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About the Thoughts to Inspire Series

WWi’s Thoughts to Inspire series brings together subject matter experts across sectors who present evidence-informed, thought-provoking ideas and approaches; inviting conversation and bringing attention to the most pivotal and timely workplace wellness topics. The aim of this series is to inspire productive, inclusive, and healthy workplaces for all.  

About the Speaker: Dr. Jamie Gruman

An expert in workplace well-being, Dr. Jamie Gruman is a Full Professor in the Lang School of Business and Economics at the University of Guelph. He has twice been nominated as Ontario’s best lecturer and is the recipient of a University of Guelph Distinguished Professor Award. Dr. Gruman is also an award-winning researcher who has published over 100 books, chapters, articles, and presentations. His academic papers have appeared in some of the world’s top-ranked business journals and his latest book is called ”Advanced Introduction to Employee Engagement”. He has been cited in media outlets around the globe including Time, Oprah, Forbes, Fast Company, and Inc Magazines, NBC news, US News and World Report and his writing has been profiled by the World Economic Forum. A frequent keynote speaker, Dr. Gruman has consulted and delivered talks for Fortune 500 corporations, public, and not-for-profit organizations including General Motors, Departments and Agencies of the Government of Canada, and the Children’s Wish Foundation. Learn more about him at

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Dr. Jamie Gruman's Presentation

Through stories, studies and anecdotes informed by research, along with personal reflections, Dr. Jamie Gruman challenges us all to remember past joys, revel in future reflections and to create workplaces that support the important things in life. Dr. Gruman explores how optimizing the relationships we have with ourselves, others and our workplace organizations can greatly impact overall workplace wellness through times of disruption and beyond.


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