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Adopting three key life strategies led to living life again after suffering the amputation of her left leg in the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013. Hear Heather Abbott’s story of resilience following that tragic event—and learn how you can apply her life strategies to your daily living. You can “Live. Your. Life.” again, whatever your circumstances.

We expect our health care providers to be skilled, experienced professionals who know how to nurse our wounds and treat our illnesses. But what about the less-talked-about side of medical care—the “softer side” of health care? Hear Heather Abbott’s story of recovery and the major impact individual providers can have on a patient’s recovery, especially those who have suffered traumatic injury. Sometimes the road to recovery is marked by more than just medicine.

At the time of the Boston Marathon bombing, Heather Abbott enjoyed a high-powered career as a human resources executive with a Fortune 50 company. Key to her job responsibilities was a focus on equal employment opportunity, affirmative action and ensuring the hiring and retention of women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities. Little did Heather know that one day she would become the very kind of employee she was entrusted to protect. Learn how Heather’s professional views changed as a result of her traumatic injury, and how all businesses today can benefit from her experience.

Prior to the Boston Marathon bombing, Heather Abbott had a career she enjoyed, and the love of friends of family—yet something was still missing. It was, as Heather will tell you, a "passion" in her life—a "purpose" larger than self. Ironically, it would take something meant for evil to help Heather find true meaning to her being. Learn how you can uncover the purpose that will drive your life—and change the lives of countless others.

Jarrett M. Adams was wrongfully convicted of sexual assault at age 17 and sentenced to 28 years in a maximum security prison. After serving nearly 10 years and filing multiple appeals, Jarrett was exonerated with the assistance of the Wisconsin Innocence Project. Going from inmate to exoneree to law student to attorney with the Innocence Project, Jarrett has a unique perspective to share on over coming adversity and criminal justice reform. A thought-leader in those areas, Jarrett continuously contributes to the ongoing discussion around prison reform and wrongful conviction. His story of incarceration, exoneration and redemption has been featured widely in the media, and he has become a sought-after motivational speaker for athletes, students, inmates, attorneys and others.

As we enter the 21st Century, the belief in human rights as fundamental to life everywhere on the globe has taken center stage. Violations of human rights have a particularly devastating effect on people's mental and physical health. As Past President of the non-profit group, Physicians for Human Rights, Dr. Atkinson gives a fascinating talk on the intersection of Health and Human Rights. She argues passionately that by protecting and promoting human rights both home and abroad, we can have a major impact on protecting and promoting health: our own health, the health of our children and the health and well-being of our planet. Promoting human rights is not just a luxury, but a necessity that is in our own best interest. Dr. Atkinson delivers this presentation for college audiences, business audiences and health care professionals.

"Good Health" doesn't just consist of the lack of illness and being in good physical shape. Optimal health is only achieved when an individual maximizes five key dimensions in his or her life. Dr. Atkinson will explore these five dimensions of optimal well being, offering practical advice from recent medical research mixed with pearls of wisdom handed down through the ages for improving one's emotional, social, intellectual, physical and spiritual well being. "The 5 Keys to Optimal Health" is down-to-earth, warm, funny, and inspirational with loads of take home messages for both sexes and all ages.

With over 15 years of experience as a medical journalist, Dr. Holly Atkinson gives a fascinating talk on medicine and the media. She explores the challenges that consumers face today in sorting through the glut of medical information reported by the nation's press. One week the headlines rave about the benefits of antioxidant vitamins or calcium; the next week they’re panned. Does a low-fat diet protect you against disease or not? So, how much exercise do you really need? Should menopausal women ever take hormones? Dr. Atkinson gives practical tips on how to read the medical news and sort through the clutter, and in the process, gives answers to many of burning questions that the health conscious audience is dying to ask.

For decades, the medical establishment ignored many diseases of women, conducted medical experiments with only male subjects and virtually failed to recognize the role of gender in healthcare. In this speech, Dr. Atkinson brings the audience up to date on the latest in women's health: what's hot, what's not, what's controversial and what questions women need to ask their doctors. In the question and answer period that follows, she fields questions about the best medical treatments for women; for heart disease, osteoporosis, Alzheimer's disease, breast cancer, weight loss, menopause and more. Not to be missed!

