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Tracy Brower, PhD

Vice President of Workplace Insights


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United States


Dr. Tracy Brower, PhD, MM, MCRW is a sociologist studying work life fulfillment and happiness. She is the author of two books. The Secrets to Happiness at Work and Bring Work to Life by Bringing Life to Work. Tracy is also a contributor for and Fast Company, and a Vice President of Workplace Insights with the Applied Research + Consulting group at Steelcase. EXECUTIVE ADVISING & MEMBERSHIPS: Tracy is she is a board member with the United Way of Greater Ottawa County and a council member with the Design Museum Everywhere. In addition, she is an executive advisor with Like|Minded, Coda Societies and to the MSU Master Industrial Mathematics Program. She is a member of CoreNet Global, the American Sociological Association (ASA), the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) and Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). SPEAKING & WRITING: Tracy is an award-winning speaker and has spoken in numerous engagements and on many podcasts. In addition, her 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,, Inc. Magazine. Tracy’s work has been translated into 16 languages including Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Hungarian, Indonesian, Japanese, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Thai and Turkish. Tracy’s full list of publications and references to her work is here. Her professional blog is here, and her personal blog is here. EDUCATION: Tracy holds a PhD in Sociology, a Master of Management in Organizational Culture, and a Master of Corporate Real Estate with a workplace specialization. CONNECT & FOLLOW: You can find Tracy here on LinkedIn, or on Twitter, Instagram, Goodreads or on In addition, her amateur photography is available on Unsplash.

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Current Position

Vice President of Workplace Insights at Steelcase


PhD, Sociology