Michele Phillips

Lead Expert & Partner of The GAARD Group

  • Increasing Happiness for Individual Performance
  • Positive Psychology & Neuroscience
  • Habit Science
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Leadership

Changing Conversations, One Word at a Time

Michele’s professional experience, managing teams and facilitating workshops, spans over 20 years. She’s led thousands of leaders through coaching programs and has worked with Fortune 500 companies around the globe. She is the President of Key Performance, and the author of Happiness is a Habit – Simple Daily Rituals That Increase Energy, Improve Well-Being and Add Joy to Every Day

With boundless energy and a can-do attitude, she delivers a delightfully infectious, practical, and actionable message. She enjoys coaching high-performing leaders and specializes in increasing happiness and individual performance in the workplace. By utilizing the latest neuroscience findings on habits and positive psychology, Michele enthusiastically shares her formula for happiness and success. 

Michele holds an M.A in Organizational Development from Fordham University and is a certified practitioner in the field of Positive Psychology. She regularly contributes to Consumer Health Digest and is featured in radio and television discussions around the science of habit, emotional intelligence, and leadership. 

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Happiness is a Habit

Simple Daily Rituals that Increase Energy, Improve Energy, Improve Well-Being, and Add Joy to Every Day

Renovate the rhythm of your life to create a healthier, happier you! Forget superficial fixes like fad diets or shopping sprees and instead learn how implementing simple daily habits like journaling, juicing, and unplugging electronics can improve your quality of life. The confidence, vitality, and joy that you deserve are just a habit away!

It’s (always) your turn.

Prepare for the pivotal moments of your career.