Are you keen to learn the secret of happiness? Dr Happy, (AKA Dr Tim Sharp) was one of the pioneers of positive psychology in Australia, having started working in this field 15 years ago. He’s coming to share his knowledge with Conversely, and give us plenty of practical tips for a happier life.
Dr. Sharp has three degrees in psychology (including a Ph.D.) and an impressive record as an academic, clinician and coach. He runs one of Sydney’s most respected clinical psychology practices, a highly regarded Executive Coaching practice, and is the founder & CHO (Chief Happiness Officer) of The Happiness Institute, Australia’s first and now largest organisation devoted solely to enhancing happiness in individuals, families and organisations (http://www.thehappinessinstitute.com).
He’s taught at all the major universities in NSW and is currently an Adjunct Professor (in Positive Psychology) within the School of Management, Faculty of Business at UTS and also an Adjunct Professor (Positive Psychology) within the School of Health Sciences at RMIT University. His primary areas of interest include enhancing happiness at work as well as promoting healthy living via the application of positive psychology principles, an interest that recently culminated in the development of a range of programs designed to promote longevity.
In 2008 Dr. Sharp’s achievements were recognised by the Australian Davos Connection when he received a Future Leadership Award. Dr. Sharp is also a best selling author of, among other things, “The Happiness Handbook”, “100 Ways to Happiness: a guide for busy people”, “100 Ways to Happy Children: a guide for busy parents” and most recently “Live Happier Live Longer – a guide to positive ageing”; he’s a sought after public speaker, and as a result of his frequent appearances in the local and international media he’s been read and heard by millions of people (http://www.drhappy.com.au).
All proceeds from this event will go to Batyr, an organisation that aims to engage, educate and empower young people to speak out about mental health issues by fostering an environment where talking about these issues and getting help is not only accepted, but is encouraged and supported.