Shola Richards Bio
Shola Richards is a dynamic public speaker, an in-demand leadership trainer/consultant, an award-
winning Director of Training, and a positivity blogger with a passionate worldwide following. He has
personally trained over 10,000 people on topics ranging from transformational leadership to creating
high functioning teams, and he has maintained a near-impossible 99.6% participant satisfaction rating.
His blog, The Positivity Solution was created in May 2013, and his articles have been read by readers in
over 160 countries and counting. His unshakable optimism and unquenchable passion for creating a
more positive world at work and home for millions of people have caught the attention of mainstream
media. His work has been featured in the Huffington Post, Black Enterprise, Complete Wellbeing
India, Business Insider Australia, and in numerous other publications all over the world as an
expert on workplace happiness and engagement.
Shola recently signed a literary deal with Sterling Publishing in New York City (owned by Barnes
& Noble) to write a book on the topic of workplace happiness, engagement and success. His
book, “Making Work Work: The Solution for Bringing Positive Change to Any Work
Environment” is slated to hit bookstores worldwide on September 6, 2016.
Additionally, Shola is a father, husband, identical twin, and a self-professed “kindness
extremist” who will not rest until bullying and incivility is extinct from the American workplace.