Shawn Achor is scheduled to appear on "Super Soul Sunday" with Oprah on May 18. A researcher in the field of positive psychology, Shawn helps audiences unlock the keys to success by looking at the links between success and happiness. Positive individuals are more successful, productive, have less turnover, greater creativity, higher energy, and demonstrate better teamwork. Put the science of happiness to work for you - learn specific ways to become happier and more successful.
Born in Flint, Michigan without a right hand, Jim Abbott was an All-America hurler at Michigan who won the Sullivan Award in 1987 and threw 4-0 no-hitter for NY Yankees vs. Cleveland (Sept. 4, 1993). Jim played for 10 seasons on 4 different teams and ended his big league playing career in 1999. Today, Jim works as a Pitching Instructor for the Los Angeles Angels. In his keynotes, Jim inspires audiences with sports stories of how he overcame adversity and shares lessons from his career as a professional baseball pitcher.
Derek Daly went from being a laborer in the iron ore mines of Australia in 1973 to winning the Irish Formula Ford Championship in 1975. After living in a school bus for a year in 1976, he won the British Formula Three Championship in 1977. That catapulted him into the Formula One World Championship. In his presentations, Derek describes what the true high performance environment of winning the Indy 500 is like. He walks people through real life sports analogies to help them discover how a true high performance team works in the "corporate race" that we are in every day.
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