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Gratitude at Work

with Omar Brownson


About This Class

Want to build a healthier team culture? Let’s put the social emotion of gratitude to work. This course is great for leaders looking for an intentional practice to support their teams, relationships and life.

The brain has a biological bias to see the negative. Fear sticks to habits. Fearless gratitude is an intentional practice to disrupt those habits.

Once you see a pattern, it’s hard to unsee it. Pausing to notice good begins to rewire the brain. This intentional check-in helps you (and teams) find healthier ways to react to stress and uncertainty.

Plant a fresh perspective. Noticing is a practice. Meditation begins with noticing each breath. Mindfulness begins with noticing change. Gratitude begins with noticing good. Learn a new mindful tool.

At the heart of this practice is the Gratitude Blooming Card Deck. Inspired by nature and art, the 39 cards include prompts centered around mindful themes like Infinite Possibility, Trust, and Presence.

In this class you will: 

  • Strengthen your social emotional learning
  • Learn how gratitude can help you to trigger your positive emotions, so you don’t become triggered by your negative ones
  • Draw from the digital Gratitude Blooming cards to learn an easy to use tool and mindful practice
  • Share learnings for how to incorporate these practices where you work
  • Cultivate fearless gratitude.

Inspired by land, storytelling, and gratitude, Omar finds joy in making good visible. He is a public speaker, civic leader, and an entrepreneur. Omar co-founded the gratitude app gthx (as in “gee thanks”), co-hosts the Gratitude Blooming Podcast, and facilitates Gratitude Circles for leaders across sectors. Previously, Omar was the founding executive director of RiverLA and has held leadership positions across the areas of finance, land use, and social impact. Wherever he is, Omar makes sure to take a beat to notice beauty and share his optimism.

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All class times are listed in US Eastern Standard Time. We are working to add more time slots that are time-zone friendly globally.

While we wish we could clone Simon, science just isn’t quite there yet. That is why we’ve trained our Optimist Instructors to teach our classes. However, our two on-demand courses are taught by Simon – check out Find Your WHY and The Art of Presenting!

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We are always looking to add more class options to accommodate our global audience. We hope to have some great options for you soon. In the meantime, Simon’s books have been translated into multiple languages and can be ordered online.

We totally understand that schedules can change at the last minute. An unedited recording is available for 48 hours after class ends for all classes except for our WHY series.

We’re glad you asked! Our 60- and 90-minute classes offer: more detail, more connection with your fellow attendees, more activities, and more interaction with our instructors. The 25-minute classes are more lecture-style. They feature more information-per-minute, but the shorter timeframe also means fewer opportunities for active participation.

We know you’re busy and, if you can’t easily spare 60 minutes, we don’t want to deprive you of an opportunity to grow!

Yes! Buy any three of our 25-minute classes in one purchase and you’ll get the third class for half-price. This means that if you purchase a bundle of three 25-minute classes, it will cost $100 instead of the full $120. The $20 discount will be applied to your cart automatically during checkout. If you buy three 25-minute classes in separate transactions, you’ll pay the full price for all classes. 

Yes, we have team options! We love that you are looking to take care of those around you. Your team can join a public class, and you’ll receive a team discount at checkout when you register 10+ team members.  

If you want a private class just for your team, on a date and time that works for you, then visit our private class page and our team will be excited to help you. 

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