Dr. Atkinson wrote what's now considered the definitive book on the subject. After 20 years, Women and Fatigue is still going strong, and Dr. Atkinson is still getting standing ovations from audiences when she delivers this incredibly inspirational speech. Fatigue is a very real problem for women that, too often, families and physicians fail to take seriously. Dr. Atkinson stresses -- to the great relief of women—that fatigue is not a figment of the imagination. Most of time, there are several causes of a woman's fatigue and the good news is that something can be done about them. Dr. Atkinson shares with the audience the major energy drainers and major energy boosters, and gives countless practical tips on how to tip the balance in favor of the boosters. Every woman will come away from this speech having laughed a lot, and learned a lot not only about how to conquer her fatigue, but how to live her best life.

Although we've made significant inroads against heart disease in the last 25 years, it is still the leading killer of American men and women. Dr. Atkinson shares with the audience the latest facts about heart disease, the recent revised weight recommendations, practical advice about diet and exercise and ways to manage stress and anger. This presentation can be specifically tailored to women, who still too often believe that only men have heart attacks. In the women-only event, Dr. Atkinson focuses on the role that estrogen plays in protecting a woman's heart, and whether or not taking hormone replacement therapy after menopause is a good idea especially in light of the new findings of the Women's Health Initiative Study. This presentation will be followed by a very lively question and answer period.

The consumer revolution continues to alter the healthcare landscape. And of course, it is now fueled by the power of the Internet. Having worked in the Internet space since 1993, Dr. Atkinson explores the current consumer healthcare trends, especially those driven by the worldwide web. The Web is empowering patients today in a way that is causing radical shifts in how healthcare is practiced and delivered. Information, education, chat forums, blogs, support groups, drugs on line, eprescribing, direct-to-consumer lab and genetic testing, report card medicine—all of this instantaneously at your fingertips. In this speech, Dr. Atkinson explores the world of health on the web and explains how it is revolutionizing healthcare. She delivers this speech for both a consumer and a business audience to rave reviews.

When Ben Baldanza became the CEO of Spirit Airlines in 2006, the airline had cumulatively lost $350 million dollars since its inception and was quickly running out of cash. Based on a rigorous review of the business and the opportunities available, Spirit embarked on a major transformation that made it the most financially successful airline of the last decade while creating a robust growth profile.

Former CEO, Ben Baldanza shares lessons learned from this transformation and how other businesses can lead their companies to success.

 

 

 

Spirit Airlines completed what is now considered to be a highly successful IPO in 2011, but the plans to take the company public began years earlier. Ben Baldanza can explain what it took to make this happen and what changes it necessitated within the organization. Companies thinking that an IPO may be right for them can learn from his experience and lower their own risk profile.

 

 

 

Ever wonder how plane ticket prices are set? Or why some airlines charge higher baggage fees than others?

With over 30 years of experience in the commercial airline industry, Ben Baldanza gives audiences an inside look at how airlines really work!

Fred Barnes' presentation offers an insider’s look at the presidency and Congress. With over 25 years of reporting on Washington politics, his analysis and predictions are among the most on-target of anyone covering Washington. Barnes takes a hard look at the impact of a Republican-controlled Congress and what issues are front of mind for the American electorate.

For those who agree with the legendary Tip O'Neill who said, "All politics is local," - Mike Barnicle's thoughtful commentary will provide an informative and entertaining look at how politics, the economic environment and social change affect our lives. Barnicle has a knack for looking at today's news and offering up a point of view that considers the impact on workers, families, children and society. Whether looking at serious news from Congress and the Trump Administration or the less serious absurdities of everyday life, Barnicle's funny, at times irreverent, but always timely blend of humor and content make him a crowd-pleaser.

