Collaborate globally with other Grateful Leaders, and those who want to become such leaders, to create a future filled with gratitude and appreciation!

Tap into the power of personal commitment and dedication by acknowledging people in an authentic, heartfelt manner.

Inspire your team and bring out the best in your people by dramatically increasing levels of engagement, productivity, and willingness to take initiative.




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Judy’s book takes a bold step in juxtaposing the importance of appreciation with corporate value, increased engagement, personal satisfaction and bottom line results. This book really resonated with me as it is reflective of the leadership style I strive to continuously portray within my own organization. With the bottom-line driving most corporate agendas, this book serves as a roadmap for leaders to cultivate more engaged value-driven workforces.

– Joanna Durand, Managing Director, Citigroup

Like Judith W. Umlas, Robert Greenleaf ( the founder of Servant Leadership) knew that you cannot build community, much less earn trust, without acknowledging colleagues, expressing gratitude and offering recognition. If Greenleaf was alive today, I believe he would say that you cannot be a servant leader without being a grateful leader.

– Don M. Frick, Ph.D,
Author of the authorized biography of Robert K. Greenleaf: A Life of Servant Leadership

We would argue that an approach like Grateful Leadership has the potential of delivering a more powerful impact and higher ROI than other approaches to leadership development. Research dating back 50 years, suggests Grateful Leadership is a powerful process to drive team performances.

– Jack Phillips, Ph.D, Chairman,
ROI Institute™