On January 20, 2017, Claremont Graduate University (CGU) hosted the 3rd Western Positive Psychology Association (WPPA) Conference in Claremont, California. WPPA’s primary goals is to facilitate faculty-student research collaboration, both within and across institutions.
The all-day conference included presentations on the latest research by scholars, applied researchers, and students. Dr. Mashi Rahmani shared, with an interactive presentation, his ideas on human flourishing. The day was filled with additional contributions from researchers on gratitude, grit, efficacy, performance under pressure, wisdom, positive workplace change, compassionate love, well-being, appreciation, flow, and more.
Mashi Rahmani is the CEO and founder of MMC, Inc, a leading HRO (Human Resources Outsourcing) firm. MMC is a $200 million dollar company, serving over a thousand clients, both nationally and globally.
Mr. Rahmani has also been the driving force behind the Innovative Management ApproachTM (IMA) portfolio of services. The IMATM model allows small and mid-sized companies partnering with MMC to compete in the marketplace with Fortune 500 Organizations, in order to attract quality talent.
Before developing MMC, Mr. Rahmani worked for nearly ten years as a Senior Program Administrator at NASA, negotiating contracts between the government and private sectors, on bringing in key individuals and resources. Building on that experience, he was able to move forward with his own successful endeavor . Mashi and his company, MMC, have been recognized on numerous occasions by the Los Angeles Business Journal as a “Top 15 Largest Employer” and “Top 20 Largest in Human Resources Services” in the seventh largest economy in the world.
Mashi earned his B.S. Degree in Air Transportation Management from the University of Houston/CL. He then attended the UCLA Anderson School to receive his MDE, before earning his Global MBA at TRIUM (NYU Stern, London School of Economics and HEC-Paris). He later earned his PhD from ISM (International School of Management).
Mr. Rahmani sits on the Board of Trustees of Claremont Graduate University, previously served on the Board of Visitors of the Peter F. Drucker Graduate School of Management, and currently the UCLA Human Resources Roundtable. For 25 years, he has also served on the Board of the Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’i Faith of Los Angeles.
An avid collector of fine art and antiques who also enjoys classical music, book reading, travel, and mountain hiking, Mr. Rahmani currently lives in Los Angeles with his family.