A speaker, author, and expert, Michael Anderson, M.B.A., M.A., is the founder of The Executive JOY Institute, which specializes in developing authentic happiness for leading competitive, driven people. By the age of thirty-five Michael had played professional basketball (yes, he’s really six-foot nine!), founded three international software companies and partied at the Playboy Mansion—but he simply wasn’t happy. Hard drugs, alcohol, a divorce and a nasty lawsuit brought him to a low point. A quest for change included earning a master’s degree in Spiritual Psychology from the prestigious University of Santa Monica. Michael founded The Executive JOY Institute to teach others the same real-life tools he used to change his own life. Through speaking, writing, radio shows, and video blogs, he elevates competitive, driven people, teaching them to live happier, more authentic and fulfilled lives and showing them how to reduce stress, overcome self-limiting beliefs and improve relationships. Michael's career achievements include serving as CFO of an international medical company by age 25 and founder of four successful companies since 2005, one with headquarters in Singapore. He has lived and worked in six different countries. His favorite hobby is spending time with the orphans of Baja, Mexico.