Emiliana R. Simon-Tomas
Emiliana R. Simon-Thomas, Ph.D., is the science director of the Greater Good Science Center, where she oversees its fellowship program, Expanding Gratitude project, and is a co-instructor of the GGSC’s “Science of Happiness” online course.
Emiliana earned her doctorate in Cognition Brain and Behavior at UC Berkeley. Her dissertation used behavioral and neuroscience methods to examined how negative states like fear and aversion influence thinking and decision-making. During her postdoc, Emiliana transitioned to studying pro-social states like love of humanity, compassion, and awe. From there, she served as Associate Director/Senior Scientist at CCARE (the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education) at Stanford University, focusing on how compassion benefits health, well-being, and psychosocial functioning.
Today, Emiliana’s work spotlights the science that connects health and happiness to social affiliation, caregiving, and collaborative relationships, as she continues to examine the potential for—as well as the benefits of—living a more meaningful life.
Alex is the founder of Woohoo inc and one of the world's leading experts on happiness at work.
He has done keynotes and workshops in over 30 countries for clients like IBM, LEGO, IKEA, Microsoft and many others.
Alex is also the author of 4 books including the international bestseller Happy Hour is 9 to 5.
Book Recommendation: The Seven-Day Weekend by Ricardo Semler, and The Progress Principle by Teresa Amabile and Steve Kramer
Career and Life Coach Jody B. Miller is author of the new book “From DRIFT to SHIFT: How Change Can Bring True Meaning and Happiness to Your Work and Life.” Jody is known as the “The Work Happiness Expert.” As CEO of C2C Executive Search & Strategic Management, Jody has helped thousands of people find true meaning in their work and in their lives. Jody’s previous positions include investment banker, strategic consultant to Fortune 100 Corporations, CEO of a software start-up, assistant producer for a PBS television series, and sales & marketing executive for CBS Television. She is also the author of “HIRED! in 2017” and “Hired! Expert Advice from A Leading Wall Street Recruiter.” These books provide roadmaps for getting hired in today's competitive job world. Jody contributes to Ignites Financial Times Magazine, LinkedIn and The Huffington Post. She has written numerous articles about job satisfaction, work/life balance and finding meaning. Her books are and will be available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and iBooks. Learn more at www.JodyBMiller.com.
Dominik Ozdian, Event Moderator
Dominik started his comedy career on the stage of Theatre U Hasičů on the show “Good Czech or how we live.” This satirical cabaret was created under the leadership of George S. Richter, which Dominik supported in the role of co-director and actor.
In 2011, Dominik started to gather experience as a comedy producer, founding the only regular professional English stand-up scene in Prague – Crown Comedy Club. He started with the introduction of various English-speaking comics who are now playing regularly in Prague and Brno. In 2012, he finished almost ten years of work in the corporate sector (Oskar, Vodafone, O2), and started to pursue comedy full time. Today he has a certain brazenness in his “job” which covers everything from moderator to entertainer to stand-up comedian to the occasional scriptwriter. Fluent in English, Dominik has experience with moderating and performing in both Czech and English in Europe and the USA.
During my hotel career I have come across many good managers, however unfortunately I have met many, many more really poor and destructive manager who have directly lead hotel employees to leave the business or worse causing health risks and creating horrifying work conditions.
During my last assignment with Daramis Group I have had the wonderful opportunity to test my theories about happy hotel workforce. Results have been extremely rewarding and gave me the courage to share my experiences with you..
Book Recommendation: Gung Ho! by Ken Blanchard & Sheldon Bowles
7 years ago Michal founded studio Inmite (Czech leader in smartphone apps development) together with his two friends. He named himself “Chief Happiness Officer” at that time with a mission to discover ways how to make work more fulfilling for people. Two years ago Inmite became a part of security company Avast through acquisition. And Michal continues his search for happiness at work in much bigger scale now.
Book Recommendation: Thinking Fast & Slow by Daniel Kahneman
Do you lead a business in a happy environment with a track record or fairness, care taking of the employees and a work environment with a great atmosphere?
Send an email, with a short description of who you are, what you do and the idea you like to share at our conference, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The talk will be expected to be maximum 18 min and can be in Czech or English.