Linda Roszak Burton

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Linda Roszak Burton, ACC, BBC, BS, Founder, and President of DRW, Inc., a leadership development and executive coaching firm. The firm supports the development of leaders and teams to overcome conflict and gain control of overwhelming pressures and daily challenges that limit progress and success. She combines the latest research in positive psychology, gratitude, neuroscience, and Positive Organizational Behavior (POB) in the delivery of executive and team coaching services. 


As a gratitude subject matter expert, Linda served in an advisory role for a Nurse Well-Being Steering Committee at a major academic medical center. She is also conducting research with Central Queensland University in Queensland, Australia, and Angelia Ruskin University in Cambridge, England, on gratitude interventions to support nurse resilience and stress management. 


Linda is a credentialed executive coach through the International Coach Federation, a certified Brain-Based Coach through the NeuroLeadership Institute, a licensed Positive Psychology Instructor, and a member of the Institute of Coaching at McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School Affiliate. She holds a B.S. in Health Education from Virginia Tech and has completed coursework pursuing an M.S. in Conflict Management at the University of Baltimore. 


Linda writes for the Wharton Healthcare Quarterly feature series on gratitude, is a frequent blogger, and is the author of Gratitude Heals®- A Journal for Inspiration and Guidance (Available on Amazon)In addition, her Great Mills TEDx Talk on Gratitude- The Power to Heal the World was released in December 2022.


Frequently requested topics include:


  • The Health and Well-Being Benefits of Gratitude ~ Preventive Care Across a Lifespan
    • Expertise shared with attendees includes discovering the science of gratitude and its impact across the lifespan. Attendees walk away with a greater understanding of how gratitude supports a more holistic approach to health and well-being, take home multiple gratitude practice techniques and the next steps to sustain program knowledge in the future  


  • Discovering the Science of Positive Psychology and Gratitude ~ What It Is and Why It Matters
    • Expertise shared with attendees includes translating the latest research in positive psychology, gratitude, and personal and professional impact. Supportive of uncertainty and challenging times, attendees can practice and adapt the learnings to support their needs, offering greater hope, compassion, trust, and stability.


  • The Neuroscience of Gratitude ~ The Positive Impact on Employee Engagement, Retention, and a Healthy Work Environment
    • Expertise shared with attendees provides a deeper understanding of how the brain views the workplace and how leveraging gratitude builds greater inclusion, prosocial behaviors, and job satisfaction. Attendees are asked to identify how they will bring this knowledge back to their workplace and are presented with recommendations to support this activity.  


  • Foundations of Grateful Leadership ~ Building and Broadening its Impact in the Organization
    • Attendees examine the foundational elements of grateful leadership to help assess their own physiological, emotional, and mental well-being and that of their team. They build and broaden from there to a strengths-based construct of research in gratitude, positive psychology, neuroscience, and positive organizational behavior (POB.) Attendees recognize universally intrinsic human needs drive the success of this framework. Finally, they create their grateful leadership brand statement to influence organizational culture positively.


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“A very powerful, relevant message that we can all learn from. Appreciate you caring enough to speak loudly about this topic, and your commitment to making this world a better place.”

Rob Weinhold, Crisis Leadership Expert Chief Executive, Fallston Group

“Thank you so much for sharing your TEDx talk on the healing power of gratitude with us. I really enjoyed it - especially knowing the beautiful story of your sister and the deep gratitude you've continued to share on her behalf. You've inspired me to do more of this work in 2023.”

Hamsa Daher, Executive Director of Small Giants Community

“As an executive coach, Linda has a gift of listening to others, acknowledging their thoughts and perspectives, and, adapting to the almost daily change initiatives we were dealing with.”

Michelle Kraus, LNHA, MHSA. Former Executive Director at Ingleside Engaged Living

“Thank you for your leadership. Please know you are making a difference with this group of nurses! We walk out of the board room recharged, brimming with gratitude and smiles. As their leader, I am seeing changes in how they approach situations and focus on gratitude.”

Trisha Jungels, MS, BAN, RN JRMC Chief Nursing Officer

“The COVID-19 pandemic has left healthcare staff stressed, isolated and uncertain about the future. Add to the losses we’ve suffered the constant need to present ourselves as more “okay” than we really feel. Linda’s program, Gratitude Heals During Times of Isolation and Uncertainty was helpful to our nursing home community which needed that change in perspective to see although we have been through a lot there was a lot to be grateful towards.”

Bryan O. Buckley, DrPH, MPH MedStar Institute for Quality and Safety

“NDP was enriched by the insights into the health and well-being of practicing gratitude that Linda shared. She provided specific techniques and strategies that our faculty and staff could use both personally and within their classrooms. It is only fitting that our theme for the 2021-22 school year is “With Grateful Hearts”. We continue to practice gratitude at NDP. “

Laurie A. Jones, Administrator, Notre Dame Preparatory School for Girls

In 2020, Linda presented “The Power of Gratitude to Heal Our Hearts, Minds and Bodies” as a keynote session of a recognition conference for all the nurses in my large healthcare system. Linda creatively and elegantly wove the latest neuroscience on the power of gratitude through a series of powerful examples that was poignantly relative to frontline nurses. Applying science to gratitude and the impact on our ability to manage constant change and ongoing uncertainty spoke volumes to myself and my colleagues, especially during the very trying times of a pandemic. As a nurse leader, I continue to reflect on Linda’s presentation and utilize her resources to keep myself grounded in the power of gratitude as I strive to support my team to be their best selves and do their best work during an especially trying time.

LeAnn Ogilvie, MSN, MHA, RN Executive Director Providence Nursing Institute | Clinical Academy
  • What is your favorite quote? To whom much is given, much is expected.