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Scott Brunscheen, Executive Director – Faith at Work

“Dr. White is an inspiring and humorous speaker whose message includes very actionable items to use in daily work life.  His talk was well-balanced and supported by research, and people could relate personally to his stories and examples.  We had a strong response (regarding the number who attended the event) and incredible comments from our guests who were comprised of business owners, and community and nonprofit leaders.  Overall, the luncheon was positive, encouraging, and able to be applied in virtually every type of work setting”

Michael T, Management Analyst – HUD Learning, Enrichment, and Resource Network

“Creating a Positive Workplace through Authentic Appreciation, should be mandatory for supervisors at all levels. By using humor, videos and his interaction with the audience, Dr. White actively engages the participants in a way that is humorous and keeps you laughing. The principles provided are easy to understand, apply, and remember. More importantly, the information is relevant to daily life in the workplace and resonates with your own personal experiences. I would absolutely recommend Dr. White to others, especially to government agencies with limited funds who are trying to get impactful training with long lasting effects.”

Josh Nickell, Owner – Nickell Rental 

Nickell Rental is a family-owned equipment rental business that serves communities around the Greater Atlanta area. They hold the honor of being ranked, multiple times, by Inc. Magazine’s prestigious list of the most successful private companies in the nation. “A key component of our growth is having motivated and highly engaged teams,” says Josh Nickell, owner of Nickell Rental. “Offering encouragement and genuine appreciation is a driving force for team engagement and effectiveness. The MBA Inventory allows us a simple way of understanding how we can best encourage the individuals on our team in an impactful and meaningful way.”

Jack W. Bruce, 2016 President SHRM-Atlanta & VP Strategic Operations – The Benefit Company

“Dr. Paul White’s keynote presentation on the 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace, for our SHRM-Atlanta annual HR conference, was right on target.  Our membership is made up of HR and business professionals at various stages of their careers and from a variety of industries and from organizations ranging in size from Fortune 100s to start-ups. Yet Dr. White was able to draw on his vast experience and deliver a presentation that was relevant across our diverse membership.  His presentation was engaging, current and relevant.  He combined solid research with actual work-life experiences to show how authentic appreciation positively affects the success and bottom line of an organization.  The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace was extremely relevant to our SHRM members – helping us to enhance our leadership skills in our member organizations.”

Jack W. Bruce, 2016 President SHRM-Atlanta

“Dr. Paul White’s keynote presentation on the 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace, for our SHRM-Atlanta annual HR conference, was right on target. His presentation was engaging, current and relevant.  He combined solid research with actual work-life experiences to show how authentic appreciation positively affects the success and bottom line of an organization.  This was extremely relevant to our SHRM members – helping us to enhance our leadership skills in our member organizations.”

Bruce Burnett, President & CLU – Wichita Estate Planning Council

“Dr. White proactively pursues ways to connect with the audience – before, during and after the presentation.  He doesn’t just speak to you but does a great job of getting attendees involved in the process.  His message of discovering ways to communicate appreciation effectively to peers and staff was enlightening and the concepts will help both law firms and a variety of organizations.”

Lisa Holley, Corporate Human Resources, Learning and Development Consultant – Insperity

“Dr. White was warm and inviting in how he related to us. It was obvious that he made himself knowledgeable about our group and the purpose of the event. He did not come across as if he was “performing,” like many other speakers do. He was very personal and his presentation flowed so smoothly. His interaction style was both fun and honest. We had tons of communication with Dr. White and his office pre event, which helped lead to the success of the event. The research at the beginning of the presentation was very eye opening and helpful, and the content he presented was very easy to understand. I think the Appreciation at Work resources will complement our recognition program really well.”

Stacie Engelmann, SHRM-KC President 2015

“Dr. Paul White’s keynote, Improving Staff Morale with Authentic Appreciation, was a great way to kick-off our annual conference as our SHRM members and attendees wanted an important message that they could learn and apply to their company. We doubled our anticipated attendance and our members were able to take back practical resources to help integrate appreciation into their workplace. Dr. White was funny, brought positive energy to the session and engaged well with the audience. Dr. White and his team were at the “top of their game” — they were great and a pleasure to work with. If you’re looking for an engaging speaker and relevant topic for your event, I would certainly recommend Dr. White!”

Tan Sri Francis Yeoh, CBE, Managing Director, YTL Group of Companies

“I am glad that Dr. Gary Chapman and Dr. Paul White have written this timely book.  I don’t know a more dignified and effective workforce than one operating from a position of worth, integrity, and confidence, as well as one that excels in language of appreciation.  This book will help you transform the workplace with godly values and a simple ‘People Come first!’ approach.” Tan Sri Francis Yeoh, Primus Inter Pares (First Among Equals) and Honoree of the 2010 Oslo Business for Peace Award.

