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Culture Lead - 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.

- 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.

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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.
Culture Lead - 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 co-founded Happy Office in 2015 with Maartje Wolff. Since then, they support companies and teams to build positive work cultures, improve teamwork and happiness by giving in-depth training and workshops. They teach an in-depth Happiness-at-Work Expert training (4 days), a Positive Culture Agent Training (5 days), and the internationally known Woohoo CHO academy (3 days, originally founded by Alexander Kjerulf). Everything they do is evidence-based and rooted in their work with companies to effectively changing leadership and behavior.

In 2020 they published their first book: The Happy Office Manifesto, the four pillars of a positive work culture (currently in Dutch only, translation planned for 2022). The book is nominated for the title Management book of the year 2021.

As founders of the International Week of Happiness at Work in 2018, they support companies to put the topic on the agenda and start to realize the benefits of happiness in their organization. This DIY movement has spread rapidly over the globe, with hundreds of companies in over 45 countries joining each year, and counting. In 2019 they co-founded the Global Online Happiness at Work Summit, with over 1200 participants from 47 countries and 40 leading expert speakers.

Since 2020 they joined the international team that took over Woohoo Unlimited (formerly Woohoo Inc), a network of 100+ practitioners and facilitators on happiness at work from over 30 countries.

Fennande is a thought leader and pioneer in the topic of Happiness at Work and Organisational Culture. It is her belief that in this era of turbulent change, organizations need to be flexible and resilient. Therefore 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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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, ...

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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.

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Happiness at Work Expert

Aurelie Litynski

Passionate speaker, workshop facilitator and consultant with the mission to support companies implementing a strategy where the teams' happiness is part of the company's culture.

Aurelie Litynski, founder of Happitude at Work GmbH, has been trained by leading global experts on the topic of positive psychology and happiness at work.

Her expertise spans a variety of industries across Europe and targets SMEs, multinational organizations and corporate leaders helping them boost happiness in the workplace, productivity and performance.

The goals of her virtual webinars and personalized workshops are to:
-> inform, inspire and offer hands-on tools to start making a difference in the workplace.

Happitude at Work customizes its keynote speech and workshops according to each company's challenges, goals and desires. Topics addressed may include:

- How to boost Happiness in the workplace
- How to motivate teams in a new working reality
- How to embrace change
- Science behind happiness
- Leading with positivity and happiness
- How to handle stress better and be more focused at work

Employees will return to their teams with new ideas, implementable tools and a better understanding of the role happiness can play in a healthy and dynamic workplace.

Aurelie is definitely on a mission: turning frustrations at work into happiness at work!

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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.

Talent Recruiter/ CHO/ Keynote speaker

Betty Encinales

Talent Recruiter, Culture, Growth Leader| Happiness at work advocate / CHO

Betty has extensive experience working in international recruitment and human resources with leading companies in the industry.

Betty is also a lecturer and facilitator of "Happiness at work" and " Positive psychology" workshops that promote and give practical tools to improve business well-being. Her talks and workshops have inspired multiple institutions, start-ups, public events, Universities and corporate wellness events. with the purpose of motivating people in their careers and their work.

Betty Won two major awards as “Female Entrepreneur” in 2016 and 2017, is a TEDx Speaker, and has been shortlisted on the Women Power list 2020 in the UK.

Outside of her busy work life, Betty has a great passion for endurance sports; She is a multiple marathon runner and triathlete. She also participates in fundraising projects for multiple Latin American education programs.
IG @happyworkhub & @thehappinessplanner project's Betty Co-Founded where she tries to connect companies and employees with themes of Well-being and happiness at work.

Organizational Psychologist & Positive Leadership Expert

Selma Fehrmann

Trainer, Consultant & Leadership Coach (ICF PCC) empowering organizations to build positive and strengths-based workplaces (Languages: German, English, Dutch)

As organizational psychologist (MSc) and leadership coach (ICF PCC & Gallup CliftonStrengths) with 15+ years of international HR experience, Selma offers keynotes and masterclasses that contain a mixture of practical take-aways, good practices, and the latest research about positive psychology and happiness at work.

