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Amy  Blankson

Amy Blankson

Co-founder of GoodThink, CEO of the Digital Wellness Institute


Amy Blankson, is the CEO of the Digital Wellness Institute and bestselling author of The Future of Happiness. A graduate of Harvard and the Yale School of Management, she’s the only person to receive a Point of Light award from two US Presidents – an award she received for her work in civic engagement. Read More >

She is also a member of the UN Global Happiness Council, a Fellow of the World Innovation Organization, a featured professor in Oprah’s happiness e-course, and a regular contributor to Forbes. Read Less ^

Speech Topics

Fearless Positivity: Rethinking Stress in the Midst of Uncertainty

We all face fear, discomfort, and resistance to change, but our actions in the midst of these mindsets are what truly define us. Fearless positivity is not the absence of fear, but the audacious opportunity to move through it by focusing on what matters most. In this inspiring research-based talk, customized to address your audience's current challenges, Amy highlights leaders who have courageously chosen positivity in the midst of adversity. Leveraging learnings from positive psychology and behavioral science, she examines how negative mindsets hold us back, why some fear is actually good for us, and strategies to reframe stress to better serve us. Read More >


  • Understand why a positive mindset is crucial for agile/transformative leadership
  • Learn 4 actionable strategies for mastering mindset
  • Implement simple “J-GAME” habits that foster resilience
  • Empower teams to rethink stress and leverage optimism

Digital Flourishing: Strategies for Balancing Productivity & Well-being in the Digital Era

Technology — at least in theory — is improving our productivity, efficiency, and communication. Yet the average mobile user checks their phones more than 150 times per day, and 67% of cell owners find themselves checking their phone even when they don’t notice their phone ringing or vibrating. Mindful attention is a scarce resource. As one of the world’s leading experts on the connection between happiness and technology, Amy Blankson unveils five strategies that successful individuals use to find a sense of balance between technology, productivity, and wellbeing in the Digital Age. In this talk, you will learn how to move from partial attention to full intention, how to hack your distractions to achieve maximum productivity and life satisfaction, and how to rid yourself of the tech graveyard in your office drawers to create more mental and physical space to do the things you love. By rethinking when, where, why and how we use technology, we can begin to recapture our focus, deepen engagement, and find flow in our everyday activities and relationships. Read More >


  • Discover the impact of distraction on your productivity and happiness.
  • Establish positive technology boundaries to shift from a mindset of inattention to one of full intention.
  • Learn healthy habits for tech use to maximize flow and engagement.
  • Understand how your technology use impacts your perception as a leader.
  • Increase your flow and engagement by using brain-training techniques.

Conscious Innovation: Leveraging Mindset to Thrive in Disruption

In the midst of disruption, a positive mindset is crucial for agile and transformative leadership. Research shows that although the brain receives 11 million bits of information every second, it can only process 40 bits, which means that our ability to "see" opportunity and connect resources depends on our mindfulness in the moment, particularly in times of stress. Individuals who are able to leverage positivity have been linked with 3x more creativity, 40% more productivity, and 23% less symptoms of fatigue. In this talk, Amy will teach audiences how to use appreciative inquiry to rethink stress, reframe circumstances, and retrain their brains to prioritize information in real-time. Read More >


  • Understand the brain science behind innovation
  • Learn how perception of circumstances shapes outcomes
  • Utilize appreciative inquiry to see new opportunities and decrease stress
  • Embrace upsourcing and collaboration to accelerate growth

Creating a Habitat for Happiness: How to Make Working from Home Work for You

As more professionals find themselves working from home, new and unique challenges are emerging that threaten to diminish not just productivity, but also sanity as well. Balancing the demands of a global workforce in upheaval, the hurdles of virtual connection, and the pressing needs of friends/family who share your space can be stress-inducing. While uncertainty and disruption may be our new norm, fear does not have to be. In this talk, Amy Blankson, working-from-home veteran and mother of three, will share her top secrets for creating a habitat for happiness, offering actionable strategies for maintaining a positive mindset, rethinking stress, and moving forward with resilience in the midst of change. Read More >


  • Organize your workspace to maximize focus and productivity
  • Utilize a virtual commute to jumpstart your day
  • Effectively communicate physical and digital boundaries with colleagues and family members