Overcoming The Obstacles to Building a Culture of Appreciation


 Is your workplace characterized by negativity, crazy busyness, sarcasm & mistrust?

Do you have colleagues who whine, complain & grumble constantly? Co-workers who want praise even though they don’t do their jobs? Managers who don’t give a rip about “workplace culture”?

Do you want to help make your workplace more positive, but don’t know how? Then The Vibrant Workplace™ is for you!

The Vibrant Workplace is the follow-up sequel to The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace.  Designed to assist leaders and trainers continue to implement authentic appreciation among their work groups, Dr. White addresses the 10 most common obstacles to getting appreciation to “stick” and go deep in an organization’s culture.


The vibrant workplace Training Toolkit

The Vibrant Workplace Training Toolkit is a complete resource to equip you to lead in-depth training workshops to overcome the common obstacles of building a culture of authentic appreciation in organizations. It is a turn-key solution training events!

The training is flexible and can be tailored to a series of one-hour workshops or a half-day (or full-day) meeting.

        The Toolkit includes:


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“Over the past ten years I’ve had a chance to work with several companies and it would be extremely rare to find a company or even a department that could be described as vibrant – full of energy and enthusiasm. The good news is that in the book, The Vibrant Workplace, Dr. Paul White shares with us a practical approach on how we can create vibrant workplaces through the languages of appreciation. Dr. White offers us some sensible advice on what blocks us from achieving this and the understanding of how we can get around these barriers.”

– Dana McArthur, Founder, McArthur Creative
“The Vibrant Workplace dispels the myth that employee engagement is a simple program you just purchase and require management to deliver. In this book, Dr. White furnishes best practices and practical tools based on research and real life examples to create a path to a healthy organization. He provides a deeper understanding on ways to connect with and empower your team to grow and create caring relationships.
– Evan Wilson, Chief Experience Officer, Meritrust Credit Union
“Sadly, we still need this book. 51 percent of managers believe they are doing a good job of recognizing good work. Only 17 percent of their employees agree. That statistic from The Vibrant Workplace is why we need Paul White’s splendid new book. He explains why our typical ways of showing appreciation – like recognition programs – rarely live up to the hype. But, he doesn’t leave us hanging. He tells us how we can show appreciation in ways that actually matter to others at work. Consider buying two copies, one for yourself and one for your boss.”
– Rick Maurer, author, Beyond the Wall of Resistance


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Dr. Paul White

DR. PAUL WHITE, PhD, is a psychologist, speaker, consultant and author whose passion is “making work relationships work.”
For over 20 years, he has assisted businesses, government agencies, schools and non-profit agencies:

  • improve staff morale and create positive work environments
  • learn how to communicate individualized authentic appreciation among team members
  • reduce the sarcasm, cynicism and negativity associated with toxic work environments, and
  • build positive work cultures by discovering how to overcome the most common obstacles faced.

Additionally, Dr. White is a high-energy, humorous speaker who provides practical daily life tips for improving work-based relationships. In addition to speaking across North America, he has spoken in Europe, Central Asia, the Caribbean, China, and South America. For more information, please contact us at or visit his website,