Dr. Elia Gourgouris
Dr. Elia can be found in Greece with the biggest and most genuine smile, while hanging out with family and friends.
What is the best piece of advice that you were given growing up?
The best piece of advice I received as a kid was from my grandpa Elia, whose name I'm honored to carry. He said to me that if I did something good for someone else every day I would live a very happy life. Throughout my life I've tried to do just that, whether it's a simple smile, or being there for someone when they are at their lowest in life. It has indeed brought much happiness and joy to my life.
What is your favorite season?
I love all seasons as each one has its own beauty that inspires us. However if I had to choose one, summer would be my favorite. Whether it's swimming and snorkeling in the Greek islands or body surfing in Southern California or Hawaii. I'm the happiest when I'm in the water! People in general tend to be happier in the summertime as it brings out the inner child in all of us. There's more playfulness, less clothing, an abundance of light and increased social interaction. Great recipe for happiness!
What is the meaning of life?
Aristotle said it best " Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence." I have known and believed that my entire life.I believe the meaning of life is leaving the world better than I found it, one interaction at a time.. I hope to continue to bring happiness and joy until my last day on this earth!
Dr Elia Gourgouris is an International Keynote Speaker, Happiness and Wellness expert, Executive Coach, and a Leadership Consultant. He is the author of the #1 Amazon Best-Selling book, 7 Paths to Lasting Happiness, which has been translated in Spanish, Chinese, Greek, and Turkish. He has also published over 120 articles for various newspapers and magazines, including the Huffington Po
Dr Elia is also the President of The Happiness Center – an organization dedicated to creating personal success and happiness. Over the last 25-plus years, he has helped thousands of people achieve happiness and fulfillment, both in their careers and in their personal lives.
He graduated from UCLA and holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology.
Upcoming Keynote talks in : Paris, London, Rome, Athens, Vancouver, Cape Town, New Delhi and Bali.