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The Details & What to Expect

  • A day focused on personal development that you and your
    team can learn from and with members of the trueU community.
  • Friday, September 6th 2019
  • 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • 502 E. Carmel Drive, Carmel, IN
  • trueU Membership Price? Free! *

*If you’re a member, contact your trueU Ambassador for more information.

Who Should Attend?

Individuals who want to develop new skills and work on becoming their best self. Managers who want to lead well. Teams who want to work better together. Leaders within the trueU community.

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Summit Speakers

Beth St. Clair

Morning Keynote

Cultivate a Creative Mindset

Beth St. Clair is the principal of ActUp Consulting and brings over 15 years experience in strategic business consulting, executive coaching, leadership development and team effectiveness. At ActUp, Beth combines her business experience to customize culture, creativity and communications programs that are fun, engaging and deliver results.
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Nick Smarrelli

CEO, GadellNet

Grow or Die: A Lesson in Employee Retention

Nick Smarrelli, CEO of GadellNet Consulting Services, shares the exclusive and innovative programs that have powered the rise of the 6-time Inc. 5000 fastest-growing company.
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Brian Cole

Director, Element Three

Managing Change from the Middle

What's it like to be in middle management in a quickly-evolving, ever-changing workplace? Brian, Drew, and Dustin talk through their experiences working together (but in different departments) from the space in middle between the executives creating the vision of the company and the individual contributors making the work go. We'll talk pressures coming from above and below, the change management curve and what it feels like when it starts to stack, and give a few anecdotes about the experience - then open it up for questions and discussion.

Charles Akinbola

Branch Manager, Elements Financial

Radical Candor: Giving Feedback and Praise

How does a team grow without honest feedback and praise? Does your team communicate this way? This type of communication is referred to as "radical candor". This is a management philosophy based on caring personally while challenging directly. Learn important principles taken from a New York Times bestseller, "Radical Candor" by Kim Scott.

Dustin Clark

Director, Element Three

Managing Change from the Middle

What's it like to be in middle management in a quickly-evolving, ever-changing workplace? Brian, Drew, and Dustin talk through their experiences working together (but in different departments) from the space in middle between the executives creating the vision of the company and the individual contributors making the work go. We'll talk pressures coming from above and below, the change management curve and what it feels like when it starts to stack, and give a few anecdotes about the experience - then open it up for questions and discussion.

Tiffany Sauder

President, Element Three

5 Things That Broke as We Scaled our Company

An honest look at how success is just the survival of many little failures.
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Cynthia Pizarro

President, CSpring/Ohana Software

Engaging Teams - It's Your Responsibility

A key to effectively leading teams is employee engagement. Employee Engagement is a global hot topic today. Here’s why: Gallup estimates suggest that 70% of American workers are disengaged, costing employers over $450 billion annually. These staggering statistics command attention. What steps can you take to inspire engagement and collaboration across your teams?
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Monica Wearren

Director of Talent Development, American Senior Communities

Like a Tree: A Moving Conversation About Roots and Resilience

Director of Human Resources, American Senior Communities According to Psychology Today, the average person makes 35,000 decisions a day, filtered through 27 distinct categories of emotions. In this interactive session, you'll explore how the wisdom of one tree and a few yoga moves can help you untie the mental knots caused by decision and compassion fatigue, root down in your purpose, and grow more resilient each day.

Sarah Hanson

Learning & Development Specialist, MJ Insurance

Becoming the Ultimate You

What's holding you back from becoming the best version of yourself? Do you find yourself doubting what you can realistically accomplish? Have you had the same goal for a while, but struggle to make progress? In this interactive session, attendees will learn to use visualization techniques to picture the life you want and set goals so big they scare you! However, setting meaningful goals is only half the battle; understanding how you respond to inner and outer expectations is a critical step we often skip when working toward a goal. We will explore Gretchen Rubin's 4 Tendencies framework to understand how your "Tendency" impacts your ability to set and achieve goals. You will leave this session with practical tips for becoming the ultimate YOU.

Monique Charlebois

Director of Human Resources, The Morales Group

How to Build a Culture of Trust Within Your Organization

Trust is a vital thread needed to build a successful company. Hear from Monique Charlebois, Director of HR at Morales Group Staffing and how their core values and a culture of trust create an environment of inclusiveness. How do you create and build trust with your teams?

Ashley Scruggs

HR Training and Employee Development Specialist, Elements Financial

Embrace the Struggle: Thriving in the Face of Adversity

Today's workforce is stressful. Which is why it is becoming increasingly important to learn how to properly respond to adversity in order to thrive in the workplace. While the challenges of being a business professional are not going away, your overall well-being and job satisfaction can change simply by building resilience and emotional intelligence. Resilience is a skill that can be learned and leveraged by responding to your challenges, set-backs, or high-risk situations with a change in mindset. In this session, you will learn strategies to embrace the struggle you are in so you can thrive in the face of adversity.

Marcia Barnes

CEO/Founder, Valve+Meter

Ceilings and Curveballs: Developing Leadership Resilience

Ceilings and Curveballs happen to everyone. Even the leader who seems to have it all together is often silently terrified of being human. The ceiling closes in around us limiting our full potential to grow as a high performance leader.
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Seth Morales

President & COO, Morales Group, Inc.

Platinum Sponsor

Lunch speaker

Ali Harris

Program Coordinator, Super Service Challenge

Corporate Volunteerism Going Viral Using Super Service Challenge

Discover the benefits of implementing the Super Service Challenge as a platform to empower employee volunteerism and help build purpose to Member Companies’ giving culture.

