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Jennifer Moss

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Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Expert on Science-Based Workplace Happiness

Jennifer Moss and her ground-breaking work on the power of happiness is transforming hundreds of schools and companies all over the globe. As the Cofounder of Plasticity Labs, Jennifer heads a tech company that provides organizations with the tools to tap into individual sentiment and increase at-work satisfaction. On stage as a workplace happiness speaker, Jennifer inspires the audience with science-backed insights to improve workplace culture, employee well-being, and performance.

Keynote Speeches

Unlocking Happiness for a Healthy, Higher-Performing Work and Life

Can you really be both “happy” and “at work”? We all want to be happy, engaged, and satisfied with our job or in the career we’ve chosen. Loving what it is we do makes us less stressed, decreases boredom, increases motivation, and has an overall positive impact on our personal lives. As workplace leaders, we want happier employees. These employees are more engaged, approach their work with enthusiasm, and bring a hunger to innovate.

Sadly, only 13% of the global workforce is happy and engaged. Despite all the stats, happiness strategies are often low on the workplace priority list. With 90% of our waking hours spent at work in our lifetime; this is a massive problem. It isn’t just costing employers – studies show that employee disengagement is making us lonely, anxious, and harming our health.

Jennifer Moss believes we can solve this well-being crisis and has the research and data-backed insights to show us how. Drawing on her experiences as a behavioural sciences consultant and member of the UN Global Happiness Council, Jennifer provides audiences with practical advice to become happier, healthier, and higher-performing people both professionally and personally.

Key Takeaways
• How to develop the habit of gratitude and increase emotional intelligence.
• The insights from behavioral sciences on how to be the most effective leaders or managers.
• Psychological fitness techniques to better manage stress.
• The organizational shift in focus from work/life balance to work/life continuum – what this means and how can we achieve it.

Leadership & HR | Boosting Recruitment and Employee Retention Through Purpose Over Pay

A study out of the UN Global Happiness Policy Report found that employees under 40 will actually take up to 32% less pay if they find purpose in their work. For those leaders who are currently building retention strategies, this should be a guiding purpose in what they put together. Jennifer Moss has spent years working with leadership teams to help develop generate solutions and drive the shift in how we compensate, engage and retain our emerging leaders.

Pay is table stakes – it’s simply proper hygiene for any competitive firm. But, purpose is much harder to communicate. This talk with focus on ways to motivate younger workers and attract new talent with a focus on purpose vs. pay. Jennifer will share real case studies of companies she’s worked with where it is going well and explore the benefits and challenges of they faced in the process.

Key Takeaways:
• The latest research and statistical insights on why various demographics are most drawn to certain companies.
• How to engage your top performers in an era where purpose matters more than pay.
• The strategies and tactics used by leading companies around the world that are having the greatest impact on recruitment and retention.

Disruption | How to be Disruptive: A Five-Step Process to Staying Relevant

This presentation examines the most innovative and successful examples of workplace cultures around the globe. Drawing from her experience working with the UN on workplace well-being, along with her collaborations with early-stage startups in Silicon Valley, Jennifer explores new strategies organizations can use to remain competitive, relevant, and ready for the workforce of the future.

From the data-driven approach to measuring happiness at work in Dubai, to building compassionate start-ups in New York, to engaging micro-chips at workplaces born out of a project at MIT – this internationally-inspired presentation will tackle it all.

Bringing a unique perspective as a Cofounder of a first-in-category tech start-up, Jennifer will answer the burning questions surrounding ethics, shifting HR boundaries and tactical plans required to build a disruptive culture for the workplace of the future.

 

The HERO Generation - Unlocking Happiness in Schools

Jennifer and her research team developed the HERO Generation Program to build up the psychological skills of everyone involved in the education system. Based on a happiness model rooted in neuropsychology, the program focuses on the emotional traits that are represented in the happiest and highest performing people in the world: Hope, Efficacy, Resilience, Optimism, Gratitude, Empathy, and Neuronal control (mindfulness). In this presentation, Jennifer will provide research outcomes through real-world examples from teachers, administrators, and students. She shares the successes and the pitfalls of disrupting one of the oldest institutions in the world, and what tangible actions educators can take to bring elements of the HERO teachings back to their school ecosystem.

