Faculty of Education

Faculty of Education
Faculty of Education

MacClement Lecture by Neil Pasricha

"The 3 A's of Awesome!"

The Faculty of Education is pleased to invite you to a lecture during Homecoming 2015 by Neil Pasricha, Happiness Expert and Bestselling Author of The Book of Awesome.

Neil Pasricha

7:30 pm
Friday, October 23, 2015
Duncan McArthur Hall Auditorium (B101)

Tickets are free, but space is limited so please register as soon as possible.

We would also recommend that alumni of our Faculty register for the Concurrent Education Students' Association (CESA) reception that is being held following the lecture in celebration of the 40th anniversary of Concurrent Education at Queen's University on the Homecoming Registration website.

The MacClement Lectureship was established in 1985 by friends and family in memory of William T. MacClement to support an annual lecture series. We are grateful for the continued generosity of all friends of the Faculty.



Neil Pasricha shares recent breakthroughs in the study of happiness and inspires audiences to hit their full potential. A Harvard MBA, New York Times bestselling author, award-winning blogger, and one of the most popular TED speakers in the world, Pasricha is “a pied piper of happiness” (The Star) who dazzles audiences with ideas and frameworks that launch happiness into the stratosphere.

With infectious enthusiasm, heartfelt authenticity, and a “what’s worked” authority, Pasricha connects with audiences and then challenges them to elevate expectations of themselves and commit to the habit of happiness every day.

Today, Pasricha travels around the world sharing messages on happiness to Fortune 500 companies, schools, and non-profits. In the past few years, he has spoken to over 200,000 people at hundreds of events, making him one of the world’s most sought-after speakers. He has spoken to Royal Families in the Middle East, Ivy League Deans, and CEOs at organizations such as Audi, Abbot, and GE—all using research and models that enhance individual performance and create a more positive and productive workplace.

In his twenties, Pasricha partnered with Harvard University to design one of the first global leadership development programs inside a Fortune 10 company. And, as a management consultant, he advised Fortune 50 companies on top level leadership strategies.

His first book, The Book of Awesome, about appreciating small pleasures, is a runaway #1 international bestseller with millions shipped, and his much-anticipated new book, The Happiness Equation: Want Nothing + Do Anything = Have Everything, will publish in spring, 2016.

In his dynamic, interactive keynotes, Pasricha delivers a blend of positive psychology trends, strategic frameworks, and contagious passion for workplace happiness. He possesses a unique perspective on happiness in the business context and draws on his background leading leadership development for Fortune 10 companies to provide inspiration and tools to generate ideas, stimulate productivity, and unlock potential. His presentations on modeling happiness have received global praise and attention from CNN, BBC, The Today Show, Oprah Winfrey Network, The Guardian, and The Sunday Times.

Pasricha earned his Masters from Harvard Business School focusing on Leadership and Organizational Behavior.