Alex Nunn is a communicator, facilitator and movement builder who cares deeply about happiness and social change. He has worked with Action for Happiness, the worldwide movement for a happier and more caring society since 2014, and currently leads the flagship Exploring What Matters programme - bringing people together in communities to tune-in, connect and take action.
Growing up in precarious circumstances Alex had his social-change spark ignited at an early age, working in campaigning and political communications before an 'ah-ha' moment led him to investigate initiatives leveraging positive emotional states for good (i.e. let's contribute positively to solutions, not just struggle against problems).
Alex is also a practicing Buddhist, student of Vietnamese Zen master and peace activist Thich Nhat Hanh and an active member of the connected international youth movement Wake Up.
I believe we can make a stronger case for the relevance of the happiness movement in a world going so awry. Individuals awakening to the importance of personal happiness leads to more compassionate and pro-social behaviour and personal transformation can also empower and sustain social change work already underway. The happiness movement is a gateway to a wholly better world, we should be bolder in making that case.