Co-author, The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace with Dr. Gary Chapman, author of the NY Times #1 Bestseller, The 5 Love Languages
Paul White's Text Reviews
In an environment where employees are overworked and underappreciated, it is important to communicate encouragement to our colleagues, superiors, customers and vendors. Dr. White's "5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace" addresses this issue . . .
John Duncan, PhD, CPA Dean - School of Business Charleston Southern University
"Dr. White's material is relevant, particularly to our ever-changing, multi-generational workforce. His appreciation concepts are beneficial to everyone in the workforce, regardless of a person's level in the company. His information has helped me feel more aware of issues relation to appreciation in my workplace an din society."
John Rolfe - Houston Convention Bureau
He did a fantastic job of combining his passion with both intellect and humor. He connected well with my team and since his speech, we've changed our focus to landing authentic appreciation in a real way across the organization.
Andy Erlandson - Microsoft, Inc.
Dr. White brought a practical approach to employee relations and did a great job showing us the difference between recognition and appreciation. His book was a hit with the attendees, majority of which are from smaller family owned & operated businesses.
Jeff Dearduff, Chairman, 2012 annual convention - American Society of Baking
"I picked up Dr. White’s book, The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace, . . . The idea of authentic appreciation really hit home with me. Too much of the time, we focus on rewards and recognition only. These can be strong motivators, but they often only apply to a company’s top performers. . . . We collectively decided to invite Dr. White to present to our entire organization. He did a fantastic job of combining his passion with both intellect and humor. He connected well with my team and, since his speech, we’ve changed our focus to landing authentic appreciation in a real way across the organization. Speaking of authentic appreciation… Dr. White, thank you for your inspiration and practical advice!"
Andy Erlandson, General Manager - Microsoft, Inc. Redmond, WA
“As the Chairman of the American Society of Baking and the one responsible for bringing keynote speakers, I knew that Dr. Paul White and his message would fit our membership perfectly, and it did. Dr. White brought a practical approach to employee relations and did a great job showing us the difference between recognition and appreciation. His book, The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace was a hit with attendees (the majority are from smaller family owned and operated businesses). Dr. White should be invited to speak to any group of leaders who have the responsibility to care for employees and ultimately their families. Thank You Dr. White.”
Jeff Dearduff, JDC Chairman - American Society of Baking
Until reading The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace I do not believe we had given any consideration to the fact that certain team members, when shown specific acts of gratitude, respond differently than other team members.
Elizabeth H. King, PhD CEO / President - Wichita State University Foundation
Wow! "Five Languages of Appreciation In The Workplace" is succinct and simple even as it is deep in significance and truly helpful. My marriage greatly benefited from "The Five Love Languages" and now my work is greatly benefiting . . .
Mike Jordahl Director, CityLife - Former National Director of Collegiate Ministries The Navigators
The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace training gives people more ways to encourage others. You will be able to use this in any group where you work together, including other docs, nurses, and staff.
Erin Thurston, M.D. - University of South Carolina Medical Center
I picked up Dr. White’s book, The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace, . . . The idea of authentic appreciation really hit home with me. Too much of the time, we focus on rewards and recognition only. These can be strong motivators, but they often only apply to a company’s top performers. . . . We collectively decided to invite Dr. White to present to our entire organization. He did a fantastic job of combining his passion with both intellect and humor. He connected well with my team and, since his speech, we’ve changed our focus to landing authentic appreciation in a real way across the organization.
Andy Erlandson - Microsoft, Inc.
During my first full year as CEO of a Chicago area-based association, one of my top priorities was the enhancement of our organization's internal culture. The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace book and accompanying tools were an integral part of this effort. In addition, our entire staff took the Motivating by Appreciation Inventory. Staff members have shared that encouragement from coworkers in their primary appreciation language has increased their motivation and sense of value. I highly recommend this book to any leader seeking tools to enhance staff satisfaction and empowerment.
Stephen P. Stahr CEO - Million Dollar Round Table
Our leadership team recently journeyed through Appreciation at Work. The video clips, the handouts, and the exercises provided a wonderful framework for lively, enlightening and meaningful conversations among the participating associates. In addition to learning more about the participants' primary and secondary "appreciation" languages, we found the entire day was a fabulous team-building experience. I'm telling my peers they should connect their teams with the Appreciation at Work training.
Bobby Ukrop President & CEO - Ukrop's Homestyle Foods
Dr. White brought a practical approach to employee relations and did a great job showing us the difference between recognition and appreciation. His book, The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace was a hit with attendees (the majority are from smaller family owned and operated businesses). Dr. White should be invited to speak to any group of leaders who have the responsibility to care for employees and ultimately their families.
Jeff Dearduff Chairman - American Society of Baking
Our core leadership of 10 individuals have found some great application for the 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace. We have learned very practical ways to communicate, appreciate, and model behaviors that match up with the way that we are each wired. . .We are excited to have this knowledge in our leadership tool belt, and look forward to applying these truths within our Team.
Art TerKeurst, Franchise Owner - Chick-Fil-A Arboretum
In our customer service department, we previously had an incredibly high turnover rate. In a department of twelve staff, we lost four team members within three months. All of the team members who left indicated they liked the work and the pay, but they felt drained constantly and also felt unappreciated by their supervisor and the rest of the company. In the last six months, since we started the 5 Languages of Appreciation training with Dr. White, we haven’t lost any team members in this department, the team is happier and more positive, and we actually have hired back two employees that used to work in the department (they found out from their friends that things had changed, and convinced them to come back.) The 5 Languages of Appreciation model has had a positive impact within our organization, from the top management down to the line workers.
Josh Pearce, Human Resource Director - Seat King, Inc.
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!
Patricia Shane, Ph.D, M.P.H. - Associate Professor, College of Pharmacy
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, President - SHRM-Atlanta
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 (PowerPoint, video, photos, cartoons) to keep the presentation interesting. People valued the practical steps he offered and we’ve had numerous individuals follow up afterwards wanting more information about The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace. I would absolutely recommend Dr. White as a speaker to other organizations.
Martha McCoy, Annual Giving Coordinator - Simpson University
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!
Stacie Engelmann, President - SHRM-Kansas City
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.
Lisa Holley, Corporate Human Resources, Learning and Development Consultant - Insperity
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
Caleb Cornelius, President - Florida Association of Bursars and Student Accounting Administrators
This was the best presentation on employee appreciation I have heard in 35 years. Very, very practical.
Tom Sanders, Chief Medical Director - Department of Veterans Affairs