Positive Psychology with Grace Ueng
Happiness in a Post-Harvard Life
Grace Ueng (MBA ’91, Director emeritus Harvard Club Research Triangle), was invited to give a TED talk at her Harvard Business School 25th reunion: “Happiness in a post-HBS Life”. Grace literally went downhill at age 40. Grace under Pressure Inc Magazine: CEO Passions. She’ll share how she’s come to realize that everyone has had their own cycling accident. And in the last decade, she’s come to experience how it’s climbing the mountains of life which makes us stronger. She will also share what life events caused her to start her own Happiness Journey. The confluence of brightest minds causes stress, high incidence of mental health issues freshman year at Harvard/first year at Harvard graduate schools. No wonder Harvard’s famed Happiness Course was most popular Harvard course of all time. As an HBS graduate and business leader, Grace has written on how Happiness Can Help Your Company Flourish. She is now writing her first book, Project Peak, focusing on Climbing the Mountains of Life – not just Business, but Beyond
BIO: Grace Ueng
While at MIT, Grace worked at Coca-Cola, IBM, and Bain. She then worked at Sports Illustrated in NYC and for Time Inc. in Hong Kong. After HBS, she worked for Fortune 500 brand leaders General Mills and Clorox and was then recruited into the tech startup world, where she led product management, business development and then served as head of marketing at the last 3. 1 IPO and 4 nine-figure exits.She then founded her own firm, which rebranded last year from Savvy Marketing Group to Savvy Growth, offering management consulting and executive coaching services in addition to marketing strategy advisory.
From her early journalism days back in NYC where she did business writing and started the publication The New Asian Times, Grace has continued to serve in the last decade as a correspondent for N&O and Triangle Business Journal writing on leadership, doing business in China, and her favorite subject: the correlation between those who start successful companies and those who train for endurance events and those who climb the 7 Summits….which was the topic of her TED talk last year.
Grace speaks around the world and has served on adjunct faculty teaching entrepreneurial marketing and innovation at UNC Kenan-Flagler as well as at Fudan in Shanghai in joint venture with MIT Sloan School.