About Dr. Elia Gourgouris

About Dr. Elia Gourgouris

Dr. Elia Gourgouris is the president of The Happiness Center, an organization of world-leading experts in the field of Positive Psychology dedicated to creating personal success and happiness. He is also Founding Partner at The Global Institute of Thought Leadership, an organization that brings together bestselling authors, world-renowned speakers, industry experts and pioneering thinkers who all share a common goal: Changing the world of ideas.

Dr. Elia is the author of the #1 best-selling Amazon book, 7 Paths to Lasting Happiness, which has been translated in Mandarin, Cantonese and Greek. He recently co-authored the highly acclaimed book 7 Keys to Navigating a Crisis: A Practical Guide to Emotionally Dealing with Pandemics and Other Disasters. His message is featured in respected publications and media around the world.

With his Positive Psychology background, he has helped thousands of people both in their careers and in their relationships to achieve success and better work-life balance. As a keynote speaker he frequently presents at international conferences and Universities focusing on corporate wellness, mental health, positive leadership, building trust & loyalty, and building resilience and agility. He coaches leaders and their companies to help them build a culture of trust, accountability, and empowerment. The result is that happily engaged employees are more productive, collaborative, and innovative. He co-hosts the weekly The Kindness and Happiness Connection podcast and was the Executive Producer of the Reality TV show Cash Cowboys and is currently working on a new Reality TV show called The Kindness Givers!

Dr. Elia was born and raised in Athens, Greece, where he became a National Swim Champion. He moved with his family to Santa Monica, CA when he was ten. He received his BA in psychology from UCLA, and then went on to receive his MA and PhD in psychology.

“During the past ten years, I have referred more than 50 people to Dr. Elia Gourgouris for coaching. Without exception, the results have been superb. Dr. Gourgouris is a brilliant coach, an outstanding speaker, and a gifted professional.”

Wayne Boss Ph.D., Professor, University of Colorado, Leeds School of Business

Dr. Elia podcast at Stay Grounded – Host Raj Jana:
#181 Choosing A Life Of Happiness, Gratitude, & Self-Love

Dr. Elia interview at The Injoy Success Podcast – Host Jeff Baietto: #106 Dr. Elia Gourgouris | The Happiness Doctor

Helping Organizations Thrive – Host Julian Roberts: #9 Elia Gourgouris | Bend like a palm tree

Dr. Elia as seen on the Do Good Work podcast – Raul Hernandez Ochoa – How Successful Leaders Navigate Change With Dr. Elia Gourgouris & Kon Apostolopoulos

Dr. Elia as seen on the Get Up Nation Podcast with Ben Biddick- Episode 135: Dr. Elia Gourgouris and Kon Apostolopoulos, Authors.

Dr. Elia as hear on The Katherine Zox Show – Episode 1278 Navigating Crises – 8/12/20

Dr. Elia as seen 7/29/20 on Medford News 10 – Off Script Podcast – Episode 106 : “Be a palm tree, fear is not our friend, and choose happiness”

Dr. Elia as seen on 7/20/20 on 20 Minute Leaders Episode 78 with the amazing Michael Matias – Forbes `30 Under 30` and Forbes `18 Under 18` honoree, and TED X speaker!

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    “Excellent session to remind us all that being positive in challenging times shows strength, courage, and helps to move not only ourselves forward, but others forward too.” Bank of America