Love people. Appreciate family and community. Teach positive-styles of communication.
Why We Care
Why are we inspired to wake up each day and work? What fuels our passion and determination to keep going and keep rising?
How We Care
How do we fulfill our purpose? How do we show our appreciation of the power of family and community? How do we teach?
What we Offer
What do we offer to help people – help people? What does it do for them, for you?
Supporting Community & Small Business
We believe in the strength and wonder of community. With our speakers, who will you come to hear and feel educated, inspired, or encouraged?
Creators of the Appreciation Board®
Organizers of PositivePDX
TED Talk'er in training
Visionaries for a more positively, and appreciatively, connected world
But, first ... Parents :-)
Jeff and Elizabeth (Liz) Spitzer felt firsthand the simple, yet powerful practice of sharing appreciation and positive acknowledgements with others. Fueled by the belief that people matter, and therefore words matter because of how they influence us - Expressive Connections was founded. When we share appreciation at home with our family; appreciation at work with our co-workers, or simply with a stranger - the influence of those words can last long after the pen has been put down.
Share something positive with someone today. At home; at work; in your community.
Don't feel appreciative? That is okay. Simply letting someone know you notice them and positively acknowledging them in some way can be the gentle reminder they need that they are not invisible. You'll feel glad you did something.
What do we Believe?
* In Community. With the closeness of community we can feel safe, supported, and respected.
* In People. Every person is important and deserves the warmth of knowing.
* In You. You are a great representative for what you want in life. Don't be afraid to take a stand.