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Sandro Formica, Ph.D.


Country: USA, Italy, The World

Languages: English, Italian


Embracing his unconventional path in academia and life, Sandro Formica, Ph.D., lives every day in full commitment to his Life Purpose, “To integrate the science of happiness in firms, educational institutions and governments.” For that reason, he created a business format that aligns personal development processes with the goals and mission of positive organizations. Sandro’s work aims at increasing individual and organizational performance based on applied, scientific evidence.


In March 2019, Sandro has led 20 Ministries of Finance attending the H-20 in Lisbon to adopt happiness and well-being policies based on the implementation of a format based on shared values.


Currently, Sandro teaches Managing Self and Others and Personal Empowerment at Florida International University. Also, he teaches The Economics of Happiness and The Business of Positive Organizations in selected European universities, including Bocconi Business School, the University of the Balearic Islands, and University of Palermo. Among Sandro’s books there are “Digital Detox: 7 Steps to Find Your Inner Balance” and “Personal Empowerment: Empower the Leader within You.”


Sandro contributed to the development, analysis and testing of a strategic management model named “Co-Alignment” and modified it to integrate values, purpose, empathic communication, emotional intelligence and creativity in the context of positive organizations managed by self-aware executives. In 2019 Sandro created and delivered two Chief Happiness Officer certification programs in the U.S.A. and in Europe.


Sandro has provided consulting and executive education services to global and regional hotel corporations such as ACCOR, Intercontinental Hotels, The Miami Heat, Illy Cafe, Expedia, International Association of Airport Duty Free Stores, and coordinated transnational European Union projects and conducted Think Tanks with leading decision-makers in the Middle East, New Zealand, France, Spain, Italy, and the U.S.

As an academic, he published in international peer-reviewed journals on human motivational factors and behavioral decision-making, executive education needs, United States vs. Europe training systems, and predictability of human preferences in future global business. His research papers were presented at several international conferences, such as the World Business Congress and the Quality of Life World Conference. Sandro has been a keynote speaker at the World Happiness Summit in 2018 and 2019.

In August 2019 Sandro became the 11th Kaivalya Yoga Teacher, after a month of deep dedication to Truth and to the ancient path of traditional Yoga.

Music: ¨Nirvana Shatakam¨

by Jagadguru Adishankara

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