Episode 17

Published on:

11th Apr 2023

Amy Young | Creating a Positive Cultural Change in Business Organizations

The power of creating a genuine connection can turn a brief moment into a sacred moment. This may sound easy and straightforward, but is it something that we truly practice daily?

In today’s show, Ashish and Anil are going to have a fascinating conversation with professor Amy Young on how she hardwires organizations for human flourishing and connection.

Amy Young is on the Business Communications faculty at the Ross School of Business and received her PhD in Psychology from the University of Michigan. She teaches positive business communications at Ross and she also uses science to identify practical solutions for companies and organizations. She has worked with numerous Fortune 500 companies in the financial, manufacturing, consumer products, automotive, and healthcare industries.

In this episode, Amy is going to talk about her work on translating the science of flourishing into practice and the importance of compassionate leadership. 

You will find out that leaders and individuals of all levels can integrate compassion and kindness into their daily lives to not only encourage themselves but also others to flourish. And as a result, improve well-being at an organizational and individual level. 

You will also learn about our Sunflower Model and Amy’s favorite practice to hardwire for happiness.

Amy will talk about her experience in helping leaders shape positive working environments where people can thrive, the flourishing triangle and the PERMA model, why compassionate leaders truly stand out and stand apart from the rest and so much more.

Listen now and enjoy!

What You’ll Learn in this Show:

  • How to shape positive working environments where people can thrive.
  • How can you start to make a difference and create an environment of flourishing around you?
  • The most important things beyond work-life balance for employees
  • The importance of feeling valued and connecting meaning to what you're doing
  • And so much more...



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About the Podcast

The Happiness Squad
Welcome to Happiness Squad.

This is the podcast dedicated to helping you unlock your full potential by mastering the art and science of happiness.

We bring on the best leading experts on these topics to help you unlock your true potential and live with more joy, health, love, and meaning in your life.

Your host is no other than Ashish Kothari who is on a mission to provide you with an unfair advantage to be the masters of your experience and leaders in your industry.

Get ready to be moved, challenged, and enlightened on this podcast. It may change your life.

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About your hosts

Ashish Kothari

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Ashish Kothari is the founder and CEO of Happiness Squad, a company focused on democratizing happiness and touching a billion+ lives over the next 20 years and helping them live with more joy, health, love, and meaning.

Prior to founding Happiness Squad and writing his best-selling book “Hardwired for happiness”, Ashish spent 25 years in consulting, including the last 17 at McKinsey and Co, a premier management consulting firm, helping thousands of clients and their organizations achieve breakthrough performance by building new mindsets and capabilities.

Ashish is a trained ontological coach and a lifelong student of human thriving.

Ashish Kothari

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Anil Ramjiani is an experienced senior leader at Nike, Inc., most recently as the Commercial Director managing key athlete partnerships and business with Cristiano Ronaldo, Kylian Mbappe, and Marcus Rashford.

Anil's passion is grounded in empowering people, unlocking potential, and driving performance. He has worked in consulting and corporate across the US, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia acquiring over 20 years of experience in strategy, brand, and general management at IBM, Adidas, and Nike.

He created the podcast and platform Live. Breathe. Believe., to enable reflection, motivation, and inspiration for his peers. #Knowyoutobeyou!