Breakout Sessions



Shawn Casemore

Self-Empowerment: Developing Resolve, Resilience and the Drive to Thrive

In today’s fast paced, high stress work environments it’s crucial to be clear on what success looks like for us, our customers or clients and our organization. Achieving this clarity results from developing resolve, resilience and a deep-rooted internal drive. Although how we develop these traits is unique to everyone, there are key distinctions in their development that are based in becoming and remaining self-empowered. In this talk we discuss the origin of stresses in today’s workplace and introduce proven methods to develop resolve and resilience.

Key Takeaways:

  • Our unique characteristics and their influence on our perceptions and abilities.
  • The power of resolve and resilience to navigate today’s new world.
  • Proven methods to develop our individual resolve and resilience.
  • Empowering ourselves to thrive and live a fulfilling life

Shawn's Biography

Sarah McVanel

The Flip Side of Failing

Failure isn't something we like to talk about, let alone experience. We play it safe. We contain our expectations. We hide it and wonder "what's wrong with me?" or "what's wrong with this place?" What if, instead, we could ACCEPT failure as an inevitable, undeniable reality, and by doing so, build failure-resiliency in our organizations? Through powerful stories of greatness - from Everest Climbers to 3M Scholars, from award-winning Journalists to Olympians - learn how failure was their gateway to success. And how these transferrable lessons can be for your company culture. In this energizing and entertaining presentation (with a few fun twists), you will awaken possibilities, deepen connections, and improve individual and organizational performance by seeing greatness in a while new light.

Sarah's Biography