About Eric



Eric Karpinski is a keynote speaker and corporate trainer.  In his Science of Happiness program, he shares powerful positive psychology research that shows that happiness leads to success.  He teaches executives, managers and employees how to become happier and tap into higher productivity, more engagement and stronger relationships at work and at home.

Eric trained as a scientist at Brown University and has an MBA from the Wharton School of Business.  He 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 positive psychology (the science of happiness) for over six years under such luminaries as Barbara Fredrickson, 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.