Dr. Tracy Brower is a work environment sociologist, author, wife, mother of two, and a Principal for the Applied Research + Consulting team at Steelcase. She studies how people and companies can create fulfillment, meaning, and vitality in their work. Obtaining her PhD, MM, and MCR degrees has given her lots of opportunities to learn how much there is to learn. Her blog, Fruition, focuses on workLIFEstories and all things abundant. Her book, Bring Work to Life by Bringing Life to Work: A Guide for Leaders and Organizations provides new perspectives on work-life balance and how to create fulfillment in work and life.

Previously, Tracy was the Global Vice President of Workplace Vitality for Mars Drinks as well as the Director of Human Dynamics + Work for Herman Miller and the Director of Performance Environments and Living Office Placemaking for Herman Miller. Over her career, Tracy has had the opportunity to engage with many of the Fortune 500. Tracy is the recipient of various speaking awards as well as the Innovative Practices award from the University of Houston Stanford Alexander Center for Excellence in Real Estate. She has also taught college and university courses and she is a member of the selection committee for the Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award for Excellence in Work-Family Research. In addition to her PhD in sociology, she holds a Master of Management and a Master of Corporate Real Estate. She is a member of CoreNet Global, the American Sociological Association, SHRM, and SIOP.

Tracy has been interviewed for StoryCorps, Switch & Shift, Everything Co-Working, Financial Spectrum, WGVU, WHPC’s Secrets of Success, CCL Leadership Magazine, BOMA Magazine, and Globe and Mail Magazine. She has also published her work in the Drucker Institute Blog, The Leader Magazine, gothamCULTURE Blog, Switch & Shift Blog, Area Development Magazine, The Voice Magazine, Training Magazine, Leadership Excellence Magazine, HR Executive Magazine, About.com, Real Estate Review, Facility Executive, and more. Her work has been referenced in the Wall Street Journal, Green Source, Inside HR, MMQB, Fortune.com, Forbes.com, and Inc. Magazine.

*While professionally, Tracy is a Principal at Steelcase, the opinions she expresses in her Fruition blog are her own and do not necessarily reflect those of Steelcase. 

Tracy is an avid reader.
Check out what she’s reading:

The Children of Men
Breakpoint and Beyond: Mastering the Future Today
Small Business for Big Thinkers
Joy, Inc.: How We Built a Workplace People Love
Marley and Me: Life and Love With the World's Worst Dog
The Childhood Roots of Adult Happiness: Five Steps to Help Kids Create and Sustain Lifelong Joy
Falling Angels
Drunk Tank Pink: And Other Unexpected Forces that Shape How We Think, Feel, and Behave
The 19th Wife
Hidden Messages in Water
Leading Culture Change in Global Organizations: Aligning Culture and Strategy
A Game of Thrones
The Moral Molecule: The Source of Love and Prosperity
Orbiting the Giant Hairball: A Corporate Fool's Guide to Surviving with Grace
Is There Really a Human Race?
A Dance with Dragons
The Virgin Blue
The Social Media Sales Revolution: The New Rules for Finding Customers, Building Relationships, and Closing More Sales Through Online Networking
Vital Friends: The People You Can�t Afford to Live Without
The Glass Castle

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