BARRY’S BRIEF BIO
Known as the “Ambassador of JOY,” Barry Shore is a Mental Wellness Activist, philanthropist, multi-patent holding entrepreneur, speaker, author, podcaster, and former quadriplegic who is now swimming around the world!
After a rare disease paralyzed Barry from the neck down, he created the JOY of LIVING Community™, The Keep Smiling movement that has reached multiple celebrities and distributed millions of “Keep Smiling” cards worldwide, and a philanthropic platform featured in Oprah’s Magazine.
Barry’s podcast, The JOY of LIVING, is in the Top 2% of all podcasts and is heard globally by hundreds of thousands.
His latest book, Oh Shift! is now available on Amazon and on barryshore.com. Previous books by Barry include The Joy of Living: You Deserve It and a Pocketful Full of Acronyms which are also available on Amazon and Free at barryshore.com/ebook.
AWARDS & RECOGNITION
Yes, Barry goes JUMBO at Times Square, NYC. World Record. First time any author has 3 books on Times Square.
The International Social Marketing Association (iSMA) is a group that fosters positive social change in their communities through social marketing research, teaching, and practice. SMA exists to fill the need for a gateway to the diverse global social marketing community. Social Marketing practice is guided by ethical principles. It seeks to integrate research, best practice, theory, audience and partnership insight, to inform the delivery of competition sensitive and segmented social change programs that are effective, efficient, equitable and sustainable.
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The Happiness Hall Of Fame is a 501c3 non-profit that recognizes special people that have advanced the cause of happiness throughout the world. The hall was founded to celebrate and encourage incredible people and organizations that make other people happy.
The hall honors notable philanthropists, athletes, authors, teachers, coaches, business leaders, artists, job creators, entertainers, charities, organizations, doctors, innovators and people that inspire. Honorees will have an opportunity to walk the red carpet with their family, mentors, coaches and friends at The Stanford University Faculty Club. The award winners will give an entertaining speech about the challenges they overcame to make the world a happier place. These inspiring speeches are videotaped and placed on the web, so their wisdom can be shared with the world.
The Happiness Hall Of Fame has inducted: Muhammad Ali, author of Notes From The Universe, Mike Dooley; Tony Robbins, Taylor Swift, Olympic gold medalist, Kristi Yamaguchi; pediatric surgeon, Dr. Bernie Siegel; musician Tom Petty, Mother Teresa’s Missionaries Of Charity, Wayne Dyer and Serena Williams amongst others.
Founded in 2015, the MakeChange Awards is one of the leading events that honors those companies and organizations creating the most positive social, economic, and environmental sustainability impact for a better world.
Started in Los Angeles, we aspire this recognition event to expand to multiple cities across the U.S. to bring together the best of the best.
Honorees are evaluated based on the following criteria: 1) sustainable growth & financial performance, 2) innovation & creativity, 3) impacts and improvements, 4) customer/client & community engagement, 5) leadership management, 6) ethical business management, and 7) worker well-being.