Happiness Manager

6 weeks. On-Demand

470€ + VAT

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Be the change you want to see in the business.

You've spent thousands on an education that taught you about all these things you won’t ever need. Yet, you have never learned about happiness – one of the  most important skills for life. And the sad reality is that you probably never will.


Unless you choose to turn your life around. And the ones around you.
Unless you believe there’s still time.
Unless you are confident life can be better - and you can feel happier, making others happy.

Did you know, that Lack of Meaning is the number 1 cause for Modern Unhappiness?


Join our online course to craft your purpose. It will turn you on a golden asset for any company as you will be improving Happiness in the workplace. You will learn all about the Science of Happiness, stripping it down to the basis and understand how to promote meaningful and purposeful careers. Your colleagues will thank you for that! 


Yes, we know, fluff looks good on puppies,

but it is strategy that will get you the results.


Yes, we know it is a 'cute' topic, but it is a serious one! You will learn about Positive Psychology and get hands-on applying it to your team's Happiness Roadmap.


  • Videos
  • Text material & Playbook
  • Exercises & Assessments
  • Certificate
  • Access to a thriving community

Bonus section

Get access to our free e-Guide: 

How to Build an Organizational Happiness Plan.

Who is this training for?


Anyone and everyone who wants to be a positive change agent in the corporate world. Become a specialist in linking head and heart in a company and learn how to be in the arena implementing a happiness strategy through emotional salary initiatives, promoting purposeful careers.

Inside the academy

19+ Actionable Lessons For You To Complete At Your Own Pace


Let’s admit it, we’re all busy.
We have work to do and taking courses is time consuming, right?
The Happiness Manager Certification is designed for people like us, people who work and need the absolute most important insights, suggestions and recommendations delivered to them in a simple way.
Get everything you need to fast-track your team's results and implement it immediately.
This is an online learning course divided into 5 modules, with a total of 19 sessions. The program is designed so that you can do it at your own pace. You will have access to the Happiness Manager Playbook. Each session contains one or more videos, presentation slides, science-based research so that you can really back up your studies, self-assessment tools for you, exercises to use with teams or clients, and plenty of book suggestions.

At the end of each session, you will attempt a short evaluation quiz or an open question, and at the end of the training, you will submit your final assessment to become a Happiness Manager!


Module 1 - The Science of Happiness

  • Is the human being designed to be happy?
  • Does the human being have the same predisposition for happiness?
  • Hedonic Treadmill and how to stop it;
  • Can we reprogramme our brains so that they are the maximum enhancer of our happiness?
  • Practices of Positive Psychology; The Theory of Authentic Happiness;

Module 2 - Workplace Reality Check-in

  • 8 Causes of modern unhappiness;
  • What makes employee happiness;
  • 2 factors theory, hygiene factors vs motivating factors on employee happiness;

Module 3 - The Legacy of the Happiness Manager

  • The growing importance of the Happiness Manager - who is and where it fits in;
  • Personal mission - substance and service;
  • Professional vision: inspiring the dream and making it happen;
  • Building a winning culture: vision, mission and values;
  • Conscious and Sustainable Business approach;


Module 4 - Happiness Management

  • Via Character, strengths and virtues;
  • Negative Bias and how to overcome it;
  • Techniques for emotion management;
  • Authenticity in relationships;
  • Positive Communication Model;
  • Emotional Salary Concept;

Module 5 - Implementation for success

  • Strategies for Daily Happiness - Happiness toolkit;
  • How to measure Happiness at Work;
  • Step-by-step to implementing an Emotional Salary;
  • Designing a Happiness Roadmap for your team and/or client;

A Few Kind Words By Our Students

I would like to thank Happiness Business School for the Happiness Manager training. In this very hard time we are living in, it was very important to acquire new tools to keep the team together and happy. Madalena, her wonderful videos and all the material provided, represented authentic oxygen bubbles that added a lot of value to me. Her simple but very objective speech, made me want to be with my colleagues on a daily basis in a positive, assertive and more informed way.

Teresa Félix
Happiness Manager @ Cocoon Experience

The best time in the world is the one we invest in awakening our inner potential. The Happiness Manager Certificate was a gift from my husband and I just loved it. Congratulations! The course is very well structured, with very interesting content! Thank you for inspiring positive changes in people and organizations, motivating them to be the best of themselves in everything they do, promoting Happiness in a consistent and distinct way, both professionally and personally. I am very grateful for your work!

Sónia Alves
Consultant @ CGI

I have been looking for training in this area for some time. As I believe that it will be an increasingly valued area in companies is undoubtedly the area in which I wanted to reinforce my skills.The course is very well structured and with very relevant content. It gave me a set of tools that I can use in my day-to-day life, with me and my team. I strongly recommend it.

Rodrigo Magalhães Basto
E-commerce Business Manager @ Sonae MC

I really enjoyed the Happiness Manager training, having learned a lot and put into practice through the Happiness Roadmap examples I gave inthe training. I recommend everyone to attend it, especially because it allows you to understand how to create an emotional impact at workin organizations. Having completed the training on the International Day of Happiness, I couldn't be happier with this training that I hope willaccompany me in my professional life. Thank you Happiness Business School.

Ricardo Diz
Consultant @ Noesis

I had been thinking about doing this certification for a long time, so in November 2020 I decided to enroll. I can say that it was one of the best decisions I made. Even being a Product Owner in an IT company and not being directly linked to the role of Happiness Manager, the first module 'The Science of Happiness' allowed me to change my mindset in my workplace in a very positive way. The course is very complete, with lots of materials, from videos, book recommendations, scientific research that make this certification event more interesting. But the best part is the support given by the trainer Madalena and the opportunity to interact with a community that, like me, is learning. I really recommend this course!

