The Happiness Advantage at Work Part 1:
Unraveling the Happiness Mystery


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Chief Inspiration Officer, International Thought Leader Network
CIC, Business Development Leader, Nationwide Brokerage Solutions
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    Tue, Jun 30, 2015 at 10AM Pacific / 1PM Eastern
  • Duration
    1 Hour
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    $0 (Free)
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Why can’t we all be happy at work?  This question, and more importantly, its answers and solutions, unlocks the key to the next big pay-off in the modern economy.

In this first of a three part webinar series on The Happiness Advantage at Work, Devin Hughes, Chief Inspiration Officer at International Thought Leader Network (partner with Harvard happiness researcher and internationally best-selling author Shawn Achor) talks to JJ Bowman, a senior executive at Nationwide Brokerage Solutions, (a Nationwide Insurance company) about the requirements for creating a happy and engaged culture.
Nationwide Brokerage Solutions was recently featured (April 2015) by The National, the flagship nightly news from the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in its special report on raising happiness levels. Watch Report.

Although scientific support for the benefits of happiness is mounting, creating a happy and engaged culture requires a new kind of organizational learning. Current data suggest that this is only possible if leaders and their organizations choose happiness.

In this interactive session, Devin and JJ will explore why happy cultures are difficult to build and sustain AND WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT!

You’ll hear the story of how Nationwide Brokerage Solutions has increased engagement levels, reduced turnover and achieved record-breaking business growth and financial performance by prioritizing a positive culture and embedding happiness practices into the organization.

As a participant you will gain valuable insights into:

  •     How to get senior leader buy-in and support for happiness
  •     How to empower teams and individuals to create a high-performing culture
  •     How to spread learning and positive behaviors that support both happiness and performance
  •     Why JJ and Nationwide Brokerage Solutions is committed strategically to a world class, happy and engaged culture


Bonus: Each participant will receive a complimentary digital copy of leading positive psychology researcher and Harvard best-selling author Shawn Achor’s business parable, The Orange Frog.

About Devin Hughes

A highly sought-after keynote speaker and successful author, Devin has been consulting, training, and writing about personal development, organizational change and the science of happiness for the last decade.

An avid storyteller who has the unique ability to connect with audiences by inspiring them to be the change they wish to see in the world, he draws on a variety of ideas, disciplines and experiences to inspire “Big Thoughts” and facilitate conversations for positive change. He inspires people to achieve their personal and organizational goals faster by capitalizing on the power of “The Happiness Advantage.”

Devin received his BA from Colgate University (1991).

About JJ Bowman

JJ Bowman is a decorated and skilled organizational change leader recognized by the National Alliance for Insurance Education and Training Magazine. As a division leader at Nationwide, JJ shares his wealth of experience with a sense of warmth, humor, and sincerity that is contagious. JJ dedicated 4 years to building Nationwide’s agent and sales leader training program at the Nationwide Sales Academy and was awarded the 2010 Top Young Trainer Award by Training magazine; he currently serves as the Executive Director of Nationwide Brokerage Solutions.

JJ joined Nationwide from the Auto Club Group, where he served as the Agency Development Leader over a 10-state insurance expansion. He began his insurance career as an agent prior to becoming the Territory Sales Manager for the state of Michigan. JJ received numerous awards during his tenure, winning President’s conference, Mid-West Business of the Year, and the CEO’s Outstanding Leader Award. JJ earned his Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designation from the National Alliance in 2005.  In his career, JJ has been involved in market development, leadership, sales, coaching, training, consulting, underwriting, and numerous operational assignments. Prior to his insurance career, JJ served as the Director of Marketing for Adlib Graphics U.S.


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