Robert Holden, Ph.D., is the Director of The Happiness Project and Success Intelligence. His innovative work has been featured on Oprah, Good Morning America, and in two major BBC-TV documentaries, The Happiness Formula and How to Be Happy, shown in 16 countries to more than 30 million television viewers.

Robert is author of the bestselling books: Happiness NOW!, Shift Happens!, Authentic Success (formerly titled Success Intelligence) and Be Happy. He is an official contributor to Robert also hosts a weekly show on Hay House Radio called Shift Happens! Robert lives in London, with his wife Hollie, daughter Bo, and son Christopher.

What inspires Robert

My work is an expression of everything that inspires me. My whole life, I have had wonderful teachers. My family was my first classroom, and I learned enough lessons here to last a lifetime! At 18 years old, I enrolled on a 3-year program to study psychology and philosophy. Here I met my first mentor who introduced me to spiritual texts like The Bhagavad Gita, The Upanishads, The Tao Te Ching, and The Dhammapada. I have been learning ever since.

I am a student of A Course in Miracles, since 1992, and a Patron of The Miracle Network UK. I study The Enneagram, and have trained extensively with The Enneagram Institute. I deliver leadership programs worldwide, and I am a Fellow of The Leadership Trust. I am inspired by Tom Carpenter, my friend and mentor for 20 years, and his work with The Forgiveness Network. I am also an Elder for the One Spirit Interfaith Foundation. I share my work through:

Public Events – I give an annual public program of talks and workshops including the Be Happy 8-week program, Coaching Happiness, Coaching Success, and Loveability.

I CAN DO IT Events – I present keynotes and workshops for Hay House. See my schedule for upcoming events.

Shift Happens! Radio Show – I host a one-hour show for Hay House Radio every Thursday, 1pm EST, 6pm GMT.

All about Robert

Robert was born in Kenya, Nairobi.
Growing up, Robert dreamed of being a professional cricketer.
Robert plays the guitar. His first band was called Nervous.
Robert is a West Ham fan!
Robert’s favourite book is A Course in Miracles.
Robert prefers Macs to PCs.
Robert loves wine. His favourite wine is Ridge Monte Bello.
Robert loves Paul Smith’s clothes – especially the socks!
Robert wishes he was a Gospel singer.
Robert’s favourite spot on earth is Hanalei Bay, Kauai.
Robert dances every day with his daughter, Bo.
Robert’s favourite film is It’s a Wonderful Life.

Robert's full Biography

Robert is proud to
have worked with:
Shift Happens!
Listen to Robert's
Radio Show live
Robert on
 Security code