Kerry Howells, Ph.D., has spent over 25 years researching, teaching, and practicing gratitude. She has published several academic papers that report on her findings regarding the important role of gratitude in school leadership and teaching, pre-service teacher education, indigenous education, early childhood education, and coaching in elite sport.
Kerry is particularly passionate about bringing the research on gratitude (her own and others’) and the strategies she has developed to life’s challenging situations. Kerry has presented on the topic of gratitude to multi-faceted audiences around the world in the form of keynote addresses, conference presentations, podcasts, radio interviews, and a popular TEDx presentation, “How thanking awakens our thinking.”
Working worldwide with school leaders and teachers, she has embedded gratitude into all levels of education. Her book Gratitude in Education: A Radical View has been used globally to guide educational programs, pedagogy, and many professional book club groups. Her latest book, Untangling You: How Can I Be Grateful When I Feel So Resentful?, is written for a general audience to assist readers to reflect on the interplay between gratitude and resentment when facing everyday dilemmas.