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Dr. Catherine Sanderson
Manwell Family Professor of Life Sciences (Psychology)
Amherst College

Catherine’s talk “The Science of Happiness” presents both surprising and not-so-surprising information on the science behind happiness. What role do money, marriage, friends, children, weather, age, and religion play in making us feel happier? Is happiness stable over time? How can happiness be increased?

Dr. Sanderson will describe cutting-edge research from the field of positive psychology on the factors that do (and do not) predict happiness and provide participants with practical (and relatively easy!) ways to increase their own psychological well-being.

Danelle Umstead
Blind Professional Skier and Three-Time Paralympic Medalist

In Danelle Umstead’s session "Living the Impossible", she shares her remarkable story of losing her vision, losing her mother, and discovering her life’s passion. Through skiing, she found healing, her husband, and lifetime of high-speed adventure.

During her presentation, Umstead touches on overcoming adversity, teamwork, communication and elite performance, delivered with powerful storytelling.


Kevin Hines
Brain Health Advocate and Storyteller

Kevin Hines is an award-winning brain and mental health advocate, suicide prevention activist, entrepreneur, filmmaker, author, educator and speaker who reaches audiences all over the world with his story of unlikely survival and his strong will to live. Hines will share his process for wellness, resilience and recovery.

You’ll come away with knowledge of how to build your own toolkit for maintaining their mental wellness, as well as the wellness of your colleagues and loved ones.


Dr. Rick Rigsby
President and CEO
Rick Rigsby Communications

We live in an era of astonishing technology, instant information and rampant social networking. Despite the epidemic advances that ushered in a new millennium, cultural critics argue that society has never been more shallow in communication and more superficial in appearance. In fact, Dr. Rigsby argues that for many organizations, appearance- or what he refers to as impression- has become the new corporate wardrobe.

We invite you to rediscover what is really important and meaningful- not only in your professional career but in your personal life as well. Join Dr. Rigsby as he shares the wisdom of past generations- wisdom that will inspire, motivate and empower you to make an impact rather than an impression!

 

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