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Co-founder Happy Office

Maartje Wolff

Maartje Wolff is an experienced speaker, trainer, and consultant in the field of Happiness at Work, Positive Work culture, and Behavioural Change.

Maartje Wolff is co-founder of Happy Office in the Netherlands, thought leader and pioneer in the topic of Happiness at Work and Organisational Culture. In this era of turbulence and change, organisations need to be flexible and resilient. Therefor they need happy, resilient and thriving co-workers. People that love what they do, work with the people they care about and take responsibility and are accountable for what they do. Fennande and Maartje guide and support organisations in their transition to a Positive Work culture.

Trackrecord
- Maartje and Fennande teach an in-depth 4-day course on Happiness at Work and creating a positive work culture. They were one of the first in the Netherlands with this on- and offline course
- Together with internatuional partners they launched the first international online Woohoo CHO-Academy, originally founded (offline) by Alexander Kjerulf.
- Happy Office initiated the International Week of Happiness at Work, a yearly event where hundreds of companies join in 35 countries from all over the world.
- In 2019 they co-founded the Global Online Happiness at Work Summit, with over 1200 participants from 47 countries and 40 leading expert speakers.
- In September 2020 they publish their first book.
- At the beginning of 2021 they will launch a new training program: ‘Positive Culture Agent’.

Maartje is an expert in Happiness at Work, Organisational Culture and Behavioural Change. She provides energetic inspirational sessions, workshops and keynotes and knows how to show her enthusiasm both online and offline for topics like:
- A kickstart to Happiness at Work.
- Happiness at Work starts with you. It is all about mindset and ownership.
- Sustainable Behavioural Change difficult? Not at all. A great design is key to success.
- The happy marriage between ownership and accountability.
- Leading with happiness and a positive working culture
- How to motivate my employees? Build a positive culture where they can thrive.
- How to change your organisational culture successfully.
Maartje is a highly skilled Online Presenter, for whom zoom has no secrets.

Happiness at Work Ambassador

Kim Hilgert

Happiness at Work Ambassador with a special interest in mental health, vitality, and resilience in organisations.

Since more than 5 years I accompany organisations and their employees towards a more happy workplace by training, coaching and consulting. I believe that Happiness @ Work is normal, so I love to spread the word. I can offer you a keynote, webinar or (online) workshop on topics like: vitality & resilience for happier workplaces, reduce stress & burn-out through happiness at work, ...
Corporate Happiness Expert - Founder of PLUS Consulting

Oren Appel

Founder of "PLUS Consulting" - a Consulting company specializing in Workplace Happiness and Positive Psychology tools and methods for organizations and the founder of the 'Finding the PLUS' - happiness at work game

Oren Appel has more than 15 years of experience in organizational development, consulting senior managers and facilitating management training using positive psychology tools and methods. Oren is the founder of PLUS consulting in Israel, whose mission is to bring happiness and positive psychology to the workplaces and the founder of the 'Finding the PLUS' - happiness at work game. Oren has a BA in Psychology, MBA and diplomas in Coaching, NLP, Group Facilitation and worldwide Positive Psychology training.
Co-founder Happy Office

Fennande van der Meulen

Fennande van der Meulen is an experienced speaker, trainer, and consultant in the field of Happiness at Work, Positive Work culture, and Behavioural Change.

Fennande van der Meulen is co-founder of Happy Office in the Netherlands, thought leader and pioneer in the topic of Happiness at Work and Organisational Culture. In this era of turbulent change, organisations need to be flexible and resilient. Therefor they must strive for happy employees, that take responsibility and are accountable, that are flexible and resilient, and bring their most efficient and evolved self to work.

Fennande and Maartje support organisations in a transition to a Positive Workculture by training en guiding them to effectively changing leadership and behaviour. They teach an in-depth 4-day Happy Office Happiness-at-Work change leader-training and the internationally known Woohoo CHO academy, originally founded by Alexander Kjerulf. Both are also available online. In the beginning of 2021 they will launch the Training ‘Positive Culture Agent’. Happy Office initiated the International Week of Happiness at Work, a yearly event where hundreds of companies join in 35 countries from all over the world. In 2019 they co-founded the Global Online Happiness at Work Summit, with over 1200 participants from 47 countries and 40 leading expert speakers. In September 2020 they publish their first book.

She provides energetic inspirational sessions, workshops and keynotes and knows how to show her enthusiasm both online and offline for topics like:
- A kickstart to Happiness at Work.
- Happiness at Work starts with you. It is all about mindset and ownership.
- Sustainable Behavioural Change difficult? Not at all. A great design is key to success.
- The happy marriage between ownership and accountability.
- Leading with happiness and a positive working culture
- How to motivate my employees? Build a positive culture where they can thrive.
- How to change your organisational culture successfully.
Fennande is a highly skilled Online Presenter, for whom zoom has no secrets.