Patricia Shane, Ph.D, M.P.H. Associate Professor – College of Pharmacy Touro University, California

“You were absolutely fantastic!!  We are collectively very appreciative of the time you shared with us and the humor you brought to our sometimes entirely too self-involved small community. I think your presentation single-handedly boosted morale and lubricated worthwhile connections among those sitting across several unspoken divides — either in the hierarchy or in their different departments and sitting snugly within our individual professional disciplines. I have never heard this group share this much laughter.  Somehow you managed to find a collective funny bone without offending even those with a somewhat desiccated sense of humor.  And we know about the healing powers of laughter. Thank you so much!”


Stephan Noubert, International Leadership Consultant – Author of more than forty books

“In far too many workplaces results matter more that the people who work there.  Gary Chapman and Paul White beg to differ.  In this absolute must-read book they shift the pendulum to the art of appreciation.  In creative, yet very practical ways they show how to appreciate every single person at work, which will automatically boost the employee’s confidence and productivity.  This book holds the key to transforming all working environments into safe and effective spaces where people can feel valued once again.”


Tom Nicholson, Executive Director – HR People & Strategy

“Trusting relationships are the glue that holds commerce together. They are more important than skills or knowledge. This book shows how to build trust on a personal level in the workplace and its principles apply for a wide variety of organizations.


Ian Mann, Director – Gateway Business Consultants

“Every management course highlights the value of appreciation, but appreciating me in a way that I can’t hear feels very much like not being appreciated.  Just as They 5 Love Languages enables couples to feel loved in a way that they understand, so do The 5 Languages of Appreciation ensure that the staff know they are appreciated.  This book is an important contribution to making the workplace a more pleasant environment where people feel appreciated-a prerequisite for being more productive.”


Jennifer Johnson, CIO/COO – Equity Bank

“In taking our leadership group through the Appreciation at Work training, Dr. White was able to use humor to deliver important business concepts in a way that made us “stop and think”.  The session was enjoyable and engaging – so much so that the time went by very quickly.  I would recommend having team members take the Motivating By Appreciation Inventory prior to the training (as we did), as doing so helped us relate the content in real-time.  Dr. White had a unique way of taking topics some view as “touchy feely” and making them very practical for business workplaces.  I would absolutely recommend this training to others – it was great!”

Faye S. Hill, CEO – Lowcountry Pregnancy Center

“As a CEO of a pregnancy medical center, I was eager to offer the MBA Inventory to our staff. We incorporated the completed MBA Inventory results into a recent staff retreat. This process resulted in some very interesting dialogue between staff members. They began to understand ways they could work together more closely as a team and show appreciation to each other. They loved the idea of having the desk cards with their appreciation language visible to coworkers. It has been exciting to me to see how quickly our staff grasped this concept and put into practice. We are now contemplating offering the MBA Inventory to our volunteers. In the PMC world, employee and volunteer turnover is frequent. If we can find ways to show true appreciation to our staff and volunteers, we’re going for it!”


John Duncan, PhD, CPA, Dean of School of Business – Charleston Southern University

“In a business environment where employees are often over-worked and underappreciated, it is important to personally communicate encouragement to our colleagues, superiors, customers and vendors. Dr. White’s 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace presentation addresses this timely issue, with insight and relevance. His style is engaging and effective, teaching us how to impact our workplace and community with genuine encouragement.”


Matt Davenport, Assistant Director of Reslife – Purdue University

“5 Languages of Appreciation in the workplace truly provides tools, examples, and techniques that help fill a much needed gap.  Our department has made appreciation a part of our culture and has seen a positive impact, which has given me the opportunity to facilitate trainings with other departments on campus.  It is an honor to train students and staff members on the teachings of Dr. Paul White specifically highlighting authentic appreciation.  I highly recommend creating an environment of appreciation via the 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace.”


Jane Corwin, Senior Associate Director – Princeton University

“I had no idea! There are five different languages of appreciation, and we don’t all speak the same language? As I read the book and thought about it, it made total sense to me. Motivational management skills are critical to my team’s long-term success. After reading The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace I am now better equipped to inspire top performance in my staff by applying a very thoughtful, simple, and personalized methodology to showing my true appreciation for quality work.”

Linda Brown, Principal – Griffith Elementary

“I want you know how thankful I am that you worked speaking to our staff into your busy schedule.  Our staff, for the most part, has been feeling underappreciated and overworked.  After reading The 5 Love Languages and understanding the ways of feeling Loved – I decided to look into the The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace. I decided to order another 65 so all staff members would have it when they came back to school. We started talking about it, the staff have all taken the survey, and we are working to help each other feel most appreciated in their “language of appreciation. You are a very upbeat, energizing, and entertaining speaker. After being our Guest Speaker and reading your book I’m hoping it will help us make each other feel truly appreciated. Have a great day.”


