Dolores Evans Speaker Series
The Dolores Evans Speaker Series is a unique program that The Lamplighter School offers to its parents, faculty, and staff, as well as the broader Dallas community. Each year, The Lamplighter School hosts one or two events to bring thought leaders to our campus as part of the series.
Lamplighter welcomed New York Times bestselling author Shawn Achor as this year’s Dolores Evans Speaker Series guest. Mr. Achor presented on campus on Monday, November 11, 2019 on the topic of The Power of a Positive Education: How Happiness Fuels Greater Success and Well-being.
Shawn Achor has become one of the world’s leading experts on the connection between happiness and success. He spent 12 years at Harvard University, where he won more than a dozen distinguished teaching awards, and delivered lectures on positive psychology in the most popular class at the university. He has worked with more than a third of the Fortune 100 companies, and with organizations like the NFL, Pentagon, and U.S. Treasury. In 2014, Oprah Winfrey conducted a two-hour interview with Shawn for a two-part happiness course to help individuals impact their own lives as well as those around them with The Happiness Advantage. His research on happiness made the cover of Harvard Business Review; his TED talk is one of the most popular of all time with more than 20 million views; and his PBS special The Happiness Advantage has been seen by millions.