Robert Holden

Pioneer of Positive Psychology and Personal Wellbeing, Founder of The Happiness Project and Success Intelligence Ltd

  • Founder of The Happiness Project
  • Created the NHS Stress Buster Clinic
  • Featured on two BBC documentaries The Happiness Formula and How to be Happy
  • Founder of Success Intelligence Ltd
  • Author of Holy Shift!, Authentic Success, Life Loves You, Be Happy, Shift Happens, Loveability and Happiness NOW!

Discover Robert Holden’s biography of published work below.

Loveability Robert Holden
Loveability: Knowing How to Love and Be Loved
Be Happy Robert Holden
Be Happy!
Shift Happens Robert Holden
Shift Happens! How to Live an Inspired Life… Starting Right Now!

When Robert Holden is booked for events, they are known to discuss the following speaking topics:

Coaching Success- Success is a State of Mind
Shift Happens- Creative Thinking During Times of Change
Great Minds Don’t Think Alike- Creativity, Diversity and Success For Everyone
Work Life Balance- How to Work, Live, Succeed and Stay Sane
Liberate Talent- Leadership, Motivation and Raising the Creative Capital of the Workforce

A best-selling author and Director of The Happiness Project, Robert Holden is the man who created the NHS’ famous stress buster clinic. An expert psychologist, he’s dedicated 30 years to learning the core principles of positive psychology publishing 10 successful books on the subject. As well as this Robert is a fantastic mental health speaker instilling positivity into his audiences time and time again.

The founder of the Happiness Project, the organisation incorporates sociology, psychology, meditation and spirituality to help people unlock their happiness and live fulfilled lives. The project continues to excel but Robert’s biggest success to date is arguably his role in creating the NHS Stress Buster clinic. Following a number of strategic meetings with the NHS Robert pitched the healthcare organisation the idea of creating a clinic dedicated to addressing mental health. The aim of the clinic is to focus first on mental wellbeing before physical, in the hope that the healing process will be smoother once this has been addressed. Opened in 1989 the clinic is located in Birmingham and its huge success saw laughter clinics soon follow.

These successes have seen Robert gain media attention and his work has been made the focus of two BBC documentaries. As well as this he hosts his own weekly radio show on Hay House Radio and has even appeared on The Oprah Winfrey show talking about the importance of mental wellbeing. Having been booked as a mental health speaker for the likes of TED, NHS and more Robert always provides his audiences with a boost expanding on the advice from his other projects to give them access to his invaluable insight.

Official Testimonials

Robert Holden is regularly booked to engage audiences at events, read their latest feedback below:

“Brilliant presentation, very engaging, captivated the audiences attention”- Unilever Best Foods UK Ltd 

“Your work with us has been a complete tonic – the buzz you have created is terrific. We are uplifted and full of hope for the future.”- The Body Shop 

“Your programme for building high performance teams has been a revelation: timely, relevant and forward thinking. Thank you”- The BBC 

To enquire about Robert Holden for your event or corporate function, simply contact us via or call a booking agent on 0203 9816 296.