Arnaud is hard to pin down. He's got his hands in a lot of different pies (so to speak), and that's a really good thing. He's an advisor, a jester, a fearless leader, a catalyst, a committed evangelist for Big Ideas and his tireless and fun energy is infectious. He's quick-witted, fun, and his work is utterly unique. He is a true generalist, comfortable across a hugely diverse array subject matters and cultures, drawing on his humor and smarts to bring his passion for happiness to others in a truly life-changing way. He's an entrepreneur, public speaker, emcee, stand up comedian and jack of all trades across the business and entertainment spectrums. He's created and curates successful hackathons and events series, from Stand up for passion to happyhackingdays.com.
Arnaud Collery created Stand Up for Passion in 2014 drawing from his stage and directing background and combining it with his personal mission to make the world a more purpose-driven and meaningful place. He curates the speakers for each event, while also personally training and coaching the speakers to find their story and give their best performance.
Arnaud has been working on creativity and happiness-related projects and companies for many years and has made it his life's work to spread his insight and tools for happiness in life and business to the world. He founded Kikai Mining, a Happiness Agency, whose goal is to create happiness in all its forms, whether based in technology, workshops, events or films. He created happyhackingdays.com in France, launched Happy Sundays in LA, FrenchTuesdays in Tokyo and has lectured/conducted workshops for Cartier, Chanel, Aruba Tourist Agency, United Nations, Novartis, World Economic Forum.
He is in high demand as a public speaker, emcee, and creativity coach in NY, LA, Tokyo, and the Middle East. He was a TedX speaker in Aruba on Happiness in 2015 and has been selected for November 2016 TedX Maastricht. He was the Chief Happiness Officer of 88mph.ac in Cape Town.
He's been involved in start up week LA, winning the Hackathon there for AT&T. He is the host of the NY's French Touch Tech event, the French American Tech Award, Ultra Bright Start up Japan Tech Start up NY. He is a fellow of the New York Startup Leadership program.
By trade, he's an award winning comedian (Last Comic Standing quarter finalist 2009) and filmmaker (Little Klaus Big World, best comedy film at the Monaco film festival in 2012).
He is a graduate of IESE business school in Media and Entertainment, Thnk.Org and a former fellow from the European Manager Training Program in Beijing.
He has been featured on CTTV China, TBS Japan, KTLA, KPCC, NBC, MTV, E! as well as the Huffington Post. He has appeared in a number of national commercials in US and Japan for Mercedes, Shiseido, Nissan.