Agenda & Sessions


Subject to change. Note: This agenda reflects the Eastern Time zone. Please make sure you schedule your afternoon according to your local time zone.

1:30–1:45 p.m.

Welcome and Introduction

1:45–2:30 p.m.

Show Your Ask: Using Your Voice to Advocate for Yourself and Your Career

Presented by Joyel Crawford, author and certified professional career coach

Inspired by the bestselling book of the same title, this THRIVE 2023 keynote focuses on harnessing the power of your voice to create the life and career you desire. Author and this year’s keynote presenter Joyel Crawford draws on two decades of experience in career and leadership development to share practical strategies on how to build momentum by using your voice to advocate for yourself—in any stage of your career. Join Crawford and your THRIVE peers during this powerful keynote presentation to take these skills to the next level:

  • Negotiating effectively
  • Giving and receiving feedback
  • Preventing career burnout
  • And learning how to do all of these things in a way that will inspire you

This energizing presentation will empower you to take strategic, concerted action—to create the career and life you desire without losing yourself in the process. Bonus takeaway: Crawford will give away 40 copies of her book, Show Your Ask: Using Your Voice to Advocate for Yourself and Your Career, during the presentation to session participants. Qualifies for 0.75 hours of CE.

2:30–3 p.m.

Networking Session

Network and connect with your peers in small groups to discuss takeaways from the keynote presentation as well as topics on the agenda for the rest of the THRIVE program. Qualifies for 0.5 hours of CE.

3:15–4:15 p.m.

Legacy Branding: Making Connections Over Impressions

Presented by Kia Young, owner, McCallister Young Group

During this THRIVE Virtual breakout session targeted toward emerging leaders, Young will share the four keys to making deep, intentional, connections that ensure you do more than stand out. Legacy branding gives you a framework of what to share with others to solidify lasting impact and interest that gets you closer to your goal—whether that be new friendships, collaborations, clients, or business opportunities. Walk away with a universal yet customizable framework that will allow you to confidently make connections by having conversations that deeply resonate and stick.

Qualifies for 1.0 hour of CE.

Think Like an Executive—Recognize and Employ the Strategic Mindset

Presented by Pamela J. Green, executive coach

Today’s leaders must have not only the talent, skills, and abilities to lead at executive levels, but also the mindset to manage, lead, and influence change. During this THRIVE Virtual breakout session, Pamela J. Green, executive coach and consultant, will touch on the industry guidance you all are asking for:

  • The definition of strategic thinking, and how to expand on this mindset
  • How to recognize and employ strategic thinking tactics
  • How to move from complicated to complex leadership

Green will leave you with direction on high-performance leadership behaviors that result in leaders who can quickly adapt to new business demands, remain nimble and innovative, and are able to realize your organization’s competitive advantage.

Bonus takeaway: Green will give away 30 copies of her book, Think Like an Executive Brand, during the presentation to session participants.

Qualifies for 1.0 hour of CE.

4:20–5 p.m.

Panel Discussion: Insights From Multigenerational Staffing Leaders
Facilitated by Allie Danziger, chief executive officer and co-founder, Ampersand Professionals
Panelists: Chloe Giffin, senior business development manager, life sciences-clinical research, Medix; Lyric Copeland, project manager, ClearEdge Marketing; Cindy Jennings, vice president and director of sales, Carlton Staffing; Julie Lowe, chief culture officer, TorchLight Hire

Hear from a panel of inspiring leaders from several generations as they discuss the industry’s culture-focused challenges from their unique perspectives. Building trust, company culture advancement, intentional leadership, and more—a Baby Boomer, a Gen X, a Gen Z, and a Millennial will share what resonates with them, leaving you with fresh wisdom on how to interact with your multigenerational company leaders.
Qualifies for 0.75 hours of CE.

5:15–5:40 p.m.

Achieving Your Goals: Using Adversity as a Catalyst for Success

Presented by Joanna Lohman, leadership coach; former professional soccer player and member of the U.S. Women’s National Team and Washington Spirit; founder, Define Your Beauty

Just when you thought you couldn’t be more inspired or more motivated to take your professional and personal life to the next level, enter Joanna Lohman, whose story and poignant messages will propel you toward your best self. Lohman has the experience and strategies you need to be the authentic leader you’ve always wanted by harnessing adversity as the catalyst for success. Join your fellow THRIVE Virtual colleagues for this energizing closing keynote presentation. You’ll come away with

  • A creative model to reframe adversity in your professional and personal life
  • Strategies for measuring your success by your evolution, not your conclusion
  • Practical ways to apply grit, authenticity, and teamwork toward achieving your goals

Bonus takeaway: Lohman will give away 10 copies of her book, Raising Tomorrow’s Champions, during the presentation to session participants. Qualifies for 0.5 hours of CE.

5:40–6 P.M.

Accountability in Action: Build Your Support System
Before closing out our THRIVE Virtual experience—let’s think back on the takeaways from the day, using Joanna Lohman’s guidance, and build a roadmap for what you’ll do next. Together, we will form accountability groups to support each other in our goals and in reaching them.

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