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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.”