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, Game Designer, Speaker, Facilitator, Executive Coach, Author

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 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 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.

Cathy Jimenez,
Speaker & Happiness Coordinator

An experienced presenter and facilitator to clients such as Intel, Boeing, and Universal Studios Group to name a few, Cathy presents Happy Brain Science sessions in Asia and around the world.

With almost 20 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.

Truly a busy bee, she also works as a freelance operations lead aside from being a wife to her husband, and a mom of two highly energetic young men. She lives in the beautiful island of Cebu, Philippines.

Dr. Kristen Toohill,
Author & Happiness Consultant

Dr. Kristen Toohill believes that games are powerful tools for organizational development. She writes books that use the interactivity and immersion of games to solve issues that face organizations today, such as reducing unconscious bias and learning 21st century human skills through games.

She co-authored All Work and Some Play: Future-Proof Your Career Through Games with Scott Crabtree, which explores the how and why of leveling up your soft skills through playing board games.

She has worked in the video game industry as a Quality Assurance Tester and SCRUM Master on an MMORPG (massively-multiplayer online role-playing game). She has also done organizational development + games work for Green Tree Games and Revelian. Additionally, Kristen has performed qualitative research within the technological mining and comic book industries.

Kristen received her PsyD in Leadership Psychology and Organizational Development from William James College, her Master’s degree in Business Innovation from Northeastern University, and her Bachelor’s in Humanistic Psychology and Business Management from Lesley University.