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Dr Tim Sharp

Dr Tim Sharp is Australia’s very own “Dr Happy”, at the forefront of the positive psychology movement and founder of the Happiness Institute

With three degrees in psychology (including a Ph.D.) and an impressive record as an academic, clinician and coach, Dr Happy runs one of Sydney’s most respected clinical psychology practices, a highly regarded executive coaching practice, and is the founder and CHO (Chief Happiness Officer) of The Happiness Institute, Australia’s first and now largest organisation devoted solely to enhancing happiness in individuals, families and organisations. 

After more than 10 years of formal psychology study, and another decade lecturing in and researching human behavior and emotion, he has taught at most of the major universities in Australia and is currently an Adjunct Professor at both UTS and RMIT.

Dr Happy is actively involved in research activities with key areas of interest enhancing happiness at work and promoting healthy living via the application of positive psychology principles.

As the best selling author of a number of books including ‘The Good Sleep Guide’, ‘The Happiness Handbook’, ‘100 Ways to Happiness: a guide for busy people’, ‘100 Ways to Happy Children: a guide for busy parents’ and ‘Live Happier, Live Longer – your guide to positive ageing’; his work has been seen and read by millions of people.

He is an engaging and sought after public speaker and a regular on Australian and international television screens.

Dr Happy is an accomplished presenter and over the years has
been featured on The Morning Show, Today Tonight, A Current Affair, and Channel 9’s Excess Baggage reality
show on a variety of subjects ranging from happiness to psychology, transformation to social engagement.

He writes and contributes regularly to print and online media, including for SMH, The Australian Financial Review, The Weekend Australian, Sunday Life, Vogue, and Mamamia.

Dr Happy has consulted to multinational organisations and worked with individual clients from all corners of society and business – making his appeal and ability to resonate with any audience one of his greatest strengths. His achievements have been recognised with numerous awards, including a Future Summit Leadership Award from the Australian Davos Connection.

As a result of his tireless efforts for more than 20 years to improve mental health and promote happiness and positivity throughout Australia, he is firmly in the eye and mind of the public as a leader in mental health and the authority on all things happiness.

Dr Happy is available for all types of media opportunities, TV and radio presenting, brand partnerships, corporate speaking and training. 

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