At a time when American politics are increasingly polarized, political analyst Michelle Bernard brings audiences a refreshingly centered in-depth look at some of the day’s most complex topics and distills multifaceted stories into a thought-provoking analysis. Whether the issues are national security and terrorism, foreign policy, education or the economy, Bernard provides an up-to-the-minute look at the breaking news shaping our world. She provides thoughtful examination on the role of culture, race, gender and religion in electoral politics as well as the media’s role in shaping political campaigns. Bernard is also able to look back on Barack Obama’s presidency, examine what impact the election of the Nation’s first African American president has had on race relations in America and around the world, and if advocacy of personal responsibility and stable families has become a call to arms to minorities and people of color. In this informative talk, Bernard helps audiences understand the challenges both political parties face in these fractious times. Calling for an increase in civil discourse, she firmly believes that this enormous political divide can be bridged, and provides effective policy solutions that are needed on issues of both domestic and international importance.

One matter of concern on which both political parties can agree is the drastic need to improve America’s educational system. Right-of-center on issues from personal responsibility, to free markets and economic justice, but left-of-center on issues of gender, racial and social justice, Michelle Bernard is fiercely independent, smart, passionate and candid with her views. In this talk, Bernard discusses:

  • How education remains the great equalizer in American society
  • How school choice is a powerful means of escaping poverty
  • How proposals for the U.S. government to provide all students with a free college education might impact the American economy and the possible unintended consequences of such proposals on public, K-12 education, college readiness in low income, rural, and communities of color, and on private, Historically Black Colleges and Universities;
  • How the education reform plans of various presidential, Congressional, and Gubernatorial candidates and political parties impact all Americans  
  • How comprehensive education reform now is the key to managing a shift in the American economy from industry to service is critical to avoiding another “Great Recession” and truly restoring the economy to health
  • How the American president’s advocacy for better educational opportunities for minorities and all Americans is the ultimate prescription for achieving the American dream

After years of struggle, the United States has made tremendous strides in advancing women’s human rights around the world. Michelle Bernard argues that American women now need to move beyond “the first, second and third wave feminism and the notion of women’s issues” and employ for a fourth wave of feminism that recognizes that ALL issues are women’s issues. With astounding successes reached in business, politics and culture, Bernard calls for action toward structural changes that will level the playing field for women candidates regardless of party affiliation, ensure that the voices of women are heard on the most important public policy issues of the day, and advance policies that build strong, 21st Century families and communities—and even a stronger nation—and offers advice to women on how to persevere, work together, build coalitions by seeking areas of common ground, prioritize their lives and be their best selves.

Bernard shows audiences:

  • What the future holds for women, politics and public policy at home and abroad
  • How political candidacies of women shed light on the differences between what she refers to as “Red State, Blue State, and Millennial feminism” and the largely ignored “fourth wave” free-market feminism embraced by many American women today
  • How the lives of ordinary American women, their children and families are affected by the failure of many left- and right-of-center leaders, both women and men, to recognize many of the very real problems facing American women today because they fail to recognize that all issues are women’s issues
  • That the feminist movement, policy makers and others have largely ignored the plight of women around the world, particularly those in Islamic countries who do not enjoy the basic human rights and freedoms that American women enjoy, and that today’s American feminists policy makers and others have a moral obligation to advocate for human rights and equality for women abroad

Leaders today don’t require "help" that sounds good in a PowerPoint presentation and fades under the heat and pressure of reality. They need tools that hold up when the stakes are high so that they can be better practitioners of their leadership craft. Using his 33 years of experience in leading America’s sons and daughters and providing the right support in the toughest conditions, Major General Boles delivers to your team 10 time and battle tested tools that they can begin using right now to ensure their "best gets better." Specifically the:
4 expectations teams have of leaders.
3 critical questions leaders need to ask AND answer.
2 reasons for stress in teams.
1 truth to never forget when leading.

