Gratitude at Work

Day One Closing Plenary: Gratitude in the Workplace

Day 1 - 4:00PM - 4:45PM

My dream is one billion happier people.

While not the typical career path of an Electrical Engineer, I began exploring the relationship between gratitude and philanthropic giving during my MBA—receiving the Gold Medal for highest academic standing. Since then, I’ve been writing and conducting practice-based gratitude research and teaching the habits of gratefulness—close to fifteen years now. What has emerged is our science-based program, Gratitude At Work. It’s a simple, yet innovative approach to thriving leadership and business growth.

I founded Gratitude at Work in 2007 and started hosting conversations in my community which have since grown into work with leaders around the world, shifting cultures, helping leaders and their teams be happier at work by bringing more gratitude to work each day.

My 2019 book, Surviving to Thriving – The 10 Laws of Grateful Leadership, was named 1 of 8 recommended reads by Greater Good Science Center at University of California Berkeley and 1 of 5 positive psychology books for a happier 2019 in inc. Also in 2019, I was an inaugural winner of Canada’s CEO Trusted Advisor Awards Program and in 2017, I was awarded the highest earned designation in professional speaking, CSP.

I’m a son, brother, husband, father and relatively newly minted grandfather. My kids poke fun at my gratitude work (air quotes) as we are heading to one billion with an on-line community that gives everyone easy access to the secrets of gratitude and grateful leadership. I’m a lifelong resident of Halifax, Nova Scotia and trying to do my part to make my community a better place to live.

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Day One Closing Plenary: Gratitude in the Workplace

September 13, 2022

Gratitude – What every First Responder needs to know

In this session we explore the importance and relevance of gratitude as a foundational mindset to being an effective, influential leader and demystify the path to living a thriving life. Participants discover what traps far too many people and leaves them struggling to lead a thriving, happy, meaningful life—and how this bubbles over into our professional lives, stymies us from being our best and leads to feeling overwhelmed, isolated and dissatisfied. Participants will:

– Be able to describe the importance of gratitude as a leadership skill critical to their role as a First Responder.
– Be able to demonstrate 2 leadership habits they can immediately implement to help them build resilience, maintain a thriving mindset, feel more connected and be a more influential leader.
– Feel a renewed sense of hope, optimism and energy—both at and away from work—and knowing how to recreate this feeling at any time.

Register now for the Nova Scotian First Responders’ Mental Health Conference

Limited space available for this event, so don’t hesitate to register yourself or your team today.