SAN RAMON | Monthly Meeting "Why Happiness at Work Matters: Linking Positivity to Performance" with Devin C. Hughes, Chief Inspirational Officer

  • 22 Jun 2015
  • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  • San Ramon Community Center at Central Park


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Join Us for Networking, Dinner and a Meeting Titled

"Why Happiness at Work Matters: Linking Positivity to Performance
with Devin C. Hughes, Chief Inspirational Officer

San Ramon

ATD SF East Bay, Inc.

Monday, June 22, 2015, 6:00 - 7:30pm

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The formula “Hard Work = Success = Happiness” doesn’t seem to add-up in today’s increasingly complex work environment. In our complex world this formula is actually repeatedly missing the mark. Why? Because this formula is scientifically backward! A decade of research shows that training your brain to be positive at work results in greater success. In fact, 75% of your job success is due to your optimism, social support network, and the ability to manage energy and stress in a positive way. 

Based on the science of positive psychology and case studies of working with companies in the midst of an economic collapse, Devin provides practical applications for raising the belief that individual behavior matters and helping leaders to keep teams motivated and engaged.

Key Takeaways:
  • Discover why increases in happiness impact business outcomes (performance)
  • Learn about five research-proven strategies for increasing happiness
  • Try out self-awareness exercises to increase your happiness and motivate your teams

Competency: Leadership

You're invited. Join us! Bring a friend!


About the Presenter:

Devin C. Hughes is a personal and organizational development aficionado, keynote speaker, author and frequent eclectic thinker. He is best known for his expertise in the science of happiness, organizational and cultural change, and leadership development.  He is an avid storyteller who has the unique ability to connect with audiences by inspiring them to be the change they wish to see in the world.

Devin has been consulting, training, speaking and writing about personal development and organizational change for the last decade. Devin’s unique background and success story truly sets him apart from most professional speakers and guest lecturers. It’s for this very reason that people come away from his keynotes entertained, inspired and motivated – but more importantly, with the practical, applicable, actionable tactics and strategies for acting on their inspiration and motivation.  

Devin received his BA in Sociology/Anthropology from Colgate University (1991).  His website is He is the author of Contrast: A Biracial Man’s Journey to Desegregate His Past, as well as the comic, Self-Talk, which is intended for kids who are struggling to fit-in, alienated from their peers and disconnected from friends and family. He lives in San Diego, CA with his wife and four daughters.

The list of his clients includes:


The Registration Process

Use the "REGISTER' tool to the left as follows:

  • TO PAY BY CREDIT CARD: Click on the "Register" button (above left), register, then click "Pay Online" 
  • TO RSVP & PAY BY CASH OR CHECK AT THE DOOR: Click on the "Register" button and fill out the online registration form. When complete, a "Pay Online" button will appear. You are registered and should receive an email confirmation. It is not necessary to click "Pay Online" if you intend to pay at the door. 
  • If you have questions, email or call Joe Novosel at 707-332-8972.

Walk-ins are welcome, but pre-registration helps us order the right number of dinners. Sorry, we cannot offer refunds or credits.

The Price Includes Your Meal

  • Discounted Rate for Mt. Diablo Members: $28
    Guest / Non Member Rate: $35
  • Student Rate: $25
    (please show student ID at registration upon arrival)

Typical Monthly Meeting Agenda

  • 6:00 pm Networking & Registration
  • 6:20 pm Dinner begins
  • 6:30 pm Keynote presentation
  • 7:30 pm Meeting Adjourns / Optional "After the Show" Networking Begins

Professional opportunities are usually 

mentioned during the meeting


San Ramon Community Center at Central Park

12501 Alcosta Blvd.
San Ramon, CA 94583

Directions from 680

  • Take Crow Canyon Blvd East
  • Go Right on Alcosta Blvd (past the school and the fire station)
  • Turn right at the San Ramon Community Center and Park 
  • Parking is free

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San Ramon Community Center at Central Park

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ATD SF East Bay, Inc.
2415 San Ramon Valley Blvd. #4401
San Ramon, California, 94583

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