Conference agenda

The 2021 Wellness 360 Conference, Return. Refocus. Re-engage, was another huge success. We are in the process of deciding on the 2022 speakers, so be sure to keep checking back. In the meantime, you can view the 2021 Agenda here.

We look forward to seeing you in person for this year’s  Conference on Friday, October 14th!

The 2021 conference agenda

8:00 am

Portal Open

8:25 am


8:30 – 8:45 am

Refocus Today by Intention Setting

Presented by: Kevin Karas – Owner of Yoga Squared

Morning Yoga practice with intention setting for the Wellness 360 Conference.

8:45 – 9:15 am

Featured Keynote

The Three R’s” Re-focus, Re-energize, Re-sensitize:
Managing in Uncertain Times

Presented by: Dr. Joel Bennett: President of Organizational Wellness and Learning Systems

Managers and leaders must now navigate the changing landscape of employee needs for well-being, compassion, purpose, and growth opportunity.

This session provides a road map based on the Dr. Joel Bennett’s co-authored books and training in “Heart-Centered Leadership” and “Your Best Self at Work.”

Key concepts and practices will be covered for virtue-based and collective leadership, emotional intelligence, resilience, and cultivating a growth mind-set.

9:15 – 9:25 am

Coffee Break with HES

9:25 – 9:55 am

Connecting buildings & people: A powerful force for good in workplace well-being

Presented by: Joanna Watchman: Founder of Work in Mind

There has never been a better time to think about the impact that our workplace buildings and environments have on our health. A worldwide pandemic has given us cause – and pause – to accelerate new ideas, new thinking and new strategies for understanding the connection between our minds and bodies – and the spaces in which we work. Joanna Watchman, Founder of UK-based social purpose project Work in Mind, shares her experiences, thoughts as well as recent research and evidence that offers proof of the benefits (for businesses – and for their employees) of investing in more human-centric environments.

9:55 – 10:00 am


10:00 am – 10:30 am

Bringing Financial Wellness to the Work Place

Presented by: Kristy Brickle, Account Manager, Key@Work

As American families struggle financially, they are looking to their employers for guidance. Whether is it education, resources, or value added benefits, employees are seeking out the companies that provide a full suite of wellness services curtailed to them.

How can this give today’s employer a greater opportunity for loyalty and retention? And how can financial wellness specifically impact the employee, both at home and in the office? Bringing Financial Wellness to the Work Place identifies areas where employees are currently struggling the most in their financial journey, discusses the multigenerational (and multi-demographic) need for the dialogue, and offers a plan for offering financial wellness in your office.

10:30 – 10:35 am


10:35 – 11:05 am

Style Under Stress: Are You Prepared for a Crucial Conversation?

Presented by: Nealie D’Abate, DHSc, MHSA, C-TAGME: VP, Organizational Development and Chief Learning Officer at Western Reserve Hospital

Nealie D’Abate will introduce the premise for Crucial Conversations. She will share the importance of self-awareness while in stressful conversations and briefly review the strategies taught in the VitalSmarts Crucial Conversations course.

11:05 – 11:10 am


11:10 – 11:40 am

How to implement employee wellness solutions in hybrid, remote or in-office work environments

Presented by: Mike Tan: VP, Business Development

Four key pillars are required for an employee wellness solution to thrive and positively impact your workforce as we return to offices and our new normal. In this presentation, explore these pillars and see how LIFT creates healthier and more engaged work forces for companies like Amazon, Shopify, Hospitals and SMBs.

11:40 – 11:45 am


11:45 am – 12:15 pm

Sitting Syndromes: A Pain in the _____”

Presented by: Dr. Bob Griesse

Are your teammates losing efficiency and quality of life to neck pain, migraines/headaches, back and hip pain? Dr. Bob wants to take you on a journey of understanding why this is happening and leaving a few tips to improving these issues.

12:15 – 12:30 pm


You can download the Agenda as a PDF file here:


Join us for our 14th annual Wellness 360 Conference on October 14th, 2022! Registration coming soon.