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021: Alexander Kjerulf: Happiness at Work

“Happiness at work is what we do.” Alexander Kjerulf, Chief Happiness Officer at WooHoo, Inc., discusses the differences between job satisfaction and happiness at work, why cool job perks may be necessary but don’t lead to happiness, and three simple ways every single person can create more happiness for themselves (and others) at work. He also touches on International Quit Your Crappy Job day and his approach to staying fit, healthy, and energized while traveling.


Alexander Kjerulf, Speaker, Author, Chief Happiness Officer

Alexander is the founder and Chief Happiness Officer of Woohoo inc and one of the world’s leading experts on happiness at work. He is an author and speaker, presenting and conducting workshops on happiness at work at businesses and conferences in almost 50 countries. His clients include companies like Hilton, Microsoft, IKEA, Shell, HP and IBM.

Alex has a masters degree in computer science from The University of Southern Denmark, and was a co-founder of the Danish IT company Enterprise Systems.

Alex is the author of 5 books including the international bestseller Happy Hour is 9 to 5: How to Love Your Job, Love Your Life and Kick Butt at Work. The book has been extremely well received all over the world and is available in 11 languages including English, Spanish, Dutch, Czech and Chinese. His latest book is Leading With Happiness: How the Best Leaders Put Happiness First to Create Phenomenal Business Results and a Better World.

His work has been featured in CNN, New York Times, Times of India, The Times, BBC, Financial Times and many others.

And in case your wondering, his last name (Kjerulf) is pronounced a little like care-oolf.


Get his books on Amazon (affiliate links):


Connect with Alex:

Website: WooHoo, inc.


Twitter: @alexkjerulf


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