It's safe to say that everyone wants to feel happier.
So why is it so hard?
The answer is simple: the ways we go about seeking it are usually ineffectual.
New York Times bestselling author and coach Anna David knows the struggles firsthand. After struggling with depression and alcoholism, she found her way through sobriety, recovery, trauma therapy and treatment for depression...until she found herself where she is today.
After finding her own way, David began coaching writers in recovery. That's when she noticed that people often get stuck because of a combination of fear and resentment, combined with a lack of focus on self-care, goal-setting, service, faith, gratitude and recognizing their own progress.
This inspired David to create The Write Method, a journaling system made up of 14 questions that has been featured in Psychology Today and hailed by #1 New York Times bestselling author and Girls creator Lena Dunham as containing "simple but profound tools that make me want to write more."
It was the changes David saw in her clients who used The Write Method that compelled her to create her "Happiness in the Workplace" keynote.
The talk focuses on the nine elements that can help bring happiness and contentment to anyone who practices it. They are:
Using wit and a unique approach, David provides audiences with actionable steps that can help them develop awareness and skills that will help them to thrive in both work and life.
“If you’re looking for a speaker guaranteed to deliver, you’ve found it.”
—Joe Polish, Founder of Genius Network and Genius Recovery
"In 15 years of booking speakers, I've never seen someone so well-prepared." - Cathy Christen, Director of GoBundance Women's Division
"Anna’s timing, poise, clarity, confidence and terrific sense of humor made it the best talk I have helped on. I was expecting it to be good, even great, if all the stars aligned. I was not expecting it would be amazing. She needs to use big stages to deliver her message.”
—Leading motivational speaker and coach Joel Weldon
“Anna knocked it out of the park. She was entertaining and honest and the audience loved her vulnerability. The evaluations came back raving about her! I look forward to having her on my stage again.”—Meredith Swedo, event producer and host of Wellness for People in Recovery Live Event
“Anna’s candor in sharing her story challenged students to critically reflect on the choices they make in their lives. Students were riveted.”
–Anthony Nicotera, Adjunct Professor, NYU Silver School of Social Work
“Anna captured the attention of our students with her honest, insightful, and thought provoking recount of her personal struggles. Thankfully this wasn’t your typical lecture, and because of this, students were engaged from beginning to end.”
–Laura Singletary, Student Programs and Leadership Coordinator, Whatcom Community College
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