Ana Carolina Barros
Product Owner @ Blip.pt

Happiness at work is a topic that has been chasing me for years, that made me make personal choices, and that is fully aligned with my purpose. Today I celebrate another step on this path. It makes perfect sense that there is someone in companies whose sole purpose is to ensure the well-being of people and ensure the alignment between work, mission and values.

I received my Happiness Business School diploma and it was great to reinforce the beliefs in some of my convictions, discover studies that confirm my ideas, meet more people who, like me, believe that happiness makes the difference. The course gave me tools ready to be implemented, ideas that I want to test, and a great desire to make it happen.

Sónia Trincheiras
Trainer & Educational Counselor @ Cineclube

I would like to convey, first of all, that the course has largely exceeded my expectations. We have been provided with an extremely enriching journey that prepares us and pushes us towards the continuous challenge of happiness in companies; which invites us to act for change, to build experiences of space and working time with more meaning. I would also like to highlight the requirement of the process, the care in providing resources and tools that will facilitate the consolidation of the lessons learned, the monitoring of the themes with very relevant material and the availability of the team. The adopted methodology proved to be very effective, allowing to permanently monitor learning. Naturally, a final reference for the preparation and pedagogical skills of the trainer, which has removed a barrier that is often felt in e-learning and in asynchronous training actions.

Tânia Rodrigues
HR & Talent Development @ Licor Beirão

Very grateful for what I have learned from you!
This training allowed me to take an inner journey, remember my childhood dreams and rescue the best that is in me.   I was born passionate and live exactly that way, I believe that in everything we do, when we do it with kindness, empathy, authenticity, truth and passion, the positive impact on others is inevitable.   I am inspired and I want to be able to inspire all people who in some way cross my life path.  "We must not allow someone to leave our presence without feeling better and happier." (Mother Teresa of Calcutta). I recommend this course of excellence, in a company of excellence, Happiness Business School, made up of excellent human beings, who motivate and inspire us to be better human beings every day and in all our actions.

Anabela Carvalho
Happiness Manager @ Wethecore

I had great pleasure in taking this course. I felt inspired, energized and motivated to generate change in myself and in everything around me. I want to thank you so much for creating this project with such incredible purpose. The course is excellent and I really admire your work at HBS, I'm sure it won't be the last training I'll do with you as I feel increasingly identified with this topic that is so important in our lives and to which I hope to give my contribution. Thank you very much and see you soon!

Paula Diogo
Branch Manager @ Vertente Humana

For me, happiness is not trendy but a central and impactful topic of many other themes such as motivation, turnover, productivity, etc. As I want to be a happiness facilitator in my workplace, I was looking for a course that would give me a global orientation but also a very practical way of thinking about this topic, which made me follow Happiness Business School and, more recently, enroll in this certification! I feel that I learned a lot and solidified knowledge I already had and I feel now more prepared to promote organizational happiness. Thank you!

Cláudia Neves
People and Office Manager @ Applied Blockchain

I had the opportunity to carry out the Happiness Manager Certificate with Happiness Business School and I strongly recommend this experience to everyone who, like me, is passionate about the Corporate Happiness topic. What a fantastic course and so approachable and available team. Congratulations!

Daniela Sousa
Business Manager Talent Acquisition @ Findhu

I loved doing this course. The way it is presented and given, gives us a huge motivation for not wanting to stop and above all we absorb it in an extremely simple and effective way. The way the modules are presented is crucial for us to begin to understand what happiness really is and the importance it has in our daily life. We end up with an organizational happiness plan, a tool to use in our daily lives and manage to convey the message in a clear and objective way. 

Inês Martinez
Public Relations @ Abreu Advogados

I found this course thorough and engaging! 5 modules with 19 sessions covering research, theory and practice in Positive Psychology, as well as management tools and assessements for organizations. Many exercises to undergo, articles to read and reflections to conduct on yourself and the organization to help develop happiness plans. It also great for identifying what to work on personally and professionally for motivation, well-being and designing a culture of happiness in the organization. It was no walk in the park as they say, but really fun for me to go through this experience and I learned quite a great deal from doing the work. I couldn’t get my eyes off the materials from the moment I started, that it motivated me to take the next step with CHO (Chief Happiness Officer) as well. Definitely a valuable, new and much needed perspective to bring to our companies, even to friends and families, especially in such times when we remember that organizations are ultimately made of people with hopes, dreams, desires and fears and taking care of them is good for business!

Hamza Aref
Growth Director at ROI-me

You will also have access to

Unlimited support through email to ask anything. We will be glad to help, suggest and guide you at all times.


1h30 clarification session with the trainer. This is an optional bonus and you can use it anytime throughout the training, not necessarily at the end.


Community forum for group discussion where you can meet like minded people, discuss ideas, ask questions, or just chat!


Are you ready for this?

Born Ready!

Meet the trainer

Madalena Carey

Founder & Director of Happiness Business School

With a law degree, Madalena worked for several years in immigration and compliance, focusing on international education - but soon realized that that was not her path to happiness. Followed to her discovery, and through coaching for personal and professional performance, she then started helping people improving their realities. Through her experience (and tons of data), Madalena realized the number one reason for her clients' unhappiness and depression was related to labor issues - and found in her the urge to fix it. Madalena is today a Corporate Happiness Expert & Consultant, with several certifications: Chief Happiness Officer, Life Coaching, Business Coaching, and Neuro-linguistic Programming - besides a number of Professional Trainings: Science of Happiness (edX), Science of Well Being (Yale University), and Positive Psychiatry and Mental Health (University of Sydney). To this day, Madalena has helped hundreds of people and companies all around the world. Her main mission? Boosting meaningful work cultures to promote purposeful careers.

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It’s long overdue... But you can start now. Join our happy tribe!


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