Year-End Gratitude

Every day is a good day to express some gratitude. But the holiday season seems like an especially good time to pause, reflect, and say “thanks” to those around us. My colleagues and I are putting the finishing touches on our year over the next 24 hours, and will close our office for the holidays at the end of the day Thursday. So as one of my final acts of 2018, I would like to express some gratitude.

I am grateful for the clients of The Latimer Group, the companies who have entrusted us to empower their employees with stronger communication skills. Without our clients, there is no Latimer Group.

I am grateful to the friends and contacts who have always taken an interest in what we do, offered words of encouragement and shared our name with others.

I am grateful for The Latimer Group’s Board of Advisors, a group that has always, quietly and effectively, guided our decisions and helped us grow.

I am grateful for the partners and vendors who support us every day, many of whom are fellow small businesses with similar DNA to The Latimer Group.

I am grateful for the best colleagues a man could ask for, people who work hard, possess immense talent, challenge me, and make The Latimer Group look great every day.

And finally, I am grateful for my wife who wakes up every day with a smile, and my children who give meaning to my life.

We live in a world where it has become easy to focus on the negative. But let’s all do our best to remember that there are things to be grateful for, in all of our lives. Sometimes the joy is obvious and easy to see. Sometimes we have to look for it. But it is always there.

I wish you and your family a healthy and happy holiday, and a prosperous 2019.

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Dean Brenner

A book about change

The Latimer Group’s CEO Dean Brenner is a noted keynote speaker and author on the subject of persuasive communication. He has written three books, including Persuaded, in which he details how communication can transform organizations into highly effective, creative, transparent environments that succeed at every level.