Jennifer moss


Jennifer Moss is an international public speaker, award-winning author, and happiness expert. Her inspirational and emotional talks combine science, academic research, and humor, making her a top-rated, highly sought-after speaker. Her national bestseller, “Unlocking Happiness at Work” received the distinguished UK Publisher's Business Book of the Year and has been translated into multiple languages. She writes for Harvard Business Review, SHRM, and Forbes and is CBC's Happiness Columnist, reporting on newsworthy, well-being-related topics. Jennifer co-founded Plasticity Labs, a company dedicated to improving workplace well-being. She is also a member of the United Nations Global Happiness Council and a contributor to the Annual UN Global Happiness Policy Report.



Unlocking Happiness at Work and Life

We train for marathons, we study before an exam, we practice before a driver's test, we pack before a trip - pretty much everything in life comes with an element of preparation. But with stress, despite its inevitability, we remain unprepared. We just let the worst come at us, then flail around badly, ineffectively, only to repeat this process over again.

Based on Jennifer's award-winning and best-selling book of the same name, this inspirational talk shares how one of the scariest six weeks of Jennifer's life would be a catalyst for future happiness. After dedicating her career to researching post-traumatic growth, Jennifer shares which micro-shifts need to be made daily, to build the habits, that embed the behaviors, to improve health, happiness, and high-performance at work and in life.  Combining humor and storytelling with scientific research and real-world examples, Jennifer leaves her audience with a psychological fitness regime and the tools to flourish and reframe, even on their worst days.   

Added takeaways: 

  • Two-minute daily habits that will build hope, efficacy, resilience, optimism, gratitude, empathy and mindfulness - backed by research as the traits exhibited by the happiest, healthiest, highest-performing people in the world

  • The best small shifts we can make at work to improve performance 

Recent interviews and articles



Presidential Public Service Award from the Office of President Obama
Winner, UK Publisher's Award, Business Book of the Year
International Female Entrepreneur of the Year Award
Canadian Innovator of the Year 
BetaKit Top 40 Females in Tech

BetaKit 80 Women in Tech Worth Following

CyberVentures 55 Rockstars in Tech
Twitter's Top 20 Founders to Follow on Twitter

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Media Appearances


Steve Carlisle, President and Managing Director, General Motors of Canada

“Any business leader who wants to build higher-performing, innovative and compassionate teams should read this book.”

Sarah Green Carmichael, Senior Editor, Harvard Business Review and

“We all deserve to be happy at work. Jennifer Moss’s ability to distil proven research into practical advice will help more of us get there.”

Amy Blankson, Co-founder of GoodThink and author of The Future of Happiness

“Unlocking Happiness at Work finally gives us technical insight into how we can bring the science of happiness into our organizations. A must-read for creating lasting culture change.”

Rick Osuna, Senior Vice-President, Price Waterhouse Coopers

I have attended many motivational/business/etc presentations over my career. I can honestly say you are one of the best speakers (and by far the most genuine) I have experienced.

All the best, Rick  

Jenn Hesson, M.Sc  |  Director of Operations – Mental Health Services Canada

Jennifer came to speak at our Employment Services Team Day and she was incredible. With burnout and stress impacting our industry so negatively, it was great to learn new ways to combat that stress. I know our team left uplifted and ready to tackle some of the big challenges we face every day working in mental health services. “

Maria Matesic, Senior Manager, Strategy & Chief of Staff, Office of the Chief Digital & Payments Officer

Thank you again for your amazing talk!  I continue to get people stopping me telling how great your session was and I am seeing lots of comments on our internal social network. You really made an impact!


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