We often overestimate the impact life circumstances have on our happiness and success. New research shows 90% of our long-term success is predicted not by external circumstance but how we process the world around us. Michelle Gielan, national CBS News anchor turned positive psychology researcher, has conducted extensive research with people experiencing everything from small setbacks to life-changing events, identifying hallmarks of an optimistic mindset and how to train our brain to process the world happiness and success. So what is the scientific key to our success? Optimism: the belief that challenges are temporary, and if we take action, we can improve our circumstances. In our opening keynote, Michelle will share proven strategies to raise your personal optimism quotient for increased and sustained happiness. Discover simple techniques to more effectively respond to challenges, inoculate your brain against stress and adopt a more resilient mindset in order to fuel creativity, innovation, productivity, and success.