Noun. The state of feeling appreciative for a kindness which has been granted or given, and (very often) of wanting to give something in return. (


Noun.  The energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued: when they can give and receive without judgment; and when they derive sustenace and strength from the relationship.  (

Together We Are

Gratus Connecting

Gratus Connecting is fueled by G.R.I.T. (Gratitude, Resilience, Integrity, Transformation) and committed to M.E.S.H. (Making Extraordinary Shift Happen).  We focus on maximizing vulnerable and authentic leaders, facilitating growth strategies, and aligning aware humans for action. 


We provide executive and leadership coaching, human development, organizational growth, collaborative group facilitation, creative strategic planning and implementation, and initiative management. 

"The secret to having it all is knowing you already do." 


A message from Kiana...

What happens when we focus on the strengths of humans to stimulate personal and group excellence and seek to transform something strong into something forever resilient? We are intrigued by the unique qualities of each individual we have the opportunity to collaborate with. We tap into our ability to truly listen, see and understand alternative perspectives and experiences. We seek the power generated when diverse people come together in a sacred space, with courage and a willingness to grow, to create a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts.

At Gratus Connecting, we find joy in connecting and developing strong relationships with creative and driven humans who want to make extraordinary shift happen in their lives and communities. Together we can achieve more than we ever imagined possible.

We follow our excitement relentlessly and want to know what exCITEs (Challenges, Inspires, Transforms, and Empowers) you!



Our core values, gratitude, resilience, integrity and transformation, are connected and ingrained in everything we do.  When leaders demonstrate a willingness to grow, and embrace courage and vulnerability in the face of fear and uncertainty, these traits are modeled and empower future leaders to do the same. 

If you see opportunity in challenge, possess a desire to rise above, need to break free from limiting beliefs, and understand the true gift and service of leadership, our G.R.I.T. will align with you. Together we connect to creatively work through issues and opportunities, accelerate personal and professional growth, hone leadership skills, and improve human connections.


“You can count the seeds in an apple, but you can't count the apples in a seed. When you teach, you never know how many lives you will are teaching for eternity”

― Karen Jensen

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