Eric Karpinski leads corporate trainings, presents keynote talks and coaches individuals on positive psychology. Eric is a Happiness Advantage Master Trainer, bringing the core tenants of Shawn Achor’s bestselling book, the Happiness Advantage, to corporations and large non-profit organizations across the country. He created and leads Happiness Advantage coach certification trainings. His presentations engage his audiences with interactive content that brings the power of positive psychology into immediate practice for participants.
Eric trained as a scientist (biochemistry at Brown University) and in business (MBA at the Wharton School) and spent a 15-year career as a management consultant, venture capitalist, and executive in the biopharma industry. He was at the juncture of business and medical science translating complex research to non-scientists in an accessible, dynamic, and thought-provoking way. He has been intensively studying the science of happiness (positive psychology and neuroscience) for over six years under such luminaries as Tal Ben-Shahar, Shawn Achor and the late Chris Peterson.
He completed his International Coaching Federation (ICF) certification through the Coaches Training Institute (CTI), one of the oldest and most well-known coach training programs in the world. He was inspired to be a better person and a better coach by the full year of intensive training and supervised coaching he completed for certification. His clients say that one of his greatest strengths is his ability to connect and quickly build trust with them. They feel safe disclosing personal information and know that Eric is in their corner fighting to help them achieve what they want in their lives.
Eric is married to one of the most beautiful, strong and loving women in the world and has two children who light up his life (and challenge him!) on a regular basis. He loves spending time outdoors – at the beach, in the desert and in the mountains, hiking and camping. He also loves helping out at his kids’ school. One of his greatest joy is in connecting deeply with people and helping them find more happiness and fulfillment in their lives.