New episode available June 19, Kristin Fox-Trautman, Inspire Community Cafe
“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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. EdandDebShapiro.com
A president’s club successful Realtor, David loves change. A life objective has been to say yes more than no. When new opportunities come, he looks at each one with thanks. He has hosted a TV show, been a cruise director, a flight attendant, restaurant owner…plus he teaches yoga 3 times a week.
Director of University events for DePaul University, Jen Kramer is an award-winning creative event director. In our Working Gratitude we discuss a personal project she undertook in 2018. Year Of Love Project: 365 Days of Love Letters. https://www.facebook.com/groups/theyearofloveproject/
Sylvette is a leader in the talent space and global talent acquisition. Recruiting is her art & passion. She wants to elevate the contribution of the function & recruiters. She has worked with great organizations like Microsoft, Gap Inc., as a consultant and now Opendoor, a real estate tech company.
Brad has over 25 years of experience in HR, performance management, employee engagement, compensation, recruiting, change management & instructional design. He has a B.A. in communications from University of Maryland & M.Ed. from Vanderbilt University. He is a member of the Forbes Coaches Council.
In this podcast Melody Moore, soprano, has performed with opera companies in San Francisco, New York City, Atlanta, England, Los Angeles, & New Orleans. She is graduate of Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, a former Adler Fellow of San Francisco Opera and a participant of the Merola program, San Francisco.
As co-founder and CEO of Thnks, Brendan is responsible for all day-to-day operations of the platform and is the guardian of Thnks’ strategic vision. Brendan is on a mission to improve the way gratitude is expressed within the workplace and between sales teams and their clients. Thnks.com
With a background in accounting Michelle James is co-founder & volunteer executive director of The Downtown Dogs Group. Founded in 2009, Downtown Dogs is dedicated to this premise: all neglected & abused dogs & cats, regardless of age, breed, health or temperament issues, deserve a loving family.
Scott is SVP & CDO at Baptist Memorial Health Care Corporation in Memphis, TN. Baptist is one of the largest faith-based, non-profit hospital systems in the nation with 21 hospitals & 18,500 employees in TN, MS & AR. He oversees the $500 million BMHC Foundation, & Corp. Communications at Baptist.