Episode 41

Published on:

26th Sep 2023

Jessica Weiss | The Science of Happiness: Unlock Human Performance:

In today’s episode, Ashish and Anil chat with Jessica Weiss. With over 15 years of rigorous research and engaging with thousands on the subject, Jessica has emerged as a leading consultant, guiding businesses towards greater workplace satisfaction. Her extensive expertise has led her to collaborate with global giants like Coca-Cola, providing actionable, research-driven strategies for happier work environments.

Recognized as a TEDx speaker and organizational leadership maestro, Jessica's candid, humor-infused approach has empowered companies nationwide. She's a staunch believer that work can be a fountain of happiness and champions creating environments where employees genuinely enjoy what they do.

Throughout this episode, Jessica, Ashish, and Anil unpack actionable insights that can redefine your personal or leadership journey. Discover the transformative power of journaling, the role of workplace friendships, and even the unconventional use of poker chips in team meetings to boost engagement.

Tune in now and discover how happiness truly forms the foundation of our best human performances.

What you’ll learn in this show:

  • Discover Jessica Weiss’s definition of happiness
  • The role of happiness at work
  • Happiness habits to practice for happier teams
  • How to make happier, more productive teams



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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.

Thanks for being here and joining the squad!
Learn more: https://happinesssquad.com/

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.

Anil Ramjiani

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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!