Steve Gross

Chief Playmaker, Life is Good Kids Foundation

Steve Gross, M.S.W., is the founder and chief playmaker of the Life is Good Kids Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit whose mission is to spread the power of optimism to help kids heal. A top business keynote speaker the foundation partners with leading childcare organizations to strengthen their capacity to build healing, life-changing relationships with the children in their care.

 

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  • Languages Spoken

    English

  • Travels From

    Massachusetts, USA

  • Steve Gross`s Keynote Speaker Fee This reflects Steve Gross`s U.S. Speaking Fee

    Please Inquire

  • Languages Spoken

    English

  • Travels From

    Massachusetts, USA

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Superpowers for Success in Business & Life

When people think about superpowers, they usually think about the ones that they read about in comic books. Superhuman strength, X-ray vision, and the ability to fly, are just a few examples of what we usually think about when we hear the word ‘superpower.’  Sadly, ...

When people think about superpowers, they usually think about the ones that they read about in comic books. Superhuman strength, X-ray vision, and the ability to fly, are just a few examples of what we usually think about when we hear the word ‘superpower.’  Sadly, superhuman strength and x-ray vision have proven to be of little help in combating many of the 21st century challenges that affect every organization. The good news is that that we are all able to tap into superpowers such as: gratitude, optimism, creativity, authenticity, and courage. Superman can’t teach you to fly, but during Steve’s high energy presentations he teaches you how to use the superpowers we already have inside each of us.

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Lead with Optimism (and the Results Will Follow)

Steve Gross explores how everyone can bring out the best in their team and organization by leading with optimism, creativity, and love (you read that right, love).  In this inspiring, moving and entertaining presentation, Steve shares research and first-hand lessons that ...

Steve Gross explores how everyone can bring out the best in their team and organization by leading with optimism, creativity, and love (you read that right, love).  In this inspiring, moving and entertaining presentation, Steve shares research and first-hand lessons that demonstrate how optimistic leaders inspire and energize everyone around them  – especially in challenging, change-filled times.  He will introduce the concept that “play” is not something you do, but rather a spirit you bring to everything you do, and he will provide practical advice for accessing and cultivating that playful, optimistic spirit.

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How Joy and Optimism Ignite the Best in All of Us

Steve Gross is serious about play – and its tremendous benefits for all people and the organizations where they work. The Life is good Kids Foundation is a non-profit organization that for twenty years has used play to help children overcome life threatening challenges such ...

Steve Gross is serious about play – and its tremendous benefits for all people and the organizations where they work. The Life is good Kids Foundation is a non-profit organization that for twenty years has used play to help children overcome life threatening challenges such as violence, illness and severe poverty. A recognized expert and pioneer in utilizing exuberant, joyful play to promote resiliency in children, he has extended those insights to adults, reconnecting them to the passionate, joyful and playful selves that enable them to be their best in and out of the workplace.

Through fascinating research, first-hand lessons learned in his crisis response efforts following 9/11, Hurricane Katrina, the Haiti earthquake and turmoil in the Middle East, and his uniquely humorous and participatory engagement with audiences, Steve demonstrates how to use playfulness to energize individuals, teams and organizations – especially in challenging, change-filled times – allowing them to reach their full potential.

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The Power of Optimism

Optimism is powerful. When human beings grow their capacity to see and focus on the goodness in themselves, others, and the world, their social, emotional, and cognitive superpowers emerge. Optimism, however, can be fragile. Chronic stress, fear, and overwhelming ...

Optimism is powerful. When human beings grow their capacity to see and focus on the goodness in themselves, others, and the world, their social, emotional, and cognitive superpowers emerge.

Optimism, however, can be fragile. Chronic stress, fear, and overwhelming adversity can weaken and destroy our capacity for optimism. Over time, a lack of optimism can lead to strained relationships, poor health outcomes, lost productivity, and shorter, less fulfilling lives.

Steve’s inspiring presentation helps individuals discover the power of optimism to create environments that enable optimism to take root and flourish. Using research, humor, and personal stories from his 25+ years as a clinical social worker, Steve shares how optimistic leaders bring out the best in people and organizations- especially in challenging, change-filled times.

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About Keynote Speaker Steve Gross

Steve Gross, M.S.W., is the founder and chief playmaker of the Life is Good Kids Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit whose mission is to spread the power of optimism to help kids heal. The foundation partners with leading childcare organizations to strengthen to strengthen their capacity to build healing, life-changing relationships with the children in their care.

Steve’s teachings have been utilized across the country and throughout the world in response to the social and emotional needs of communities deeply impacted by poverty, violence, and illness. Steve helps others discover their own sense of optimism so that they can inspire the people around them to focus on the good and overcome life’s most difficult challenges.

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