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Dr Timothy Sharp (aka Dr Happy) Travels from Sydney, NSW

Timothy Sharp (aka Dr Happy)


  • Culture Change
  • Health
  • Leadership
  • Men's Health
  • Mental Health
  • Motivational
  • Performance
  • Personal Development
  • Psychology
  • Relationships
  • Resilience
  • Stress Management

Does your team or organisation need a shot of happiness?

Does your conference or event need some positivity?

Are you ready to choose to be happy & fulfilled, productive and successful now?

Dr Tim Sharp is Australia's very own 'Dr Happy', at the forefront of the positive psychology movement and Founder of the Happiness Institute.

With three degrees in psychology (including a Ph.D.) and an impressive record as an academic, clinician and coach, Dr Happy runs one of Sydney’s most respected clinical psychology practices, a highly regarded executive coaching practice, and is the founder and CHO (Chief Happiness Officer) of The Happiness Institute, Australia’s first, and now largest, organisation devoted solely to enhancing happiness in individuals, families and organisations.

After more than 10 years of formal psychology study, and another decade lecturing in and researching human behaviour and emotion, he has taught at most of the major universities in Australia and is currently an Adjunct Professor at both UTS and RMIT. He is actively involved in research activities with key areas of interest enhancing happiness at work and promoting healthy living via the application of positive psychology principles.

As the best selling author of a number of books including The Good Sleep Guide, The Happiness Handbook, 100 Ways to Happiness: a guide for busy people, 100 Ways to Happy Children: a guide for busy parents and Live Happier, Live Longer – your guide to positive ageing; his work has been seen and read by millions of people. He is an engaging and sought after public speaker and a regular on Australian and international television screens.

He is an accomplished presenter and over the years has been featured on The Morning Show, Today Tonight, A Current Affair, and Channel 9’s Excess Baggage reality show on a variety of subjects ranging from happiness to psychology, transformation to social engagement. He writes and contributes regularly to print and online media, including for SMH, The Australian Financial Review, The Weekend
Australian, Sunday Life, Vogue, and Mamamia.

He has consulted to multinational organisations and worked with individual clients from all corners of society and business – making his appeal and ability to resonate with any audience one of his greatest strengths. His achievements have been recognised with numerous awards, including a Future Summit Leadership Award from the Australian Davos Connection.

As a result of his tireless efforts for more than 20 years to improve mental health and promote happiness and positivity throughout Australia, he is firmly in the eye and mind of the public as a leader in mental health and the authority on all things happiness.

Dr Happy is available for all types of media opportunities, TV and radio presenting, brand partnerships, corporate speaking and training.

Keynote Titles

  • CHOOSE to be happy - now!
  • Top 6 enemies of happiness and how you can defeat them!
  • 10 reasons why your workplace is miserable ...and what you can do about it!
  • Boost Camp: 10 tools in 60 minutes that will boost your happiness now!
  • Positive Psychology for Leaders & Managers
  • Happiness - half truths, damn lies and absolute nonsense!
  • Resilient Resourcefulness - in life and at work
  • Building strength based teams and organisations
  • Positive Interactions (for personal and working relationships)
  • Selfless Selfishness: how to help yourself by helping others


Prof. Sharp teaches powerful strategies that were incredibly relevant to me and the organisation within which I work. Just as importantly, Tim's teaching style combined academic rigour with lots of fun, and he did a tremendous job of facilitating a diverse group with different and challenging agendas.


Dr Sharp's presentation went extremely well with just the right mix of knowledge, humour & irreverence! I also want to mention that working with Tim has been a treat. Having worked with lots of people I particularly look for those (a) who take the time to listen, "get" us and are able to adjust content accordingly, (b) whose work has integrity and (c) who're easy to work with. Dr Sharp satisfied all of those and I was impressed with the amount of time he was happy to spend with us to get there. I hope to be able to work with him again in the future.



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