- When: October 31, 2018, 11:00-12:00 pm
- Where: RocketSpace, 123 Mission St, Floor 16, 16MA, San Francisco, CA
Happiness is seriously good for your health. TED speaker Nic Marks found that happy people live up to ten years longer and are more fun to hang out with (and work with!). His 2010 TED talk on the Happy Planet Index put him firmly on the ideas map and referenced his work on how governments should replace GDP with more human-centered metrics focused on happiness and well-being.
Working at a fast-paced startup and with a lean and highly-driven team can pose a ton of challenges to maintaining a sense of balance and happiness in your life. On June 19, join Nic Marks, founder + CEO of Friday — a RocketSpace member — for an interactive workshop on how to have happiness in life and at work.
We will discuss:
- Key insights from the science of happiness (and other more troublesome emotions)
- How to create happier habits (in life and with your colleagues at work)
The workshop will be followed by Office Hours for members who want to work with Nic.
12:00 - 12:10 pm | Introductions
12:10 - 12:50 pm | Presentation
12:50 - 01:00 pm | Q+A and Wrap-up
01:15 - 03:15 pm | Office Hours
Please note that this event is open to RocketSpace campus and Corporate Innovation members only.
About the Speaker
Nic is the founder and CEO of Friday. Friday asks employees every week about their experience of work and helps teams work better together as well as simultaneously gathering insightful organization-wide data on how individuals and teams are really doing.
Nic was described by one client as a “statistician with a soul” due to his unusual combination of ‘hard’ statistical skills and ‘soft’ people skills. He has been working in the field of happiness, wellbeing and quality of life for over 20 years with a particular emphasis on measurement and how to create positive change.
In 2010 Nic gave a TED talk on his previous work in public policy, which has now been watched over a million and a half times. He was named as one of the Top Ten Original Thinkers by the UK’s Institute of Directors magazine and his work was also hailed as one of Forbes Magazine’s Seven Most Powerful Ideas in 2011.
He has been applying his creative thinking to the world of work since 2012 and Friday’s launch in January 2018 is the culmination of working with over 1,000 clients on measuring and improving happiness at work.
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