“Juggling” is a verb defined by the Merriam dictionary as: “To keep several objects in motion in the air at the same time by repeatedly throwing and catching them”

Merriam defines “magic” as a noun, specifically: “a power that allows people to do impossible things by saying special words or performing special actions”

“Leadership” is that topic that, alphabetically, finds itself between these two, and often is confused with these two. As evidenced by these questions and replies often asked of and heard from leaders: “What are you doing? I’m just keeping balls in the air” or; “how did we make that happen? Magic”

Bringing his 40 years of military, business expertise and presentations to groups around the globe ranging from 40 to 4,000; Major General Vincent “Vinny” Boles provides a lens to view your (and your teams) leadership practices, processes and actions along with a structure to ensure they are consciously and proactively providing the maximum value added to any organization’s most precious resource it’s human capital

You’ll learn:

  • The five things to ensure your team learns upfront and early. To include: what your job isn’t; spot checks vs inspections; management doesn’t equal leadership; when to (and when not to micromanage); understanding the challenge of change.
  • How to really help those you lead. Specifically: when do you smile?; coaching and counseling in 15 minutes; handling “news” (good and bad) to ensure your “best gets better”; The two aspects critical in every job interview; feedback, giving it as a gift, receiving it as a present.
  • How to really help yourself be a better leader: Including: four things you have to do every day (and what happens when you don’t); Don’t learn from experience; The model to manage your meetings; work life balance is an equation (balance is a function of how you use your 24 hours, on important or urgent  tasks); the most important thing a leader can do

You and your team will leave with reality based, “battle tested” tools to ensure they stop wondering if they are “juggling” or “magically” having things happen to making the best things happen and in the process being the best they can be for themselves and your organization.

Drawing on his 33 years as a career soldier and logistician at every level, Major General Boles will walk through the links in the worlds largest and most complex supply chain from the port to the Pentagon and highlight 4 critical issues that will snag/kink your supply chain:

  • Standards you use.
  • Systems you put in place to attain those standards.
  • Who is in charge of your standards, your systems? ...the critical intersecting points.
  • Metrics: Leading, Lagging . . .what and how you measure.

Providing real world examples of what worked, what didn’t work and why, Major General Boles will lay out a real world depiction of a supply chain in motion. You and your team will have "news you can use" to better optimize your supply chain, whether across town or around the globe.

Systematic Inventive Thinking allows you to harness patterns mankind has used for thousands of years. In this hands-on experience, Drew leads participants to their “innovation epiphany” so they know what it feels like to innovate in a systematic way. Includes case studies from over 11 years of experience with the method.

Leaders need a new set of behaviors to create the right environment for innovation. In this program, leaders learn the skills of innovation and how those skills translate to behaviors that foster growth. Includes case studies from global companies.

Brainstorming? Open Innovation? SIT?  The landscape is full of methodologies promising to take your organization to new heights. But what does the data say? This provocative keynote reveals the truth behind the innovation industry and shares how to evaluate the plethora of creativity methods.

Social media has become the norm.  To get to the next level, organizations need to innovate new social media applications or discover new ways to use existing media.  This program teaches digital professionals how to apply Systematic Inventive Thinking to social media applications.

Many believe that children have an innate creative advantage over adults.  Not so.  Children need to be taught the cognitive skills of creativity like anyone else.  Parents often “outsource” this to schools that are ill prepared to teach.  In this keynote, Drew shares a framework that any parent or teacher can use to prepare children to be more creative.

Achieving balance in life is the ultimate barometer of success. In this hectic age, Michael teaches his audience to focus their talents and have faith not only in our system, but in their ability to make the system work for them. Motivation, people management, family life, self-esteem and goal-setting strategies are delivered in a humorous, yet informative style. This seminar, like all of Michael’s messages, is perfect for meetings where spouses are in attendance.

Michael will help your group reach their dreams, but not by putting them to sleep! He believes that our motivation is in direct proportion to our belief in a vision. This stimulating presentation encourages the audience to make the most of their lives by setting specific objectives, overcoming procrastination, learning from adversity, and maintaining a dream or vision. In this competitive age, Michael’s performance principles will give your people an edge. The message will captivate your audience as they listen, laugh, and learn about the principles of achievement.

