Secrets to Happiness at Work: How to Choose and Create Purpose and Fulfillment in Your Work

  • 1h 48m 48s
  • Tracy Brower
  • Gildan Media
  • 2021

Perfect for fans of What Color is My Parachute?, expert Tracy Brower sets a foundation by making the case for joyful work and life, pointing to research on personal, family, and child health. From stress and sleep to marriage and child development, joyful work is a critical part of a healthy life.

The book goes on to provide key touchpoints on fundamental human needs and compelling neuroscience that drive our understanding of experiences at work. In addition, the book debunks myths of work and life in order to provide you with new ways of thinking about work and life—even if you hate your job.

The Secrets to Happiness at Work lays down fundamentals through descriptions of how to create purpose and meaning, and how to find the right match with a company's culture. Tracy emphasizes the power of relationships at work—and the importance of colleagues and coworkers—and how to foster the very best of trust, empathy, and work with others.

The Secrets to Happiness at Work explains the growth mindset and how to say yes more often, learn from failure, embrace stress, and stretch to achieve fulfillment.

About the Author

Dr. Tracy Brower is a PhD sociologist studying happiness, work-life fulfillment and the future of work. She is the author of The Secrets to Happiness at Work (to be re-released in paperback May 2024) as well as Bring Work to Life. She is the vice president of workplace insights for Steelcase and a senior contributor to Forbes as well as Fast Company and Newsweek. Tracy’s work has been translated into 22 languages and she is an award-winning speaker with over 25 years of experience working with global clients to achieve business results. Tracy is on the board of the United Way of Greater Ottawa County. In addition, she is a coach and advisor for the Center for Leadership at Hope College and an advisor to the Michigan State University Master of Industrial Mathematics Program. In addition, she is on the advisory board for the CoDesign Collaborative, and she is a faculty member for CoreNet Global. Tracy’s work has been featured in TEDx, The Wall Street Journal, Work-Life Balance in the 21st Century (book), Globe and Mail (Canada), InsideHR (Australia), HR Director (UK), T3N (Germany), Real Estate Review Journal, Fortune, Inc. Magazine, HBR (France) and more. Tracy holds a PhD in Sociology, a Master of Management in Organizational Culture, and a Master of Corporate Real Estate with a workplace specialization. You can find her on LinkedIn, X, Instagram, Goodreads, Unsplash or at

In this Audiobook

  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1 - Choosing Joy
  • Chapter 2 - Choosing Purpose
  • Chapter 3 - Choosing Culture
  • Chapter 4 - Choosing Relationships
  • Chapter 5 - Choosing Growth
  • Chapter 6 - Choosing Success
  • Chapter 7 - Choosing Alternatives
  • Chapter 8 - Choosing More
  • Conclusion


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