“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 philanthropy. 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.”
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.
John Kralik, Superior Court Judge in LA, is author of New York Times bestseller "A Simple Act of Gratitude - How Learning to Say Thank You Changed My Life." "When you send out your appreciation to others, it is like a wave in a lake. It just ripples and ripples and ultimately comes back to you."
April Kelly was at PayPal before it was PayPal, went on to what was then a start-up, LinkedIn. Her work in those roles gave her great insights about leadership and gratitude that she shares in her book “Gratitude at Work.” She is grateful for technology that connects people and ideas.
Ed & Deb Shapiro, award-winning authors of many books on meditation & personal development, are featured bloggers for HuffPost.com & Oprah.com. They have taught meditation & personal development for over 25 years. Ed and Deb share how gratitude is a consistent mindset and part of their work.
American soprano, Melody Moore, has performed with San Francisco Opera, New York City Opera, Atlanta Opera, English National Opera, Opera Cleveland, Los Angeles Opera, Madison Opera, New Orleans Opera, Orlando Opera, Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra. In 2013 she makes her debut Houston Grand Opera.
Chip Conley is author, speaker and founder of Joie de Vivre Hospitality. He can find gratitude in the two economic downturns for very strategic reasons and because of what he learned during these times. He expresses gratitude financially and with time and energy dedicated toward local nonprofits.
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.
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