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MJ Shaar offers wellness workshops and health promotion services

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Marie-Josée Shaar

Marie-Josée Shaar is one of the most sought after experts on how to blend positive psychology and health promotion. She spent over 15 years studying, researching, testing, coaching, and teaching smart health habits, both nationally and internationally. She developed the Smarts and Stamina health promotion model, which limits the amount of self-discipline needed to develop and maintain healthy habits. She now trains wellness professionals and other health enthusiasts in how to use that model, and in positive psychology skills.

MJ is a graduate of the National Speaker Association’s Professional Public Speaking Academy, so she knows how to make her wellness workshops and presentations engaging, fun, and memorable! Her participants and colleagues often say that her joyful energy brings out their own energy and positivity.

Her Mission


  • Teaching how to use psychological well-being to achieve greater physical well-being

Her Vision


  • Helping wellness professionals be effective, feel confident, and maximize their impact
  • Creating cultures of health and wellness everywhere around the country – and beyond

Her Credentials


  • Master of Applied Positive Psychology, University of Pennsylvania
  • Certified Wellness Culture Coach
  • Certified Personal Trainer
  • Certified Nutrition and Wellness Consultant
  • Bachelor in Organizational Behavior
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Sample Speaking Engagements
(countries other than USA are specified)

Fortune Companies

  • The Cooper Companies (USA, Belgium, UK, Puerto Rico)
  • Starwood Hotels and Resorts
  • ICON Clinical Research (USA, Ireland)
  • Kiewit
Wellness Organizations
  • The Art & Science of Health Promotion Conference
  • Principal Wellness Company
  • Wellcoaches (USA, Canada)
  • Mentor Coach
  • Cardiovascular Institute of Philadelphia
  • Health Enhancement Systems
  • Château Cassan (France)
Academic Institutions
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of East London (UK)
  • McGill University (Canada)
  • Hitotsubashi University (Japan)
  • Walnut Hill School for the Arts
  • Geelong Grammar School (Australia)
Governmental Agencies
  • Superior Courts of DC
  • Delaware HEAL
  • PDRMA of Illinois

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MJ Shaar – in 20 seconds

MJ is one of the most sought-after experts blending positive psychology and health promotion. She spent over 15 years coaching, teaching, speaking, researching and testing smart health habits. Marie-Josée Shaar received her undergrad at McGill University in Organizational Behavior, followed by a Master of Applied Positive Psychology at University of Pennsylvania. She's certified as a Wellness Culture Coach, a Personal Trainer, and a Nutrition and Wellness Consultant.

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