The Building Books Podcast is thrilled to welcome former national CBS News anchor turned positive psychology researcher, Michelle Gielan. Michelle is author of one of BenBella’s favorite books, the bestselling Broadcasting Happiness. She is also the founder of the Institute of Applied Positive Research, the Executive Producer of Happiness Advantage Special on PBS, and a featured professor at Oprah’s Happiness Course. Yeffeth and Gielan walk through her extraordinary career changes (from computer engineer to broadcast journalist to positive psychology researcher), and the life events that led her down the path to where she is today. Gielan debunks the myth that negativity sells, sharing a series of studies with Ariana Huffington that showed that just three minutes of negative news in the morning can increase your chances of having a bad day by 27%.
Listen in to hear how Gielan’s book and influence are changing the way people and businesses like Nationwide Brokerage Services (and even BenBella Books!) are thinking. You may even learn a little about not just managing your own happiness, but the impact you have on those around you.