Jenn Lim | Bestselling Author of Beyond Happiness, CEO & Cofounder of Delivering Happiness [DH]

Jenn Lim

Bestselling Author of Beyond Happiness, CEO & Cofounder of Delivering Happiness [DH]

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Jenn Lim

Jenn Lim is a global workplace expert, bestselling author, speaker, executive coach and the CEO and Cofounder of Delivering Happiness [DH], a company that grows purpose-driven organizations with more profitable and sustainable approaches to business. Jenn launched two bestselling books— Delivering Happiness in 2010 and authored Beyond Happiness: How Authentic Leaders Prioritize Purpose and People for Growth and Impact in 2021. Together they’ve sold over a million copies and have been translated into 30 languages, impacting people and workplaces worldwide.

Jenn draws on her decades of experience in company culture and strategy to take her visionary ideas and turn them into practical frameworks, actions and behaviors. Through her Greenhouse Model, individuals and organizations move beyond happiness so we can grow and connect with our core humanity by being our authentic selves. This approach not only improves profits with purpose; it ripples out, helping individuals live more fulfilling lives through a Double ROI (Return on Investment and Ripple of Impact) towards a society we want to live in.

In 2017, Jenn was selected to be on the Global Happiness Council of Work and Wellbeing and in 2020, Delivering Happiness [DH] was placed on the Inc. 5000 list, as one of the fastest-growing private companies in the US. Prior to DH, Jenn helped create the world’s first series of Culture Books at, where she consulted for eight years.

She has been featured in Forbes, Inc., Fortune, Fox Business, Cheddar, Entrepreneur, The World Happiness Report, The Guardian, Fast Company, Thrive Global, MSN, CNBC Make It, Success Magazine, New York Post, Next Big Idea Club, SiriusXM Business Radio, and more.

You can find Jenn speaking at global events with corporations such as PayPal, Zoom, Facebook, PepsiCo, JPMorgan/Chase, Indeed, McDonald’s, World Government Summit, and SHRM; appearing on podcasts such as Bloomberg Radio, The Atlantic, Newsweek, The (Jim) Kwik Brain, Jenna Kutcher’s The Goal Digger, Guy Kawasaki’s Remarkable People, Hacking Your Leadership, Happen to Your Career, and The Dave Ramsey Show; working with organizations from Starbucks to Sallie Mae to create positive change in the world.

Otherwise, you’ll find her in spontaneous meditation or starting spontaneous dance parties with friends and family. Jenn lives in Oakland Hills, CA.

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Welcome to the New Workplace

Where do we grow from here for people, adaptability, and impact? What is the new work world, and how best do we rally to get people plugged in again? As Jenn likes to frame it, the whole world got 2020’d, and the “future of work” is already happening now. With change still happening all around us, it’s more important than ever to get your team aligned to do their best work and feel (beyond) happy. Teams need tools to embrace the constant volatility and uncertainty. They want real-talk, and they want it now.

In this session, Jenn will share the greenhouse elements every workplace needs to fully adapt and thrive, first as individuals, then as a team and community. Learn how the Greenhouse Model can help your team feel connected with a sense of belonging, communicate effectively, and feel purpose-aligned with their team and company. Defining questions of our time:

• How might we find meaning and create positive impact in our work and communities — regardless of the challenges the world throws our way?

• How might individuals make a bigger impact towards business growth and success?

• How might companies modernize org design so we can each do our best work because we love it?

*Corresponding interactive breakout sessions and workshops available topics.

Real Talk on Recruiting + Retaining Top Talent

The real reason behind all of the latest workplace trends — from Great Resignations and quiet Quitting to the next workplace trend or social media phenomenon – how we can get beyond the buzzwords to the root of workplace issues. Employees are self-selecting and “speaking with their feet” in search of more than just a paycheck. While the way we work keeps shifting between in-person, remote, and hybrid, employees are jumping ship or checking out for their own reasons.

