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What Salespeople Know and Wellness Champions Don’t:  Strategies for Selling Wellness

Most people who promote health for a living are motivated by a strong desire to help others.  We’re passionate, caring, and motivated but we stink at sales.  Perhaps you don’t want to be pushy or maybe you feel uncomfortable telling people they need to improve or change.  Maybe you just have no idea where to begin. Health is a choice and our participants, employees and clients have to “buy in” whether it is with their time, their money, or both.  Learn the sales talents you didn’t know you had.  Understand the mind of the consumer and how to present your ideas in an irresistible way. Explore how to organize information and keep people motivated.  Most importantly, develop strategies for keeping people engaged and cultivating loyal participants and dedicated fans who spread the word to others.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify your inherent sales talent and how to use it to engage the participants/employees/clients.
  • Explain how to organize and present wellness information in an engaging way.
  • List 3 methods for sustaining long term results.

Dr. Nicole Eull

Dr. Nicole Eull is a psychologist, speaker, consultant, coach and author. She has served in healthcare for over twenty years, from the front lines to healthcare executive and is a passionate advocate for the well-being of healthcare professionals. She teaches professionals to harness the pillars of Interpersonal Wellness to create mentally healthy workplaces. Her trainings are humorous and engaging with practical and effective takeaways. She is the author of “Well to Do: A Guide to Take Charge, Set Goals and Improve Your Health” and the founder of where she encourages physicians to “Give a Skill, Not a Pill.”

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Transforming Employee Well-being with AI: Predicting Future Health and Improving Outcomes

Learn how AI has been used to transform how to predict future health status and how to improve outcomes in this comprehensive workshop, specifically designed for employee well-being professionals. You will explore how AI is utilized to determine future health status, enabling early detection and proactive interventions crucial for maintaining a healthy workforce. Additionally, you will learn to use AI data to determine priorities, ensuring that resources are allocated efficiently and effectively, thus enhancing your well-being programs. Finally, the workshop will guide you on leveraging AI data to improve member outcomes, providing personalized care and optimizing treatment plans tailored to your employees' needs. Join us to gain valuable insights and practical skills for harnessing the power of AI in healthcare, ultimately fostering a healthier, more productive workplace.

Learning Objectives

  • Understanding the application of AI in predicting future health conditions.
  • Utilizing AI-driven insights to prioritize health interventions and resource allocation.
  • Leveraging AI data to enhance and personalize member health outcomes.


Gavin Quinnies

Gavin Quinnies is the President/CEO and Co-Founder of US HealthCenter and PredictiMed™, an award winning Milwaukee, WI AI based population health management provider. Founded in 2003 USHC is a pioneer in AI. We consult with organizations to identify and reduce health care costs and improve quality of life. USHC also provides their proprietary PredictiMed™ total health management technology platform to consumers and industry partners. USHC's PredictiMed™ business intelligence predicts the onset of disease 3-5 years ahead of diagnosis using advanced analytics that combine Big Data from all silos including Mx, Rx, genetics, lifestyle, biometric, blood chemistries and demographics to determine individual and aggregate risk burden. 

Mr. Quinnies has consulted with organizations to identify health and productivity related opportunities for over 25 years. He originally implemented health risk management programs at his own company in the early '90s, generating a return of 4:1, and ultimately took his experience to other organizations such as IBM Life Sciences. Mr. Quinnies earned his BS in engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Stout.


Integrating the US Surgeon Generals Framework for Mental Health and Well Being into your Workplace

The Associated Press (2022) reported on estimates that show untreated mental illness may cost companies up to $300 billion annually. Another report (Mind Share Partners, 2021) indicated that millennials and Gen Zers, as well as LGBTQ+, Black, and Latinx respondents were all significantly more likely to experience mental health symptoms than the rest of adult workers. This information indicates addressing mental health training is imperative to organizational DEI strategies. In response to the growing mental health needs of US Workers accelerated by the COVID 19 Pandemic, the US Surgeon General published a comprehensive document on Workplace Mental Health and Wellbeing.  This workshop will help participants examine the 5 part framework and create or expand strategies to integrate mental health strategies in their workplaces. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize mental health challenges at work both Pre and Post COVID 19 Pandemic 
  • Comprehend the Five Essentials for Workplace Mental Health 
  • Utilize the Framework to develop an action plan for Worksite Mental Health

