Vanessa King, writer, speaker, leadership and organisation development consultant, expert in positive psychology.
Vanessa King is a leading expert on the practical application of the science of happiness, resilience and wellbeing in our everyday lives, communities and in organisations. She’s written for the Guardian online, the Huffington Post, Psychologies Magazine and has been featured by Sunday Telegraph Magazine. She regularly speaks to general public and corporate audiences around the world on topics such as: Why Happiness Matters, Why Happiness is a Serious Business, How to Build your Resilience, 5 Questions about Happiness, Simple Skills for Psychological Wellbeing, and the 10 Keys to Happier Living. She’s spoken at many UK and international conferences, workplaces, universities and schools. And she’s led workshops, been a panel member or hosted sessions at a number of festivals including: The London Literary Festival, Festival of Love at London’s Southbank, Wilderness, How the Light Gets In, Interrogate at Dartington, Happiness and it’s Causes, Sydney and LaughFest in Michigan. Her first book: The 10 Keys to Happier Living is out March 2016.
Vanessa is a Board Member and Lead Positive Psychology and Workplace Expert for Action for Happiness, the UK based not-for-profit. Vanessa has two psychology degrees, including a Masters of Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania with Martin Seligman, founding father of the field. She’s one of the few Europeans to do so.
For a brief period earlier in her career she qualified and worked as a chartered accountant. She then spent 5 years in HR and investment banking before becoming a consultant helping identify and develop potential in people and helping organisations change, before doing what she does now.