Through an outpouring of love, optimism, experience, and expertise, Chief Playmaker, Steve Gross, MSW, and a trusted team of researchers and colleagues spent 30+ years developing the Life is Good Playmaker program.
Designed so childcare professionals can harness the power of optimism to help kids heal, the program provides transformative trainings, signature tools, and ongoing coaching, so that they can build life-changing relationships.
Thanks to the generous partnership with Life is Good, all Playmaker operating costs are covered, so 100% of donations go toward helping kids heal.
Steve Gross, M.S.W., is the founder and chief playmaker of the Life is Good Kids Foundation, a non-profit that spreads the power optimism to kids who need it most.
Steve’s signature approach has been widely adapted across the country and throughout the world in response to the social and emotional needs of children deeply impacted by poverty, violence and illness. In addition to his work in the social sector, Steve has worked with many corporations such as Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Million Dollar Roundtable Club, and IBM to demonstrate how optimistic leaders can inspire people and organizations through times of change.
How optimism and the 10 Life is Good Superpowers can transform work environments into engaging, compassionate places primed for success. With an emphasis on building meaningful connections, this keynote is an ideal follow-up to any of our brand speakers.
The importance of discovering your own sense of optimism before cultivating it in others. Steve shares a wealth of experience working with childcare providers and kids impacted by trauma to show the importance of cultivating connected, loving, trusted relationships and prioritizing self-care—as you care for others.
Steve’s keynotes directly benefit the Life is Good Kids Foundation’s Playmaker Program, which impacts the lives of over 1 million children annually.