“When it comes to wellness workshops or motivational speeches, the question shouldn’t be ‘how do I help people become healthier’ or ‘how do I get people motivated’. The question should be ‘how do I help people believe in themselves’ because no one will put in the effort if they don’t believe they are capable and worthy of the change.”


About MJ Shaar

Marie-Josée Shaar is one of the most sought-after experts applying positive psychology to health promotion. She was one of the first 50 people in the world to obtain a Master in Applied Positive Psychology from University of Pennsylvania. She is also certified as a Nutrition and Wellness Consultant, a Personal Trainer and a Wellness Culture Coach. She has spent over 15 years studying, researching, coaching, and designing Applied Positive Psychology-based workshops for wellness professionals and organizations of all kinds. She has worked for prestigious wellness companies, Fortune 500 and 1000 Companies, universities and governmental agencies.

MJ is trained by the National Speakers Association and is one of the most sought-after experts in the wellness industry. Her engaging wellness workshops and presentations have been translated into 4 languages and delivered in 10 countries on 4 continents. Her book Smarts and Stamina: The Busy Person’s Guide to Optimal Health and Performance appeared on Amazon's Healthy Living Bestseller list several times in the US and in Canada.

Hiring MJ for your next conference or sending your Wellness Professionals to one of her continuing education workshops is a winning investment for your organization. MJ's engaging manner, effusive spirit, and professional excellence will impress and be a milestone in education for all who attend.

MJ travels from Raleigh, NC.

Where Will I Go Next?

Countries I have visited for speaking engagements:
Canada, USA, Puerto Rico, France, UK, Japan, Belgium, Germany, Australia

States I have visited for speaking engagements:
CA, CO, DC, DE, FL, IL, IN, MA, NC, NJ, NY, PA, SC, UT, VA, VT, WA

15 Years

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