Dr. Anne Harbison
Dr. Anne Harbison

Dr. Anne Harbison is a Harvard doctorate, Fortune 100 executive coach, crisis and change expert. She sees a crisis that brings us to our knees as an opportunity to look up and reach out.

Never Waste a Crisis - Surviving and Thriving Through Life’s Tightropes, Turmoil and Tragedy
Brian Powers
Brian Powers

Brian Powers has helped diverse groups all over the country learn to work better together by communicating in ways that forge real connections. He uses his experience and training in clinical hypnosis and as a stage hypnotist to entertain and educate.

The Trick to Being Heard—and Understood
Tim Gard
Tim Gard

Tim is an internationally recognized authority on stress reduction and conflict resolution, and his easy-to-implement techniques provide ways to diffuse, deal with, and even avoid intensely stressful encounters.

Focus on the funny: Becoming resilient



Day 1 /Sunday/ September 12, 2021

12:00 pm - 3:00 pm White Glove Welcome: Guest Registration & Check-In
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Welcome Reception: Meet & Greet
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm Step up your Smarts: Dr. Anne Harbison
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm Explore the Floor: Property Tour
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Kick off Celebration: Reception & Dinner

Day 2 /Monday/ September 13, 2021

6:30 am - 7:30 am Seize the Day:Wake Up Activity
7:45 am - 8:30 am Ms. B’s Breakfast Social: Breakfast Buffet
8:30 am - 9:45 am Instant Start to Smart: Brian Powers
10:00 am - 11:30 am Meet Your Matches
11:30 am - 12:00 pm Refresh & Rejuvenate: Morning Break
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Meet Your Matches … Continued
1:30 pm - 2:45 pm Luncheon
2:45 pm - 5:00 pm Build & Bond Brilliantly: Team Activity
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm #MeTime
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm Ms. B’s Bright Bash: Dinner

Day 3 /Tuesday/ September 14, 2021

6:30 am - 7:15 am Seize the Day: Wake Up Activity
7:30 am - 8:30 am Ms. B’s Breakfast Social: Breakfast Buffet
8:30 am - 9:45 am Smart Roundtable Discussion
10:00 am - 12:30 pm Meet Your Matches ...Continued
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm Seal the Deal Feast: Luncheon
1:45 pm #MeTime


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