Don Sandel is a dynamic speaker, facilitator and author linking happiness, optimism, and positivity to high performance.

Don Sandel
Author and keynote Speaker

Don is a dynamic presenter, a self-proclaimed pathological extrovert, and brings a fun and irreverent brand of humor to all his engagements.

 

Don Sandel is the founder of GoPositiv. He’s been leading talent development efforts for small and large organizations for the last few decades and has transitioned those skills and experiences into GoPositiv and now to books as well.

 

He began studying the brain and its effect on learning about a decade ago, discovered compelling and irrefutable research around positivity, “I researched how positivity impacted learning and development, literally enabled the brain to learn more effectively, and was immediately hooked!”

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"Every relevant business metric goes
up when the brain is positive."
 
Shawn Achor, world-renowned happiness researcher, and best-selling author
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business impact

A large non-profit experienced employee attrition drop from 
48% to 19%
 

as a result of program implementation

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business impact

A pharma company business area saw engagement scores increase 4.3% to 7.9% on a 10 point scale following program implementation.

randy
Research Scientist,
Pharmaceutical, Chicago

This was the best class to date that I have taken. I truly believe having a positive attitude in your life will help you both personally and professionally. Awesome experience!

Barbara
Regional Sales Manager, Pharmaceutical, Florida

I recently had the pleasure of participating in the Positive Performance class facilitated by Don Sandel. This class has been one of the most useful learning experiences I have had in quite some time! What really makes this class worthwhile is learning the science behind positivity and happiness. I've applied many of the concepts to my professional and personal life. So helpful in leading my team and creating a more positive culture!

lori
Controller,
Manufacturing/Tech, Portland

What a compelling experience! I walked in skeptical and left motivated to improve my performance simply by adjusting my mindset. What a pleasant surprise! Don was engaging, at times self-deprecating, but always thought provoking. I'd recommend this for anyone wishing to create an engaged workforce!

what others are saying

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Engaging with Don

Virtual
workshop

90 min of socially distant positivity

We're leveraging the best of live, virtual, interactive platforms. Thousands of participants have learned how to shift to a positive mindset, increasing well-being and engagement for themselves, their teams, and their organizations.

keynotes

1-2 hours

Don has been thrilling audiences worldwide in multiple industries with his unique, positive message and rare stage presence. In a fun yet compelling way, Don highlights the latest research that demonstrates how a happy, optimistic, and positive mindset improves business metrics and every domain of our lives, including work performance!

Workshops

2-8 hours

In our highly interactive and inspiring workshops, we’ll examine the research, take a fresh look at how the brain affects behavior and performance, teach you how to change bad habits, and develop an aggressive action plan to put these new skills into your work life.

ARE YOU WINNING THE GAME OF BUSINESS?

Has your business plateaued, or are you feeling stuck? Play the Game outlines 18 strategies from game-changing leaders and disruptors on how to break the cycle that stunts your business growth. Don has co-authored this book, so buy it today!

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learn more

Learn more about how Don can work with you and your team. Download the brochure or flyer to start a conversation with your team.

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Join the GoPositiv
Facebook Community Group

 

We've sought to change the idea that much of social media is negative and depressing. Join our group of like-minded people who share positivity and life-affirming posts almost on a daily basis.