Today is World Gratitude Day – an occasion very important to the Pierce PR team. We pride ourselves on practicing gratitude in our everyday lives, particularly in the workplace. After all, it’s one of our core values. To us, being grateful isn’t a luxury, it’s a necessity. We strive to be intentionally and consistently appreciative of each other, our clients and friends and the opportunities we have.
To celebrate World Gratitude Day, we’re sharing how a few of our team members practice gratitude both as members of the Pierce PR team and as high-achieving individuals who are intentional about gratitude.
Julia Bonner, Founder and President
I believe gratitude is the foundation of effective leadership. I’ve seen gratitude have a profound impact on team morale, productivity and overall organizational culture. I regularly reflect on the fact that our clients make the choice every day to do business with us, and our team members make a daily decision to be part of Pierce PR and do great work on behalf of our clients. This awareness is humbling, and it begets even more gratitude for my ability to be in a position to work with great clients and team members who make much of the joy of my days possible. In my experience, when leaders are grateful and actively express their gratitude to others, they build stronger teams and stronger businesses. Because of this, I continue to prioritize the practice of gratitude and its role in creating happier, more engaged team members and a thriving company.
Olivia Toliver, Account Coordinator
Speaking as a more recent addition to the Pierce PR team, I can confirm that it’s easy to instantly see the intentional practice of gratitude among our team. It was very refreshing to know that my new teammates were thankful to have me on board and were willing to offer support every step of the way, which allowed me to quickly and comfortably settle into my new role. In life, I believe the words we speak to one another are what truly keep us connected. My love language is words of affirmation, which can sometimes be difficult to find in a work setting. However, at Pierce PR, every completed task, big or small, is promptly followed with a resounding note of appreciation of my time and effort. Each day, I strive to reflect the same sense of kindness and gratitude shown by teammates to everyone I interact with – because you never know how much they may need to hear it.
Evan Dorian, Intern
As I discussed in my Meet Your Pierce PR Pros Q&A, I found the emphasis on gratitude at Pierce PR to be one of the most compelling reasons to apply for my internship. I had never seen a firm so focused on the power of practicing such a simple everyday facet of humanity, and I am thrilled to say that gratitude feels more central to my life than ever before as a result of working with my team. Gratitude is highlighted on every scale – whether it’s simply remembering to type a quick “thank you” in our Slack channel or getting a longer note from a coworker expressing how meaningful it was that I did an extra bit of work or volunteered to help with something, it’s clear that gratitude is top of mind for all of us.