Highlighted Speakers

To excel in health, sustainability, and safety initiatives in your business, you must first have the foundation of leadership and resiliency. We have carefully curated each of our 2023 keynote speakers to deliver an exceptional learning experience. In each address, you will receive clear, actionable advice you can immediately apply in your workplace setting to help you and your team effect positive, lasting change. These experts will share real-life advice on targeted ways to move the needle on safety, health, and sustainability. Their success stories and insights will ensure you return to work with the tools necessary to elevate your company's culture.

Keynote Speakers

Cofounder & CEO of RSE Ventures
Relying on a Plan B in business may prevent you and your team from achieving success. Join Matt Higgins, Harvard Business School executive fellow, Guest Shark on ABC's Shark Tank, famed angel investor, and author, as he discusses workplace lessons from his new book: Burn the Boats: Toss Plan B Overboard and Unleash Your Full Potential. Attendees will receive a copy of Matt's book. 
Communication Pathologist & Cognitive Neuroscientist
Optimal mental health in our workplaces results in greater productivity and creativity for business. Renowned communication pathologist and cognitive neuroscientist Dr. Caroline Leaf has researched the mind-brain connection, the nature of mental health, and the formation of memory for several decades. Dr. Leaf will discuss her revolutionary theory of how we think and process information.
Commander United States Special Operations Command
General Richard D. Clarke recently retired as the 12th Commander of U.S. Special Operations Command and will share his military leadership insights on motivating and inspiring others to pursue goals with precision and determination. General Clarke will engage in a panel discussion with Bill Yeargin, CEO of Correct Craft, sharing real-life experiences that will help elevate your organization to the highest standards of excellence.
President & CEO of Correct Craft
This interactive panel discussion with Retired General Richard D. Clarke is a must-see for all leaders looking to move the needle on their workforce's safety, health, and sustainability. Learn about the "anything is possible" leadership philosophy of Bill Yeargin, the award-winning CEO of Correct Craft. A prolific writer, Bill has been published hundreds of times and has authored five books, including Education of a CEO: Lessons for Leaders.
President & CEO of GuideWell Mutual Holding Corporation
C-Suite professionals benefit from real-life storytelling by their peers. Pat Geraghty, president, and CEO of GuideWell Mutual Holding Corporation and Florida Blue speaks directly to executives in leadership roles ready to learn innovative and sustainable approaches that translate to workplace success. Pat is a sought-after expert on healthcare topics, including wellness and prevention programming.
Chris - Team Nikic, Inc, Owner
Nik - Sales Optimizer, LLC, CEO
Sustainable improvement in the workplace starts with small, measurable gains daily. When CEO Nik Nikic used his 1% Better approach to business in training Chris Nikic, the results for his son were incredible. Chris set a new world record by being the first person with Down Syndrome to complete a 140.6-mile Ironman. Don't miss this duo's inspiring story of hard work and resiliency.

Highlighted Breakout Speakers

VP-Safety, Health, & Security at Ryder System, Inc.
Mauryo Jones is Head of Safety for an $9.7 billion FORTUNE 500® supply chain, dedicated transportation, and commercial fleet management solutions company. She is a leader with 20 (+) years of experience in creating and sustaining a proactive safety culture.
VP and Chief Safety Officer of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts
Greg Hale leads a global team of ride design, operations, and maintenance professionals that keep Disney on the leading edge of theme park safety and technology advancements.
Blue Zones VP of Product
Prepare to learn the secrets to longevity that can help you and your team create a healthier workplace. Nick Buettner of Blue Zones will share 20 years of research that indicates where people live more significantly influences their health than their genetics. These lessons, which also apply to the workplace, have helped to boost the well-being of entire cities, towns, counties, and regions.
President of Fisher Phillips Safety Solutions, LLC
Ed Foulke is the only attorney in the country confirmed by the U.S. Senate to run the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). He is currently a partner in the Atlanta office and the Washington, D.C. Metro office located in Arlington, Virginia. He is the former co-chair of the firm's Workplace Safety and Catastrophe Management Practice Group. He is also the President of Fisher Phillips Safety Solutions, LLC.