Amy Blankson | Fearless Positivity
Keynote speaker presented by Volt Credit Union. Bestselling author, motivational researcher, happiness expert, Harvard graduate, TEDx speaker.
12:00–12:15 PM | WELCOME
12:20–12:55 | PROGRAMMING
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Speaker: Nancy Allen, Bestselling mystery author, former Assistant Missouri Attorney General and Assistant Prosecutor, former Missouri State University instructor
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Panel Discussion: Leading Through a Crisis presented by Mercy
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2:00–2:35 PM | PROGRAMMING
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Speaker: Amaka "Coach Mox" Agugua-Hamilton, Missouri State University's Women's Basketball Head Coach
2:50–3:50 PM | KEYNOTE
Fearless Positivity presented by Volt Credit Union
We all face fear, discomfort and resistance to change, but our actions in the midst of these mindsets are what truly define us. Keynote Speaker Amy Blankson teaches us how to use fearless positivity to navigate our emotions by leveraging learnings from positive behavioral scientists and psychology, along with strategies to reframe stress to better serve us.
Speaker: Amy Blankson, Bestselling Author, Motivational Researcher, Happiness Expert