The goal of these keynotes and masterclasses is to inspire executives and HR leaders and to create awareness for new topics and key trends in leadership and organizational culture. A keynote or masterclass can be booked, for example, as a contribution to an event, as an individual event and/or as an introduction to a new development or culture initiative.

Expect lots of interaction, inquiry-based learning, breakouts and discussions! Keynotes and Masterclasses can be delivered in German, English or Dutch.

The following topics could be covered:
• Employee motivation and retention
• Shaping a postive organizational culture
• Employee Experience
• Positive Communication
• Positive Leadership
• Strength-based Leadership
• Happiness at work
• Self-leadership and personal motivation

What participants say:
"Super professional, great speaker!"

"I especially liked Selma´s very sympathetic, competent and motivating approach and the group dynamics."

"The theory-practice distribution was very good. I had a lot of fun and was able to take away a lot."

Foto: Tanja Deuß, Knusperfarben

Founder & Chief Happiness Officer

Tia Graham

Tia Graham is an Inspirationist and partners with leaders and organizations to elevate leadership effectiveness and business results through happiness!

Tia Graham is an Inspirationist and the Founder of Arrive At Happy, the first-ever Los Angeles-based company with a mission of inspiring transformation through the science of happiness. Tia partners with organizations and individuals to increase their daily happiness and, in turn, increase success in all areas of their lives. She has a Certificate in Happiness Studies and a Certificate in Teaching Happiness from Harvard’s Tal Ben-Shahar and The Happiness Studies Academy. Tia is a Certified Chief Happiness Officer from Woohoo Inc., Europe’s premier Happiness At Work organization and is a speaker and coach at the annual World Happiness Summit. Relying on science-backed empirical data, she has gained the insight needed to prove and teach that happiness indeed leads to success.

Tia’s natural state has always been upbeat and full of gratitude for the experiences and relationships that have helped shape and define her life. However, she faced unexpected turbulence once she had her second daughter and found herself struggling to “stay balanced” while juggling motherhood, work, marriage, friends and her sense of self. Graham had always dreamed of creating a happiness company and being a catalyst for positivity in the world. When she saw her own happiness dwindling, she knew it was time to grab hold of her life in a new way, and work to turn this entrepreneurial vision into a reality. Tia found her inner clarity during the time of real struggle and knows that this is her calling. She inspires leaders and people to reach their full potential, live life to the fullest and to arrive at happy – every day.

With a passion for travel, luxury hospitality, and culture, Tia has successfully led sales, marketing and public relations efforts at unique hotels in destinations around the world including Istanbul, Honolulu, Kauai, New York and Los Angeles. Tia is a master motivator, executor, communicator, recruiter and business development professional. She has mentored, coached, and promoted sales professionals for more than fourteen years. She is a Board Member of the National Speakers Association Los Angeles Chapter. Tia is a Certified Coach with the International Coaching Federation and holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Travel Industry Management from The University of Hawaii. She was born in British Columbia, Canada and currently lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two daughters. Tia is filled with joy when traveling, reading, snowboarding, experiencing hiking and yoga, spending time with family and friends, and spreading happiness daily.

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Chief Happiness Officer and owner of 2Happiness

Hedinn (Héðinn) Sveinbjörnsson

One does not get appointed as a nation’s Chief Happiness Officer. It’s a choice - about how I want to serve my country and community, and about addressing something critical that’s missing in society. My commitment is to bring happiness to the work place!

Listening and gratitude are those things that are missing, especially in the workplace. Add those two things, and positivity and productivity take off. Leave them out, and work becomes routine, performance mediocre.

A Chief Happiness Officer is foremost an educator, and when I completed the international study program organized by Woohoo, a global workplace leadership community, I noticed the thread that ran through my MBA studies here in Iceland and my undergraduate education in Denmark, where I focused on social education.

The goal - and the focus I bring to each of my clients - is the pursuit of "a world where happiness at work is the rule rather than the exception." This goal is pursued on the back of a proven methodology "to enable anyone and everyone to be champions of happiness at work."

There’s also the opportunity to influence the broader conversation about happiness in society, which, in a small way, I approach through my podcast.
My commitment to bringing happiness to the work place - based on measurable improvements in listening and tangible applications of gratitude, is built on a strong foundation at home. I am indeed grateful for my wife and my twins (a boy and a girl) and they test and train me in listening all the time.