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Ran Zilca

Ran is an entrepreneur, scientist, author, and coach who pioneered the use of technology to deliver positive interventions. Before joining Happify, Ran’s companies developed innovative offerings together with partners like Stephen Covey and Deepak Chopra. Prior to that, he led R&D teams at IBM Research, Amdocs, and the IDF. Ran’s research, in collaboration with leading psychologists, has been published in major scientific publications. He is also the author of Ride of Your Life – a Coast to Coast Guide to Finding Inner Peace, describing his 6,000-mile solo motorcycle ride of personal transformation. Ran holds an MSc in Electrical Engineering, and is a Senior Member of the IEEE.

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Go on the Ride of Your Life - One Day at a Time

At some point in life, many of us abandon our childhood plans - our most inherent aspirations and dreams.

Mistakenly attributed to lack of motivation or willpower, this often happens because we miss the "instruction manual" that guides us on how to follow our plan step-by-step, one day at a time.

Harnessing the wisdom of experts Deepak Chopra, Phil Zimbardo, James Pennebaker, Sonja Lyubomirsky, Barbara Fredrickson, and Caroline Miller, Ran Zilca details the structured process he followed that took him on the ride of his life: a move to a different continent, his first book, and the successful sale of his company.

Meaningful Goal Pursuit combines this expert wisdom with various inputs from modern social sciences including self-determination theory, solution-focused therapy, and motivation psychology, detailing out a coaching technique that is rooted deep in modern science and is straightforward and simple to follow.