Denis is the founder of The Happy Mindset, language hacker, and polyglot. He has a passion for language and storytelling. As a computer programmer, he discovered how we can hack languages and reprogram our brains to learn more effectively, instead of waiting for AI (Artificial Intelligence) to learn for us he takes advantage of our innately human NI (Natural Intelligence).
On Denis’s thought provoking podcast called The Happy Mindset he interviews guests to uncover the language and real stories behind their success. As a coach, he helps his clients to get out of their own way, speak and become more effective communicators.
Self-taught, Denis discovered how to use the most common 3,000 words to achieve conversational fluency in Spanish and Italian in only 3 months. He then completed a Masters in Translation in French and Spanish with a diploma in Italian in record time.
In his talks, Denis talks about the power of using your natural voice, how to tap into your creativity and imagination and how your real voice will help you to speak your desired future into existence.
When Denis isn’t talking about the power of language you’ll find his nose in a book or discussing philosophy. Ask him what he’s read recently!
Some Talks He Gives
1. My IMpersonal Learning Journey
What if you didn't take life personally? What if the key to unlocking your dreams is to be found in the impersonal? So often what holds us back from learning that new skill, or asking that person out is not ability but a habit of taking things personally.
In this talk I speak about the power of choice and how it relates to creating The Happy Mindset podcast. I shed light on the following 3 key misunderstandings that often get in our way as creators:
My idea is me.
I need to be credible before I begin.
People say no because they hate my idea.
I suggest how we can navigate around each of these perceived obstacles with a little more ease and grace.
2. Your Inner Source of Well Being
In this talk I speak about how reconnected with my well being helped me to overcome a period of my life where I experienced mental health problems. I talk about how changing my habits, questioning my beliefs and seeking out mentors transformed my life for the better. From this talk you will take aways specific action steps to help you move your life in a positive direction along with some simple principles and brain science to help shed some light on why what I did worked.
3. You either Win or you Learn
There really are only ever two choices - you either win or you learn. In this talk I explore why losing is a concept that only ever exists in our own perception. The fact of the matter is that fumbling around and making mistakes is inevitable. I talk about what hard lessons I learned along the way to creating The Happy Mindset and the benefit of taking an honest look at myself whenever things didn’t go according to plan.
Places He Has Spoken
Practical and inspiring! Learning how to learn is an area that every student, teacher and human needs to hear. Denis has a way of getting the audience to let go of self-judgment and instead focus on how we approach life-long-learning with curiosity and mindset.
Soness Stevens, TED & 3-time TEDx speaker, Founder of Your Speaking Journey