I am passionate about making the world a happier place. As a trainer & speaker in the area of happiness & well-being, I often get asked: “How did you get into this business of Happiness?” Well, it all began in my youth. As a teenager, I was bullied and experienced first-hand what it was like to be terribly miserable and lonely. It was only until a teacher helped turn things around with her kindness and dedication to see my strengths, that I realised that I could be happy.
I went on to become a teacher myself, inspired to uplift my students in the same way. Yet I felt ill-equipped to support students who couldn’t deal with failure, or somehow, were languishing. In 2010, I flew halfway across the world to U Penn to study positive psychology, to understand how I could make schools places where students, teachers and the whole community could flourish. I learnt then that Happiness was learnable, and hence, teachable.
In 2011, upon graduation, I quit my job and started doing training & consultancy for schools, equipping them with the research and practical tools from the science of Positive Psychology. I witnessed schools being transformed, teachers more motivated to support students, and students themselves walk with confidence. I knew then, that I had found what I wanted to do: Spread HAPPINESS to schools and organizations.
For the past 8 years, I have spoken to more than 10,000 people, in Singapore, Philippines & Australia, sharing the science of happiness and how using the strategies could significantly uplift their life. I have been featured on radio, TV and newspaper as a strong advocate for teaching the skills of happiness and well-being in schools and at home. It is my hope to add to the tonnage of Happiness in this world.
“I deeply believe that we are all agents in our own life. We can take charge of our happiness to live our best possible life – one step at a time, one action at a time.”