren’t Things — What Really Makes Us Happy

Would you rather be rich in things or experiences? Advertising, Facebook, and most media give the impression that material wealth is the key to a good life. On the other hand, wisdom traditions have long taught us that material wealth does not bring lasting joy. Science ...

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Why Relationships in the Workplace Matter More Than You Think — and How to Embrace Them

Relationships are vital not only to our personal health and happiness — they’re also central to an organization’s success. Research has shown that productivity on a team and in larger organizations depends less on IQ and/or aggressiveness ...

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Dealing With Change — Life Transitions and Preparing for the Inevitable

How we deal with change has a profound effect on our work lives and personal contentment. Marriage and children, promotions and retirement, old habits and new behavior, vacation freedom and work pressure: We’re constantly facing transitions. ...

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About Keynote Speaker Robert Waldinger

Robert Waldinger is a life balance and happiness keynote speaker, psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, and the current director of the Harvard Study of Adult Development. His research has inspired his famous TED talk: “What makes a good life? Lessons from the longest study on happiness.”

As Director of the Harvard Study of Adult Development, Robert oversees one of the longest-running studies of adult life, which has tracked the lives of two groups of men for over 75 years.


Full Keynote Speaker Bio:

Robert Waldinger is a psychiatrist, psychoanalyst and Zen priest. He is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and directs the Harvard Study of Adult Development, one of the longest-running studies of adult life ever done. The Study tracked the lives of two groups of men for over 75 years, and it now follows their Baby Boomer children to understand how childhood experience reaches across decades to affect health and wellbeing in middle age. He writes about what science and Zen can teach us about healthy human development.

Dr. Waldinger is the author of numerous scientific papers as well as two books. He teaches medical students and psychiatry residents at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, and he is a Senior Dharma Teacher in Boundless Way Zen.

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