Shawn Achor
Keynote Speaker
"Big Potential isn't about trying to go faster alone. It's about working to become better together."
- Shawn Achor, Big Potential
Our 2019 Keynote Speaker, Shawn Achor, is one of the world's leading experts on the connection between happiness and success. His approach to business aligns with the very foundation ThoughtSpot is built on: unity, growth and community connections. Join us in Las Vegas for General Session where Shawn will shed light on the “big potential” that takes place when we create connections within our communities and build a positive work environment–together.
       About Shawn
  • Author of bestsellers, Big Potential and The Happiness Advantage
  • New York Times bestselling author of Before Happiness
  • Conducted research with UBS, Nationwide Insurance & Google
  • Research featured on PBS, HBO, Live with Kelly & Michael & Oprah Winfrey Network
  • TED talk has 19 million + views & named one of “The most popular talks of all time”
  • Client list includes Microsoft, American Express, BlueCross BlueShield, KPMG, UBS,  Northwestern Mutual, AT&T, RE/MAX, Johnson & Johnson, Genentech, HP, Frito-Lay
Shawn Achor is the bestselling author of The Happiness Advantage and Big Potential. He spent 12 years at Harvard, where he won over a dozen distinguished teaching awards, and delivered lectures on positive psychology in the most popular class at Harvard. Shawn graduated magna cum laude from Harvard and earned a Masters from Harvard Divinity School in Christian and Buddhist ethics.
Shawn has since become one of the world’s leading experts on the connection between happiness and success. Shawn has now worked with over a third of the Fortune 100 companies, and with places like the NFL, the Pentagon and the U.S. Treasury. To do his work, Shawn has traveled to 51 countries, speaking to farmers in Zimbabwe, CEOs in China, doctors in Dubai and schoolchildren in South Africa. In 2014, Oprah Winfrey did a two hour interview with Shawn on the science of happiness and meaning. His research on happiness made the cover of Harvard Business Review, his TED talk is one of the most popular of all time with over 16 million views, and his lecture airing on PBS has been seen by millions.