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SEOLeverage - The SEO Podcast for Online Business Owners

Mar 15, 2024

In this episode, Gert gears away from the usual technical topics, SEO and marketing to make way for what is important in any business. And that is the topic that touches on the Employee Value Proposition (EVP). The world has changed immensely post pandemic and since remote work has been how the majority of businesses do their business now, the emotional aspect has been set aside. For example, leaders are not able to see if their employee is having a bad day at the moment, they just see the result - the inferior work they did. 

Gert's guest for Episode 122 is Kevin D. Monroe, who as a mentor explored how showing gratitude can have an immense impact in the workplace. In this ever changing world, gratitude is needed now, more than ever. He encourages leaders to tap into the power of gratitude to be able to know the people’s feelings, what every employee wants and whether they feel being valued. 

This episode is the first of something different in Be sure to tune in for more of these personal development topics. Enjoy!  

Podcast Highlights:

00:00 Prologue

00:32 Welcome to the episode and introduction of the guest

00:47 Introduction of the episode topic

03:51 Two questions that Kevin Monroe popped out for Gert

05:42 Every business is a people business

10:37 What are the five things that people want based on the Reinvented EVP by the Gartner Group? 

14:55 The emotional aspect that is lacking in the remote work environment as experienced by Gert

17:02 Compartmentalizing life and things post pandemic and how male and females do this differently. (...Using technology to become more human friendly)

19:42 The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace

24:46 How to use the Appreciative Inquiry technique in Team meetings? 

29:28 An invitation to pause and send short messages to some people. 

32:09 What is the Free 5-day challenge on Kevin Monroe's website that can help listeners grow gratitude?

33:21 End



The Reinvented EVP by the Gartner Group


The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace: Empowering Organizations by Encouraging People by Gary Chapman & Paul White


The Beginner's Guide to Growing Gratitude, Free 5-day challenge -


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