Drew Hill

Director, Element Three

Managing Change from the Middle

What's it like to be in middle management in a quickly-evolving, ever-changing workplace? Brian, Drew, and Dustin talk through their experiences working together (but in different departments) from the space in middle between the executives creating the vision of the company and the individual contributors making the work go. We'll talk pressures coming from above and below, the change management curve and what it feels like when it starts to stack, and give a few anecdotes about the experience - then open it up for questions and discussion.

Rachel Harless

Manager of Field Services, DEFENDERS

True Grit – Finding Your Inner John Wayne

Why is it that some people seem to conquer monumental goals, overcome challenges and setbacks with seemingly ease, have a discipline level of steel, and seem to do it all with an unwavering mental toughness? Are these super-humans? People who have an unnatural ability that cannot be met by the average person? The answer is no; they have learned and practiced the skill of "resilience". They understand what it takes to stand tough against anything that comes their way; whether that be obstacles, opportunities, time, people, or even their own selves. In this session, you will walk-away with a foundation of what it is to be resilient, what can hinder our resilience, why it's important and its benefits, and actions to take to start finding your own inner John Wayne...your "True Grit".

Jon Colby

Afternoon Keynote Speaker

Improv(e) Yourself

Jon Colby has been empowering people with improv for over 20 years. From presenting to performing, his engaging and interactive approach has successfully helped audiences across the US to be better communicators, co-workers, teammates, salespeople, doctors, and even [insert your job title here]. Jon combines his master’s in education and his background in theatre to craft a meaningful and interactive experience where audiences have the opportunity to apply what they learn. As a graduate from the world-famous Second City Conservatory comedy program and an educator with 15 years of classroom experience, he is able to keep an audience laughing while sharing practical knowledge that can be put to use right away. He has motivated and entertained hundreds of clients, including some of the nation’s top companies and organizations.

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Summit Timeline

August 1st

Call for Programs Closes

August 1st

August 8th

Notification if Selected as a Speaker

August 8th

August 15th

Confirmation of Acceptance to Speak

August 15th

August 21st

Registration Closes

August 21st

September 6th

SUMMIT BEGINS!

September 6th

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People-driven leadership means your best employees stay, the community thrives, and the bottom line grows. What are you waiting for?

Beth St. Clair

Morning Keynote

Cultivate a Creative Mindset

Beth St. Clair is the principal of ActUp Consulting and brings over 15 years experience in strategic business consulting, executive coaching, leadership development and team effectiveness. At ActUp, Beth combines her business experience to customize culture, creativity and communications programs that are fun, engaging and deliver results.

She has delivered programs for Deloitte Consulting, Delivering Happiness with Zappos.com CEO Tony Hsieh, All State, and the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. Prior to launching ActUp, Beth was a consultant for Deloitte Consulting in Washington DC. Beth earned her MBA from Indiana University. She is certified in the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator assessment and is certified leadership coach. She is originally from California and has lived in Indianapolis for the past six years.

Nick Smarrelli

CEO, Gadellnet

Grow or Die: A Lesson in Employee Retention

Nick Smarrelli, CEO of GadellNet Consulting Services, shares the exclusive and innovative programs that have powered the rise of the 6-time Inc. 5000 fastest-growing company. He’ll explain how the IT consulting firm has instituted Leadership Academy (a 6-month training program currently in its 3rd class) and Blue Buddy (a mentor program that has resulted in sky-high onboarding scores for new hires). Attendees will learn new ways to make the employee experience a boon to retention and brand.

Tiffany Sauder

President, Element Three

5 Things That Broke as We Scaled our Company

An honest look at how success is just the survival of many little failures. Listen to Tiffany have a frank conversation about Element Three’s journey and the pitfalls that provided valuable learning.

Cynthia Pizarro

President, Cspring/Ohana Software

Engaging Teams - It's Your Responsibility

A key to effectively leading teams is employee engagement. Employee Engagement is a global hot topic today. Here’s why: Gallup estimates suggest that 70% of American workers are disengaged, costing employers over $450 billion annually. These staggering statistics command attention. What steps can you take to inspire engagement and collaboration across your teams? A major mistake companies make today is believing that engagement is the burden of the employee. Overall culture is driven by leaders’ ability to set goals, recognize accomplishments, and listen to the needs of their employees. It is said that people leave bosses, not companies.
To maximize retention, communication, and community, attendees will learn five key strategies to lead employee engagement across locations and generations. During this discussion-based workshop, you will explore how to create deeper connections across your organizations, create messages that are remembered, and reinforce company values to positively impact employee engagement in a individualized manner.

Marcia Barnes

CEO/Founder, Valve+Meter

Ceilings and Curveballs: Developing Leadership Resilience

Ceilings and Curveballs happen to everyone. Even the leader who seems to have it all together is often silently terrified of being human. The ceiling closes in around us limiting our full potential to grow as a high performance leader. And those unexpected curve balls of crisis and change have the potential to set us back. Learn best practices to punch through the ceiling and lean into the curve balls (without getting hit by the pitch). Your guide on this journey, Marcia Barnes, has a long history of dealing with ceilings and curveballs while continuing to thrive. Her authentic and engaging storytelling will help you avoid mistakes along the way. Marcia says, “I’ve made every mistake twice just to make sure it’s a mistake.”

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