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Scott Crabtree, Chief Happiness Officer of Happy Brain Science


Scott Crabtree
Scott Crabtree

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Scott Crabtree
Chief Happiness Officer at Happy Brain Science
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Scott Crabtree helps people apply science to thrive at work. After earning a degree in cognitive science from Vassar College, he went on to lead the design and development of video games and other software. He discovered the science of thriving (positive psychology and other brain sciences) in 2003 and immediately became a passionate student and teacher of that research. He resigned his senior leadership position at Intel in 2011 to found Happy Brain Science.

His _repeat_ Happy Brain Science clients include DreamWorks, Nike, Kaiser-Permanente, Boeing, Intel, Hewlett-Packard, Activision, Blizzard Entertainment, and NBC.

He continues to use his game development background to ‘gamify’ all of his keynotes and workshops. He’s also produced the successful ‘serious card game’ Choose Happiness @ Work.

He applies the latest findings from adult learning and hears from audience members years later that they still remember and apply his immediately applicable techniques.

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When not presenting the science of thriving at work, Scott enjoys playing music and getting into Oregon wilderness, especially with his wife and two daughters.



Story Angles

How organizations can apply cutting-edge brain science to create happier, more productive, and more creative work places.

The science of employee engagement.

DIY Neuroplasticity: Rewiring your brain for happiness, willpower, and success.

How to apply brain science to deal with everyday challenges in the workplace such as distractions, social stress, and unproductive meetings.

Interview Questions

Why does happiness at work matter?

How can organizations and individual employees measure happiness and its benefits?

How can employees and managers apply scientific insights to become more productive, creative, and effective?

How can organizational leaders apply brain science and the science of happiness to create a culture of innovation at work?

How can organizations draw upon cutting-edge science to boost employee engagement, and how are those strategies different from more conventional approaches?

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Contact Information

Scott Crabtree
Chief Happiness Officer at Happy Brain Science