Susanna Newsonen Speaker, Speeches, Booking Agent | MFL Global
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Susanna Newsonen

The Happyologist

Susanna Newsonen is the one and only Happyologist®. She is a happiness life coach and keynote speaker. She uses the science of positive psychology to help you to kill your self-doubt, embrace positive thinking, and build a lifestyle you love.

She is the author of Happiness is Here: A 30-Day Guide to Joy and Fulfilment and Screw Finding Your Passion: It’s Within You, Let’s Unlock It.

She is a published researcher, a TEDx speaker, an online columnist, and a regular commentator in the media from the BBC to The Huffington Post and more. Her corporate client list ranges across industries, including American Express®, BMW, Kellogg’s, Lululemon Athletica, and 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment to name a few. In her free time she is a competitive dressage rider with Olympic ambitions. She adores dogs and believes we can learn a lot from our four-legged furry friends. She inspires and educates her loyal following through her blog.

"MFL are brilliant at organising everything to make my talks run smoothly so I can focus on what I do best: delivering an impactful talk!" - Susanna

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Too often, we seek happiness outside of us. We think our happiness is dictated by the goals we reach and the circumstances we are surrounded by. These assumptions are both wrong. This talk, based on Susanna’s book Happiness is Here: A 30-Day Guide to Joy and Fulfilment, shows you what exactly happiness is and how you have the power to bring it into any moment. In this, the Happyologist®, a natural pessimist who trained herself into an optimist, shares sciencebased tips that unlock your joy and up your fulfilment. These clear and concise tips are a welcome positive addition to our hectic daily lives. Ultimately, they help you to stop, take stock, and realise that happiness is here.


Stress. You know what it is, you know it’s a problem, and you know it’s not good for you. Still, you struggle to find effective ways to manage it. You’re not alone. The pressures of our workplaces are growing and our modern relationship with technology is making it harder for us to switch off. That doesn’t mean we shouldn’t try. The bad news is that stress literally shrinks your brain. The good news is that you can reverse this. This talk will teach you small, simple stress-reducing practices you can do on a daily basis. You’ll learn to better appreciate your own wellbeing and feel more empowered to take better care of it. Finally, you’ll come up with your own ideas of managing stress in a better way so that you are more resilient regardless of what you are faced with. As a result, you’ll find more enjoyment, wellbeing, and productivity in your life and work.


Do you want to not only accept yourself but actually celebrate yourself? Do you want to let go of external judgements and feel less affected by other people’s opinions? This talk will help you to do both so you can start showing up fully. You’ll learn to reconnect with your own truth and get the confidence to share it. You’ll discover how to better manage your inner critic so you can stop being your own worst enemy and stop holding yourself back. Finally, you’ll walk away with a toolkit of tips and practices you can embed into your life so you can feel that you are more than worthy and more than enough.


Decades of positive psychology research have shown how your emotions, resilience and psychological habits affect your overall happiness and success. This talk will share the key findings of these so that you can learn to make the most out of your mental resources. From authenticity to gratitude to optimism and more, you will understand how these simple practices help you to flourish both in and out of work. You will walk out of the talk knowing how to approach your life and career from a more positive, proactive, solution angle, increasing your happiness levels and likelihood of success.


It's time we learned to work smarter rather than harder. This talk looks at how you can be more productive by creating habits that work with your body and mind, not against them. You will learn how to build new habits into your day and how to design a successful routine that works for you. You will also learn the role certain habits play in your productivity and overall happiness. You will walk out understanding what reduces your stress and ups your positivity so that it is easier for you to bring your happiest, best performing self out.


It’s time to debunk the myth that you need to ‘find your passion’ and ‘follow your passion’ in order to be happy. Because you really don’t. Instead, you can learn to take control of your own positive energy in a way that it starts fuelling your fulfilment. Based on Susanna Newsonen's book, Screw Finding Your Passion: It’s Within You, Let’s Unlock It, this talk will help you to take a more proactive approach to passion. From its philosophical origins to the latest science behind passion, you’ll be taken on a journey that will inspire you, energise you, and teach you how to stay motivated through both ups and downs. You will learn the five passion keys and walk out with a clear action plan on how to put them into use so they can fuel your performance and positivity in and out of work.

We invited Susanna to attend our Motivating Monday event which took place on the International Day of Happiness! We hold Speaker Season sessions on a regular basis and the attendance for Susanna’s talk was one of the highest levels of engagement we have seen to date. Susanna’s presentation was both fun and informative; encouraging interaction with the audience through the use of surveys, activities and Q&A. The content of the presentation could be related to both work and personal life which I think resonated with our audience and prompted lots of discussion.

BMW Group

Susanna gave a fabulous talk on passion. Her vast knowledge of positive psychology research, coupled with her experience coaching and training, formed a unique, and actionable message that I was very excited about. I am impressed with her ability to break down the ingredients of a passionate life, turn them into an actionable plan, and drive a transformative change in individuals and in organizations. If you’re contemplating a positive process of change, go to the Happyologist and look no further.

bLife Inc

Susanna is a highly engaging and inspiring speaker. Susanna’s talk resonates and she has an uncanny ability to motivate you to find your niche. You will definitely leave her sessions thinking ‘What can I do to feel more passion?’. I will be attending more of Susanna’s sessions in the future.


She was excellent. Delivered professionally but more important with charisma. She had me wrapped in every sentence and the message was crystal clear.

Wellbeck Land


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Happiness is Here: A 30-Day Guide to Joy and Fulfilment

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Fees & Details

Fees From*

  • UK:

    £3k to £7k

  • Europe:

    £3k to £7k

  • US:

    £7k to £15k

  • Africa/Asia/ME:

    £7k to £15k

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  • United Kingdom, France



* This Speaker's fee falls within the ranges shown above. Ranges are presented as a guideline only. Speaker fees are subject to change without notice. For an exact quote, please contact us.

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