About The Gratitude Summit!


7:30 AM Executive Breakfast

9:30 AM Gratitude Summit Experience

 5:30 PM Gratitude WORKShop! for University Students 

Our Featured Speakers

Dr. Stewart Donaldson

Dr. Donaldson serves as Distinguished University Professor and Executive Director of the Claremont Evaluation Center (CEC) and the Evaluators’ Institute (TEI) at Claremont Graduate University.  Co-founder of the world's first Ph.D. research program researching Positive Organizations.  

 Professor Donaldson has recently developed the evidence-based PERMA+4 Well-being and Positive Functioning Framework to improve the effectiveness of organizations, leaders, teams, and workers.  He has also been honored with many career achievement awards for his research and evaluation contributions including the 2021 IPPA Fellow Award, 2019 IPPA Work and Organizations Division Exemplary Research to Practice Award, and the 2019 SIPPA Inspiring Mentor Award.

Josh Dotzler

Josh Dotzler serves as CEO of ABIDE, and inner-city nonprofit with the goal of revitalizing the inner city of Omaha one neighborhood at a time. Josh grew ABIDE into a household name with a multi-million dollar budget, mobilizing over 12,000 people annually and developing a 24-acre campus. His wealth of experience gives him the ability to speak to cultural and generational challenges.

As a Keynote Speaker and Performance Coach, Josh Dotzler is passionate about seeing individuals and organizations maximize their potential.‚Äč‚Äč He wants to see everyone WIN in every area of life. Josh is a proven winner and leverages his experiences with the principles he‚Äôs learned to help others reach their version of success.¬†A Creighton Bluejay, Josh has spent his life adding value to people with a purpose to ‚ÄėChampion people who champion change‚Äô in the world. Josh has been married to his best friend Jen for over 15 years. Together they have 4 kids and a dog.¬†

Dr. Janyne Peek Emsick

Janyne Peek Emsick, Ph.D. founded three not-for-profit community events, The Gratitude Summit, Professional Women Connect Global, and YP-Executive Dialogues.  Janyne brings the power of brain science to executive coaching & consulting to clients across six contintents.  WIth three decades of experience coaching leaders and their teams through the hard places - the resistance and conflict that comes with implementing large-and small-scale change, the conflict that comes from role confusion, misaligned goals, unclear processes and unmet expectations - Janyne thrives on finding hope and effectiveness in hard places. 

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