EXPLORING COGNITIVE BIAS with MELISSA HUGHES, Ph.D.
When you hear the word bias, what comes to mind? Racial prejudice? Or maybe you think of mainstream media or a particular political persuasion. But I know… you’re not biased, right? Sorry, you are. We ALL are. We’d like to believe that we are logical beings and when our beliefs are challenged with facts, we incorporate the new information into our thinking. The truth is that when our convictions are challenged by contradictory evidence, beliefs get stronger. Once something is added to our cognitive catalog of beliefs, it’s intricately woven into our sense of self. During our interactive discussion, you will learn about our three subconscious biases and how to overcome them.
RESILIENCE NURTURED BY PURPOSE with BROOKE EROL
How can we stay resilient in a world where there seems to be never ending problems to solve? How can we make use of our energy and tap into our endless and sometimes dormant potential? In this session we will look into how we can all use our skills, gifts and passion in a way that matters to us and for the good of humanity. We all wake up to a new clean slate every morning and there is no separation of work and life. Work is part of life, even if it is unpaid. When we paint our one undivided life with meaning, we can change everything. Let’s co-create a world that works for everyone, one person, one group at a time, understanding the depth of Purpose and how it nurtures resilience within human beings and our planet.
WHEN YOU BELONG, with PAUL HAURY
Right now, in your current situation, what more would you do if you belonged? We're different when we belong, better, more capable. We fear less. And, we aspire beyond what we thought possible. Unfortunately, most of our work world's been tailored so that we have to fit in. And if we're not careful, fitting in prevents us from self-belonging, with others, and with our individual brilliance as part of a tribal or company Us Story. During our encounter together, we'll explore belonging as being in a relational state where, we feel, own, and care for each other in successes, dreams, and failures. Its relationship with fear and aspiration. And, the Belonging Paradox: You can't belong with others unless you self-belong. You can't self-belong unless you belong with others.
THE LIVING NEVER DIE with TEMPLE HAYES
Temple Hayes brings her mystical teachings to us by showing a radical shift of living, aging and being as a difference maker. People say to her all the time, “you have more energy than anyone I know. How do you do it.” Can you use some more energy and vibrancy? Are you a dedicated difference maker yet find your life and your schedule are speaking in two different directions? How do you truly hold the space of life and death and which one leads your life? In this presentation you will greatly advance forward with your life as an intentional spirit and have new paradigms and a new narrative to soar further in your life and life’s work. Temple will tie together rich teaching using her life experiences as a global spiritual leader and Energy Healer with Celtic Shamanism. You will profoundly understand the living never die.
IGNITE TRANSFORMATION with HEATHER HANSEN O'NEILL
Motivated leaders who have a desire to spark real change in the world recognize that authentic leadership begins WITHIN. Heather challenges you to discover and release the beliefs, assumptions, and judgments that may be blocking you. In this innovative and interactive exercise, you will dive deep into YOU. You’ll choose which beliefs are limiting you and learn how to release them. When you do, it will open space for more creative ideas, new and better habits, and strategies on how to use your unique gifts to expand humanity. And that's what change is. It isn't just the exposure to a new tool...it's giving you what you need to action it. Participants will leave with a fire in their soul AND the specific steps to move forward to better results and more meaningful impact!
LET’S TALK: WHY I MUST RESIGN MY WRESTLE TO SAY YES TO MY RESOLVE with Phil Williams
Giving up the things we struggle with in our communication styles without sacrificing our integrity to say “yes” to the goal of building trust in conversations can help you have better interactions when the stakes are high, and perspectives are different for surprising and remarkable results. How do most of us handle important conversations? We can avoid them, face them and do a bad job of dealing with them, or face them and do a good job. After attending the session, participants will be better equipped to communicate to build trust, acknowledge and validate, and experience a different outcome.
A DECLARATION OF INTERDEPENDENCE with MAC BOGERT
We will be building, all together, a model for connection: The Cadence of Community. This involves music and creating a performance together. Okay, I can already feel some building tension, e.g. 'I can’t sing or play an instrument'. You sing every day. We call it talking. If you can walk, you have a sense of rhythm. If you have emotions, you hold an instrument in your heart. If you can hear birds sing in the spring and smile, you already appreciate music. Oh, and we’ll have a great deal of fun together.
THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE AWKWARD! with ANDY VARGO
Think you know who you are? Not so fast. There is more than one thing that defines each of us. Sometimes one element outshines another, but every part is still in there somewhere, like it or not. The key to happiness and success is finding balance within ourselves. During our interactive session, we will have a little play time exploring the things that make each of us who we are, and how to find the good that each element contributes to our lives. Even when we might have thought it was bad, or even worse, awkward.
A CELEBRATION OF CONSCIOUS LIVING with JACKIE WOODSIDE
The notion of living consciously has become almost cliche in today’s world, but what does it really mean? How do we know if we are living consciously? What is the goal or promise of engaging with life in a conscious way? These are the topics (and more) that we will explore together, and perhaps come to a deeper understanding and application of the magic, the joy, and the wonder of conscious living.
LIVING FEARLESSLY with TREVOR & EILEEN BILD
We are all Extraordinary and have a Uniqueness about us that brings inspiration to others. Living Fearlesllt takes courage, confidence and clarity as our authentic self. In this interactive session you will learn how Trevor and Eileen live and work together effortlessly, and through experiential dialog you will empower your own authenticity to new levels going home rejuvenated, re-energized and SPARKED!
UNLEASH YOUR INNATE DIVINITY with ALLISON KENNY
Do you have a sense of your innate divinity but aren’t sure how to tap into it? What do you think about your innate divinity? Is it an abstract concept that has no real application in your life, or is it something you’ve learned to illuminate, cultivate, and embody? Have you considered how different you might feel, and how different your life might be if you unleashed this majestic power within you? In this interactive session, we will explore easy-to-do sacred movement codes that will arouse and awaken your innate divinity. You will spiral into the depths of your intuition, allowing your intellect to rest, and feel the sacred essences of your organs, senses, Chakras, spine, bones, and flesh. You will come away with a new perspective of the temple of your body, and of the oldest dance we have on record (Belly Dance) and why it’s still a magical elixir for transformation, integration, and profound healing.
MANDATE TO ELEVATE with BYRON & MARIAH EDGINGTON
Mandate to elevate derives from the basic “do unto others” admonition of childhood. We believe every one of us has this mandate, to elevate others in order to elevate all. Our interactive session will focus on awareness of this necessity, ways to en-light-en others, and ways to turn negatives to positives to facilitate that mandate.