Happiness at Work in Challenging Times

CareerCast - Life-long Career Development

 Jessica Pryce-Jones Happiness at work might seem like a luxury that we can’t afford in today’s extremely tight job market. But according to research by UK-based Jessica Pryce-Jones, happiness is strongly correlated with effectiveness, productivity, and career success. In this CareerCast, Pryce-Jones shares her knowledge, insights, and practical steps to creating greater happiness at work in challenging times.

Aired July 16, 2009

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Jessica Pryce-Jones, CEO of iOpener, thinks that lots of people could set their personal goals higher and achieve their true potential at work. In fact, they could become happier and in this journey enable their own—and their organization’s—success. Jessica founded iOpener to help individuals, teams, and organizations to recognize and build on their capabilities, deliver performance, and create sustainable development. She believes that everyone has the ability to change and grow; the secret lies in inner momentum and formulating practical solutions.

She worked for Rothschild’s Bank in Paris and then spent seven years in the insurance market before working as a consultant. Currently she coaches senior executives, and she is the author of Happiness at Work: Maximizing Your Psychological Capital for Success.

Jessica is a founder member of the Special Interest Group in Coaching of the British Psychological Society and has degrees in classics and psychology. She lives in Oxford with her family.