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"Success is getting what you want; happiness is wanting what you get."

~Dale Carnegie

Who We Are:
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Dr. Elia Gourgouris

Dr. Elia Gourgouris is the president of The Happiness Center – an organization dedicated to creating personal success and happiness. With his Positive Psychology background, he has helped thousands of people both in their careers and in their relationships to achieve success and better life/work balance.

Dr. Elia is the author of the #1 best-selling Amazon book, “Seven Paths to Lasting Happiness.” In addition, he is an internationally known keynote speaker and happiness expert, specifically focusing on corporate wellness, leadership training, team building, and communication. He coaches leaders and their companies to help them build a culture of trust, accountability, and empowerment. The result is that happily engaged employees are more productive, collaborative, and innovative.

Dr. Elia received his B.A. in Psychology from UCLA and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from CGI.

Elia Gourgouris, PhD

1106 E. Roggen Way

Superior, CO 80027


Office:  (303) 523-6396

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Therese Lardner

Therese brings expertise in helping individuals and teams to work to their potential. She has worked with hundreds of leaders and organisations to recruit, retain and develop their talent. Therese’s experience in organisational development consulting has taken her around Australia and has given her a holistic view on what it really takes to foster, and sustain, high performance. She most enjoys coaching, and working with, high performers to avoid burnout and leave a legacy they can be proud of. Therese specialises in working with technical industries such as mining & resources, engineering, finance, technology and professional services, where technical expertise is a given, but the people skills need some work. Therese has a Bachelor of Psychology (Hons) from QUT and a Master of Organisational Psychology from the University of Queensland. When she’s not coaching top performers and advising organisations, Therese is mum to two beautiful children and a passionate advocate of building thriving, resilient kids.

Therese Lardner

Level 6, 140 Creek Street, 
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Office: (61) 409 585 443

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Dr. Pat Gwyer

Dr Gwyer is a world-leading expert in Wellbeing, Happiness and Success. His integrative approach combines clinical and positive psychology with aspects of applied cognitive psychology and the work of John Maxwell, the world leading authority on leadership and personal growth. On completing his PhD, he worked as a researcher for a UK law enforcement agency and taught at several universities. In 2006 he completed his second doctorate in Clinical Psychology and thenan MSc in Applied Positive Psychology and Coaching Psychology. He specialises in consultancy for individuals and organisations wishing to improve, maintain and enhance their wellbeing, happiness and success in both their personal and professional lives. He is the proud father of a two year old daughter, two english springer spaniels and a very grumpy cat. He is also the Clinical Advisor for The Mountain Way a specialist veteran charity promoting Post Traumatic Growth.

Pat Gwyer, PhD

Wessex House

Upper Market Street, Eastleigh


SO50 9FD


Office: 023 8064 4598

Mobile: 07581 008735


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Dr. Adrian Low

Dr. Adrian Low has graduated at the School of Behavioral Sciences , California Southern University with a doctorate in Clinical Psychology. Dr. Adrian does research in Quantitative Psychology, Organizational Psychology and Clinical Psychology. His latest doctoral research is 'Effects of Hong Kong Employees’ Workplace Stress on Heart Rate Variability' which involves a quantitative and correlational methodology with 85 participants at a large corporation in Hong Kong, correlating Heart Rate Variability (HRV) measures with Perceived Stress over two scales : Personal and Organisational Quality Assessment as well as the Perceived Stress Scale. Research shows promising results and further research can continue to tap into HRV as an objective measure of mental health and workplace stress.

Adrian Low, PhD

202A Elaine Court, Tung Chou Street

212 Prince Edward Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong


Office: + 852 3466 530


"The world is a better place when the happiest version of us is walking around."

~Dr. Elia Gourgouris

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