Is the glass half full or half empty? Based on your answer, you are assessed as either an optimist or a pessimist, revealing your level of “happiness”.
In this episode, Silvia Garcia, former International Marketing Director and President of the Happiness Institute of Coca-Cola, challenges us that both answers are wrong. The glass is refillable! And anyone can refill their own glass if they focus on the 8 pillars that science attributes to happiness.
As the former President of the Happiness Institute at Coca-Cola, Silvia has studied how positive and negative emotions influence consumer and employees’ decisions. Using the first scientific index of happiness at work, Silvia proves the impact of increasing employees’ happiness at work on business results.
She is one of the top worldwide leaders on happiness at work and is invited every year by the United Nations to discuss the state of happiness in the world.
[02:24] Silvia’s journey
[06:41] Overcoming fears and limiting beliefs
[09:32] Happiness and success go hand in hand
[11:18] Tips for happiness
[15:58] 8 pillars that science attributes to happiness
[24:13] Celebrating yourself
[26:03] Have your network of cheerleaders
[29:13] Overcoming failures and setbacks
[31:52] Silvia’s daily success habits
[34:53] Staying ahead of the curve
“When you avoid the things that are causing you pain, you are also avoiding the path to feeling well.” – Silvia Garcia
“Happiness is always more than one person, whether you are feeling good or feeling bad, you need to share with others.” - Silvia Garcia
“Remind yourself that failures are lessons for the future.” – Silvia Garcia
As former International Marketing Director and President of the Happiness Institute of Coca-Cola, Silvia studied how positive and negative emotions influence consumer and employees’ decisions. Silvia has inspired millions of people to do what it takes to increase sales, attract and keep more customers, build longer-lasting, healthier relationships, strengthen their leadership skills and become more profitable, happier and successful than they ever thought possible. Using the first scientific index of happiness at work, Silvia proves the impact of increasing employees' happiness at work on business results and creates new brands and products that gain immediate consumer love. Highly demanded by companies all around the world, her speeches have been said to change “lives and companies”.
Silvia is one of the top worldwide leaders on happiness at work and, as such, she is annually invited by the United Nations to discuss the estate of happiness in the world.
She is a foresighted and humorous storyteller who enjoys simplifying big, complex ideas to make them actionable for a wide range of audiences. She is known for her keynotes given in companies around the world. She is described by clients from sectors like banking, food, sharing economy, media, and various universities and business schools as a “standout favorite for audiences”, with a “rare and visionary intellect”.