Pasadena - HR Round Table and Book Club
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Pasadena - HR Round Table and Book Club

When: Tuesday, February 19, 2019
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Stone Tapert Benefits
14 N Baldwin
Sierra Madre, California  91024
United States
Presenter: Lee Stoltzfus, Ph.D
Contact: Dana Mayhew

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PIHRA Pasadena HR Round Table and Book Club



The How of Happiness: A Scientific
Approach to Getting the Life You Want

by Sonja Lyubomirsky

UPDATE: Dr. Lyubomirsky will be joining us via live feed!


Facilitator, Lee Stoltzfus, Ph.D


We are honored that Dr. Sonja Lyubomirsky will be joining us for the book-club discussion via live feed for our question and answer section.

To an extent engaged employees are happy employees. Our United States Declaration of Independence states the we have an unalienable right to "Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness." Yet, even when we move heaven and earth to achieve our goals, we’re not always happy. There’re numerous reasons our employees aren’t happy—some are personal, some are job related. Some, we in HR can assist with, some we cannot.

Dr. Sonja Lyubomirsky suggests we can work at being happy in a planned concerted manner. She maintains that happiness is just around the corner. Her book is rich with examples of mood-lifting techniques. With our personal commitment to change, we can create a full and abundant life for ourselves. More and more we are calling in executive coaches and psychologists to help us with employees who simply are not happy and are taking it out on others. The How of Happiness offers ideas that are backed up by her scientific research, that work! Join us and learn the key lessons to our unalienable right to pursue happiness with joy and vigor.

Sonja Lyubomirsky is a research psychology professor at the University of California, Riverside’s School of Psychology. Originally from Russia, she received her A.B., summa cum laude, from Harvard University and her Ph.D. in Social/Personality Psychology from Stanford University. Sonja’s best-selling 2008 book, The How of Happiness: A Scientific Approach to Getting the Life You Want (Penguin Press) and her second book, The Myths of Happiness: What Should Make You Happy, But Doesn’t, What Shouldn’t Make You Happy, But Does, have been published in 28 countries. Her work has been written up in hundreds of magazine and newspaper articles, and she has appeared in multiple TV shows, radio shows, and feature documentaries in North America, South America, Asia, the Middle East, and Europe.  


Program Agenda

6:30pm - 6:45pm - Check in & networking
6:45pm - 8:15pm - Book Discussion
8:15pm - 8:30pm - Wrap Up




Back by popular demand, Dr. Lee Stoltzfus is the founder and CEO of L.I.F.E. Management Systems in Arcadia, CA. A licensed clinical psychologist for over 30 years, with extensive executive and management coaching experience for over 25 years, Lee serves clients from southern California and the entire nation.

As a management and organizational development consultant, Lee has been involved in helping organizations, their leaders, work teams, and employees work collaboratively and synergistically. He received extensive training and experience while working as an adjunct staff member with the Center for Creative Leadership in San Diego for over 10 years. He also has served as Director of Coaching Services and Sr. Vice President with Oaktree Consulting in La Cañada, CA.



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