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 ("GRIT Dream Teams"), and creative strategic visioning, planning and implementation.

"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 resilient? I am intrigued by the unique qualities of each individual I have the opportunity to collaborate with. I love observing the magic that happens when we truly listen to each other with empathy and compassion, and understand alternative perspectives and experiences. There is great power generated when diverse people come together in a sacred space, with courage and a willingness to grow, and ultimately create a "whole" that is greater than the sum of its parts.

I 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 anything is possible.

I follow my excitement relentlessly and want to know what exCITEs (Challenges, Inspires, Teaches, 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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