Dr. Tal Ben-Shahar


Dr. Tal Ben-Shahar is a best-selling author and international speaker who taught two of the most popular classes in Harvard University’s history, Positive Psychology and The Psychology of Leadership.

Tal is a serial entrepreneur and co-founder of the Happiness Studies Academy (HSA), where he created the online Certificate in Happiness Studies, the first and only program of its kind, with students from all around the world.

Today, Tal consults and lectures around the world to executives in multi-national corporations, the general public, and at-risk populations. The topics he lectures on include leadership, happiness, education, innovation, ethics, self-esteem, resilience, goal setting, and mindfulness. His books have been translated into more than twenty-five languages, and have appeared on best-sellers lists around the world. An avid sportsman, Tal won the U.S. Intercollegiate and Israeli National squash championships. Today, for exercise, he swims, dances, and practices Yoga. He obtained his PhD in Organizational Behavior and BA in Philosophy and Psychology from Harvard.