Tracy Brower

Tracy Brower

VP, Workplace Insight + Author, The Secrets to Happiness at Work and Bring Work to Life

Dr. Tracy Brower, PhD, MM, MCRW is a sociologist studying work life fulfillment, happiness and the future of work. 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 senior contributor to Forbes and a contributor to Newsweek and Fast Company, and a Vice President of Workplace Insights with the Applied Research + Consulting group at Steelcase.

EXECUTIVE ADVISING & MEMBERSHIPS: Tracy is a board member with the United Way of Greater Ottawa County and a coach and advisor with the Center for Leadership at Hope College and an advisor to the Michigan State University Master of Industrial Mathematics Program, as well as to the Design Museum Everywhere. 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, her professional blog and her personal blog are on her website,

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.