Andy Bailey, Employee Recognition, Events, & Corporate Citizenship Manager – DIRECTV LLC

“One of the core strengths for the Appreciation at Work process is that it is easily implemented.  The resources are adaptable to different settings and roles, being able to be used by front-line employees, supervisors, and managers immediately.  I’ve had managers and supervisors complete the training and that day tell me they were going to change an email they were drafting to send to their team.   Another said they were going to conduct their team meeting differently the next day. The Appreciation at Work resources have helped us transition how we do recognition and appreciation.  We have moved from talking about “rewards and recognition” to “recognition and rewards,” and then to “appreciation and recognition.” Additionally, our being able to deliver the Appreciation at Work training has given our recognition team credibility, being able to deliver value to our organization.  We have moved from the “reward and party people” to subject matter experts who offer practical skills that impact our leaders.  In fact, those leaders who embrace authentic appreciation and become champions in implementing it become higher potential leaders.”

Anita Fevang, Premiere Partner for Norway – Job Motivated  

“My professional partnership with Dr. Paul White and Tim Hepner has been a great, inspirational experience. Appreciation At Work is too good not to be shared throughout the globe. They’ve been extremely generous in sharing the content of the program, as well as their time and expertise. They made it possible for me to translate the book (into Norwegian), and to start providing training in the health care facilities important to the welfare state. They’ve also helped me create a clear vision of how I can make the appreciation concepts work to create a safe and happy work environment for adults at work. Thanks to their Premier Partner program, I can see the possibility of making an important difference in the world, combined with creating a sustainable business. I am grateful for their genuineness, our shared values, combined with creating a network of truly amazing people!”  www.jobbmotivert.no 


Andy Bailey, Employee Recognition, Events, & Corporate Citizenship Manager – DIRECTV

“Being able to deliver the Appreciation at Work training has given our recognition team credibility, being able to deliver value to our organization. We have moved from the “reward and party people” to subject matter experts who offer practical skills that impact our leaders. In fact, those leaders who embrace authentic appreciation and become champions in implementing it become higher potential leaders.”

Martha McCoy – Simpson University

“Dr. White was the keynote presenter for our annual Business Leadership luncheon.  We sold out the event, and had the largest crowd in 14 years, with over 550 business and community leaders attending. Dr. White was one of the best speakers we’ve had – with an upbeat, interactive style.  He was professional, yet genuine and he used a variety of delivery methods to keep the presentation interesting.  People valued the practical steps he offered…”

Ruth Watson, Organizational Development – Focus on the Family

“Dr. White came and provided the Appreciation at Work training to over 60 of our leaders and managers.  He was very enthusiastic and connected well with the attendees, proactively introducing himself to them prior to the training.  His style was professional but genuine and people responded, with a high level of engagement. The information provided was practical and helpful.  I have always thought that people leave their jobs because of a lack of appreciation, so hearing Dr. White talk about this problem was quite validating. Many attendees wanted more information on pursuing this training with their team members. My manager and I are now certified trainers, and we plan to provide training to them in the coming months.”

Paula Appel, MDS Coordinator – Global Healthcare

Dr. White’s presentation on The 5 Languages of Appreciation was very engaging.  He was direct and knowledgeable and had a way about him that made us want to listen to what he had to say.  It was like listening to a friend!  I would definitely recommend this training to others.  We left feeling very positive, realizing we are a valuable employee to our company.  Our regional team is reporting a positive difference following the training with employees feeling more respected by their supervisors.  My recommendation for anyone going through the Appreciation at Work training process it to ‘Sit back and listen.  Soak it up, and it will hit home’.

Jon Rolph, Conference Director – Wichita YPO

“Dr. Whites keynote topic is applicable to any industry. Appreciation is a common denominator and his presentation easily sets up follow through for the organization. Unlike some presentations, it is easy to integrate and apply afterwards. The presentation is applicable to key associates as well as presidents and CEOs”


Caleb Cornelius, President – Florida Association of Bursars and Student Accounting Administrators

“Having Dr. White as our keynote speaker was the perfect way to kick off the rest of the conference; He was so engaging, and very relatable! He was very interactive and reached out to our specialized group and talked about what was important to us”


Jamie Lanphear, Chapter President – ATD Pikes Peak

“Dr. White’s approach is relevant and timely for today’s workplace—I appreciated that he had tools and techniques that I could easily take back and begin to use”

Jill Joiner, Organizational Development Facilitator – Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P

“I had the privilege of attending Dr. Paul White’s keynote presentation at the Association of Talent Development, Kansas City Chapter (ATD-KC) Fall Conference. His presentation was enlightening and highly informative on how we need to focus on how we are appreciating others at work and ways to make this a part of our daily routine. He has a presentation you will definitely want to see”

Barbara Weathers, VP Programs and Events – Association for Talent Development (ATD-KC)

“Dr. Paul White has an interesting combination of characteristics. On the one hand, he is humorous, engaging and an energetic presenter – like an entertainer.  But, on the other hand, he has a relaxed, conversational style which makes him approachable and easy to relate to. The information he shares is practical and relevant to virtually anyone, regardless of their position in an organization. I would highly recommend Dr. White to others – he will be enjoyed by and beneficial to a wide range of industries and organizations”