Shola Richards is a dynamic public speaker, an in-demand leadership trainer/consultant, an award-winning Director of Training for UCLA Health, and a positivity blogger with a passionate worldwide following. His blog, The Positivity Solution, was created in May 2013, and his articles have been read by readers in over 160 countries and counting. His unshakable optimism and unquenchable passion for creating a more positive world at work and home for millions of people have caught the attention of mainstream media. He has made multiple appearances on Huffington Post Live as an expert on workplace happiness and engagement, and his thoughts on how to create a more positive workplace have been published in The Chicago Tribune, Black Enterprise, The Good Men Project, and Business Insider Australia.
The author obtained his Bachelors of Science degree in Psychology from one of the top Liberal Arts colleges in America (Union College in Schenectady, NY), he is a certified Emotional Intelligence practitioner, he has appeared on national television numerous times, hosted his own television show for the CBS affiliate in New York, and proudly notes that the late literary icon Chinua Achebe was his godfather.
Additionally, Shola is a father, husband, identical twin, and a self-professed “kindness extremist” who will not rest until bullying and incivility is extinct from the American workplace.