About: Manoj Anchan

“Passionate about bringing out a positive change in society through happiness”

Manoj Anchan

Global motivational speaker, purpose researcher and a happiness maverick

Manoj Anchan, ‘Manny’ brings 25 years of Global management & business leadership experience through various stints at leading transnational corporations like GE Capital, HDFC bank, ABN AMRO, Barclays, AUB & FAB. Manny has worked, studied and lived in Asia, Africa, Europe and North America and is truly a global citizen. An alumnus of Harvard and Columbia business school, he is at ease amidst multicultural, multinational environments.

Manny is a global motivational speaker, purpose researcher and a happiness maverick. He studied happiness concepts namely Ikigai from Japan, Hygge from Denmark, Lagom from Sweden, Sisu from Finland and the Gross National Happiness from Bhutan.

Passionate about bringing out a positive change in society through happiness, he launched HQGPL, a venture promoting mental health, well-being and happiness. He is a Gross Global Happiness Summit Presenter, board member of the startup school Indus Bangalore international as their mentor, a part of the education committee of the IMC Chamber of Commerce and an adjunct professor at a leading business school. His company, HQGPL has tie-ups with the Institute of Happiness, Bhutan and Happiness Studies Academy, Israel and the Edu tech partnership is with Claned, Finland.

His knowledge and passion have led him to do two TedX Talks which were beyond inspiring. It also pushed him to be the proud author of three books, including Happiness Samurai which is written to awaken the Happiness Samurai within all of us. It talks about the combination of Ikigai and your true purpose. Happiness Memoir consists of the 10 most important lessons in life. It is a 200-page guide and journal to personal transformation. His latest book; Happiness Conversations is about conversations between a father and his son as they complement each other’s happiness. A book about wisdom and growth in life.

His mantra is simple living, positive feeling and transformational thinking. He lives in Mumbai now and is a doting dad to his young son and a dog dad.




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