Nathan Leigh Jones is a creative communicator who loves music. Having completed a Bachelor of Psychological Sciences (First Class Honours), Nathan is currently undertaking a PhD in Experimental Psychology at the University of Adelaide, exploring the impact of music and lyrics on emotional wellbeing.
An avid singer/songwriter, Nathan has taken his piano all over the world, including performances at Joe’s Pub in New York City, the Sydney Opera House, and even Google headquarters in Mountain View. He has also produced original music for Billy Porter, Alan Cumming and Rhonda Ross.
At heart, Nathan is a passionate teacher, and has delivered training for multiple Fortune 500 companies. Recent engagements include the Australian Leadership Coaching Conference, Mumbrella360, and the 6th World Congress on Positive Psychology. He has also been hired to speak for countless brands including Sony, Microsoft and Disney.
Nathan believes that lyrics matter. If we can harness the power of music, we can change our emotions, change our behaviour, and ultimately change the world.
Dr. Neha Sangwan, CEO of Intuitive Intelligence is an Internal Medicine physician, international speaker and corporate communication expert who empowers people toward better health by teaching them practical communication tools to strengthen their relationships, decrease their stress, improve their health and save them time.
Neha earned a B.S. in Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering from Michigan State University, attended the State University of New York at Buffalo for medical school, and completed her residency training at Temple University Hospital. She worked in the hospital for a decade before founding Intuitive Intelligence, her private practice and corporate consulting firm, where she integrates the science of medicine and the art of communication to empower her clients to improve their health and their lives.
Neha is also the author of TalkRx: Five Steps to Honest Conversations that Create Connection, Health and Happiness. To learn more, visit Doctorneha.com.
Raj Sisodia is FW Olin Distinguished Professor of Global Business and Whole Foods Market Research Scholar in Conscious Capitalism at Babson College, and Co-Founder and Co-Chairman of Conscious Capitalism Inc. He has a Ph. D. in Marketing from Columbia University. Raj is co-author of the New York Times bestseller Conscious Capitalism: Liberating the Heroic Spirit of Business (2013) and Wall Street Journal bestseller Everybody Matters (2015). He was named one of “Ten Outstanding Trailblazers of 2010” by Good Business International, and one of the “Top 100 Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business Behavior” by Trust Across America for 2010 and 2011. Raj received an honorary doctorate from Johnson & Wales University in 2016.
Raj has published eleven books and over 100 academic articles. His book Firms of Endearment: How World Class Companies Profit from Passion and Purpose was named a top business book of 2007 by Amazon.com. He has consulted with numerous companies, including AT&T, Nokia, LG, DPDHL, POSCO, Kraft Foods, Whole Foods Market, Tata, Siemens, Sprint, Volvo, IBM, Walmart, McDonalds and Southern California Edison. He is on the Board of Directors at The Container Store and a trustee of Conscious Capitalism Inc.
Dr. Amishi Jha is an associate professor of psychology at the University of Miami whose research on attention, working memory, and mindfulness has investigated the neural bases of executive functioning and mental training using various cognitive neuroscience techniques. Past studies have focused on the method by which attention selects information as relevant or irrelevant and how working memory then allows that information to be manipulated. Jha’s most recent research has examined mindfulness training with soldiers in the U.S. military with the Strong Projects as a tool in improving situational awareness and reducing stress measured through brainwave activity and cognitive behavioral tools. Her work has been featured in numerous publications, popular press articles, she has spoken at the World Economic Forum, the Aspen Institute, and the NY Academy of Sciences and has presented her research to the Dalai Lama, Mind and Life Institute, and Poptech.
Jha is an internationally recognized speaker, having spoken at the World Economic Forum, the Huffington Post’s first-ever conference on women, “The Third Metric: Redefining Success Beyond Money and Power,” the Aspen Institute, and the New York Academy of Sciences. She covers many topics, from optimizing attention, building brain fitness, and mindfulness training, to protecting the brain from stress and aging. She has been interviewed on NPR-Morning Edition, July 26, 2005, CBS Miami, May 30, 2012, and the Huffington Post Live. Her work has been featured in press articles, the most recent being a Miami Herald article titled “The Mind Tamer” as well as in the NY Times, the Washington Times, the Miami Herald, the Washington Post, Prevention Magazine, GQand Newsweek.
From 2010 to 2012, Jha served as a research advisor for Goldie Hawn’s Foundation. Jha authored the cover story for the March 2013 issue of Scientific American Mind on mindfulness, and is a Mind and Life Institute Fellow. She is a member of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, the Society for Neuroscience, and serves on the editorial boards of the Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, Frontiers in Cognitive Science, and Journal of Experimental Psychology: General. Jha has won several awards for teaching and innovation in science, the most recent being a PopTech Science and Public Leadership Fellow in 2010. In 2007 she received the Charles Ludwig Teaching award and in 2009 the Dean’s Innovation in Teaching Award, both from the University of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith empowers leaders and teams to thrive. She is a Good Housekeeping Top 100 Medical Expert, Best-Selling Author, Corporate Trainer, Professional Coach, Board-Certified Physician, & TEDx Speaker. Dr. Dalton-Smith is an international wellness expert featured in numerous media outlets including Prevention, MSNBC, FOX, Women’s Day, FOX, and Redbook. She has been featured in 2019 in Fast Company, Psychology Today and as a guest on Dr. Oz show. She is the author of numerous books including her ground-breaking new book Sacred Rest: Recover Your Life, Renew Your Energy, Restore Your Sanity, including ground-breaking insight on the seven types of rest needed to optimize your productivity, increase your overall happiness, overcome burnout, and live your best life. Over 60,000 people have discovered their personal rest deficits using her free assessment at at RestQuiz.com.
Commonly known as the founder of Positive Psychology, Martin Seligman is a leading authority in the fields of Positive Psychology, resilience, learned helplessness, depression, prospection, optimism and pessimism. He is also a recognized authority on interventions that prevent depression, and build strengths and well-being. He has written more than 300 scholarly publications and 31 books. Dr. Seligman’s books have been translated into more than fifty languages and have been best sellers both in America and abroad. Among his better-known works are Flourish, Authentic Happiness, Learned Optimism, The Optimistic Child, Helplessness, and Abnormal Psychology. His book Character Strengths and Virtues: A handbook and classification, was co-authored with Christopher Peterson. His most recent books are The Hope Circuit and Positive Psychotherapy.
In 1998, Dr. Seligman was elected President of the American Psychological Association. His primary aim as APA President was to join practice and science together so both might flourish – a goal that has dominated his own life as a psychologist. Since 2000, his main mission has been the promotion of the field of Positive Psychology. Dr. Seligman is expanding Positive Psychology to education, health, and neuroscience, and has applied his research to groups like teachers and students, the U.S. Army, athletes, and every-day people. His goal is to make the world happier.
Dr. Seligman was born in Albany, NY and received his B.A. from Princeton University, Summa Cum Laude (Philosophy), 1964; Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania (Psychology), 1967; Ph.D., Honoris causa, Uppsala University, Sweden, 1989; Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris causa, Massachusetts College of Professional Psychology, 1997; Ph.D., Honoris causa, Complutense University, Spain, 2003; and Ph.D., Honoris causa, University of East London, 2006.
Dr. Seligman lives with his wife, Mandy, and their children. He is an avid bridge player and has won over 100 regional championships. He was inspired by Aaron Beck, a renowned psychiatrist at the University of Pennsylvania and the father of cognitive therapy.