Hello there!

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I’m Anne.

You can read my formal bio below, but what I really want you to know is this:

I created the Gift of Happiness because I want to live in a kind, joyful and connected world. I think other people do, too. And I don’t think it’s nearly as difficult or scary as we sometimes imagine.

Amazing things can happen when people give themselves permission to care — about themselves, about others, about the world, about Life — and choose to give the best of themselves, even when it feels small and insignificant.

I’m glad you’re here, and hope you find exactly what you need.

Media Coverage

September 2019: Interview for Tina van Leuven’s Joy Evolution Summit where I talk about my “journey to joy,” why your happiness is a gift, and why I’m so exited about my new Signs of Kindness project

April 2016: Interview with the Mighty Married Moms where I explain the early origins and philosophy of The Gift of Happiness

Formal Bio

Anne Lafleur, MSW, is a consultant and facilitator with a passion for helping people build and strengthen relationships at home, at work, and in communities. She has a Bachelor's degree in psychology and religious studies from Brown University, a Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work from Boston College, and over a decade of experience working in Human Resources at MIT. Since 2013 she has been helping people experience moments of authentic joy and connection through workshops, conversations, and products that literally spread words of kindness and encouragement across the world. She lives in Natick, MA with her husband and two school-aged children.