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Dr. Elia Gourgouris

#1 Best-selling author of 7 Paths to Lasting Happiness. Inspiring Leadership transformation journey: happy leaders=happy teams!

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My purpose has always been to leave this world a better place than I found it. I want to live intentionally, make a difference in people's lives, and bring happiness, joy and connection to everyone in my life. So let's all live our best lives now!

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About Dr. Elia Gourgouris

Dr. Elia is a #1 Best-Selling author of 7 Paths to Lasting Happiness. He's an Internationally Keynote speaker and happiness expert, specifically focusing on corporate wellness, leadership training, team building, and communication. He coaches leaders and their companies to help them build a culture of trust, accountability, and empowerment. He's a contributor to Thrive Global of the HuffPost and a partner of the world's first personalized Happiness app- MIndcurrent. ​


Speaking engagement:

Keynote | Conference Speaker, Interview | Debate | Panel, Trainer | Mentor, Coach, Breakout Session, Advisory Service


Public Speaking | Storytelling, Motivation | Achievement | Inspiration, Leadership, Philosophy | Mindfulness, Performance | Change | Productivity, Politics | Government | World Affairs

Best Audience:

Csuite/ Executives, Adults, Associations, Managers/ Supervisors, Women, Medical/ Healthcare


English, Greek, Modern

Fee range:

from $5000 up to $10000


7 PAths to LAsting Happiness

In the 7 Paths to Lasting Happiness, Dr. Gourgouris provides you with powerful insights and simple effective exercises that can help you create and sustain a more fulfilling and joyful life. As you take this course and apply these principles, you will gain a new perspective that can transform both how you see yourself and those around you. The 7 paths to happiness: Love yourself Be Grateful Extend Forgiveness Follow Your Passion Nourish Your Spirit Create Loving Relationships Serve From Your Heart

Happy Leaders, Happy Teams

Love Gratitude Passion & Purpose Vision Forgiveness Trust & Relationships Service Centered Leadership Expectations vs Reality

Thriving Relationships

"In the end it's all about relationships." -Dr. Elia Gourgouris Whether working with C-level executives, direct reports, colleagues, vendors or customers, challenges at the workplace often come down to Relationships – how people do, or don’t, work well together. In fact, the more technologically advanced the world becomes, the more critical human interaction becomes. Dr. Elia Gourgouris recognizes the importance of relationships and how they affect organizations – from productivity to teamwork, collaboration, communication, conflict resolution, employee retention and more.

Creating Your best year ever!

1) The importance of celebration our accomplishments 2) Honest assessment of our disappointments-own it, learn from it,& let it go 3) What can we learn-creating our top guidelines 4) Personal Values 5) Roles we play 6) SMART Goals


7 Paths to Lasting Happiness-Workshop

Based on the principles of his #1 Best-selling book 7 Paths to Lasting Happiness, Dr. Elia takes participants through a hands on journey of learning the "how to" aspect of finding happiness and wellness. Learning to love, be grateful, forgive self and others, live with passion and purpose, be service oriented and have healthy relationships are all part of that journey.

Best year ever in Business

As a certified trainer in the principles of the “Best Year Yet” program, Dr. Elia guides executives and leaders through an interactive, self-reflective workshop where participants set transformational goals based on ten simple questions. Within a relatively short time, participants develop a one-page, annual plan for success to be carried out over the next 12 months—resulting in the best year of their life, both personally and professionally.

best year ever in life

As a certified trainer in the principles of the “Best Year Yet” program, Dr. Elia guides participants through an interactive, self-reflective workshop where they set transformational goals based on ten simple questions. Within a relatively short time, participants develop a one-page, annual plan for success to be carried out over the next 12 months—resulting in the best year of their life, both personally and professionally. More than just goal setting, the Best Year Ever involves personal transformation by setting and achieving the goals that matter most. In going through this program, you can expect to improve your life and your business by: Deciding what’s most important for your success Setting transformational goals Making big things happen in the coming year Living your values to have the life you want Delivering a breakthrough in one area of your life Producing the results that matter most With the Best Year Ever, leaders walk away with a precise, step-by-step road map of goal planning and goal management taking them through the next year.

focus your vision

Dr. Elia is also a certified trainer of the Focus Your Vision program, developed by inspirational keynote speaker, philosopher and photographer, Dewitt Jones. This program guides individuals or entire teams through a reflective process to identify their purpose and connect with their vision, using passion to turn their vision into reality. Focus Your Vision combines—on film—stories from Dewitt Jones’ unique life as a National Geographic photographer with his extraordinary photographs and insightful philosophy, to teach both creativity and vision. He turns everyday occurrences into extraordinary visions. As a trainer, Dr. Elia steers people through a multi-sensory, self-discovery process that allows for creation of a clear, focused vision as well as finding the passion for your vision. Passion is the energy and power that allows us to manifest our vision and drive our technique. Life demands that we have passion; it takes our visions from good to great to truly extraordinary. Dr. Elia covers seven key Focus Your Vision concepts: Keep your vision focused Stop, look, and listen Hold onto the best, let the rest fall away Trust your intuition It’s not trespassing to go beyond your own boundaries Make your vision big enough Do you have juice in your camera?



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Steve Smith

CIO , Former CIO of Orbitz and TBC Corporation

As the CIO of a $3.8 billion company I brought Dr. Gourgouris on board to assist us in our leadership transformation journey. With his even-handed demeanor and deep interpersonal skill sets, I have seen him transform people and organizations that were deemed unsalvageable.

Wayne Boss-PhD

Professor, University of Colorado, Leeds School of Business ​

I have referred more than 50 people to Dr. Elia Gourgouris for coaching. Without exception, the results have been superb. He is a brilliant coach, an outstanding speaker, and a gifted professional.

Robin Bradbury

CEO, Re/Solution

Dr. Elia helped us focus on what was important from a human resource perspective and helped us understand how to get maximum effort out of our people. I would highly recommend him to others looking to focus their efforts. ​

Paul Terry

Founder/President, Paul Terry Consulting Group

He is an excellent coach and trusted adviser. Dr. Elia has a great capacity to think through difficult problems, determine creative solutions and then demonstrates the energy and drive to implement the most effective solutions.

Dr. Elia Gourgouris