Michael talks about the basics in dealing with employees, customers, and family. He teaches principles of teamwork and the art of working and living with others. Managing, serving, leading, critiquing, praising, persuading, and listening are the areas of emphasis. Regardless of your profession, Michael declares that we are all in the "people business." This program is emotionally powerful, intellectually penetrating, and spiced with the spontaneous good humor that is Michael’s trademark.

Ulcers don’t come from what you eat…they come from what is eating you! In the midst of so many mergers, downsizing, and buyouts, Michael says stress is still more often the result of what we value than the result of difficult situations or people. Today’s mandate to accomplish more in less time and to do it with fewer people leaves in its wake many who are searching for ways to cope . He teaches techniques of managing pressure, change, fear, anger, and worry. In a nation that nearly consumes its weight in antacid pills, this presentation will help your people overcome burnout. "My presentations are like baths; the effect may not last forever, but everybody could use one." Michael Broome

Jessica Buchanan shares her story of the impossible odds facing her during her 93 days of captivity by Somali land pirates and her determination and efforts to survive the harrowing and most painful experience of her life.   In sharing her story with audiences she provides to use in everyday life to help find strength in any situation or challenge. They will be surprised to find that you can scrape out just enough to get through that day. It may not be more than enough—but just enough has got to be ok, and as Buchanan experienced day after day after day—just enough will do just fine.

In this joint presentation, Jessica Buchanan and her husband, Erik Landemalm, share their mutual journey during the torturous three months of her captivity at the hands of Somali land pirates. Together they relate the events prior to the kidnapping, the drama of Jessica’s fight to stay alive, and Erik’s efforts to bolster and support the hunt for her while he acted as liaison between their two families, the FBI, professional hostage negotiators and the U.S. government.  Audiences will be inspired by their courage and resolve in facing a life-or-death struggle and their deeply personal story about digging deep into the human spirit and learning you can triumph over impossible odds.

A leading political columnist, Margaret Carlson offers insightful and incisive commentary on the Washington political scene, presenting an overview of the current state of public affairs, the media and public policy. With an eye to the future, Carlson evaluates the Trump Administration, Congress and what today's news out of Washington means for America's future.

It’s never been more critical to gain perspective on what’s happening next. Look into the future with Alex Castellanos—ABC News commentator, political strategist, and successful campaigner—as he shares what lies ahead for the country and the Republican Party. In this up-to-the-minute analysis, Castellanos explains how the crucial issues of the day will continue to transform our culture, economy, and political landscape in the years to come.

Though he’s made thousands of both positive and negative political ads, Mr. Castellanos is best known as “the father of the attack ad.” Today, he brings his winning political strategies to the corporate world. Join Castellanos as he reviews the political ads that changed America, from Trump v. Clinton and Obama v. McCain, back to the very beginnings of political TV campaigns, including how the technique of one of the earliest blockbuster attack ads, LBJ's “Daisy” commercial, is still used by political pros today. Learn from Castellanos:

  • Why negative commercials are good for politics

  • Whether fear has a legitimate place in politics

  • What's wrong with so many of the proposals to "clean up politics" that would regulate political speech

  • What corporate America can learn from hard-hitting political campaigns

  • How to react when the competition comes after you – and how should you go after them

Take an executive-level crash course in how to win a campaign with Alex Castellanos, dubbed a new style media master by FORTUNE magazine. Castellanos will share the secret principles of political success learned through more than 30 years of campaigns, and how he’s now adapting those same principles for Fortune 500 companies. Lighthearted and insightful, this presentation will change the way you look at politics. Most importantly, it will teach you how to win.