The workplace trends we’ve been experiencing all stem from systemic issues that make one thing clear — the way we work just isn’t working anymore. As leaders, we need to understand what’s really at the core beyond pay or a big benefit package.

In this session, Jenn will uncover what’s needed inside every culture to attract and retain top talent and how to create environments where people can do their best work. She’ll also share post-2020 examples of how companies can build cultures that keep employees coming back, showing up fully, and performing their best. How can we:

• Evolve transactional relationships into meaningful ones by creating triple wins (benefitting yourself, your teams, and the community at large at the same time)?

• Create organizations that treat people as assets, not expenses?

• Strategize for long-term (not just short-term) gain?

*Corresponding interactive breakout sessions and workshops available.

What's Beyond Happiness

Since the world hit reset in 2020, people have been asking:

• How do I prioritize and live every day by doing the things most important to me?

• Am I living an authentic life that’s true to myself and not what others expect of me?

• How do I know if I’m spending the minutes of my day meaningfully?

Whether you lead a company, teams, or your own work/life, it’s time to get to the core of who you are, live the purposeful life you want, and ripple your impact to people in your business and beyond. In this session, Jenn shares why it’s time to reframe happiness, the role that life’s highs and lows play, and how we’re more resilient when we live with happiness and humanity. She’ll define what it means to take care of your greenhouse as you grow others and explain the new concept of the Double ROI — Return on Investment and Ripple of Impact. When we apply the learnings from Beyond Happiness, we wake up knowing, regardless of what bad news might be in the headlines that day, that we’re grounded in our internal worlds. That we’re putting our time and talents to the best use in service of ourselves and everyone we touch in our ecosystems.

*Corresponding interactive breakout sessions and workshops available.

What's In It For Me? What's In It For All?

How people think, say, and DO with alignment and belonging. It’s no secret that core values are essential to culture and success. The majority of companies have defined their values. But do those values still ring true and represent the company you are today? Do your employees align and actually live these values daily? And, are your values leading up to a purpose that drives your company’s success?

In this session, Jenn will share the significant impact teams experience when individuals define their personal values and ladder those up to the organizational values. She’ll share her values journey from life BC (Before Covid) to life AC (After Covid) and how those values may have changed. When we know our values — and how to LIVE them — we realize how our decisions impact our lives and the organization as a whole, for better or worse. How can we simultaneously answer:

• What are the ways we can imbed and live purpose + values so they’re not meaningless words on the wall?

• What’s in it for ME?

• What’s in it for ALL? (teams, customers, and our ecosystem)

*Corresponding interactive breakout sessions and workshops available.

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Featured Book

Beyond Happinessby Jenn Lim

Beyond Happiness

by Jenn Lim

*Named a Top Business Book of 2021 by Forbes*

The co-founder and CEO of Delivering Happiness updates the Delivering Happiness model for our new abnormal, showing organizations of every kind how to cultivate a culture that can adapt to change, be highly profitable, and support all its people...starting with yourself.

Jenn Lim has dedicated her career to helping organizations from name-brand industry leaders to innovative governments build workplace cultures that benefit both their employees and their bottom line, with less employee turnover, greater engagement, and higher profits. Her culture consultancy, Delivering Happiness, demonstrates the profound impact happiness can have on businesses' ability to thrive in our ever-changing times. In this book, she clearly and concretely shows the way the model works in a hyper-connected fast-paced world, beginning with each individual defining their sense of values and purpose (the ME), and rippling through the organization ecosystem (the WE and the COMMUNITY) in waves of impact.

Drawing on a deep understanding of the science of happiness, Jenn shows how bringing your whole self to work allows you to do your best work every day -- no matter what role you play at your company or what crisis might come at you next. She explains how true happiness comes from living your true purpose, and offers case studies to show how companies can help individuals align their purpose with the company mission. This innovation in organizational design and company culture is no longer a nice-to-have. It's the future of work, and it's here now. In this life-changing guide, you'll be empowered to find greater purpose in your own life and career, and to spread that power to others in your business and beyond.

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