Meet the Founder and CEO of Triple-H Project
Dr. Alphonsus Obayuwana M.D., Ph.D., CPC. Founder and CEO of Triple-H Project
Alphonsus has spent the past thirty-five years studying human hope and happiness. In 1979, he was awarded a national research grant and Smith-Kline Medical Perspective Fellowship to develop an instrument for measuring human hope, with the purpose of detecting hopelessness early enough in troubled human individuals so assistance could be offered in time to prevent suicide. The Hope Index Scale (HIS) Alphonsus created has been used by companies including the Coca-Cola company, General Motors, the Veterans Administration, and many academic institutions inside and outside the United States.
Alphonsus has served on the teaching faculty at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Maryland University College of Medicine, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine, and University of Toledo—teaching and mentoring thousands of medical students, resident physicians, nurses, and fellows, in the art of caring and promoting happiness for themselves and their patients. Even today, as a retired professor of medicine, he continues to teach, train, and certify happiness coaches—in his current capacity as the CEO of the Triple-H Project, LLC.
Alphonsus was born in the historic City of Benin which was once the seat of government in the old Benin Kingdom (now part of modern-day Nigeria) where long ago, his father’s father served as the personal doctor of the King (Oba Ovonramwen). His own father was a teacher to the crown prince and later king (Oba Erediawa) of Benin. It is therefore perhaps more than mere coincidence that Alphonsus became a doctor, teacher, and a coach.
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Contributions & Accomplishments
35 year history of research on Human Hope & Happiness
25 year history of teaching and faculty appointments in institutions such as—
- Johns Hopkins school of Medicine
- Maryland University College of Medicine
- Eastern Virginia Medical School
- Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Retired Major, USAF (Reserve)
Past President, the Association of Nigerian Physicians in Americas
Associate Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, St. Vincent Medical Center, Toledo, Ohio.
Well-travelled and multi-culturally attuned
Several medical missions to developing countries in order to deliver free health care
Alumnus of the year award from High Point University
Delivered nearly 4,000 babies to date without a single malpractice judgement or finding.
Founder and CEO, Triple-H Project, LLC
Major Books & Articles Written
- The Five Sources of Human Hope: Mirror of our humanity
- How to live a life of Hope: A roadmap for achieving personal fulfillment
- The Mathematics of Happiness
- What exactly is a happy life?
- Extra-Uterine Adaptation Theory
- The 14 Tenets of Human Hope
- Five most important “things” in your life
His Passion & Philosophy
”When I was a third year medical student, I became interested in the study of Human Hope—a passion that continued for 35 years in addition to my obstetrics and gynecology practice. During these decades of research, I discovered a mathematical equation that precisely explains the recipe for a happy life. Today, sharing this finding with others is my greatest passion.”
“The realization that our hopes, our hungers and our happiness are tightly linked together is what led me to conceive of the Triple-H Project LLC—an entity wholly dedicated to help create hopeful and happier communities—one encounter at time—regardless whether the setting or venue is at the workplace, civic gathering, or university campus”.
Not too long ago, a little boy in Lafayette, Indiana, who “had a bad day at school” and was also overwhelmed by “tons of homework”, called 911 to ask for help. The dispatcher on duty, at the Lafayette Police Department, Ms. Antonia Bundy, without any hesitation, helped him over the telephone with his math homework. Luckily, it was not a busy day. At the end, he expressed gratitude for the assistance and also apologized for the call—but added, “I really needed help”.
Public reactions and comments about this incidence were profuse. Many empathized with the boy; some blamed his parents, while others expressed anger over the little boy’s misuse of the public emergency line for a non-emergent triviality.
His Passion & Philosophy Continue...
The point that must not be missed is that the boy was simply overwhelmed and he needed help. As founder and CEO of the Triple-H Project, I was very impressed and glad that he sought help where he could rather than resorting to an option that was either harmful to himself or to others.
The plight of this little boy goes a long way to argue for the need of Triple-H Project in every city and town— where people can call to request the assistance of a happiness coach.
“The workplace, civic gatherings, college and university campuses are the three very practical settings or venues where the mission of the Triple-H Project (THP) can be best implemented. College and university campuses being the place where young men and women gather to receive formal preparation for life also provides the most appropriate setting to learn the mathematics of happiness; and become adequately equipped to live a happy life in a very challenging world that awaits them after graduation. Additionally, the college years are also the time of major psychological turbulence and emotional fragility with high suicide rate. For these reasons, it is my personal desire and mission to give priority to college and universities students in sharing my recipe for happiness”.
Dr. Alphonsus Obayuwana accepts speaking engagements before large and small audiences, conducts hope seminars, and happiness workshops. He also accepts clients for one-on-one hope and happiness coaching.
He is the Author and Course Director of The Mathematics of Happiness.