Neil has written five New York Times and #1 international bestsellers including: The Book of Awesome, a catalog of simple pleasures based on his 50-million hit, award-winning blog, Awesome is Everywhere, an interactive introduction to meditation, and The Happiness Equation, a nine step guidebook to happiness based on new research. His books have been on bestseller lists for over 200 weeks and sold millions of copies.
Before leading The Institute for Global Happiness and keynote speaking, Neil spent a decade running Leadership Development and working directly for two CEOs at Walmart, the world’s largest company. He was responsible for CEO onboarding, executive development, and talent management across all levels of the organization.
His work has been featured in hundreds of outlets including CNN, BBC, The Today Show, The Early Show, The Oprah Winfrey Network, Harvard Business Review, Fast Company, Fortune, and Forbes. Neil has degrees from Queen’s University and Harvard Business School. He lives in Canada with his wife and two sons.
Biography source: The Institute of Global Happiness
Webby Award - Blog - Cultural / Personal (2009)
Webby Award - Blog - Cultural ( 2010)
White Pine Award™ - Non-Fiction (2012)
Honorary Doctor of Laws degree from University of Ontario Institute of Technology (2016)
Canada's Top 40 Under 40 (2018)