On September 18 Louie presented at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center an Exploring Leadership Colloquium on “Enhanc[ing] Your Leadership with the Gift of Gratitude.” The filled-to-capacity auditorium included colleagues from other agencies as well as other private and public sector organizations. Before the talk, the civil servants in the audience all received complimentary copies of Louie’s book, written in collaboration with Brother David Steindl-Rast, “A Good Day: A Gift of Gratitude.”
Louie opened his presentation by saying that he loves working with scientists because, like him, they have a sense of wonder and awe and want to inspire children. Constantly curious, he continuously asks, “Why?” Unlike scientists, however, he recognizes that he has the creative liberty to tell the story he wants to tell.
At the end of his presentation, Louie was presented with a plaque that reads, “Thank you for reminding us, through your awe inspiring photography, that living gratitude is critical for all leaders.”