Public Speaker James Pawelski and 
Suzann (Suzie) Pileggi Pawelski with Speaking Matters, a speakers bureau

our speakers:

James Pawelski and
Suzann (Suzie) Pileggi Pawelski


  • Happy Together: Building Love that Lasts
  • Workshop: Romance & ResearchTM

Travels from: Philadelphia, PA

How do you get to "happily ever after?"

In fairy tales, lasting love just happens. But in real life, healthy habits are what build happiness over the long haul. Happy Together, written by positive psychology experts and husband-and-wife team James O. Pawelski and Suzann Pileggi Pawelski, is the first book on using the principles of positive psychology to create thriving romantic relationships. Combining extensive scientific research and real-life examples, this book and presentation will help readers and audience members find and feed the good in themselves and their partners. They will learn to develop key habits for building and sustaining long-term love by:

  • Promoting a healthy passion
  • Prioritizing positive emotions
  • Mindfully savoring experiences together
  • Seeking out strengths in each other

Whether it's starting a relationship off on the right foot, weathering difficult times, reigniting passion, or transforming a good marriage into a great one, the Pawelskis guide readers and audience members to strengthening their partnerships through easy-to-follow methods and fun exercises.

James Pawelski, Ph.D., is Professor of Practice and Director of Education in the Positive Psychology Center at the University of Pennsylvania where he cofounded the Master of Applied Positive Psychology Program with Martin Seligman. The Founding Executive Director of IPPA, he is currently leading a three-year, multi-million-dollar grant investigating connections between the science of well-being and the arts and humanities. An international keynote speaker, he has presented in more than 20 countries on 6 continents.  He is frequently featured in the media, including the New York Times, U.S. News and World Report, Philadelphia Inquirer, and The Today Show.

Suzann (Suzie) Pileggi Pawelski, MAPP, is a freelance writer and well-being consultant specializing in the science of happiness and its effects on relationships and health.  She has a Master of Applied Positive Psychology degree from the University of Pennsylvania. Her 2010 Scientific American Mind cover story, "The Happy Couple," was the catalyst for Happy Together. Suzie writes the "Science of Well-being" column for Live Happy, where she is also a contributing editor. Previously, she directed award-winning media relations campaigns for Fortune 500 clients and worked in publicity at Radio City Music Hall and as an associate producer for HBO Downtown Productions and The Joan Rivers Show.

Together, James and Suzie co-write the “Happy Together” blog for Psychology Today and give Romance and ResearchTM workshops around the world.


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Happy Together by James Pawelski and Suzann (Suzie) Pileggi Pawelski