Nic is an engaging speaker full of passion and purpose. His work on happiness in the workplace has been at the forefront of explaining why happiness is a serious business, and how happiness can be measured in organizations of all sizes. Happier employees lead to strong, nurturing relationships - and a more profitable business - all of which we are continuously working hard to grow at Zappos.
Zappos.com CEO and author of NY Times #1 Best-Seller “Delivering Happiness”
Nic Marks has an idea worth spreading – that promoting sustainable happiness and well-being should be the aim of nations and people alike. We were very happy at TED to give him a platform to share his worldview which he did with eloquence, passion and charm.
Nic Marks is reinventing how we look at happiness in the workplace, by connecting it to analytics. Turning it into something often dismissed as “warm and fuzzy” to something that is proven to add value to the bottom line. We’ve had the great pleasure of working with him and his team and look forward to the future of happiness at work fuelled by data.
President & Trustee of Virgin Unite , B Team Senior Partner, London
The widespread recognition of the importance of measuring well-being is in no small measure a tribute to the work of Nic Marks. His enthusiasm, and ability to communicate in a clear and lively way, has helped raise the debate from a technical discussion between academics to one which is grabbing the attention of a wide audience across the world.
The National Statistician, UK Statistics Authority
I have participated and organized several Conferences on Well-being both in the US and in Europe where Nic was a speaker. He is the most inspiring and charismatic speaker on the subject, and even hard-to-please audiences, consisting of high level policy makers and experts were absolutely impressed by the insight of his speeches. He is one of the most engaging speakers I have ever heard on the subject, and in the most recent European Summit on Well-being Research I have organized, his talk was the one that created the most follow-up questions and conversations.
Chairman and Managing Director, Gallup Europe, Brussels
Nic worked with us at Coca-Cola in sharing his thinking on happiness - specifically hosting a full day workshop for our global brand Coca-Cola team. Nic did an outstanding job. He shares his thinking in a simple and engaging way and for us, provoked very valuable discussion amongst the team on connections and applications to our brands and business. I would highly recommend Nic as a speaker and facilitator.
Global Brand Director, Coca Cola, The Coca Cola Company, Atlanta, USA
Nic is a deep and original thinker, with an extraordinary ability to communicate and engage with an audience. He never fails to interest people and to charm them.
Professor Lord Richard Layard
Director of Well-being Programme, London School of Economics and best-selling author of Happiness: lessons from a new science
Nic Marks participated in several events organized by international organizations and his performances in presenting his work on measuring well-being were outstanding. With his enthusiasm and competence he clearly communicated the importance of the subject, contributing to raise the attention now paid to this topic by politicians and analysts all over the world.
President of the Italian Statistics Institute, Former Director of Statistics and Chief Statistician of the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development).
Nic is one of the most original and inspiring participants in today’s increasingly significant debate about well-being and happiness. And he has that precious knack of being able to communicate this both engagingly and authoritatively.
Founding Director of Forum for the Future, Co-Director of the Prince of Wales’ Business and Environment Programme and renowned UK expert on Sustainable Development
An audience with Nic Marks is an unforgettable experience. You will leave enthused and delighted, and, without any pain, that much wiser.
Headmaster Wellington College and Biographer of both Tony Blair and Gordon Brown
Nic has spoken at a number of CIPD events and has always generated extremely positive feedback. He has a unique take on the world of work which provokes debate and a very relaxed and engaging delivery. Nic is particularly strong on themes around wellbeing and happiness and his research background and interest and knowledge of current public policy ensures that his perspective is always grounded and relevant.
Senior Public Policy Advisor, CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel Development), London
Nic Marks is an excellent speaker who we were happy to have speak at our TEDxTallinn “Future is born today” conference. He masterfully combined the measuring of wellbeing work with the local situation here in Estonia to get the audience thinking of what could be done here to improve the state of the world.
Organiser of TEDx Tallinn, Estonia 2011
I have known Nic Marks for over a decade and his work in the fields of the environment, sustainability and well-being is outstanding. He is an excellent speaker who has a profound grasp of these areas. He is enthusiastic, engaging and will stimulate audiences of all sizes and make-ups.
Professor Cary Cooper
Distinguished Professor of Organizational Psychology and Health, Lancaster University Management School and Chair of Academy of Social Sciences
Nic Marks’ voice, deeply based in research and endowed with unusual creativity, is a rare beacon of hard-earned common sense much needed for the intensifying discussions. Nic is an unusually charming and accessible speaker who manages to truly engage the audience, not least because he is himself unusually credible with his subject.
Director of the open source think tank: milliongenerations.org and organizer of the Club of Amsterdam, 2010, The Netherlands
Nic Marks is an inspirational speaker, who imparts his extensive knowledge of well-being in an entertaining and engaging style. We have used his services on a number of occasions and have been extremely pleased with the results.
Head of Mental Health Promotion, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
Nic is an extremely engaging speaker. His talk ‘A Happy Planet?’ was one of The Gaia Foundation’s most popular, attracting a new audience to our evening lecture series. His friendly and relaxed style means that the audience instantly warm to him and the talk feels all the more intimate for it.
Director of the Gaia Foundation, London
Nic is an incredibly inspiring speaker, combining intellect with good humour and approachability. His deep knowledge of the well-being agenda takes us beyond the frivolous headlines about happiness, to something that can be genuinely applied and useful, both in one’s day to day work, and in shaping one’s thinking on how the World could be transformed.
Director of WDM – World Development Movement, London