Tal Ben-Shahar (www.potentialife.com; Israel) is a speaker and author of the international best sellers Happier and Being Happy. He taught two of the largest classes in Harvard University's history, Positive Psychology and The Psychology of Leadership. Today, Tal consults and lectures around the world to executives in multi-national corporations, the general public, and at-risk populations. The topics he lectures on include leadership, happiness, education, innovation, ethics, self-esteem, resilience, goal setting, and mindfulness. His books have been translated into more than twenty-five languages, and have appeared on best-sellers lists around the world. He obtained his PhD in Organizational Behavior and BA in Philosophy and Psychology from Harvard . He is Co-Founder and Chief Learning Officer at Potentiallife, a leadership development organization.
Angus Ridgway (London, UK) is Co-Founder and CEO of Potentiallife. Previously he was with McKinsey, and led the Strategy Practice in Europe, Middle East and Africa, overseeing the work of over 1,000 colleagues. In addition, for over 10 years he led Leadership Development functions at McKinsey, most recently for the global group of 1,500 Partners. His interest in leadership came from his astonishment at the diversity of leadership profiles he saw in his clients over the years.