Thank you for visiting Active Happiness. I created this site in the hope of helping us all to create greater happiness, both in our lives and in the world.


lmw-headshot-125My Story

Greetings. My name is Lynda Wallace, and I love what I do.

I am a coach and consultant who works with clients to help them gain the insights, skills, and confidence they need to build lives filled with happiness, meaning, and accomplishment. I meet with local clients in my sunny office in Montclair, NJ, and with clients from around the world over the phone and internet.

My practice is grounded in Positive Psychology, a research-based branch of psychology that studies the nature and causes of genuine happiness, healthy relationships, emotional well-being, meaningful accomplishments, and other elements of living well.

I came to this work after a very successful twenty-year career as an executive with Johnson & Johnson, where I was responsible for the acquisition of new medical technologies as well as the growth of a $1 billion global portfolio of brands including Band-Aids, Neosporin, and Purell.

I’m the very happy single mother of a wonderful daughter, whom I adopted from China when she was twelve months old. To my amazement, that was nearly twelve years ago. Whatever else I do in my life, that will always remain the best decision I ever made.

My Education

I hold an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. I completed my Certification in Advanced Positive Psychology Coaching following extensive academic and practical training with Dr. Robert Biswas Diener. I continue to study the science and application of Positive Psychology with Dr. Tal Ben-Shahar. Both Dr. Deiner and Dr. Ben-Shahar are world-renowned experts in the research and practical application of Positive Psychology. I am a member of the International Positive Psychology Association and the International Coach Federation.

My Approach

Clients have described my approach as “warm,” “insightful,” “generous,” “intelligent,” and “empowering.” I believe it’s clear to my clients that I love what I do, and that I’m fully committed to helping them achieve real breakthroughs in their lives, relationships, and careers.

If you’re interested in learning more about my approach, or how coaching works, please visit my coaching website or get in touch. I’d be happy to answer any questions you might have.




20 Responses to About

  1. Shanetia Clark says:

    Yeah! Congratulations! This website is great, and I will share it with the CAWP network!

  2. Jen Mallette says:

    Congratulations on launching this wonderful new site. I have shared it with all my Facebook friends.

    Here’s to living our dreams and being happy :)

  3. Susan Shaw says:

    Congratulations on the site! A wonderful idea!

    • Lynda Wallace Lynda Wallace says:

      Thank you Susan! I’m glad you’re here, and very glad you like the site. So nice of you to post your encouragement.

  4. Susan Stephens says:

    How wonderful to stumble upon your website … when my life is the darkest it has ever been. Thank you for following your hearts and your dreams and creating a place to go for those of us who need help getting up each day! :o)))

    • Lynda Wallace Lynda Wallace says:


      Thank your for your very nice words. I’m sorry to hear that things are so hard right now. It sounds as if you’re going through a really tough time, which makes it especially kind of you to have taken the time to let us know that you found the site to be helpful. I hope you’ll come back again and share your thoughts with us all. We all have a lot to learn from each others’ journeys, don’t you think?

      All the best,


  5. J The Incomparable says:

    What a wonderful “find”! So nice to see some positive thoughts and ideas in a world where we are inundated with despair and gloom. Keep it up!

  6. Nancy K. Powell says:

    This is an AWESOME site ! I just found you but this is exactly what I have been looking for since I really had a difficult time with my life. Having to honest with my disability and future outlook.

    Thank You So Much !

  7. Lynn Heritage says:

    I just happened to see a wonderful quote on facebook and followed the lead straight to your page, ‘liked’ it and found yet another lead to the this web site. I love what you’re doing! We, desperately, need to engage in active happiness and I just hope you have a huge, huge turnout. Thank you!!!!

  8. Judi Logan Welch says:

    This is brilliant — using your talents and life experiences to accent JOY and open doors to HOPE for those who may be dealing with darkness. Keep on keepin on! (Is there any way I can help?)

  9. carrie says:

    I’m looking forward to reading and finding happiness. That sick of feeling sick thing has really hit me hard. There is so much to be thankful for. Seeing the forest through the trees is what’s hard for me. I want to show my thanks and be happy by learning how to become less selfish. Thank you for this website.

    • Lynda Wallace Lynda Wallace says:

      Thank you, Carrie. I’m sorry I somehow missed your comment until now. I’m glad you found our site, and I hope you continue to find it helpful. Please post often, and let us know how things are going for you.

      All the best,


  10. Robin says:

    I am so happy to find you and your website. I am local to you and looking to have an encore career in the Positive. I will tune in here for sure, but would you consider mentoring?

  11. Christine says:

    What a wonderful name for a website ! I believe to be happy or Joyful you have to actively do something about it, mentally or physically :-) <3

  12. Lynda Wallace Lynda Wallace says:

    Thank you, Christine. I’m so glad you came across the site. I hope you’ll stick around!

    All the best,


  13. nancy says:

    Dearest Linda,
    Thank you so much for all you put into this website. I know you are helping so many people every day. The messages you relay are valuable and useful in daily life. Exactly what I need and can relate to. My appreciation is endless.
    Again, thank you

    • Lynda Wallace Lynda Wallace says:

      Dear Nan,

      I can’t thank you enough for this generous comment. It means so much to me to hear that you find the site valuable and useful. Thank you for taking the time to let me know. I will take your comment as inspiration!



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