Americans are demanding a different standard from the companies they support through everyday economic choices. Buying a product is now an act of political self-definition. Consumers are declaring their political values not just at the voting booth but also at the cash register, whether they are buying a Prius or boycotting running shoes that exploit cheap foreign labor. Your consumers vote with their dollars and your brand is their candidate.
Learn from a master of political campaigns how to ask consumers not just to buy your product but to vote for your brand. Alex Castellanos will share:

  • Why your company’s narrative is just as important as your brand’s promise

  • How to control your company’s political story

  • Where your brand fits on the “Map of America’s Political Values”

  • How your brand, as a “candidate,” can do more than just survive—it can succeed

Dr. Milton Chen, senior fellow and executive director, emeritus at The George Lucas Educational Foundation (GLEF), will discuss how school systems are reinventing themselves, focusing on their growing edges of innovation in districts, states, and nations. These Edges are redefining the nature of “school” as it was known in the 20th Century and include:

  1. the Thinking Edge
  2. the Curriculum Edge
  3. the Technology Edge
  4. the Time/Place Edge
  5. the Co-Teaching Edge
  6. the Youth Edge.

The Six Edges form the framework of his book, Education Nation, selected as one of the 10 best books of 2010 by the American School Board Journal.

The Edges address fundamental shifts to our thinking about schooling; ways in which technology is transforming when, where, and how students learn; and roles of teachers and students with teachers forming teaching teams with other experts and students taking on more responsibility for their own learning. Dr. Chen will show examples of these innovative practices from Edutopia.org, the Lucas Foundation’s multimedia Web site and its archive of documentaries, available for free download and embedding.

To educate all learners to higher levels, education must shift away from a narrow conception of curricula focused on language arts and mathematics. Experiences with the arts and in nature enable schools and other learning centers to expand engagement and success for students, building on their strengths and "multiple intelligences." Instead of an "achievement gap," we should address the "experience gap" and provide students with authentic, place-based learning in, for instance, school gardens and National Parks. These experiences enable them to learn not only about STEM, histories, and cultures in powerful ways, but also about themselves, their abilities, and their aspirations.

Powerful digital devices are now affordable "weapons of mass instruction" for all learners. Providing them to every student, as well as teachers who know how to harness their power for learning, has become the civil rights–indeed, the human rights–issue of our time, since education is the key to violence reduction, health care, employment, and community-building. The next generation of digital tools will include wearable devices that enable students to track and improve their own behaviors. Dr. Milton Chen will present examples of projects that enable students to learn more, faster than in previous generations, enabled by hardware, software, rich Internet resources, and networks of mentors. He will show examples of these innovative practices from Edutopia.org, the Lucas Foundation’s multimedia Web site and its archive of documentaries, available for free download and embedding.

Dr. Milton Chen, senior fellow and executive director emeritus at The George Lucas Educational Foundation (GLEF), will present the rationale and examples for inquiry and project-based learning (PBL) in STEM. At a time when the U. S. is emphasizing STEM for college- and career-readiness, PBL now needs to become the curricular centerpiece for a national movement. GLEF's Edutopia.org website has documented many exemplary STEM projects during the past decade, using documentary film and supporting articles and interviews, from elementary grade students using GPS devices on farms to monitor endangered species to high school students designing schools of the future with architectural software.

PBL and STEM represent an important "edge of innovation" in our schools, as described in Chen's award-winning book, Education Nation. PBL curricula connect to other "edges of innovation," such as the role of technology is transforming when, where, and how students learn. New roles for teachers and students are being defined, as teachers form teaching teams with other experts and students take on more responsibility for their own learning. Dr. Chen will show examples of these practices from Edutopia.org. Its archive of documentaries is available for free download from iTunes U.

The visual and performing arts can support learning across the curriculum and enable students to use all of their "multiple intelligences" to succeed in school and life. Dr. Chen will present examples from the Edutopia.org archive of how the performing arts can improve reading and writing and how understanding of film "grammar" can support learning in literature and history. Rather than being regarded as a separate elective subject, the visual arts should be considered as a valid form of communication
alongside the verbal language arts. The digital arts now enable students to express their knowledge through imagery, music, sound, and graphics.

As the U. S. grapples with educating its diverse students to higher levels, creative educators are taking them beyond the four walls of their classrooms. The “achievement gap” can be traced to an “experience gap.” Many of today’s students are growing up without the broad range of experiences to connect school life to real life and to propel their educations forward with purpose and passion.

