Henry Stewart, CEO of the award-winning Happy Ltd. and the man behind Happy Manifesto, is on a mission to teach companies the value of happiness in the workplace. He’s built his highly successful business from scratch ranking in the Top 20 best workplaces in the UK for 5 successive years.
Tell us a little about you and the work you do
I run a business called Happy Ltd, which helps organisations create happy workplaces. I set it up 25 years ago as Happy Computers, an IT training company.
What or who inspired you to get where you are today?
A woman called Cherie Brown with the direction “Go make mistakes” and the Brazilian businessman Ricardo Semler, whose book “Maverick” transformed the way Happy runs.
What changes are you driving in the world?
Changing the way people work so, to quote Alex Kjerulf, happy workplaces – where people feel valued, motivated and inspired – are the norm and not the exception.
Tell us what you spoke about at the Summercamp in 2013
I shared how and why building organisations based on trust and freedom enables people to reach their potential.
What one piece of advice do you have for budding entrepreneurs and changemakers?
Find something you truly love, and that will make the world a better place. And then Go Make Mistakes.