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Joel Wade


Joel F. Wade, Ph.D. is the author of Mastering Happiness, the upcoming Virtue of Happiness, and an in-depth online course, A Master’s Course in Happiness, drawing from the increasingly useful research in psychology in general, and positive psychology in particular, and over three decades as a teacher, marriage and family therapist and life coach. He has written regularly for a variety of publications, including The New Individualist and The Good Men Project; and he writes the Beyond Wealth columns along with Alexander Green for the Oxford Club.

He’s also a world class athlete, having won multiple national championships and a world championship in water polo; as a member of the 1979 UC Santa Barbara NCAA championship team, and continuing to the present competing at the national and world championships at the master’s level.

As a speaker, Dr. Wade enjoys teaching clear, practical skills and ideas that can be used immediately, inspiring his listeners to take effective steps toward a more rewarding, joyful, and resilient life. As a life coach he works with people around the world via phone and Skype, and can be found at www.drjoelwade.com.