In the title of filmmaker Ken Burns’ PBS series, the more than 400 National Park sites can be “America’s Best Idea” for education. These sites include the well-known, from Gettysburg to Yosemite to the Grand Canyon, as well as smaller parks, such as the Japanese-American internment camp of Manzanar to Frederick Douglass’s home outside of Washington, D.C.

Celebrating their Centennial Year in 2016, the National Parks emphasize place-based learning, where students can gain authentic experiences in restoring habitats, studying animal and plant behavior, and understanding how history connects to today’s events. The NPS website includes lesson plans as well as opportunities for virtual field trips and Ranger chats.

Milton Chen has been an education advisor to the Golden Gate National Parks in the Bay Area and the National Park Service. He will describe how National Parks are becoming an integral part of our nation’s new learning landscape and present examples of inspiring programs linking students to America’s most important places.

The mind can become our best friend or our worst enemy. It controls our emotional and physical health and thus impacts all aspects of our social and professional interactions. The mind is the cause of our fears, insecurities, and anxieties. An undernourished mind magnifies problems and challenges we encounter and leads us into negative thought processes. By strengthening the muscle of the mind and nourishing its needs, we can see the potential for growth during difficulties and setbacks and develop the self-confidence we need to accomplish our personal and career goals.

Pandit Dasa will share his journey from being a millionaire in Los Angeles to spending 15 years in monasteries, in New York and India, with little to no money or possessions. He will inspire us with eye-opening insights into the nature of the mind and how we can unlock the power of the mind to help us overcome many of life’s obstacles.

This speech will present the scientific research on Mindfulness and how it can be used to create more effective, thoughtful and productive leaders. This presentation is inspired by Gandhi’s quote, “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” The audience will be encouraged to reflect on how they can become more inspiring and mindful leaders. It will address the importance of creating an environment where ego battles aren’t driving the company down and where individuals are willing to put aside their own self-interest for the sake of the greater good. It encourages an environment where individuals are willing to appreciate the contributions of their co-workers instead of feeling threatened by them. A mindful leader is one who is able to provide constructive feedback that is balanced with a healthy dose of appreciation.

A few of the traditional and non-traditional qualities that will be explored are:

  • Leading by Example
  • Appreciation and Recognition
  • Communicating with Compassion
  • Humility in Leadership
  • Maintaining Balanced Emotions

This talk will present the scientific research on Mindfulness and how it can be used by companies to create a more positive work environment. Participants will also learn mindfulness breathing and focusing techniques that can be used at work and at home.

Anxiety, insomnia, muscle tension, fatigue, high blood pressure and anger are just a few of the physical symptoms of stress. Stress not only affects your body, but also creates behaviors that can lead to social withdrawal. This presentation will explore the nature of our mind and the various factors in our lives that cause us stress. Audience members will learn simple meditation techniques that can nourish the mind, which will lead to increased focus, greater productivity, improved relationships and better health.

Trust is a foundational principle for successful teams. When team members trust each other, they are not worried about an individual looking after his or her personal interests. There is a mutual appreciation and recognition of each other’s’ contributions. Each individual is inspired to sacrifice for the team. Honest and mindful communication helps create this atmosphere and allows everyone to stay informed with no one kept in the dark – office cliques and politics are not tolerated.  Mindfulness practices can help team members empathize with each other and build strong bonds.

This presentation will explore how to strengthen trust within teams and will guide individuals through mindfulness practices that can improve cooperation and empathy.

The 1996 Into Thin Air storm claimed the lives of 11 climbers and was the worst catastrophe in the history of Everest. Paul Deegan, who was on the mountain when the storm struck, vowed never to return. Yet eight years later, Deegan broke his promise and made a final attempt to reach the top of the world. Why did Deegan go back? How did he overcome extreme self-doubt about his chance of survival? And after such a long hiatus, would he be able to fulfill his lifetime ambition? During this presentation, Deegan reveals a trick of the mind to reduce the fear of failure, how a rocking chair can help you make your next big decision and why the best way to achieve an ambition is to forget about it.

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