Steve Foran

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Please note, all videos were filmed on the road, as the host is working as a frontline medical worker during the Coronavirus pandemic. She would like to thank the Hilton Hotels/American Express and the ANA who provided free housing during these unprecedented times. The host also wishes to thank the interviewees, as they made this vision possible!

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About Steve Foran

His dream is 1 billion happier people.

He began exploring the relationship between gratitude and philanthropic giving while completing his Masters at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Since then, he's been writing and conducting practice-based gratitude research and teaching the habits of gratefulness... close to fifteen years now. What has emerged is their science-based program, Gratitude At Work. It's a simple, yet innovative approach to thriving leadership and business growth.

He founded Gratitude at Work in 2007 and started hosting conversations in his community which have since grown into work with leaders across Canada and into the United States, shifting cultures, helping leaders and their teams bring more gratitude to work each day.

His 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 Also in 2019, he was an inaugural winner of Canada's CEO Trusted Advisor Awards Program.

He's a son, brother, husband, father and newly minted grandfather. His kids poke fun at his gratitude work (air quotes) and in 2017, he was awarded the highest earned designation in professional speaking (CSP). He recently created STATUSGRO to give everyone easy Online access to the secrets of gratitude and grateful leadership. He's a lifelong resident of Halifax and doing his part to make his community a better place to live.


  1. Nancy Tucker

    That was awesome Mandy and Steve, since being home my daily gratitude journal has lapsed a bit , but this has motivated me to get back to it and make a new home habit.
    It has been nice to see a face I know , I have been following Steve for years
    Stay well

    • Mandy Simon

      Dear Nancy,

      I really loved reading this message and knowing Steve found you again! How wonderful. We have shared your comment on our IG page: @mandysimon_official

      Thank you for your contributions and it is a pleasure to have you join the conversation!!

      Mandy Simon


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