Episode 70

Published on:

16th Apr 2024

Unpacking the Happiness Formula with Ashish Kothari and Alphonsus Obayuwana

Have you ever wondered if there's a secret recipe for genuine happiness? Imagine if you could break down happiness into a formula, one that would guide you through the complexities of emotions and lead you to a life of fulfillment and joy. In this episode, we’ll unravel just that together with Ashish Kothari and Dr. Alphonsus Obayuwana.

Dr. Alphonsus Obayuwana, a physician-scientist and happiness coach, is the founder and CEO of Triple-H Project LLC, specializing in training and certifying happiness coaches. His contributions to the field include the renowned Hope Index Scale, widely adopted by major corporations and academic institutions, including the Coca-Cola Company and General Motors. 

A Literary Titan Gold Award-winning author, Dr. Obayuwana has published extensively on human hope and happiness, culminating in his groundbreaking work, "The Happiness Formula."

In this episode of the HAPPINESS SQUAD Podcast, Ashish and Dr. Alphonsus unpacks the ‘happiness formula’ – a concept that delves into the very essence of what makes us truly happy.

Things you will learn from this episode:

  • The happiness formula
  • Five sources of human hope
  • Five inborn human hungers
  • Five triggers of happiness
  • The relationship between hope and happiness

So, grab a cup of coffee, get comfortable, and let’s walk through their insights together – it’s a conversation that might just change the way you see happiness.



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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!