Meet the Happiness Academy team

Happiness Academy team

Mirna Šmidt

Mirna ŠmidtMirna Šmidt is an interpersonal skills trainer and coach 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 10 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.

Milda Latakaite

Milda LatakaiteMilda Latakaite is life skills trainer and change coach who is passionate about limitless human potential and a sense of flow.
While being in an intense path of self discovery Milda have found her “calling” in helping others which is being followed by several years of experience in a work within globally spread network.

Milda is focusing on gamification based coaching and training which leads everyone to unexpected but precise results.
While exploring the opportunities through the Start-ups perspective and traveling the world, Milda have joined this tribe without even a smallest doubt due to belief of unique happiness hidden in each and willing to find all individual codes how to open it.


Partners and collaborators

Andreea Neacsu

Andreea NeacsuAndreea Neacsu is a trainer, instructional designer and growth facilitator for organisations.
The mantra of her trainings is that the best way to start change and nurture development is not starting from what doesn’t work, but what is essentially good within it. What works, what has potential, our qualities, our strengths, passions and determination of making our lives better.

This is achieved by giving people the tools they need to grow, changing attitudes, empowering and facilitating self-empowerment.
Andreea worked both as a soft skills trainer for young people, and as an instructional designer for companies like Alstom, Oracle and OpusCapita. In her work, Andreea searches to implement evidence-based methods and theories that stem from rigorous research and she is a learning specialist both by education and practice.
For more details on Andreea’s education and work, visit her LinkedIn page.

Edita Jurak

Edita JurakEdita Jurak is and Assistant professor at Groningen University and a scientist, passionate about self-development and living a happy life.
As a “fixer”, always focused on the practical aspects of implementing ideas and changes and how to achieve them.
Edita is passionate about positive psychology tools that help tackle everyday life and self-development through mastering own thoughts, building strengths and resilience.

Georgiana Spiridon

Georgiana Spiridon
Georgiana Spiridon is a trainer and at the same time she’s managing the organizational communications in Hewlett Packard Enterprise.
Georgiana is a very optimistic person and sees the best in people, and further more she’s keen on identifying their potential and maximizing it, which is an essential attribute in the line of work that she is performing.

She is a creative person with lots of innovative ideas that is not afraid to step out her comfort zone and thinks outside the box, bring these ideas together and communicate them as a common goal with the purpose of creating an eloquent and mesmerizing experience for her peers and the organization.
Visit Georgiana’s LinkedIn pageto learn more about her work & projects.