My Passion is helping people become successful and happy.  I have found that many people want to be successful but just don’t know how.  More importantly,  people want to be successful because they feel that reaching some IMG_0280 edited to be smallersuccess pinnacle will result in them becoming happy.   The research and my experience has shown that just the opposite is the case.  Success does not lead to happiness.  Happiness leads to success.

This book is written to help people find their success by focusing on their happiness first.  I leverage research from the field of Positive Psychology and my own experiences at work, teaching leadership classes, and in mentoring and coaching, to provide explanations of why these concepts work, how to implement them, and activities to get the readers started.

My background includes being a board member for the Pursuit-of-Happiness.org where we try to bring the Science of Happiness to life.  My focus there is connecting work place happiness with business performance.  I am also a board member for the University of Texas Professional Leadership Program and I am active on 2 other boards.  I have extensive experience driving start-up and fortune 1000 companies to increased profitability. I have been part of four different companies that grew from $0 to as much as $320 million in Revenue. I have three wonderful teenagers and have White Family Portraits-1001 small versionbeen married for 24 years. Besides writing, I spend my spare time watching and participating with my kids in various sporting activities. I teach business classes in Leadership and Success at all levels of the business hierarchy from new employees to C-Level executives.