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Orin Davis earned the first doctorate in positive psychology, and is a self-actualization engineer who enables people to do and be their best. He consults for companies from startups to multinationals on hiring strategies, culture, innovation, diversity/equity/inclusion, and employee well-being, and coaches people at all levels on building self-knowledge and developing personal growth trajectories. As the Principal Investigator of the Quality of Life Laboratory, he conducts research on flow, creativity, hypnosis, and mentoring. Dr. Davis also serves as a professor of creativity/innovation, entrepreneurship, business, and psychology, and gives workshops and lectures globally about human capital, creativity and innovation, and positive psychology. He is a startup advisor who helps early-stage companies enhance their value propositions, pitches, culture, and human capital, and serves on the board of Clicked and as a science advisor to Happify. Dr. Davis previously served as the Head of Behavioral Science at Vervoe and as an HR Advisor to the Center for Humane Technology. He writes and speaks avidly about human capital, creativity and innovation, and positive psychology.


  • Ph.D. 2010

    Positive Organizational Psychology

    Claremont Graduate University

  • 2004-2006

    Post-Baccalaureate Research

    Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, Massachusetts General Hospital


  • B.S. 2004

    Neuroscience, Psychology

    Brandeis University

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