Despite having graduated from a top American university and secured a job with a powerful IT firm, Chris was diagnosed with depression at age 24. Determined to help himself and millions of other young people build happier, more fulfilling lives, he quit his job to travel the world and study happiness. Working with farmers in Mexico, tuk-tuk drivers in Rajasthan, Buddhist monks in Bhutan, and positive psychologists in America, he extracted a practical formula for “making happiness.”
In 2016 he published his first book, The Millennial’s Guide to Making Happiness (Amazon), which went on to become a best-seller. However, the book sold curiously well to non-Millennials, primarily business leaders, hoping to gain insight into the psychology of this unique working generation (b. 1982-2000).
Seeing a need to help business leaders hire, retain, and engage young employees, Chris pivoted to studying the world’s happiest workplaces. How are 5 percent of businesses quietly maintaining a hiring monopoly on top young talent? What are they doing differently to inspire young people?
By interviewing hundreds of leaders and young employees in these companies, Chris extracted a second formula: this time to help business leaders maximize young talent. He is publishing his findings in his second book, Awesome Boss: How to Happily Hire, Retain, and Engage Young Employees in fall 2018.
Chris has spoken at top universities, Fortune 500 companies, and conferences around the world. His work has been referenced in Forbes, HuffPost, and dozens of other media outlets. You can see his current speaking topics at www.chrisbutsch.com/speaking and contact him on LinkedIn.
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Having seen his outstanding keynote during 2017 Global Innovation Summit, I kindly asked Chris to join our annual strategy meeting with top management. He gave another impressive speech about how to make the company a magnet for Millennials. I received very positive feedback about the content as well his authenticity in presenting. I will definitely consider collaborating with Chris on future business prospects.
Levent Gemici – Strategy and Business Development Director, Vodafone