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Annie Passanisi - Happiness Advocates. Chicago, IL, US

Annie Passanisi

Happiness Advocate and Whimsy Coach | Happiness Advocates


Vivacious loudmouth with a smile translates the latest Positive Psychology research into enticing, applicable motivation.



Annie Passanisi, Happiness Advocate and Whimsy Coach, is a second generation motivator, as well as a Chicago-based actor and writer. She is the author of The Spark Anthology and Happiness Advocacy or How Positive Psychology Will Save Us from Zombies. Her passion for Positive Psychology also led her to launch the “I’m Contagious” Ease Epidemic. Combining her unique presentation style with real-life practical science, Annie has helped everyone from 6th graders to cancer survivors enhance their emotional lives and create lasting social-change.

The Grand Destroyer of Fear Zombies, Annie is the founder of Happiness Advocates and would like to remind you your good mood isn't a right – it's a civic duty. She is 4'11", bakes a mean cherry pie, loves Nat King Cole, and fully intends to survive the zombie apocalypse and live in a palatial treehouse.

Areas of Expertise (3)

Happiness/ Positive Psychology

Women's Wellness

Surviving Junior High

Sample Talks (1)

Living Contagiously

The Cause for Spreading Ease While we fight the spread of disease can we delight in the spread of ease? It's been proven that positive emotions spread within communities. Learn the tools to ignite positive change!



  • Keynote
  • Panelist
  • Workshop Leader
  • Author Appearance


900 to 2400 *Will consider certain engagements for no fee