Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignHow do you know when you have found career bliss?
You know you’ve found career bliss when you use words like vocation, calling, or identity when describing what you do. You know your work is important for your company's success and you talk about your company as "we" or "us." Career bliss is when you have no plans or desire to retire.How did you become involved with CareerBliss?
Since 2002, I have been researching and teaching psychology in the workplace both in graduate school at the University of Illinois. I am currently a professor at The University of Tulsa. This work includes writing research articles for academic journals, designing realistic training simulations and surveys on individual differences, and teaching students both in classes and through their research projects. Some people (including my wife) say that I don’t have a real job, and I don’t disagree. It is more like I have 10 interesting tasks that I should at any one point in time. I have a passion for making research practical and accessible, so that everyone can use it. That is why I love my role with CareerBliss.What makes you happy at work?
Happiness is working on things that challenge and develop my knowledge, skills, and abilities. Helping students develop confidence, skills, and insight make me happy. Finally, happiness is being able to walk to work and back home to an amazing wife (and dog).See Brad's Happy Facts »
Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from Indiana UniversityHow do you know when you have found career bliss?
You know you’ve found career bliss when you get up excited to go to work, you find yourself completely absorbed with what you are doing while at work, and you are able to put work out of your mind when you come home in the evening!.How did you become involved with CareerBliss?
My first "real" (kind of at least) job was as a bartender at a resort town in Northern Michigan. My first "professional" job was as a clothes buyer for a major department store. This was followed by a return to graduate school to earn my MBA, and then four years as change management consultant, which was pretty cool. After returning to school once again for my Ph.D, I joined the faculty in the Management department at the Farmer School of Business at Miami (OH) University. The freedom and flexibility to use my creative abilities as well as the feeling that I’m doing something important makes this a perfect fit for me!What makes you happy at work?
In work, my happiness comes from doing work that allows me to think in creative and innovative ways, and that makes a difference in other people’s lives. In my non-work life my happiness comes from spending time outdoors with my family, riding my bike, reading great books, and teaching my daughters how to play the violin (even if they are a bit less excited about it than I am!) Happiness in both domains comes from being completely in the moment with whatever I'm doing!See Joseph's Happy Facts »
President & CEO, Menlo Innovations
BS in Computer Science and MS in Computer Engineering from the University of Michigan
When my last thought just before falling asleep was regularly becoming ... "I can't wait for morning to get on the Menlo stuff the next day." At that point I started seeing sleep as the enemy. I now get up at 5am and am working most days by 6am. And it never actually feels like work.How did you become involved with CareerBliss?
Matt Miller, one of the co-founders of CareerBliss, reached out to me. Given our cultural focus of "the business value of joy" it seemed natural to connect with an organization called Career Bliss!What makes you happy at work?
The sound of laughter while hard work is getting done with enthusiasm and energy.See Richard's Happy Facts »
Director of Talent & Development, Dyn, Inc
B.A. In Mass Communication/Advertising from Texas State University
When time flies and you stop counting the hours you're working. You also talk about your company with almost as much pride as you talk about your children.How did you become involved with Dyn?
Dyn is a company focused on creating and maintaining a great company culture that brings the best out of our employees. Working with CareerBliss seemed natural for us.What makes you happy at work?
Seeing our employees grow personally and professionally and knowing the company plays a part in helping them grow.See Chris' Happy Facts »