Working Gratitude-Podcast

Real people. Real gratitude at work.

We are currently on a break from recording new episodes. During our break, we hope you will listen to some of our previous episodes that you may have missed. Check them out below and in our Working Gratitude Archive.

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“Working Gratitude” launched in 2012 to stimulate dialogue and conversation about research based best practices of gratitude in the workplace and ways that gratefulness is expressed via involvement, community impact and giving. These brief interviews with successful leaders from a variety of professional environments will encourage and inspire you and give you ideas about how you can start “Working Gratitude.” 

Darin Hollingsworth in the studio recording the podcast.
Darin Hollingsworth in the studio recording the podcast.

Working Gratitude - Chris Murchison

Chris Murchison - Organizational Culture

Chris currently works as an independent creative thought-partner, experience designer, and advisor to organizations ready to reimagine the possibilities of their cultures. Greater Good - Gratitude at Work - Chris Murchison

Working Gratitude - Dr. Tim Seelig

Dr. Tim Seelig - Director & CONDUCTOR, SFGMC

Tim Seelig is conductor, singer, teacher and motivational speaker. In addition to Artistic Director of the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus, he continues a busy guest-conducting schedule throughout the U.S. and across the globe.

Working Gratitude - Kyle Hermans

Kyle Hermans - Ceo & Founder, Be Courageous

Kyle is the Founder, CEO of Be Courageous, the global growth platform helping leaders and organizations create their future today through courageous breakthroughs in culture, strategy and innovation. Kyle is also a performing and recording musician and competes in ironman triathlons.

Working Gratitude - Najma Khorrami

Najma Khorrami, Founder - Gratitude Circle

Gratitude Circle is a new social media empowerment app. Najma has written for The Huffington Post, Success Magazine, & Thrive Global among others. She has a Master of Public Health from George Washington University & a Global Health Certificate from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Working Gratitude - Byron Earnheart

Byron Earnheart, Barret School of Banking

Byron is Programming Director, Barret School of Banking, Memphis, TN. He hosts the “Main Street Banking” podcast, the only podcast solely devoted to community banks. He has over 15 years experience in financial services; 11 of which have been in various roles from teller work to branch management.


Dr. Paul White, author, The Vibrant Workplace Part 2

Working Gratitude - Dr. Paul White

Dr. Paul White, author, The Vibrant Workplace

Working Gratitude - Yasmin Nguyen

Yasmin Nguyen - Joyful Living Project

As a documentary filmmaker, Joy Ambassador, and speaker, Yasmin Nguyen, travels around the world to discover, share, and inspire joy. Yasmin created the Joyful Living Project as a way to reconnect people, ignite positive change, and remind us of all the beauty and good around us. 

Working Gratitude - Eric Severson

Eric Severson - Chief People Officer, DaVita, Inc.


Eric is a 25-year tenured human resources professional and since 2017 has served as chief people officer for DaVita, a leading provider of kidney care in the U.S. Prior to DaVita, Eric served as the Co-CHRO of Gap Inc. Eric is a director on the Board of Human Resources People & Strategy (HRPS).

Working Gratitude - Kristin Fox-Trautman

Kristin Fox-Trautman, Inspire Community Cafe

A native of Union City, TN, Kristin is co-founder/owner of Inspire Community Café. A business with a mission: to provide meaningful living wage jobs, healthy & delicious food, & a gathering place for local change makers to connect & collaborate for a more just & compassionate community.

Working Gratitude - Ron Grubbs

Ron Grubbs, Founder & President- Alliance Plastics

Ron, “Army Brat,” joined the Army, served in Korea, was called to active duty for Operation Desert Storm. After working for different stretch film manufacturers, his most rewarding career moment was starting Alliance Plastics with his father who instilled in him the notion of duty, honor, integrity and gratitude.

Working Gratitude - Michael Kurland

Michael Kurland, Founder/CEO - Branded Group

An award-winning CEO, Michael is committed to leading with purpose, giving back to his community, and living a healthy lifestyle. Branded Group has a culture of gratitude,  appreciation & giving back to the community. They are involved with Second Harvest Food Bank & Habitat for Humanity. #beBetter

Working Gratitude - Darin Hollingsworth

Darin Hollingworth - Grateful for mental health

In this episode Darin shares his gratitude, his  most recent journey through mental illness back to mental health.  He offers some tools and practices that have helped him. Read more on LinkedIn. Find other mental health and suicide prevention resources and research at

Working Gratitude - Jamie Meyer

Jamie Meyer Music - Singer-Songwriter

Jamie Meyer, “Swedish Fish” in a sea of cowboys, has been living in Nashville, TN for 5 years. He signed his first publishing deal 2018 and performs all over the Nashville area. He travels back and forth from Sweden to remind him of his humble concrete suburban roots of Hising Island, Gothenburg.

Working Gratitude - Joan Keddell

Joan Keddell - President, ITMI


Joan is grateful for a 40 year career in travel and for the opportunity to empower and develop new travel leaders. ITMI was the first travel and tourism school to include education about human trafficking awareness in its curriculum, partners with ECPAT USA and is a signatory of 

Working Gratitude - Steve Foran

Steve Foran - Grateful CEO, Author, Speaker

Steve Foran is the Grateful CEO and founder of Gratitude at Work. Steve has written the book about it! “Surviving to Thriving: The 10 Laws of Grateful Leadership” He has a big dream! Make 1 billion people happier! He is a lifelong resident of Halifax, Nova Scotia. 

Ed & Deb Shapiro - Working Gratitude

Ed & Deb Shapiro-Authors-Meditation & Mindfulness

Bestselling authors Ed & Deb Shapiro return to Working Gratitude. With more than 20 books on mindfulness, meditation, & the body-mind relationship, and their latest, The Unexpected Power of Mindfulness & Meditation. They have also been featured bloggers for HuffPost & Oprah.