Emma Seppala

September 11, 2019

4:00-5:00 p.m.

Free and open to the public

Michigan Ross Campus, Ross Building, 701 Tappan, Robertson Auditorium, Ann Arbor

Emma Seppälä
Science Director, Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education
Stanford University

About the talk

We have little control over our environment and the challenges that come our way. But there is something we can do about our internal environment: the state of our mind, our ability to handle challenges, and bounce back. In this session, Seppälä will explore different empirically validated techniques to improve our emotional intelligence, our social connection, and our ability to endure and thrive no matter what comes our way.

About Seppälä

Emma Seppälä, PhD is Science Director of Stanford University’s Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education and the author of The Happiness Track (HarperOne, 2016). She is Co-Director of the Yale College Emotional Intelligence Project at the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, and Faculty Director of the Yale School of Management’s Women’s Leadership Program.

She consults with Fortune 500 leaders and employees on building a positive organization. She has spoken at TedX Sacramento, TEDx Hayward, and companies like Google, Apple, Facebook, Bain & Co, Ernst & Young, and a United States Congressional Hearing. Her articles have been featured in Harvard Business ReviewThe Washington PostBusiness InsiderPsychology TodayFast CompanyForbes, The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, and NPR. She has also been a repeat guest on Good Morning America.


Kim Cameron, co-founder of the Center for Positive Organizations; William Russell Kelly Professor Emeritus of Business Administration; Professor Emeritus of Higher Education


The Center for Positive Organizations thanks University of Michigan Organizational Learning, Sanger Leadership Center, Tauber Institute for Global Operations, Samuel Zell & Robert H. Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies, Lisa and David (MBA ’87) Drews, and Diane (BA ’73) and Paul (MBA ’75) Jones for their support of the 2019-20 Positive Links Speaker Series.

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