By Paul White, Ph.D. (USA)

The mission of professional coaches is to increase productivity by assisting businesses and leaders to address deficit areas and to build new skills.  One key area is in helping managers grow in the skills that help make the work environment more positive. With so many leaders and employees experiencing burnout, high turnover and increasing negativity, this mission is more important than ever. Coaches can help organisations by helping them understand that showing authentic appreciation in the workplace can be foundational to improving the culture.

Most Americans don’t feel valued at work, regardless of their job.  While almost 90% of all organisations and businesses in the U.S. have some form of employee recognition program, job satisfaction and employee engagement are actually declining.  A Gallup poll completed in 2012 found that only 30% of U.S. employees are actively involved in and emotionally committed to their place of employment.  This is the highest level of disengagement found since the research began in 2000.

Source: iCN Issue 14 vol.2  (Marketing for Coaches); pages 42-43

About Dr. Paul White

Dr. Paul White is a licensed psychologist who has worked with individuals, businesses and families in a variety of settings for over 20 years. He received his B.A. from Wheaton, his Masters from Arizona State, and his PhD in Counseling Psychology from Georgia State University. He consults with successful businesses and high net worth families, dealing with the relational issues intertwined with business and financial wealth. In addition to serving businesses, families and organisations across the U.S., Dr. White has also spoken and consulted in Europe, Central Asia, the Caribbean, and South America. For more information, please visit his website at

Paul White, Ph.D., is a speaker, trainer, author and psychologist who “makes work relationships work”.  Dr. White is co-author of Rising Above a Toxic Workplace, and has recently released training resources to help businesses avoid becoming toxic. For more information, go to