Sallie Scovill, PhD

Dr. Scovill is a Professor in the School of Health Science and Wellness, College of Professional Studies, University of Wisconsin Stevens Point. Sallie also oversees the employee wellness program at UW Stevens Point, which was awarded a Bronze Level Award from the Governor’s Worksite Wellness Program. Her field of study includes worksite health promotion programs and designing effective interventions for community and corporate clients. She has published articles about developing experiential learning programs for students. Sallie is also a faculty for the National Wellness Institute’s two certificate programs in Worksite Wellness and is a board member for the Wellness Council of Wisconsin. She serves as a peer reviewer for the Building Healthy Academic Communities Journal, along with reviewing grants and research for other organizations. Sallie has been working in the field of wellness for 33 years in a variety of roles prior to coming to UW-SP. She is Yoga Alliance certified instructor, completed training in resilience from the Organization Wellness and Learning Systems, Certified as a Mental Health First Aid Instructor, Make it OK Ambassador, is completing the QPR Institute Instructor Certification, studied mindfulness through the PENN RESILIENCE PROGRAM, and utilizes the VIA Character Strengths to assist students grow more resilient using their unique character strengths. Sallie presents and consults to organization nationally and has presented internationally also.

Fostering Connection & Wellness in the Future of Work

Fostering connection & digital wellness is going to be key in the future of work. Demonstrating empathy for the changes we are all going through and understanding ways to restore energy and human interaction are critical – especially when navigating the future of work. In Mark’s breakout session workshop, attendees will dive deeper into the ways to reignite human connection leaving them filled with a sense of thriving and a newfound courage to connect!

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how The BELL Method (Belonging, Empathy, Listening, & Love) can strengthen relationships 
  • Improve your digital & emotional wellness
  • Encourage empathy & promote hope for the future
  • Be in community & have a little fun through audience interaction!

Mark Ostach

Mark Ostach helps people find the courage to connect. A globally recognized speaker on Digital Wellness and frequently featured in the USA Today, Mark has done two TED talks, written 2 books, and spoken to thousands of people encouraging them to embrace a spirit of courage through vulnerability. Mark has degrees in psychology, technology, and an interest in behavioral neuroscience. His mission is to remind the world that human connection is the most powerful connection we have. So please check your phones one last time and get ready to be inspired by Mark Ostach!


Sustaining a Strong F.L.O.W. with Compassion Resilience

This session focuses on empowering the future of work by highlighting the importance of well-being for leaders. It aims to teach participants how to support themselves through the tools of compassion resilience, combining research-based practices with guided reflection and intentional action. The session promises to leave attendees feeling hopeful, re-energized, and equipped with practical tools for immediate application. It targets professionals across various sectors, including corporate HR, wellness professionals, and healthcare providers, addressing the critical need for self-care and resilience as leaders.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explore Self-Compassion: Leaders will learn the value of self-compassion through compassionate action steps, utilizing the self-compassion scale.
  • Understand Compassion Fatigue: Leaders will understand and locate themselves within the Cycle of Compassion Fatigue.
  • Identify Drivers of Fatigue and Resilience: Leaders will explore factors that contribute to fatigue and resilience in their practice and action plan for healthy boundaries.
  • Create an Action Plan: Leaders will create an individual action plan to incorporate more compassion resilience study and action into their ongoing practices.


Dr. Wendy Kay Domena
Dr. Ronett D. Jacobs

Claire Becker, MA, PCC

Claire Becker, MA, PCC, Dr. Wendy Kay Domena, and Dr. Ronett D. Jacobs collectively bring over 25 years of coaching expertise to their mission of empowering individuals and teams through personal and professional growth. This dynamic trio is deeply committed to leveraging their unique skills and life experiences to provide a holistic and impactful coaching experience. Their approach centers on harnessing clients' strengths and assets, facilitating resolutions, tracking progress, and devising effective goal plans. Claire, Wendy Kay, and Ronett unwaveringly prioritize mindfulness, creating a nurturing space, and fostering self-compassion in their coaching practice. Furthermore, they actively champion social-emotional learning (SEL), actively striving to dismantle oppressive systems and promote inclusivity and equity across all their endeavors.

He, She, They… What Do I Say?  Strategies to Navigate Unconscious Gender Bias at Work

Everyone wants to connect with others effectively. Unfortunately, the fundamental nature of human perception creates unconscious biases that undermine our best intentions. The good news is: We can build awareness and take specific actions that create a better culture of communication for everyone. 

This session creates a safe, compassionate space for people of all genders to explore the impacts of unconscious bias on themselves and others. Discussion, reflection, and story sharing will help participants learn from each other’s experiences as well. Furthermore, they will receive tools and skills to better navigate unconscious gender bias while communicating and connecting in today's dynamic workplace. 

