Episode 08 | Part One: Michelle Gielan

Episode Information

Michelle Gielan is Jason’s guest this week. Michelle is the Founder of the Institute for Applied Positive Research, where she researches the science of positive communication, and how to use it to fuel success. She works with Fortune 500 companies and schools to raise employee engagement, productivity, and happiness at work. In part one, Michelle talks about why she made the switch from news anchor to researcher, the effect of negative news on the brain, and how to deliver bad news in an environment of positivity.

About Michelle Gielan: Michelle has spent the past decade researching the link between happiness and success. She is the bestselling author of Broadcasting Happiness: The Science of Igniting and Sustaining Positive Change and was named one of the Top 10 authors on resilience by the Harvard Business Review.

Michelle is an Executive Producer of “The Happiness Advantage” on PBS and a featured professor in Oprah’s Happiness course. She formerly served as anchor of The CBS Morning News, and her research has received attention from dozens of media outlets including The Washington Post, FORBES, and The New York Times.

Michelle holds an advanced degree in positive psychology from the University of Pennsylvania and a B.S. from Tufts University in Computer Engineering.