Education Descriptions


General Sessions Descriptions


Opening General Session — 9:30 am – 10:30 am 
Self-Care, Start with you! 

Learn from 3 Experts – Ted style

  • Care Personally – Erica Leibrandt – Founder, Physchfinder
  • Care for the Environment – Chris Calby – Senior Director, Delos Signature
  • Care for the Experience –  Lake Lawn Resort  & Chris Cassidy, Tito’s Handmade Vodka

To open our event, we will explore how each speaker dramatically practices self-care for themselves,  their company and/or their environment and this experience allows them to share this with others.  Erica focuses on the importance of mental health and finding the right professional to guide, coach & support individual goals;  Chris will share how Delos cares about how buildings are being designed for the future and Lake Lawn Resort will share how they care for guests and incorporate wellness into the destination that is drawing visitors from all over the globe.  Each of our speakers will motivate you to lead a change towards health and wellness in your organization for yourself so you can better guide those you influence. 

Morning Breakout Sessions — 10:45am – 11:30am
Session #1 – Newest trends in Designing a Healthy Attendee Experience 

Presenters: Kristi Tarantino & Rachael Riggs
Session Description:    Healthy Meeting trends are everywhere! There are so many options now with many new trends appearing daily.  But which ones do you need to incorporate? Which ones are best for you & your attendees as far as cost, participation and feasibility?  In this session, you will learn the newest health & wellness trends and what you need to know.  This information can help you decide what will keep your attendees coming back.    Not sure where to start or not sure how to take your meeting to the next level, Rachael and Kristi will guide you thru questions to ask yourself and your organization to make an impact at your next meeting.

Session #2 – Maximizing Attendee Engagement 

Presenter: Kevin Sheridan, Author, Speaker, Consultant, Kevin Sheridan LLC

Session Description:   Being able to maximize attendee engagement is critical to in order to maintain a positive environment and keep your attendees engaged and coming back. In this session, learn how to create an environment where this can happen. 

***Special Feature from 1:00pm – 1:30pm  ****
Mindful Moments & Essential Oils with Mary Slight

EFT Tapping to feel calm, free & healthy with Wendy Lauritesen, Wellness Coach

After Lunch Breakout Sessions  – 1:30pm – 2:15pm  

Session #1 – Acheiving your Goals through Healthy Lifestyle Choices

Presenter: Dante Digangi, ACE certified personal trainer

Specialize in weight loss, strength and conditioning, and athletic training. Dante teaches people the fundamentals of health & wellness through exercise and healthy lifestyle choices. From weight loss strategies, to developing someone into a stronger and faster runner, he can help people reach their health and fitness goals in a safe but efficient manner. As a former professional athlete, Dante sets and tackles goals regularly and shares his secrets. He’s shifted that focus onto helping others reach their goals and it has been an incredible opportunity.

session #2 – Encouraging & Rewarding Healthy behavior on the Road

Presenter: Donna Mitsos, Innovation Meetings. 

Donna provides useful tips and tricks to stay fit and healthy, energized and improve your quality of life while on the road. Understanding the best choices for food, beverage and exercise and how to implement them. Learning preparation and planning tips such as how to find a local health club, how to prepare to stay on track while traveling and what to pack to be be[er prepared. She Also covers programs and procedures that management can implement to encourage and reward healthy healthy behavior while traveling.

Pick your Afternoon Activity 2:30-3:30pm

Lynda Murdock, Personal Life Coach and “You Live it” creator 

One on one or small group discussions with Lynda Murdock. Lynda has developed a daily system that makes it so easy accomplish wellness, fitness and joy. You don’t want to miss any of her advice! 

Afternoon Breakout Sessions  – 3:30pm – 4:00pm  
Session #1: Too busy To Shop for Yourself? Learn How To Update Your Closet Without Breaking The Bank    

Presenter: Lora LaPratt, CEO & personal stylist @ Shopping Girl XOXO 

You are busy with work and travel and have no time to shop or update your wardrobe, that’s what Lora is here for!  

In this session, you will learn to look at your closet differently, understand some quick and easy tricks to enhance your style and give you the confidence you want and need to tackle your next meeting.  Lora will teach you her “go-to” tips for dressing for success while using your existing wardrobe and incorporating small tweaks to make a big difference.  We all know first impressions are important and feeling your very best is the number one way to ensure confidence when walking into a meeting.  Lora will be helping you to not only look but most importantly FEEL confident and stylish in 2019!



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