Chief Happiness Officer

Griet Deca

My mission is to make sure that people return home after work with a smile on their face.

For almost 17 years, Griet guided jobseekers on their path to employment via training and coaching. In her classroom, the job-seeker lacking self-confidence, grew into a rock-solid candidate who truly believed in his/her own abilities. Griet was “the happy guide on the side”.
What intrigued her most though, was how the learning results achieved by trainees in the classroom were often not expressed in the workplace. By talking to her trainees, Griet quickly discovered that stress was the main culprit. She wanted to know more about this phenomenon, which apparently succeeded in undoing all her work in the blink of an eye.
In 2015, she decided to study the mechanism of stress. She obtained the certificate of Stress and Burn-out coach. In 2018 she went to the Netherlands and added the certificate as Happiness at Work Expert. As co-founder of the company Tryangle, Griet and her colleagues “Try a different angle” on well-being and happiness at work. You can book her for a smile guaranteed talk on stress and burn-out, physical and mental well-being, resilience, communication and happiness at work.
Director of Brain Fit

Jenny Brockis

Medical doctor, lifestyle medicine physician specialising in workplace brain fitness, mental wellbeing & psychological safety creating thriving teams and leaders

As a kid, my favourite tale was Rudyard Kipling’s ‘How The Elephant Got His Trunk’. Like the elephant I was insatiably curious about the world. It also got me into a bit of trouble, like the time I set fire to the kitchen during a chemistry experiment.

My curiosity led me to a career in medicine; first as Principal of a group medical practice and now as a board-certified lifestyle medicine physician and independent workplace-based consultant.

I love researching the science and translating it into useful strategies and have just published my fourth book Thriving Mind: How to Cultivate a Good Life (Wiley)

What gets me out of bed in the morning is the opportunity to inspire people to be Happy Thriving Humans through speaking on stage, facilitating workshops and delivering my Thriving By Design Program that incorporates brain health, mental wellbeing and psychological safety.

Getting the best out of people doesn't come from wringing them out like a wet towel, it's about understanding what really motivates us to work hard, stay curious to learn more, come up with new ideas, and of course to know how to get along with people, especially those we don't consider like ourselves.

Chief Happiness Officer/Head of Customer Service

Sarah Metcalfe

Sarah Metcalfe is the CHO of Happy Coffee Consulting, and an international keynote speaker, specialising in Customer Experience & Happy Workplaces.

Sarah Metcalfe is the CHO of Happy Coffee Consulting, and an international keynote speaker. She founded Happy Coffee Consulting after 9 years building award winning global customer service and customer experience based on the fact that happy employees deliver amazing customer experience.

Sarah has spent the last 10 years researching and training in Happiness at Work and is a Certified Chief Happiness Officer providing Happiness at Work consulting.

In 2019 Sarah co-founded the first Global Online Summit for Happiness at Work, with over 1200 participants from 47 countries and 40 leading experts from around the world and has worked with companies like WDHB, L’Oreal, FUTR, Abcam Life Sciences, Teleperformance, and Woohoo Inc.

In 2019 she provided international keynotes and workshops in Canada, U.K., Denmark, France, Ireland, Spain, Belgium, Poland and Netherlands.

Want to book Sarah? Email her: sarah@happinessatwork.co

HR People & Culture CHO

Marta Branquinho Garcia

Economist, Advanced Executive Management, Postgraduated Marketing Management and HR, Chief Happiness Officer, Science of Well-Being, Facilitator in Gross National Happiness, Speaker, HR Director&Training

Although I’m graduated in Economics, soon I’ve discovered that I was good with people, leadership, and relations. For the most part of my career, i've been an HR and Training Director, working with talent and development. For more than 6 years I've been a brand manager of a Post Graduation Academy in a big company. The last 4 years I was an HR Director of an industrial Group and at the same time, I’ve been dedicated to co-write a book, articles, and to study happiness. I believe we have to train the human abilities of leadership in order to engage our workforce and at the same time achieve more results. I think leadership and happiness are the 2 faces of the same coin. I believe in well-being but the trigger has to be the ROI and the improvement of KPIs, among the organizations. I truly believe in Strategic Management and I’m certain that happiness and well being have to be in the center of the culture and must be one of the main strategic objectives to have a sustainable outcome. The subject that I would like to talk about is Positive Leadership and how to engage a workforce in order to retain the talent that we are going to need to face this major Covid crisis.

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