David J. Pollay
The Happiness Answer™
David J. Pollay inspires people to live their
best life possible. He uniquely engages his readers
intellectually and emotionally in each of his columns. Mr.
Pollay’s memorable and personal stories bring to life the
power of the Science of Positive Psychology. He backs his
messages and stories with cutting-edge research.
Mr. Pollay has led, spoken to and trained thousands of
people in his career, and has personally managed hundreds.
His roles have ranged from chief executive officer to
Mr. Pollay is president of The Momentum Project, a training
and consulting organization with offices in Delray Beach,
Florida and Washington, D.C. His organization focuses on the
application of the Science of Positive Psychology to
business. Mr. Pollay brings out the top strengths of the
leaders and the employees of his client companies so that
they can achieve their critical business goals. Leaders from
nearly 100 countries have participated in his programs.
Mr. Pollay was one of the early leaders at Yahoo!
in California. Over five years he built their first
international customer care division, and their first
management and leadership development program. Prior to
Yahoo!, Mr. Pollay was a director at Global Payments in
Atlanta, a director and chief of staff at MasterCard in New
York City, and president of AIESEC in the United States, the
world’s largest university-based leadership program. And
last year in Agra, India, home of the Taj Mahal, Mr. Pollay
was inducted into AIESEC’s International Alumni Hall of
Mr. Pollay holds a Master’s Degree of Applied
Positive Psychology (MAPP) from the University of
Pennsylvania and an Economics Degree from Yale University.
He is a Visiting Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania,
and is the founding president of the MAPP Alumni
Association. Mr. Pollay presented his Strengths Profiles of
Leaders research at the 2006 International Positive
Psychology Summit in Washington, D.C. He was recently
spotlighted in a nationally broadcast prime-time television
news program, “The Mystery of Happiness,” on the Univision
Mr. Pollay’s regular newspaper columns first
appeared in the Boca Raton News, and The Boomer
Times and Senior Life Magazine.
Mr. Pollay lives in Florida with his wife Dawn
and their two young daughters, Eliana and Ariela.