Starbucks Has Chosen John Culver to Be Its Chief Operating Officer

Recently, Starbucks announced that the company veteran John Culver will become its new chief operating officer. Culver has been working for the company since 2002 and will now succeed Roz Brewer, who was the COO until February this year. Brewer is now CEO of Walgreens Boots Alliance.

John Culver Is Also the New North American Group President for Starbucks

New COO of Starbucks, John CulverAfter Roz Brewer exited Starbucks in February and went on to become a chief executive at Walgreens Boots Alliance, the company had to name a new COO. They finally chose Culver to succeed the former chief operating officer and also promoted him to North American group president.

Before he received the promotion, Culver was the group president for Starbucks international, channel development, and global coffee, tea, and cocoa. This role had him oversee the company’s cafes across 58 international markets, as well as its consumer packaged goods products. In addition to being with Starbucks for almost two decades, he also serves on the boards of Kimberly-Clark and Columbia Sportswear.

The CEO of Starbucks, Kevin Johnson, Made a Statement Regarding the Future of the Company

CEO of Starbucks, Kevin Johnson In a recent statement, Starbucks’ CEO Kevin Johnson said that as they plan for 2022 and beyond, they are fortunate to have talented and diverse senior executives. According to him, this gave the company the ability to tap into the great potential of experts who can lead them forward.

There were also other related promotions at Starbucks. Michael Conway will take over as the group president of international and channel development. He is currently working as the president of international licensed markets. Also, Michelle Burns, who is now the senior vice president of coffee and tea, will become the new executive vice president of global coffee, tea, and cocoa.

All the new Starbucks promotions are set to go into effect on June 28. Meanwhile, Starbucks’ shares have gone up 4% this year, and this means that the current market value of the company stands at $132 billion.

Yale’s Happiness Course Is Now Free and Available Online

One of Yale’s massively popular courses is called ‘Happiness’, and is now available online. The course is free for anyone interested and is supposed to help people find joy in these troubling times. During the previous month, more than half-a-million people signed up to watch and listen to “The Science of Well Being,” which was originally a course that professor of psychology Laurie Santos was teaching on campus. Now, the course is available online and for free.

Yale's Happiness Course Is Now Free
Yale’s Happiness Course Is Now Free and Available Online

The happiness course, as it is also known, shows details of research that looked into the misconceptions about the things that make humans happy. It also reveals the concrete steps that people can take to live a happier and more fulfilling life.

The Happiness Course Has Had Some Amazing Turnout

From March 2018 to March 2019, the total enrollment for the class was some 539,000 people. This made the online course the most popular in Yale’s history, and by the end of March 2020, the numbers went as high as 1,153,744. Notably, 631,980 people enrolled in March alone, which is contributed to the stay-at-home policies around the globe. More than ten million people have visited Yale’s website recently, showing unprecedented interest that professor Santos called “a bit surreal.”

Professor of psychology Laurie Santos believes that people are just as focused on evidenced-based methods for staying physically healthy as they are on ways to improve their mental health, which should explain the major interest in her course.

 Laurie Santos
Yale’s Happiness Course Is Now Free and Available Online

The Course Offers Wellness Activities for a Better Life

The course aims to engage viewers in a series of challenging activities that are designed to help them build more productive habits and increase their happiness levels. Professor Santos also reveals some misconceptions about happiness to prepare the audience for these tasks. She shows that the mind has some annoying features that lead people to think in a certain way which can be unproductive and could lead to a bad mood. The research shows ways that can help people succeed in changing their behavior and incorporating specific wellness activities into their lives.