On April 14, 1 Million for Work Flexibility teamed up with our supporter ThirdPath Institute to co-host a special “Thursdays with ThirdPath” event featuring happiness expert Christine Carter.

For anyone who has ever struggled to juggle work and life, it makes intuitive sense that having more flexibility on the job would help. But naysayers argue that while flex may help on the life side of the scale, surely the work side suffers as a result.

The science says otherwise, however. Christine Carter, happiness expert at UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center, draws on the latest scientific research on positivity, productivity, and elite performance to demonstrate that by doing less we can actually accomplish more.

If you are:

  • A manager unconvinced that work flexibility will be good for your team’s productivity
  • An employee looking to make a strong case for flex
  • Anyone looking for guidance on how to find personal happiness, success at work, and fulfillment at home

…then watch our webinar below where Jessica DeGroot, President and Founder of ThirdPath Institute, and Emma Plumb, Director of 1 Million for Work Flexibility, speak with Christine Carter about finding your sweet spot at home and at work.

About Christine Carter
A sociologist and senior fellow at UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center, Christine Carter, Ph.D., is the author of The Sweet Spot: How to Find Your Groove at Work and Home (2015) and Raising Happiness (2011). Carter also writes an award-winning blog and has been quoted or featured in The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, USA Today, the Chicago Tribune, the San Francisco Chronicle, The Washington Post, and dozens of other publications. She has appeared on the “Oprah Winfrey Show,” the “Dr. Oz Show”, the “TODAY” show, the “Rachael Ray Show,” “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” “CBS Sunday Morning,” “ABC World News with Diane Sawyer”, PBS, as well as NPR and BBC Radio.

A sought­-after keynote speaker, Carter loves to share her work with new audiences. Combining scientific research and practical application, she offers audiences not only a way to cope with modern pressures, but a way to truly thrive. Speaking to executives, general audiences, and parents, Carter looks at living life from our “sweet spot”—that place of both power and ease. She lives with her husband, four kids, and their dog in Marin County, California.

About Jessica DeGroot
Jessica DeGroot, president and founder of ThirdPath Institute, is passionately committed to helping men and women—as parents and leaders—create an integrated approach to work and life where they have time for work, love, and play! Jessica and the ThirdPath community provide coaching, training, and workbooks to individuals and families looking for new and better ways to balance work and life. In addition, they work with leaders who want to follow integrated career paths—not only does this help leaders create more satisfying solutions, it also helps them become role models for everyone around them.

Jessica and ThirdPath have been featured in national print media including The Wall Street Journal, Business Week, Sunday New York Times Magazine, Working Mother and Fast Company, as well as a number of local and regional television and radio shows. Jessica received her MBA from the Wharton School, where she was co-founder of the Wharton Work/Life Roundtable.  She has been published in The Harvard Business Review, Sloan Work and Family Encyclopedia, The American Woman 2003-2004, and she is co-author of the Wharton Work/Life Resource Guide. Jessica and her husband live in Philadelphia and have always shared in the care of their two (now grown!) children.

About Emma Plumb
Emma Plumb is a passionate advocate for improving the way that work gets done through increased flexibility. As director of the 1 Million for Work Flexibility movement, Emma is committed to helping ensure the benefits of work flex are recognized and adopted on a broad scale. A graduate of Stanford University (BS/MA), she lives in Connecticut with her husband and young daughter.

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