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February 12, 2018

Miami, FL – February 12, 2018 – Horace Buddoo Consulting and Coaching is an officially partner of the 2nd annual World Happiness Summit™ in Miami on March 16-18, 2018. The Summit will take place at the Shalala Student Center at the University of Miami, official host of Summit 2018. This three-day event gathers people from around the world to listen to the leading experts in the different disciplines that compose happiness and well-being. The World Happiness Summit™, organized by WOHASU, is an inclusive and experiential forum designed to expose individuals to the practical implementations of the science of happiness by providing scientifically proven tools that people can use daily to build resiliency and maximize human flourishing.


This year’s Summit theme is “SUSTAINABLE Happiness.” WOHASU CEO and Founder, Karen Guggenheim, felt timing for such dialog couldn’t be more appropriate as she states, “We live lives based on the choices we make, our choices matter. Let’s collectively decide to construct positive mindsets one person at a time that will impact our homes, workplaces, communities and world in a powerful and uplifting way.”

"I am more than excited that I have the chance to be a part of such an important and life-changing conference," said Horace Buddoo.  "We all seek to life happier and more meaningful lives.  This event will give us well-researched tools in order to not only attain true happiness, but to also sustain it.  I am glad to be a part of this event."


Highlighted Speakers (Full speaker list available here) 

  • Dr. Tal Ben-Shahar, Renowned expert in Positive Psychology, & International Best-Selling Author who taught the most popular course at Harvard University  

  • Lord Richard Layard, Programme Director – Wellbeing, Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics, Co-Editor of The World Happiness Report

  • Dr. James Pawelski, Director of Education, Positive Psychology Center, University of Pennsylvania

  • Stefan Sagmeister, Renown Designer, Art Director & Filmmaker of The Happy Film

  • Mo Gawdat, Chief Business Officer of Google (X) & Author of Solve for Happy  

  • Luke Iorio, President, CEO, IPEC Coaching  

  • Ismael Cala, Best-Selling Author and Motivational Speaker

  • Dr. Margarita Tarragona, Positive Psychologist, & Member of the Board of Directors, International Positive Psychology Association

  • Dr. Neal Mayerson, Chairman, VIA Institute on Character

  • Dr. Fred Luskin, Director, Stanford University Forgiveness Project 

  • Dr. Isaac Prilleltensky, Vice Provost for Institutional Culture & Dean of the School of Education and Human Development, University of Miami

  • Gopi Kallayil, Chief Evangelist of Brand Marketing, Google

  • Megan McDonough, CEO of Wholebeing Institute

  • Dr. Alejandro Adler, Director of International Education, Positive Psychology Center, University of Pennsylvania

  • Suzie Pileggi Pawelski, MAPP, Author of Happy Together & Contributing Editor to Live Happy Magazine

  • Dr. Michael Steger, Director, Laboratory for the Study of Meaning and Quality of Life & Professor, Applied Social and Health Psychology Counseling, Colorado State University

  • Allison Wagner, 1996 Olympic Silver, Former World-Record Holder, Swimmer & Anti-doping Activist

  • Howard Martin, Executive Vice President, Heart Math

  • Dr. Sandro Formica, Associate Professor, Leadership, Personal Empowerment, & Managing Self and Others, Florida International University

  • Dr. Michael J. Baime, the Founder and Director of the University of Pennsylvania Program for Mindfulness

  • Dr. Lisa Ferrari & Dr. Carla Fry, Clinical Psychologists, Co-Authors of Gratitude and Kindness: A Modern Parents Guide to Raising Children in an Era of Entitlement, & Founders of Clinically Happy

  • Chef Mari Loi, Author, Chef at Loi Estiatorio, & Official Ambassador of Greek Gastronomy

  • Dr. Blaine Fowers, Professor, School of Education and Human Development, University of Miami

  • Grant Sabatier, Founder of

  • Anahita Moghaddam, Life Coach & Founder of Neural Beings ​

The inaugural World Happiness Summit™ 2017 was a success welcoming over 1,250 daily attendees, from over 30 countries and 40 U.S. states garnering international media coverage from dozens of outlets. WOHASU™ was supported by over 80 sponsors and partners and was awarded the key to the City of Miami by Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado, proclaiming March 19 “Make Miami Happy Day.” 


January 25, 2018

Fort Lauderdale, FL . Horace Buddoo, an educator, a speaker, an educational consultant, a TEDx curator, a TEDx speaker coach, a mindfulness coach, a blogger, and host of the “EduTake” podcast, this week announced he will be hosting his next talk, How to Use Your Voice to Get What You Want, this February 28, 2018 from 7 to 9PM.


The seminar workshop, to take place over 2-hours, will teach all participants how to unlock the power behind their voice and intonation.


“Speaking fears are something just about every person wrestles with in their lifetime,” said Buddoo. “With this seminar, people will learn how to speak confidently in any situation, regardless of the context. Whether it’s for work, or just an everyday occurrence, this is a workshop that will equip everyone with basic speaking skills moving forward.”


Buddoo will cover how to speak confidently in any situation, how to overcome speaking fears and anxieties, how to use your voice to achieve success, and how to curate what your voice reveals about you.


“From the first day I stepped into a classroom in 2003, it has been a passion of mine to share my knowledge and expertise with those looking to improve their lives,” said Buddoo. “The TEDx platform is a great way for me to do it, and I am incredibly grateful for the opportunity. Spread the word, and secure your seat before spaces run out.”


Tickets are now on sale at $40 each. However, seats are limited, so act fast in order to secure a seat.


To date, Buddoo has planned and organized two successful TEDx events: The World is Mine and Dreaming Boldly.


For more information, or to reserve a spot today, visit:


October 06, 2017

Hollywood, FL- Opa-locka. Educator Horace Buddoo has been honored as the recipient of the Legacy South Florida 40 Under 40 Leaders of Today and Tomorrow.  City Commissioner Matthew A. Pigatt, North Bay Village Town Commissioner Andreana Jackson, Super Bowl Champion Bryant McKinnie, and Invest Miami/Greater Fort Lauderdale Executive Director Erica Knowles are among the noted young professionals recognized for 2017.

The honorees were nominated by past honorees and community members. Then, they were selected by the publication based on their professional and philanthropic accomplishments. This year’s “40 Under 40” issues will be distributed in the October 2nd editions of the Miami Herald and the Sun-Sentinel newspapers, respectively.

“To be young, influential and Black. It’s a powerful combination,” says Russell Motley, Legacy editor-in-chief. “Legacy magazine celebrates a talented group of professionals who are leading the way in South Florida. They are politicians, entertainers, designers, chefs, journalists, entrepreneurs, and tech experts, to name a few- all of them 40 or younger.”

The listings are also available digitally via the company’s newsletter. Legacy will host a black-tie cocktail reception and awards gala showcasing the honorees on Friday, October 6, at the Hilton Miami Airport (5101 Blue Lagoon Drive, Miami).

“It is quite an honor to be one of the few educators among this group.” said Horace Buddoo.  “As an educator, I have done so much both within the classroom and outside of the classroom and I have been conditioned to just like the results be my reward.  However, it feels good that others took notice of me enough to give me an award.  I am beyond ecstatic!.”

Legacy Magazine was established in 2004 and is the premiere publication for South Florida’s Black Influencers and Affluencers. Through distribution partnerships with the Miami Herald and the Sun-Sentinel, Legacy serves millions of readers and it published bi-monthly. The magazine focuses on serving South Florida’s black professional community with insightful articles and information on business, careers, politics, lifestyle, culture and social commentary.

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