ABOUT THE FOUNDER
Fraser Rose, the Founder of the Happiness Academy believes:
"I pass through this world
Any good that I can do,
Any kindness that I can show
To any human being,
Let me do it now,
Let me not defer or neglect it,
For I shall not pass this way again."
(William Penn, 1644-1718)
Fraser has a master's degree in education and is certified by the Ministry of Education of Ontario as a guidance specialist, a school principal, and a supervisory officer.
Fraser served as the supervising principal of schools on the Canadian Forces at Trenton while employed by the Dept. of National Defense for many years. During that time, he was elected four times as a trustee on The Hastings County Board of Education, and was elected Chairman of that Board for two terms. He also created a course on Positive Personal Power which he taught at Loyalist College.
For the past 21 years, Fraser has been principal of a private high school in Toronto. During that time he received training from the Co-active Coaching Institute as a life coach, but has recently specialized as a happiness coach to help both teenagers and adults strengthen one (or more) of four Keys for Happiness:
1 - Positive Self-Esteem
2 - Stress Management
3 - Win-Win Relationships
4 - Effective self-leadership
As a professional speaker on Managing Your Emotions, Fraser has presented seminars to business audiences in 16 cities across the country. He also taught a course on Stress Management to members of the Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation.
Fraser and his wife, Brenda, have three grown sons, and six grandchildren.
Fraser Rose is a runner. After his last 10K road race, he was awarded first place in the senior women's division. (Officials had mistakenly entered his name as Rose Fraser.) After their error was discovered, they awarded him second place in the senior men's division. (Fraser really can't boast about that, however, as there were only two men in it.)
Fraser's hobby is magic. He's no Houdini but he does claim to be so skilled that he can mystify every kid under twelve on his block, and almost half the teenagers.
Fraser's present project is to establish and grow the Happiness Academy.