Randy Haykin

> Conscious Leader
> Serial Entrepreneur
> Speaker
> Venture Capitalist
> Philanthropist
> Founder of Gratitude Network.

Randy Haykin is available to speak in the Bay Area on a variety of topics such as:
Gratitude and Social Impact The Art and Science of GratitudeHow to Build Gratitude into your WorkplaceHow Gratitude Informs Conscious Leadership

Randy chooses not to charge a speaking fee for corporate events and instead encourages a suggested donation to Gratitude Network.

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“In 2012, I made one of the best decisions of my life: I decided on my 50th birthday that I would post something that I was grateful for, for 365 days…”

What if gratitude guided your daily actions for an entire year? Randy Haykin was determined to find out. Each day for 365 days, he sought a unique reason to be grateful. The result was a transformative impact on his health, relationships, and businesses. This ultimately led to Randy building the Gratitude Network.

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Randy Haykin speaking at One Planet Summit about Conscious Leadership

“Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.”

Our organization was conceived on the eve of a milestone birthday. Our Founder and Executive Director, Randy Haykin, had just turned age 50. He had been a serial entrepreneur and venture capitalist, and he wanted to shift his career to charitable giving and making more impact on the lives of marginalized populations. Randy created his own “Gratitude 365” experiment, and challenged himself to blog/post one thing he was grateful for daily during an entire year.

Randy soon realized that he could turn gratitude into action. He approached his network of talented colleagues, friends, and neighbors in the Bay Area and asked them to band together to impact social causes. Before long, the Gratitude Network was born.

graphic of rocketship shaking hands hearts and community

Founder’s Perspective

History Timeline


Randy Haykin, an entrepreneur from the Bay Area, challenges himself to blog/post one thing he is grateful for during the entire year of his 50th birthday.


Gratitude Network is founded as a 501(c)3 organization.

2013 – 2014

Gratitude hosts “The Intersection Event” to showcase impact entrepreneurs from around the world.


Gratitude staffs up and hosts its first fundraising event – The Gratitude Soiree.


Gratitude narrows its focus to children and youth. Coaching program begins with 5 volunteer coaches and 10 expert advisors.

2017 – 2019

Gratitude continues building its model by finding the highest potential social entrepreneurs to support.


Gratitude pivots during the Covid19 pandemic to virtual fundraising, events, and operational management. 33 Fellows chosen from nearly 1300 applicants globally.


Gratitude begins its shift to an Accelerator model and rebrands the organization for future growth. The network now includes 45 coaches, 60 expert advisors, and hundreds of supporters and volunteers.