10 Mental Health Speakers to Help You Through Hard Times
In many ways, COVID-19 has created a milestone moment for mental health and healthcare. The crisis has sparked a concern for the emotional and mental well-being of the entire population, erasing the stigma associated with mental health. The uncertainty surrounding daily life, fear and stress that comes with the constant tide of the news, and the loneliness caused by social isolation has everyone searching for new ways to relax and manage their emotional and mental well-being. Some are experimenting with yoga and meditation others are learning new skills or finding new ways to spend time with friends, albeit virtually. If you are anything like us at WWSG you might be turning to experts on how to stay happy and motivated while navigating this uncertainty.
Whether they are encouraging listeners with one of the most inspirational and viewed Ted Talks of all time, writing international bestsellers that illicit change, or consulting Fortune 100 companies on how to improve society and their business, these thought leaders share insight and tools for navigating this time with courage and success. If you are looking for uplifting keynotes that will help to improve mindfulness, positivity and your overall well-being, look no further then these inspirational experts.
Mel Robbins – Best-selling author, internationally recognized social media influencer, and one of the most booked motivational speakers in the world, Robbins is the creator of a powerful mind trick called the 5 Second Rule. Backed by science it will transform how you think, how you work, and how you live. Her social media platforms inspire more than 60 million people every month and her TEDx Talk is one of the most popular of all time, with more than 18 million views.
Tali Sharot – Award-winning author and acclaimed Professor, Sharot is a leading expert on decision-making and emotion. A neuroscientist by trade, Sharot combines research in psychology, behavioral economics and neuroscience to reveal the forces that shape our decisions, beliefs and inaccurate expectations of the future and how those can be altered (or sustained). Sharot’s thought-provoking insights have helped organizations induce behavioral change, create decision-making policies, and shift beliefs.
Neil Pasricha – After graduating from Harvard Business School, Pasricha spent a decade as Director of Leadership at Walmart, the world’s largest company. While there he wrote the 50-million-hit, award-winning blog 1000 Awesome Things and the New York Times bestsellers The Book of Awesome and The Happiness Equation which have been on international bestseller lists for over 200 weeks and sold over a million copies. Neil’s research and books on happiness, mindset, and human potential have received attention from Harvard Business Review, The New Yorker, The Sunday Times, CNN, and BBC.
Dan Buettner – New York Times best-selling author and world-renowned explorer Dan Buettner uncovers the secrets to a longer, healthier and happier life. As a National Geographic writer, Buettner has traveled the globe to uncover the best strategies for longevity, wellness and happiness. His work focuses on three goals: identifying locations where higher percentages of people enjoy remarkably long, full lives; his global study on the keys to personal happiness; and re-creating the healthiest cities and workplaces by incorporating these lifestyle secrets on well-being.
Amy Blankson – Bestselling Author of The Future of Happiness, Blankson is the only person to receive a Point of Light from two sitting US Presidents. After graduating from Harvard College and Yale School of Management, she has focused her work on understanding how to cultivate happiness in a digital era. She is a co-founder of the Digital Wellness Collective, a member of the UN Global Happiness Council, and is currently working with the IEEE to create standards for well-being in the creation of artificial intelligence and emotion awareness. Most recently, Amy has shared her thought leadership as a speaker at TEDx, as a regular contributor for Forbes on Women, Technology, and Leadership, and as a featured professor in Oprah’s Happiness course.
Pandit Dasa – A mindful leadership expert, author, and motivational keynote speaker, Dasa sharing his journey on how and why he spent 15 years living as a monk in New York City, the incredible life and leadership lessons he learned from that experience and why he’s no longer a monk. His inspirational speeches aim to create a more mindful workplace culture which increases productivity and improves retention.
Jenny Evans – A Speaker and on-air expert on resiliency, stress, and performance, Evans is the founder and CEO of PowerHouse Performance and author of the best-selling book The Resiliency rEvolution: Your Stress Solution for Life—60 Seconds at a Time. Working with thousands of C-suite executives, leaders and employees worldwide, she inspires and educates audiences to increase their capacity for stress and to recover from it more quickly and effectively.
Shawn Achor – After spending twelve years at Harvard University, Achor has become one of the world’s leading experts on the connection between happiness and success. His research on mindset made the cover of Harvard Business Review, his TED talk is one of the most popular of all time with over 13 million views, and his lecture airing on PBS has been seen by millions. Achor’s talks have taken him to over 50 countries and a wide range of audiences from the White House to the NFL, CEOs in China, doctors in Dubai, school children in South Africa, farmers in Zimbabwe, as well as numerous Fortune 100 companies, the NBA, and the Pentagon.
Michelle Gielan – The bestselling author of Broadcasting Happiness: The Science of Igniting and Sustaining Positive Change, Gielan was named one of the Top 10 authors on resilience by the Harvard Business Review. She is an Executive Producer of “The Happiness Advantage” on PBS and a featured professor in Oprah’s Happiness course. She formerly served as anchor of The CBS Morning News, and her research has received attention from dozens of media outlets including The Washington Post, FORBES, and The New York Times.
Nataly Kogan – A successful entrepreneur and venture capitalist, Kogan found that after reaching the highest levels of corporate America, she still wasn’t happy. Chasing achievement left her proud but unfulfilled, so she became inspired to figure out how to live a fuller, happier life. She is now CEO and Founder of Happier, an organization inspired by scientific research that shows how gratitude, mindfulness, and staying connected to people you care about create the foundation for a happier and healthier life.