Working Gratitude Archive


Over 20 NEW episodes in 2019

 “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.” 

David Oliphant - Working Gratitude

David Oliphant - Realtor, Yoga Instructor

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.

Jen Kramer - Working Gratitude

Jen Kramer - Founder, The Year of Love Project

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.

Sylvette Sawyers - Working Gratitude

Sylvette Sawyers - Head of Talent Opendoor

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 Federman - Working Gratitude

Brad Federman - COO F&H Solutions Group

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.

Melody Moore - Working Gratitude

Melody Moore, Soprano

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.   

Brendan Kamm - Working Gratitude

Brendan Kamm - Co-Founder & CEO Thnks

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.

Michelle James - Working Gratitude

Michelle James - Downtown Dogs Group


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 Fountain - Working Gratitude

Scott Fountain, SVP & CDO, BMHCC

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.

April Kelly - Working Gratitude

Gratitude at Work from PayPal to LinkedIn

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 and Deb Shapiro - Working Gratitude

Authors, meditation online & in the board room

Ed & Deb Shapiro, award-winning authors of many books on meditation & personal development, are featured bloggers for & 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.  

Melody Moore - Working Gratitude

Melody Moore - Soprano

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 - Working Gratitude

Author, speaker, founder-Joie de Vivre Hospitality

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.

John Kralik - Working Gratitude

The Honorable John Kralik, Superior Court Judge LA

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."