People of all genders (male, female, non-binary, trans, and all additional identities) are invited to participate in this session. Whether or not individuals have experienced gender bias directly, everyone can learn to be more of an ally and create an overall more effective culture of workplace communication. Participants will learn to challenge the status quo, support people whose voices might not always be heard, and ensure more equitable communication.

Learning Objectives:

  • Examine outdated expectations and stereotypes placed on all genders
  • Recognize unconscious gender bias in self and others
  • Practice techniques to actively counter the impacts of unconscious bias
  • Adapt and combine traditionally gendered behaviors to achieve more successful outcomes


Jacy Imilkowski

Jacy “I-milk-cows-on-skis” Imilkowski (any pronouns) is a nonprofit HR Director by day, and an out and proud LGBTQ+ speaker/advocate and Mental Fitness coach by night. Jacy helps purpose-driven professionals become more inclusive and resilient by living their values at work. 
A self-admitted communication nerd, Jacy specializes in the neuroscience of conversation and positive habit formation to achieve personal and professional goals. With more than 25 years of experience coaching, training, and managing projects, Jacy has an exceptional understanding of team communication dynamics. 
Jacy has spent over 20 years as a team leader, trainer, and coach, including 10 years with a Fortune 50 healthcare account. They’re also an adjunct instructor on communication, coaching, and leadership for the University of Wisconsin-Madison. They have developed and lead hundreds of learning sessions to individuals and organizations.
Jacy is a certified Project Management Professional®, Positive Intelligence® coach, Co-Active® coach, Myers-Briggs® administrator, and Laughter Leader. Jacy is also a Conversational Intelligence® Enhanced Practitioner. Their TEDx Talk, “What’s Your Rhubarb Pie? How Trauma Impacts Choice”, is available on YouTube.
Recognized as one of 40 Under 40 up and coming professionals in Madison, WI, Jacy strives to build relationships and community, particularly for LGBTQ+ professionals. When not working Jacy currently volunteers with OPEN (Out Professional Engagement Network), and has been a Speakers Academy Dean for the National Speakers Association-Wisconsin chapter as well as a foster home for Greyhound Pets of America in the past. Jacy loves their dog, and probably loves your dog too.

Becoming a Person of Influence: How to Positively Impact the Lives of Others 

Whether your desire is to lead a business, strengthen your children, or reach the world, you can achieve it by raising your level of influence in the lives of others. The good news is that no matter where you stand on the stairway of influence, there are learnable qualities to help you climb to the next step. A person’s influence does not develop overnight, but rather through an incremental progression. This progression includes four stages: modeling, motivating, mentoring, and multiplying. In this workshop, you'll learn simple, insightful ways to interact more positively with others. 

Learning Objectives

  • Apply the 10 impact skills to increase your influence
  • Connect with your team members on a deeper level
  • See your employees respond to you with new enthusiasm
  • Achieve greater business success
  • Reach more people 


Derek Deprey

Meet Derek Deprey, a dynamic leadership speaker and coach who has inspired thousands of people and teams to reach their full potential. Much of Derek’s day is spent as a Leadership Facilitator & Coach at Living as a Leader (LAAL).  He defines a leader as someone who engages others to deliver desired results. LAAL exists to support the development of leaders at all levels, from the high performer who has just been promoted, to middle managers, senior leaders and members of the executive team. Before joining Living as a Leader, Derek spent 3 years as the Head of Employee Success and Director of Leadership Development for ETE REMAN, which is the nation’s largest re-manufacturer of transmissions and a USA Top Workplace. At ETE, he taught over 100 managers the core principles of leadership, management, and personal development. Prior to ETE, Derek spent 12 years at the Wisconsin Athletic Club (WAC) as the Director of People & Service, Director of Training & Development, and General Manager. During his tenure, he became a certified speaker & coach with the John Maxwell Team. 

Shortly after joining the WAC, Derek couldn’t get enough of what he was studying, learning, and applying, so much so that he created his own business, Fit to Lead. Through keynotes, workshops, and coaching, Fit to Lead gives your people-leaders a road map with the tools needed to create or refresh their leadership skills. If there’s anything Derek’s learned, it’s that now is the time to build your career, shape your life, and strategically work on laying the foundation for accomplishing your dreams and prospering to your true potential. 

Derek is not just a speaker, he is also a devoted husband and proud father. He’s been blessed with two active daughters, Ellie and Mia. If you are looking for a speaker who can help you to unleash your inner leader and achieve greatness in your personal and professional life, look no further than Derek Deprey. Visit today to connect with him and learn more about his inspiring work!


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