I'm Evan, an Australian living in California. I’m the founder of Hapzly. I coach, consult, speak, and write as mediums to spread happiness. We are all responsible for our thoughts, words and actions, for our world and the world our little ones inherit. What are we offering them?!
I listen for ways to best engage and connect, to plant seeds for people, communities and business to think a little differently to spark change and make things better and happier for all. My lens is happiness, happiness for all of earth's stakeholders; and, I bring a unique perspective that proves that choosing happiness makes your life better, and your business better too.
After living in a hut in the forests of a Buddhist monastery with my monk brother, I was introduced to a new way of living. It challenged my status quo, shook my habits, bashed my ego, trampled my perspectives and forced me to reconsider if my direction in life really was making me happier.
I solo-travelled the world, delving deeper with every adventure, getting comfortable being lost, questioning my why, connecting to my values, softening my hard edges, slowing my ruminating mind, and opening my heart.
I wrote a book titled Solitude: How Doing Nothing Can Change the World, and from there I starting speaking at schools, conferences, companies and events. I was a guest on national radio "What's the secret to Happiness," and a range of podcasts and blogs.
I launched an environmental initiative to ban single use plastic bags in NSW, Australia. I created an engaged and dynamic education initiative in Bogota, Columbia, a place where huge numbers of people leave school and pursue low-level jobs and thus keep the cycle of poverty turning. They illustrated my children's stories to learn English and literacy skills in a fun and engaging way - helping to promote lifelong learning and break this crippling cycle. I worked on a social enterprise in a favela in Brazil, to teach people the skills of entrepreneurship to create alternative pathways to the drug and crime trade. I worked with the UAE government (and 55 of their chief happiness officers), UC Berkeley and a host of Australia's happiest companies to push happiness to the top of the agenda.
I love the ocean and the great outdoors. I surf, body surf and stand up paddle board. I love moving the body by playing tennis, golf, hiking, trail running, yoga, boxing and much more. I love exploring the mind through meditation, breath work, contemplation and a sharpened curiosity. I’m the youngest of 4 boys. The uncle of 2 nephews and 2 nieces. I’m passionate about people. I’m passionate about making positive impact and planting seeds for change and transformation.
Want to know more about me? Email firstname.lastname@example.org