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Fusion Academy Hosts TED Talk Speaker, Shawn Achor

Oct 15, 2015 09:32AM ● By Audrey Sellers

Are you happy? If not, then maybe you haven’t found your path. Here’s one way to find it: Come see Shawn Achor, author of The Happiness Advantage. He’s the keynote speaker at Fusion Academy’s seminar, “Finding Your Path: Fusing Authenticity and Happiness to Guide Success.” The event is open to all: students, parents, teachers, counselors and other educational professionals, and will be held at the Gaylord Texan October 23, 2015, from 1 to 3:30 p.m.

Achor is expected to draw hundreds of attendees as he challenges the crowd with questions such as “Do authenticity and happiness guide your life, or do you have it backwards?” The goal is to walk away with practical solutions on how to be successful in finding and following passions, and making happiness a priority.

Presentations at the event will include:

  • Shawn Achor, keynote speaker, on “The Happiness Advantage: Linking Positive Brains to Performance”
  • Grace Losada, EdD, Fusion Academy, on “Navigating Transitions into the ‘Real World’”
  • Beach Pace, Roadtrip Nation, on “Aligning Passions to Careers”

Achor, who is endorsed by Oprah, is a primary advisor and teacher in Oprah’s Network. Achor is also CEO of Good Think Inc., a Cambridge-based consulting firm, where he conducts research to understand where human potential, success and happiness intersect. He gained worldwide appeal for his TED Talk, “The happy secret to better work,” and is the 13th most-viewed TED Talk speaker. 

Tickets for the general public are available for $40 at, while non-Fusion students can purchase tickets for $10 with valid school or college identification.

The event is part of Fusion Academy’s Annual EPIC Summit (Excellence, Passion, Innovation, Courage – EPIC) for Fusion teachers and students. Fusion Academy, an accredited private school with a campus in Southlake, provides one-to-one classrooms for kids from grades 6-12. Fusion’s non-traditional school model allows complete customization for each student, wherever they are in their educational path, and creates a real emotional connection.

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