Vanessa King is a Board member of Action for Happiness (AfH), the leading UK-based not-for-profit founded by leading economist Professor Lord Richard Layard that focuses on proactively building psychological wellbeing and resilience. At AfH she leads the translation of psychological research into practical action for individuals, workplaces, education and communities as well as Action for Happiness’ consulting work with organisations. She is the architect of the evidence-based 10 Keys for Happier Living, which have engaged and inspired people around the world to take action for themselves and others and have been used in a wide variety of ways, including in workplaces, school curricula, design schools, healthcare settings and communities.
She has a Masters degree in Applied Positive Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, studying under Martin Seligman and with many of the other leaders in this field and a BSc (Joint Hons) in Psychology and Biology. She is an experienced leadership, talent and organisational development consultant and facilitator. She has worked with a wide range of organisations around the world, in both the public and private sectors. Early in her career she also qualified as a chartered accountant in the UK, working at Arthur Andersen and PWC.
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