 

Leadership | The Emotionally Intelligent Leader

We used to think IQ was the best determinant of a person’s likelihood for success. Now, we have scientific evidence that proves otherwise. As we understand more about emotional intelligence and how it plays into the cultural makeup of some of the most innovative companies, it’s impossible to ignore its relevance. When your team builds up their psychological fitness, it can give them the edge to outpace competitors through increased innovation, improved engagement, and higher productivity. This talk will explore how to unlock happiness in the workplace to rally organizational metrics while sustaining, or even reigniting, our passion for work. Jennifer will share how companies like Lululemon and TD Ameritrade have executed on her team’s research while outlining practical solutions to develop a clear strategy to implement a happiness plan at their organization.

 

Conscious Capitalism

Jennifer will focus on the term Conscious Capitalists, a new wave of highly recognized leaders and organizations who have adopted the double bottom line approach to building and running their companies. She zeroes-in on how these successful operations are executing this mission at the highest levels and disseminating their way of thinking to the public and with their employees. From a boutique design agency with 35 employees to a global grocery retailer with over 91,000 employees, we will learn the true definition of Conscious Capitalism. Jennifer looks at companies who are engaging in this strategy and the outcomes of those efforts. She will explore the benefits and challenges of conscious capitalism and provide audiences with the tools to bring this mindset back to their own organizations.

Jennifer also offers customized presentations developing happiness habits and more. Contact us for more information.

Customized Presentations

Jennifer also offers customized presentations developing happiness habits and more. Contact us for more information.

Platform Plus Presentations

Unique formats and ways to connect with audiences.
Video/Online Program

Audience reviews:

  • In her speaking, Jennifer does a masterful job at weaving together the threads of personal experience with the art & neuroscience of motivation to deliver a compelling message, that causes the audience to reflect on how we think & interact not only in our careers, but also in our personal lives.

    - Chief Financial Officer, Communitech
  • Jen stands apart from this field as someone who is not just passionate about the issue, a passion that makes her presentations shine, but has the data and the experience to back up her beliefs. She’s a great speaker on an important topic. What more could you ask for?

    - Executive Conference Producer with The Conference Board of Canada
  • I was genuinely entertained by her storytelling and inspired by her message. She showed an authentic level of comfort with the audience and you could sense that everyone was highly engaged in her talk.

    - President, GM Canada
  • The event has gone well and Jennifer brightened everyone's perspective with her presentation and gave us all something to consider in terms of happiness.

    - Chapter Chair, Canadian Property Tax Association - Ontario Chapter
  • Very engaging speaker with powerful message. She was ultimately fabulous.

    - Attendee, Canadian Health and Wellness Innovations Conference
  • It was so great! Audience was engrossed - laughing, snapping pics of the deck, engaged and riveted.


    - Financial Insurance Conference Planners (FICP)

Speaker Biography

Jennifer Moss is the Cofounder of Plasticity Labs, a happiness research, technology, and consulting company. She is the bestselling and award-winning author of “Unlocking Happiness at Work” and a regular contributor to Harvard Business Review.

Jennifer went from Silicon Valley working in PR during the rapid rise of social media, to leader of a social innovation tech startup, award-winning author and entrepreneur. In her 20s, Jennifer became an early adopter of social media apps; assessing their power to recruit talent for the world’s oldest and largest staffing firm. She would also volunteer on President Obama’s California social team; a massively disruptive and historical moment for political galvanizing. This effort earned her an invitation to his inauguration and a Public Service Award from the Office of President Obama.

In her personal life, her sports hall of fame husband was diagnosed with a life-threatening rare autoimmune disease.  They hacked his healing focusing on being grateful, and learning the neuroscience of mood and performance.   He walked out of the hospital six weeks later. The moral of the story? Mood drives performance.  When you have a transformational experience like this you are compelled to share it with the world.  And Plasticity was born. 

As one of only 17% of females globally that cofound and lead a tech company, Jennifer is fiercely committed to engaging and encouraging young women to lead in tech even if they can’t code. Her work in this space has earned her an International Female Entrepreneur of the Year Award, named a Canadian Innovator of the Year, secured her a place as the HR Chair of a world-renowned technology incubator, and invited to be a member of the United Nations Global Happiness Council – a small group of leading scientists and economists that support the UN’s sustainable goals related to global well-being and the Annual Global Happiness Policy Report. 

Jennifer speaks internationally as a thought leader in behavioral sciences. Jennifer regularly consults mid-sized to Fortune 500 companies, school boards and universities, lawmakers, and governments, on how to develop and measure their happiness strategies for improved performance.