Michelle Gielan (born March 31, 1978) is an expert in the science of happiness and human potential. She is co-founder of the Institute for Applied Positive Research, where she researches the connection between a positive brain and success in business, health and relationships. She is the author of the Create a Happier Life eCourse, a five-step online course on training the brain for greater happiness and well-being. As Partner at Good Think Inc, a positive psychology consulting firm, Michelle works with Fortune 500 companies on ways to raise employee engagement and drive success. Clients include Bank of America, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Boston Children's Hospital, KPMG, and Crain's Chicago Business.