Co-founded by people-first culture advocates, Janine and Louisa who are both on a mission to change the world of work as we know it. When they’re not helping companies build positive and engaging work environments, they’re sharing their insights and expertise about the world of work – regularly featured in the likes of Courier, Stylist, Start-Ups Magazine, Glamour, and The Start-Up Show. They’re also hosts of the chart-topping podcast series, Culture Shock, which gives airtime to people doing things differently at work.
With director-level communications experience, Janine Jacobs, co-founder of HappyHQ, has worked with global brands such as LinkedIn, Hilton, and PepsiCo. Her career has spanned various countries and cultures, involving both agency and client-side roles. Driven by a passion for understanding people, she studied at The School of Positive Psychology in 2017, where she applied the science of human flourishing to the benefit of individuals and companies. Her learning journey continues relentlessly.
Louisa, founder of I Love My Job, a values-led, B Corp recruitment agency, launched the company 13 years ago with a simple mission: to find people jobs they love. This has led her to help 100’s of companies grow by finding them people who love what they do. To support this further she co-founded HappyHQ, the people-first company culture consultancy in 2010, to help companies create cultures that people run to, not away from.
Our priority is well-being – we’re not just about business, we’re about happiness, fun, and creating a meaningful impact for our clients.
We believe in complete honesty – with our team, with our clients, and even when it means facing our flaws.
We communicate clearly and inclusively, without hiding behind complex language or hierarchy.
We’re always eager to listen, learn, be open to new ideas, and ready to adapt for the betterment of people.
We’re reliable doers, not just dreamers – we take ownership, learn from our mistakes, and deliver results.