Robert Holden

Renowned Psychologist, Director of The Happiness Project & Founder of the Stress Busters Clinic

  • Creator of Success Intelligence Ltd.
  • Former Coach for Dove & The Real Beauty Campaign
  • Presented over 50 Hay House I Can Do It talks
  • Two-time TEDx presenter
  • Published author of 10 books

Discover Robert Holden’s biography of published work below.

Robert Holden
Happiness NOW!: Timeless Wisdom for Feeling Good Fast
Robert Holden
Shift Happend! How to Live an Inspired Life… Starting Right Now!
Higher Purpose: How to Find More Inspiration, Meaning, and Purpose in Your Life
Robert Holden
Be Happy: Release the Power of Happiness in YOU
Life Loves You: 7 Spiritual Practices to Heal Your Life

Robert Holden is a British Psychologist who is most well-known as the Director of The Happiness Project which first opened in 1994 sponsored by the NHS (National Health Service). This includes an 8-week happiness programme called ‘Be Happy’ which was tested by independent scientists for BBC’s documentary ‘How to Be Happy’. The scientists then declared his programme “a genuine fast track to happiness”, cementing Robert as one of the leading experts in his field. Before this, in 1989 Robert opened the Stress Busters Clinic on the NHS which was featured in the BBC documentary ‘Stress Busters’.

Robert has led a distinguished career in psychology for over 30 years. His features on BBC documentaries kickstarted his career as one of the most sought-after advisors on happiness. His first book ‘Happiness NOW!’, published in 1994, reached number 4 on Amazon after his appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show in 2007. He has now published 10 highly successful books on the subject and since his appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show, he frequently contributes articles on happiness to Robert is also the host of the radio show ‘Shift Happens!’ on Hay House Radio.

As the creator of Success Intelligence Ltd., Robert is able to deliver bespoke leadership programmes for organisations and was appointed the team coach for Dove & The Real Beauty Campaign, coaching former Presidents of Dove Fernando Acosta and Sylvia Lagnado. Robert’s expertise was then requested by Dove teams across the globe including Japan, North America and Europe. In 2008 Robert gave his first ever Hay House I Can Do It talk. Proving to be incredibly popular, Robert then went on to give 50 I Can Do It talks worldwide. With proven strategies for stress management and mental health, Robert has since delivered talks to some of the most prestigious organisations in the world including The Trust Leadership Conference and the International Enneagram Association. Both of Robert’s TED talks ‘The Tea Meditation’ and ‘Destination Addiction’ have been highly praised for their accessibility.

Having a wealth of knowledge delivering talks all over the world, Robert is one of the most highly respected psychologists of our generation who has been able to help advise organisations and businesses all over the world on how to create an atmosphere which nurtures the happiness of its employees. When looking for a mental health speaker who can provide actionable tools, look no further than Robert Holden to hire at your next event.

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