HI, I’M CALVIN!
♦ Student of Happiness
During Calvin’s 30 year entrepreneurial journey he has been passionate about creating happy corporate cultures. First hand experience has shown Calvin that if you can get the culture right, staff are happier, productivity and innovation are higher, staff turnover is lower and the business runs with less friction and more profitably. As founder of the office coffee and snack company Lykki, Calvin has gathered insight from over 1.5 million orders delivered to clients. His research shows that providing free snacks, delicious coffee and fresh fruit might be nice “perks” but overall they don’t create amazing corporate cultures.
*Lykki (say Lie-Key) is a playful take on the Danish word for Happiness.
As a life long Student of Happiness and Entrepreneur Calvin has travelled the globe to research, interview and document some of the worlds happiest workplaces. While visiting over 200 companies in Canada, USA, Denmark, Sweden, Japan, Germany, Thailand, Philippines, Australia, Nicaragua, Mexico and Bhutan Calvin found that no two corporate cultures are the same. Each has a unique “recipe” all their own. Calvin’s consulting company The Culture Kitchen focuses on Workplace Happiness research, speaking, coaching, workshops and retreats. As a speaker Calvin is warm, funny and very insightful. His personality instantly makes everyone feel comfortable but he is not here to motivate and inspire – he is here to create a change in attitude and provide actual science based tools and strategies to become happier, healthier and more productive at work! Calvin lives in Canada with his wife and 2 sons.
My Entrepreneurial Journey
31 years of experience
467 company culture interviews
1 book in the oven
21 countries researched
Startups founded - 6
Over 2 Million Orders Delivered
Combined Sales $250 Million
Happiness is the secret weapon for all the successful organizations he have studied and interviewed. A Culture Recipe that includes people first will increase profitability, productivity, engagement and lower absenteeism.
The topic of Workplace Happiness has exploded in the last 5 years, uncovering a treasure trove of new scientific research. We are constantly collecting the most important research from psychology, sociology, neuroscience and management studies and use them in the development of our work.
- Our work is 100% evidence based.
- A happy culture is a competitive advantage.
- Happy teams outperform unhappy teams in virtually every metric.
- A positive work culture allows employees to reach their full potential.