Welcome to Thrive 2021



Agenda and Session Links

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1:30–1:45 P.M.

Welcome and Introduction

1:45–2:30 P.M.

Keynote Presentation: Confidence Creation—Create Your Confidence and Realize Your Full Potential

Presenter: Heather Monahan, best-selling author and executive coach

2:30–3 P.M.

Networking Breakouts

3:15 P.M.

Executive Breakout Session: Inspiring Teams Now Through Supercharging Purpose

Presenter: Jen Grace Baron, co-chief executive officer and chief growth officer, InspireCorps

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Inspired teams are the building blocks of organization performance and growth. In this session, we will share our research on inspiration, what it is and how it works, and a synthesized inspiration strategy of the best practices in inspiring teams now. Bring your team performance challenges and we’ll tackle them through the lens of inspiration.

During this engaging session, you will

  • understand what inspiration is and how it works for leaders and teams.
  • activate the three powerful levels of purpose for successfully leading teams in our Covid-19 environment.
  • stand proudly on the strengths of your team and create an action plan to inspire next level performance.

Emerging Leaders Breakout Session: Self-Satisfaction at Work—Systems, Stamina, and Superpowers

Presenter: Sarahn Sankofa, life coach, multimedia journalist, and chief executive officer of Sarahn Says LLC
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Find empowerment at work with self-satisfaction. This breakout session, designed for emerging leaders, not only will help you show up as your best self at work, but also will help you understand what your best self looks and feels like. Get excited to learn more about how to channel your energy, welcome efficiency, and celebrate what makes you exceptionally you

4:20 P.M.

Staffing Industry Stories: Overcoming Challenges, Succeeding in the Future

Facilitated by: Kerry Sirkka, senior vice president and general manager of local and international solutions, AMN Healthcare
Panelists: Jessi Guenther, executive director, global operations, Allegis Group Inc.; Sara Luchsinger, CSP, vice president, organizational development, SEEK Careers/Staffing; Lydia Wilson, executive vice president, strategy and development, Signature Consultants; Kristy Willis, chief sales officer, PeopleReady

5:15–6 P.M.

Speed Talks and Happy Hour

Speed Talk: The Power of Your Story

Presenter: Michelle Prince, author, motivational speaker, self-publishing expert, life coach; CEO/founder of Performance Publishing Group

Speed Talk: Injection of Inspiration

Presenter: Marsha Haygood, motivational speaker, empowerment coach, author]


ASA Workforce MonitorMore than three-quarters of employed U.S. adults (79%) are satisfied with their employers’ pandemic-related return-to-work plans. Download the infographic »

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