CEO & CO-FOUNDER
Jenn Lim is a global workplace expert, bestselling author, speaker, executive coach, and the CEO and Cofounder of Delivering Happiness [DH], a company that grows purpose-driven organizations with more profitable and sustainable approaches to business. Jenn launched two bestselling books—Delivering Happiness in 2010 and authored Beyond Happiness: How Authentic Leaders Prioritize Purpose and People for Growth and Impact in 2021. Together they’ve sold over a million copies and have been translated into 30 languages, impacting people and workplaces worldwide.
Jenn draws on her decades of experience in company culture and strategy to take her visionary ideas and turn them into practical frameworks, actions, and behaviors. Through her Greenhouse Model, individuals and organizations move beyond happiness so we can grow and connect with our core humanity by being our authentic selves. This approach not only improves profits with purpose; it ripples out, helping individuals live more fulfilling lives through a Double ROI [Return on Investment and Ripple of Impact] towards a society we want to live in.
In 2017, Jenn was selected to be on the Global Happiness Council of Work and Wellbeing, and in 2020, Delivering Happiness [DH] was placed on the Inc. 5000 list as one of the fastest-growing private companies in the US. Prior to DH, Jenn helped create the world’s first series of Culture Books at Zappos.com, where she consulted for eight years.
She has been featured in Forbes, Inc., Fortune, Fox Business, Cheddar, Entrepreneur, The World Happiness Report, The Guardian, Fast Company, Thrive Global, MSN, CNBC Make It, Success Magazine, New York Post, Next Big Idea Club, SiriusXM Business Radio, and more.
Real Leaders named Jenn one of the World's Top Speakers for 2023. You can find Jenn speaking at global events with corporations such as PayPal, Zoom, Facebook, PepsiCo, JPMorgan/Chase, Indeed, McDonald’s, World Government Summit, and SHRM; appearing on podcasts such as Bloomberg Radio, The Atlantic, Newsweek, The (Jim) Kwik Brain, Jenna Kutcher’s The Goal Digger, Guy Kawasaki’s Remarkable People, Hacking Your Leadership, Happen to Your Career, and The Dave Ramsey Show; working with organizations from Starbucks to Sallie Mae to create positive change in the world.
Otherwise, you’ll find her in spontaneous meditation or starting spontaneous dance parties with friends and family. Jenn lives in Oakland Hills, CA.
"Working with DH has really impacted our team and the way we work together, and the way we see ourselves as individual components but of a larger vision. Our team has really oriented around purpose and purposeful work. We make sure that everything we do, we find purpose in it, and that we are pushing the organization forward to be a leader in the industry."
"DH is highly personal. They approach problems like a friend of yours would. Jenn's willingness to make things uncomfortable is not common from consultants. Consultants are usually looking to not get fired, and at best, get a change order and extend a project. Jenn is looking to provoke. There is a level of challenge inside of it that other consultants would shy away from."
"Yesterday was an unforgettable event. What impressed me most was the integration of all we are at Baystate (values, competencies, culture pillars) with your knowledge, expertise, and way of being. Well past the reception, two physicians were nestled in a corner of the event space discussing how they could use what they learned to overcome barriers they face in the community health center setting. They were inspired! The entire day exceeded my expectations."
" Thank you for not only for wanting to the video but for doing what you do with Delivering Happiness. She doesn’t realize this, but because of her keynote, that's what pushed us over the edge to do Delivering Happiness. I visited Zappos, and that was awesome, but when I heard Jenn speak, I knew focusing on culture was something we had to do."
You spoke to me, well technically presented to the Illinois/Wisconsin North Region Corporate Verizon Wireless Team at The Madison Concourse Hotel, Madison, WI on 01/15/2015. Personally, you spoke to my heart about the movement & spreading happiness throughout the world.
Thank you for helping us make the TriZetto 2014 Executive Vision Summit a truly engaging and dynamic forum for the healthcare executives. Your keynote participation on Building a Consumer-Centric Culture for Strategic Advantage was highly ranked. Excerpted from the survey of attendees: “Great Speaker”, “Beyond Excellent”, “Very Good”, “I want a title like Jenn and be in a positive environment”, “Good information to go back and transform our organization."
“I get to live out core values at work every day, my favorites being #1 and #5. I can be my weird self while working with a team and clients that inspire me every day, I couldn’t ask for more.”