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Surprisingly Kind

We are committed to making the world better - one act of kindness at a time!



Surprisingly Kind was founded by author, customer experience consultant, and professional speaker Joseph Michelli, Ph.D..

The movement to create a world that is surprisingly kind exists thanks to a community of like minded individuals who believe that "making a deposit in the sea of surprising kindness elevates all boats."

We believe kindness is a choice that is demonstrated through action.  Rather than practicing "random acts of kindness" - we believe kindness must be intentional.  We also believe that it is not enough to be kind only when it's expected.  We want to surprise others with kindness!

Finally, we believe stories of surprising kindness serve to inspire others, so we hope you will share stories of leaders, managers, team members, colleagues, friends, family, acquaintances, and even strangers who have been surprisingly kind.

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