About Happy Brain Science
We are passionate about the science of happy, productive brains.
Happier employees and leaders are more effective, engaged, resilient, creative, social, and productive – all crucial factors in organizational success. We are passionate about collaborating with innovative companies who want to be on the forefront of leveraging science to do better work, whether they are brand new start-ups or established leaders in their industry.
This is an incredibly exciting time for innovative companies who want to level up their game. In recent decades, Ph.D. researchers have been doing peer-reviewed studies of happiness and optimal brain function at universities including Harvard, University of California, and many others.
Scientific breakthroughs and paradigm-shifts in neuroscience and positive psychology have delivered insights into the human brain that can and should inform the way we build organizations today.
For more about the scientists and their work, please see the recommended reading list.
We offer speaking, coaching and consulting in a variety of topics.
We offer free resources to support our services and guide self-growth.
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Meet the Team
As the Founder and Chief Happiness Officer at Happy Brain Science, Scott Crabtree empowers individuals and organizations to apply findings from cutting-edge neuroscience and psychology to boost productivity and happiness at work.
His repeat clients include DreamWorks, Nike, Kaiser-Permanente, Boeing, Intel, Hewlett-Packard, Activision, Blizzard Entertainment, and NBC. His insights have been quoted in Fast Company, Inc., InfoWorld, Fortune, and VentureBeat among many other publications.
In his 25-year career, Scott has served as a leader in game development and software engineering. He’s founded startups and worked at a variety of technology companies large and small. In early 2012, he resigned his position as Tech Strategist at Intel to pursue his passion full time: helping people apply science to be happier and more successful.
Scott holds a B.A. in Cognitive Science from Vassar College.
When he is not immersed in scientific data or coaching executives, he loves spending time with his wife and two young daughters, especially in nature, and also enjoys playing with his band. He lives in Portland, Oregon.
A “Jill-Of-All-Trades” with a high sense of responsibility, Cathy Jimenez ensures that whatever is needed by our Chief Happiness Officer, Scott, and their clients is done efficiently and with quality!
With more than 16 years of experience in software development, project/people/customer support management, she has found joy in applying her strengths for Happy Brain Science. She loves to help out people and teams by understanding their needs and working with them to get to a unique solution that is a win for everyone concerned.
An experienced presenter and facilitator, Cathy also presents Happy Brain Science sessions.
Truly a busy bee, she also works as a project manager in a software solutions and IT company on top of being part of a writing group, a wife to her husband of more than 13 years, and a mom of two highly energetic boys. She lives in Cebu, Philippines.
Kim Menig provides thoughtful on-site support for Happy Brain Science. From helping Scott prepare for speaking engagements to fulfilling orders of Choose Happiness @ Work, Kim oversees a wide range of systems to keep things running smoothly.
Kim brings 15+ years of nonprofit program management experience to her role, which she uses to provide insights about organizational needs.
In addition, she’s excited to offer individual personal/professional coaching. She’d love to connect further if you’re interested!
She’s thrilled to have the opportunity to work 32 hours per week as part of cultivating a healthy life/work balance. For the “life” part of the equation, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, writing occasional poetry, and doing Jazzercise (viva the 80’s!).
Most of the work to keep www.HappyBrainScience.com up to date, modern, and responsive is done by J&M Lab. Jeff Meuller is our dependable web developer. Together with Miriam Meuller, he does a great job of making sure our site serves our visitors well. You can learn more about them on http://jandmlab.com/.