Happywork Purpose: 

working smarter with the science of happiness 

We follow a science-based, metric-driven approach to happiness that maximizes results. This is not fluffy stuff; it’s bottom line focused. When our approach is layered in with sound professional and organizational fundamentals, things take off like a rocket!

When a team leader or executive is looking to help a team win more, Happywork will address things from a loose model of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs… but just a little different!  The 1st step is the basics of safety and a roof over employees heads via the total rewards packages as being seen as “OK” by employees. Then, the 2nd step is the middle layer where there is much learning and growth to get better and hone in our value as seen in career and leadership development that is also working for employees.  If the bottom and middle are OK, we can head into being more self-actualized and help others by using happiness science principles to ensure everyone on the team is thriving.

Happywork hosts regular Happywork Labs to help anyone work on their approach to their own happiness or on how to help their workplace get happier.  These events have been moved to an on-line Zoom virtual format and are offered via Eventbrite at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/workpalce-happiness-lab-tickets

Travis Shumaker


Happywork LLC was founded by Travis Shumaker on June 18, 2013.  The genesis was a video from Nancy Etcoff about happiness and its surprises.  It caused a massive epiphany as there was little evidence that colleagues in HR or leaders in business take the science of happiness into account.

Happywork focuses on consulting for happier leaders and workers who will in turn deliver higher engagement and key performance indicators.  Over 20 years of HR and People Operations senior leadership provides Travis with a broad spectrum of successes that empower his approach.  Services are also offered for learning and development, talent building, total rewards, workplace wellbeing, recruiting and HR back office operations.