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Michelle McQuaid is a best-selling author, workplace wellbeing teacher and playful change activator. With more than a decade of senior leadership experience in large organizations around the world, she’s passionate about translating cutting-edge research from positive psychology and neuroscience, into practical strategies for health, happiness, and business success.

An honorary fellow at Melbourne University’s Graduate School of Education, she blogs for Psychology Today, Huffington Post and Live Happy and her work has been featured in Forbes, the Harvard Business Review, the Wall Street Journal, Boss Magazine, The Age and more.

She holds a Masters in Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania and is currently completing her PhD in Appreciative Inquiry under the supervision of David Cooperrider.

Michelle lives to help people discover their strengths, move beyond their fears, and finally discover what it truly takes to flourish with confidence.

For more visit www.michellemcquaid.com



Based in the USA, the VIA Institute on Character is a non-profit organization that empowers people worldwide with knowledge of their unique character strengths.

Our mission is to advance the science and practice of character.

We aim to fill the world with greater virtue – i.e. more wisdom, courage, humanity, justice, temperance and transcendence. One very important way we do this is by offering our VIA survey free of charge across the globe – and since our inception in 2001, more than two million people in 193 countries and 20 languages have taken it.

VIA strengths are being used in classrooms, boardrooms, offices, playgrounds, places of worship, clinical settings, homes, sports fields and many other places. Lives are being improved. Businesses are becoming more successful. Teams are thriving.

For more visit www.viacharacter.org.



Live Happy is a new lifestyle publication unlike any other on newsstands today. Weaving the science of positive psychology through inspiring content, relatable stories, and sage advice, we help readers discover their personal journey of happiness.

For more visit www.livehappy.com.