“We decided to partner to write a book. That book – THRIVE – was published in February of 2020. Through the process of training alongside Dr. Severson and writing a book, I learned to greatly admire Jenny. Dr. Severson who is an incredible instructor with demonstrated expertise in pedagogy. She also has a way of taking traditional knowledge and expressing it in innovative ways. Dr. Severson is someone who is able to enter into difficult spaces and seasons and pivot not only for her own benefit but with the “thriving” of those she serves at the center. Dr. Severson is results-oriented and data-driven. Her work on gratitude has informed how I deliver my own instruction to adults and young people, alike. She has helped me understand deeply the impact of gratitude on the brain, to take a notion I saw as “mushy” and make it practical and research-based with demonstrable evidence.
She is an inspiration and motivation for me as we move through this difficult time. If you are looking for an administrator, a public speaker, a writer, a thought-partner, a leader, Dr. Jenny Severson is all those things.”