About Happy Brain Science

Our mission at Happy Brain Science is to foster productivity, creativity and happiness through the application of cutting-edge 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.

Explore how we deliver results through our services, our team and our resources.


We offer speaking, coaching and consulting in a variety of topics.

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We offer free resources to support our services and guide self-growth.

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Meet the Team

Scott Crabtree, CEO & Chief Happiness Officer,
Speaker and Facilitator, Executive Coach

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.

Scott’s audiences range from intimate groups of five CEOs to groups of thousands at conferences. Recent clients include Microsoft, Bose, Blizzard Entertainment, Dreamworks, Boeing and Nike. His insights have been quoted in First Round Review, Fast Company, Inc., InfoWorld, Fortune, and VentureBeat among 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, 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.

Cathy Jimenez,
Happiness Coordinator

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 15 years of experience in software development, project/people 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.

Truly a busy bee, she also works as a team manager in an IT Healthcare company on top of being part of 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.