2018 has been our awesomest year yet, not to mention our most international year ever :) It’s pretty stunning to see the change that a small Danish company has been able to inspire in workplaces all over the world.
Here are some highlights from our 2018 at Woohoo inc – and let us just take this chance to wish you an incredibly happy 2019!
In November I spoke to 1,000 government managers and executives at a conference in Ottawa. That was our first ever speech in Canada, and that means that we have now spoken in 50 countries around the world. You can see the whole list here.
Partners in 29 countries
We now have partner companies using our tools and methods in 29 countries!
We could not be prouder of the AMAZING work they are doing all over the world, including:
International survey on good days at work
Together with our partners we conducted an international survey to find out how often people have a good day at work and what makes it a good day. We collected data from 2,500 workers around the world and you can see the results here.
New book: Leading With Happiness
Our latest book Leading With Happiness is getting rave reviews and is currently being translated into Danish and Arabic.
In May we held our 9th Conference on Happiness at Work and it was truly our best one yet. You can see all the talks here. The audience favorite was Garry Ridge, the CEO of WD-40 Company, who shared how a happy culture has made his company a global success.
Sold-out CHO Academy in Copenhagen
Our most recent Chief Happiness Officer Academy in Copenhagen was a huge hit and completely sold out with a long waiting list.
15th company anniversary party
Woohoo inc has been in business since 2003 and we celebrated our company’s 15th birthday with an EPIC Great Gatsby themed party.
A month ago I did a keynote and a workshop at the HR Tech conference in Sydney.
They have just forwarded the participant feedback results for my sessions, and it would seem that I did a pretty good job:
It feels good to be good :)
IT company Elbek&Vejrup celebrate their win.
How amazing is this!?! Two of our clients got first place in the Danish Great Place to Work 2018 rankings:
- DHL Express & Aviation won in the large companies category
- Elbek & Vejrup won in the mid-sized category
And a few other clients made it to the TOP 5 in their categories:
- AbbVie (3rd in mid-sized companies)
- Middelfart Sparekasse (4th in mid-sized companies)
- Sparekassen Kronjylland (4th in large companies)
Just to make it clear: We are not taking credit for any of this – we are so proud of the work they have been doing!
50 COUNTRIES!!! After my speech yesterday at theÂ PDWeekÂ conference in Canada, Woohoo inc has now presented in 50 countries around the world. Woohoo!
Here’s the full list:
United Arab Emirates
I had a blast giving the opening keynote at #hrTechFest in Sydney this morning. The audience was awesome – here’s some of the feedback I got:
“Best opening conference session I have ever been to.”
“Fantastic presentation – great way to kick the day off on a high.”
“Love your work. A big THANK YOU for getting us off to a strong and exciting start. You’ve set the bar high :)”
“What an amazing presentation.”
“Great presentation. And so many learnings to share with coworkers.”
Studies clearly show that a manager’s behavior has a huge influence on happiness at work. Good leaders motivate and energize their employees and create a level of happiness that make employees go the extra mile for the workplace and the customers. Bad managers on the other hand spread frustration and stress all around them.
This Leading with Happiness seminar is based on the newest research and knowledge about Happiness at Work. It will be inspiring and with useful tools. There is a constant shift between presentation, videos, reflection, dialog and exercises.
As a leader you will also get both the knowledge and tools you need to make your people happy at work. And it doesn’t take much. Happiness at work is not about raises, bonuses, perks and promotions – it comes from simple, effective actions that any leader ought to know and do.
When & where
Wednesday November 21st, 2018 from 9:00 – 16:00 in Copenhagen.
See the full agenda and sign uo here.
That feeling when you’re introduced and go on stage in front of a 1,000 people :)
Patricia took this pic at the CSCMP Edge conference in Nashville where I gave the closing keynote.
I’ll be speaking at Hong Kong’s first ever conference on happiness at work on October 23 arranged by our awesome partners at TGI Monday.
Join me and learn exactly how to make your company happier and more succesful and how to be happy at work yourself.
More information and tickets here.
I’ll be speaking at the HR Tech Fest conference in Sydney in October and in preparation, they have put together a great summary of our work headlined Workplace happiness is more powerful than you think. Read it and learn why happiness at work matters so much!
After a trip to Munich last week and Milan this week, I am now ready for my biggest international speaking tour so far. Over the next 2 months I’ll be speaking at events in Reykjavik, Nashville, Beirut, Hong Kong, Sydney, Prague and Ottawa.