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Meet Dr. Elia Gourgouris of The Happiness Center in Boulder

Today we’d like to introduce you to Dr. Elia Gourgouris.

Dr. Elia Gourgouris is the president of The Happiness Center – an organization of world-leading experts in the field of Positive Psychology dedicated to creating personal success and happiness. With his Positive Psychology background, he has helped thousands of people both in their careers and in their relationships to achieve success and better life/work balance.

Dr. Elia is the author of the #1 best-selling Amazon book, 7 Paths to Lasting Happiness, which has been translated in Mandarin, Cantonese and Greek. He recently co-authored the highly acclaimed book 7 Keys to Navigating a Crisis: A Practical Guide to Emotionally Dealing with Pandemics and Other Disasters. He is a regular contributor to Thrive Global and has published hundreds of articles in his career.

In addition, he is an internationally known keynote speaker and happiness expert, specifically focusing on corporate wellness, leadership training, team building, and communication. Last year he spoke in London, Paris, Rome and Athens, Greece. He coaches leaders and their companies to help them build a culture of trust, accountability, and empowerment. The result is that happily engaged employees are more productive, collaborative, and innovative. He co-hosts the weekly The Kindness and Happiness Connection podcast. He was the Executive Producer of the Reality TV show Cash Cowboys and is currently working on a new Reality TV show called The Kindness Givers!

Has it been a smooth road?
Nothing in life is a smooth road. In my book 7 Paths to Lasting Happiness, I share that we are all graduates from the University of Adversity! The older we get, the higher the “degree” we earn from life, meaning that eventually, we will face the loss of loved ones, financial insecurity, relationships ending and health issues. The key, of course, to happiness is to maintain an attitude of gratitude in spite of the adversity we face.

Please tell us about The Happiness Center.
Over the last 30 years, I have worked with thousands of people, helping them find happiness and wellness in their personal and professional lives. I am known as The Happiness Doctor and get to travel the world and speak on happiness and wellness. My motto is that Happiness is a Choice! Becoming a #1 Best-selling author has really opened up the doors to amazing opportunities all over the world. I believe what sets me apart is the fact that first, as a Clinical Psychologist in private practice for 18 years and then as an Executive Coach and Leadership Consultant, I have always brought authenticity and love in my work. I’m passionate about helping people achieve their best lives and fulfill their potential. I really have never “worked a day in my life” because I truly enjoy making a difference in other peoples’ lives.

The Happiness Center is an organization of world-leading experts in the field of Positive Psychology. Together, we have helped thousands of individuals, both personally and professionally, to achieve happiness, success, and wellness. At The Happiness Center, we offer Keynote Speaking Engagements and Executive Coaching services to leaders, organizations, and corporations in the US, Europe, Hong Kong and Australia. We also offer Individual Coaching services. It is our mission to help companies and people acquire the tools necessary to achieve happiness and wellness.

Is our city a good place to do what you do?
I think Denver and Colorado, in general, is a great place to promote happiness and wellness!


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