STEVE FORAN, P.Eng, CSP, MBA


Me and my Grandfather - Growing up in Halifax, the door was always open. It wouldn't matter much if it were locked - the entire neighbourhood knew how to find the spare key. I'm grateful my grandson will walk these same east coast streets!

Me and my Grandfather - Growing up in Halifax, the door was always open. It wouldn't matter much if it were locked - the entire neighbourhood knew how to find the spare key. I'm grateful my grandson will walk these same east coast streets!

My dream is one billion happier people. 

I began exploring the relationship between gratitude and philanthropic giving while completing my Masters at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. 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 across Canada and into the United States, shifting cultures, helping leaders and their teams bring more gratitude to work each day. Don’t blame me for being an electrical engineer. You’ll love the attention to detail and be surprised by my thoughtful approach to all working relationships. I want to see people spend more time thriving and less time surviving so in early 2019 I published my first book, Surviving to Thriving - The 10 Laws of Grateful Leadership.

I’m a son, brother, husband, father and newly minted grandfather. My kids poke fun at my gratitude work (air quotes) and my nationally recognized blog. In 2017, I was awarded the highest earned designation in professional speaking (CSP). I recently created STATUSGRO to give everyone easy on-line access to the secrets of gratitude and thriving leadership. I’m a lifelong resident of Halifax and doing my part to make my community a better place to live.

Speaking of video blog - here’s the famous video, 100 Halifax Doors

How grateful is my hometown of Halifax? To find out we did a simple social experiment. We went to 6 locations (coffee shops, malls and office buildings) and opened 100 doors... watch the video to see what we discovered and find out how easy it is to make gratitude work.
Me, Lyn and our grandson Max - our past and our future all at once. The arrival of this little fella opened an entirely new category of things to be grateful for!

Me, Lyn and our grandson Max - our past and our future all at once. The arrival of this little fella opened an entirely new category of things to be grateful for!