Running a successful business isn’t just about having a brilliant product, it’s about being brilliant yourself – positive, motivated and resilient. And for many of us – that’s the trickiest bit...
Help is at hand - the guest speaker at our next Connect Derby business evening on Thursday 17 November is Derby trainer, author and happiness expert, Andy Cope.
Andy has spent 10 years studying happiness and positive psychology culminating in a Loughborough University PhD thesis. His research feeds into his popular ‘The Art of Being Brilliant’ books and training courses which he has delivered to businesses worldwide including IKEA, Microsoft and DHL.
A hugely-engaging speaker, Andy will talk about how being brilliant, successful and happy isn’t about dramatic change; it’s about finding out what works for you and doing more of it.
He will share some of the secrets of positive psychology – including several common-sense principles – to help you learn new habits of thinking and behaviour and be your best self, both at work and at home.
Andy also moonlights as a children’s author: his award-winning ‘Spy Dog’ series has sold over a million copies worldwide.
Reserve your place
The evening is open to all and starts at 5.30pm with Andy speaking from 6.00pm for around 45 minutes including a Q&A. Afterwards, guests will have the opportunity to continue networking until 7.30pm. As refreshments are being provided, if you reserve a place and are unable to attend, please kindly let us know in advance.
Andy Cope describes himself as a qualified teacher, author, happiness expert and learning junkie. He has spent the last 10 years studying positive psychology, happiness & flourishing, culminating in a Loughborough University PhD thesis. He has written ‘The Art of Being Brilliant’, ‘Be Brilliant Everyday’ and ‘The Art of Being a Brilliant Teenager’ (Capstone). He has also penned a series for Crown House, aimed at teachers, and is currently working on two books for Hodder.
Andy is also a children’s author. ‘Spy Dog’ (Puffin) won the Redhouse Children’s Book of the Year and the series has sold in excess of a million copies worldwide.
Andy appreciates that his ‘Dr of Happiness’ label is terribly cheesy but it affords him an important media platform. In times of rising depression and an epidemic of ‘busyness’, Andy believes there has never been a more appropriate time to raise the happiness agenda.