About Jonah 

Jonah Paquette is a clinical psychologist, author, and keynote speaker specializing in the science of well-being and the promotion of emotional fitness for individuals, teams, and organizations. Jonah conducts keynote presentations and workshops with top organizations throughout the world, and teaches skills for well-being so that individuals and organizations can flourish.

A clinical psychologist, Jonah completed his graduate training at the PGSP-Stanford PsyD Consortium in Palo Alto, California. He is the author of four books focused on the promotion of psychological well-being and emotional fitness, including Happily Even After, Awestruck, The Happiness Toolbox, and Real Happiness. His keynote talks and workshops focus on themes including awe, gratitude, connection, and other principles for lasting well-being and emotional fitness.

Prior to his career as a speaker and trainer, Jonah spent over a decade working in healthcare leadership at Kaiser Permanente. His experience helping to run large high-functioning teams, coupled with his work related to well-being, helped shape his insights around optimal team functioning and the promotion of workplace well-being. A frequent media contributor, Jonah’s work has been featured in a wide variety of media outlets including print, online, and podcast outlets.

Jonah is a native New Yorker, and still considers himself a New Yorker (Brooklynite to be specific) despite living in California for the past two decades. He's a long-suffering fan of the New York Knicks and still holds out hope that they'll win a championship in his lifetime. In his spare time Jonah loves to hike, travel, and cook. He and his wife reside in Marin County, California.


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I love connecting with audiences of all kinds and sharing some of the key findings related to the science of well-being. Whether you're a mental health professional or a member of the public, please reach out if you'd like to speak further about bringing me in for a keynote, workshop, or training.

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Keynote Speaking

Jonah provides engaging and informative keynote speeches on topics related to well-being, emotional fitness, and optimal functioning for teams. His keynote talks blend cutting-edge research with fun, practical, and easy-to-use skills to strengthen your team.


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Workshops & Seminars

Jonah provides seminars and workshops on the science of happiness, awe, resilience, and a host of other topics. Click below to learn more.


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Media Appearances

Jonah has regularly been featured on radio, television, and podcast outlets, and is a sought-after expert on the science of happiness.


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Keynote Speaking

One of Jonah's true professional passions is to deliver seminars, talks, and keynotes to the public at large. Whether you're a company, organization, or school, Jonah is happy to come and present on the science of happiness, and teach your audience more about the benefits of well-being.

To learn more about Jonah's keynote speaking offerings, click here. Or Contact Jonah for more information.


Workshops & Seminars

Jonah is pleased to offer professional workshops on a wide range of topics, including the science of happiness, emotinoal fitness, awe, gratitude, self-compassion, and more.

These typically range from one to six hours in length and provide an overview of the current research on happiness and well-being along with practical tools for increasing life satisfaction and well-being in daily life. 

Jonah presents workshops both nationally and internationally, as well as both in-person and online. For more information about his workshops, click here. If you're organizing an event and want to bring him in for a talk, please use the contact information tab at the bottom of the page.

Media Appearances

Over the past few years, Jonah's had the opportunity to make frequent media appearances to discuss issues related to happiness, well-being, positive psychology, and awe. This has included appearances on the radio, television, and podcasts, as well as having articles published through popular online and print outlets such as mindbodygreen, Conscious Lifestyle magazine, Shondaland, and the Psychotherapy Networker Magazine. For a subset of my previous interviews and podcast appearances, click here.

If you're interested in having Jonah on your show or podcast as a guest to discuss the science of happiness and well-being, or are interested in having Jonah write a guest column or article on your site, contact Jonah for further information.

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Please complete the following information if you're interested in having Jonah present to your organization or team. Please be sure to include the proposed date of the event, whether it will be in-person versus virtual, the number of attendees, and proposed budget.