What is Happiness Academy?

Happiness Academy inspires, educates and empowers individuals to live more fulfilled lives, with more engagement, meaning, enjoyment and positive emotions. We do that by building engaging educational activities and materials and facilitating meaningful conversations and community around these topics.

To make your (and our own) journey and exploration easier and more effective, at Happiness Academy we designed a framework of “12 pillars of happiness” – a structured, organized, and easily manageable way to explore your own “pillars of happiness”.

At Happiness Academy, we use 12 pillars as a skeleton for our courses,  workshops, and conversations.


Designed for deeper learning, delivered in a small group, our online courses are an immersive journey with multiple modules, rich in practical exercises, tools, reflection, and discussions.
Experiential, engaging courses are at the at the core of the Happiness Academy work, as we believe this approach has the biggest impact on your learning and life.


At workshops we combine diverse evidence-based learning methodologies – enriching participants with positive psychology knowledge and tools, we also take them on experiential journeys through diverse exercises and experiences, followed by reflection, discussions and sharing, for optimal learning but also optimal experience.

Webinars & Talks

Focused on sharing content & tools from positive psychology, webinars are short, content-focused & FREE. They are not very interactive, and we record them for broad availability.

Happiness Academy vision

Happiness Academy’s vision is to inspire and empower all people in having a fulfilled, happy and joyful life and building meaningful, loving relationships with the self and others, while actively contributing to the world.

Happiness Academy mission

At Happiness Academy, we educate, empower and inspire individuals to build more fulfilling and happy lives and moments.

We do so through activities in three areas:

• Designing and delivering workshops, webinars, and events on positive psychology topics such as happiness, resilience, positive emotions, self-compassion, positive relationships, mindfulness, happiness at work

• Creating great educational materials such as videos and visuals focused on positive psychology

• Building and nurturing a community of individuals passionate about Positive Psychology and engaging in meaningful conversation on how to lead a happier, flourishing life.

Who is behind Happiness Academy?

Mirna Šmidt

Mirna Šmidt is a trainer, speaker and coach of positive psychology, skills for trainers and interpersonal skills. She is in love with the development of own and others peoples’ skills, in new experiences and travel and full of positive energy.

In parallel with her IT career in advanced technologies she acquired over 14 years of experience in training during which she has collaborated on numerous international learning projects and with many companies in diverse industries.

Mirna completed postgraduate studies in Applied Positive Psychology at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, NLP Masters practitioner and a range of coaching and training related educations. She is the founder of Happiness Academy, an initiative through which she is designing and delivering a broad range of positive psychology educational events and materials. Mirna also started Trainers’ Toolbox, a project through which she is developing creative tools for trainers and coaches.
Read more about Mirna at Mirna’s website and her background in training or at Linkedin.

Check out Mirna's TEDx talk here

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