KEYNOTE SPEAKER, Jessica Rector

Ignite the Burned Out: How to Lead Disengaged Employees

Jessica’s mission is simple: Transform Lives.

 As the top burnout expert, Jessica Rector, MBA is the authority on tackling your inner game and   turning it into outer success and positive action! As a former TV talk show host and an award   winning #1 top sales performer at a Fortune 100 company, Jessica uses her company’s research   to help organizations, leaders, and teams to fire up your thinking, extinguish burnout, and ignite   your people, while having a lot more fun. 

 Jessica has three college degrees, including an MBA, and has written nine books. As a #1 best-   selling author, she has worked with clients such as NBCUniversal, the Dallas Mavericks, and   American Airlines and has been seen on ABC, NBC, CBS, and FOX for creating change. 

Jessica also enjoys learning about the exciting world of Transformers, so she can carry on real conversations with her six-year-old son, Blaise, who is a #1 best-seller author and the youngest published author in the United States.


How to be an Independent Thinker in a Conventional World

Robin Schooling


It can be hard work to be a trailblazer; challenging the prevailing wisdom, refusing to stay-the-course, and pushing others to deviate from the ordinary. Sometimes, especially in talent development/people strategy roles, we’re merely told to study someone else’s “best practices,” replicate them, and voila – innovation! But disruption requires incrementally and consistently doing things different every day and exploring novel ideas from a variety of perspectives. Independent thinkers believe in what they do, take risks and proudly wear the badge of outlier as they create something new and unexpected that has an impact and changes something for the better.

Workforce Development Today’s Workplace 

Elizabeth Beckham


 This session focuses on what industry reports identify as skills gaps in their organizations and supplements that research with additional information pulled from news articles, reports, and other sources. 

The Optics of Leading Transparency, Trust & Transformation 

Monica Rougeau


“Optics” is a word used to describe what people are seeing in a situation and their perceptions of it. As we work to facilitate transformation in our organizations and in people’s lives, the reality we face is in the perceptions of the people we serve.  In this session, we are going to get clear about how to develop transparency, build trust and facilitate transformation for those we are leading.

Leading Diversity - Making It Work Generationally

Bonnie Moore 


Leading in today’s world means understanding diversity. Organizations and teams must constantly work to ensure everyone is heard and included to maximize productivity, potential, and success. Diversity of thought, communication and decisions are all integral to these attributes. Attendees will experience activities that impart successful strategies for leading diversity across generations. The result will be positively actionable for both teams and organizations.

Happy Apps 

Latoria Williams 


This session will focus on utilizing technology to create dynamic training. Would you like to develop content directly from your smartphone? Learn about apps to help you work more efficiently? Figure out how to keep your participants engaged throughout training? That is all possible with "Happy Apps." This session will focus on a plethora of apps that will keep you light and happy while building and facilitating your courses.


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