Stephanie Pollack, MA, the original Appreciation Guru, loves creating cultures that thrive. With more than 20 years of experience as a facilitator, trainer, consultant, and professor working on six continents, Pollack develops and leads innovative personal and organizational transformation processes to connect people to ideas, each other, and themselves for positive change.
Through retreats, trainings, and coaching, Pollack increases consciousness of the value of different perspectives, nurtures diverse groups, and surfaces personal experiences. She is passionate about using interactive methods to inspire "ah-ha" moments for cultural proficiency, leadership development, and increasing appreciation.
Pollack is the author of the Connect Book and the Connect Book Facilitation Guide, as well as a contributing writer to multiple large-house publications. She is an accomplished international conference presenter and keynote speaker. She has successfully worked with thousands of people using her talent for creating instantaneous bonding that engages and inspires others for a lifetime.
Getting her start as a trip leader at a summer camp in New England, Stephanie Pollack learned early on how to create a positive community feeling within a bunch of strangers. She now uses her extensive organizational development and facilitation experience with corporations, NGOs, nonprofit organizations, and universities to increase positive communication and build authentic relationships.