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The question isn’t who is going to let me;
it’s who is going to stop me. 

– Ayn Rand


Dr. Christine Carter

Author, Speaker & Coach

MINDSET Matters:
Centered Leadership in Turbulent Times

How do we stay centered as leaders despite uncertainty and constant change? Our MINDSET plays a significant role in determining our performance, achievement, and success – especially when we are under pressure. Our MINDSETS are at the heart of everything we think, feel, say, and do, and they impact every aspect of our personal and working lives. 

Researchers have uncovered a lot about MINDSETS in the last few decades. We understand why some people and organizations are thriving while others are stuck, or worse, feel like they’re moving in the wrong direction. And there’s good news: there is a lot we can do to rewire our thinking to live and work from our optimal MINDSETS. 

Dr. Carter will teach us how to shift our MINDSETS to maximize our organizational and personal health, happiness, and success – all rooted in the latest scientific research.

She’ll share: 

  • How beliefs impact how well we fare in our personal and professional lives.
  • A one-minute technique to alter our MINDSET to become a creative and energetic problem-solver in the midst of a stressful day, week, or year.
  • A simple but counter-intuitive MINDSET shift that will make us all feel more connected, powerful, productive, successful, and happy.

This talk is not just about weathering the storm – it’s about thriving in it. Join us for an engaging and interactive session that will equip you to dance in the eye of the hurricane.


About Dr. Carter

Christine Carter, Ph.D., is an author, speaker, and coach dedicated to redesigning the way we work – so that we can lead our most joyful, productive, and fulfilling lives. She’s a leader at BetterUp, where she designs one-to-many coaching experiences that drive transformation for people, teams, and organizations. 

As a sociologist, she’s sought to inspire large-scale, systemic change in our most common and influential social structures: corporations, families, and schools. She has a particular interest in how cultures and institutions foster certain behaviors, beliefs, and emotions while inhibiting others.

For many years, Dr. Christine Carter was the executive director of UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center (GGSC), where she remains a sociologist and Senior Fellow. She writes an advice column for Greater Good magazine that is syndicated on and many other websites. Combining scientific research and practical application, she offers her clients, readers, and audiences not only a way to cope with modern pressures, but tactics to truly thrive. 

Her books include The New Adolescence: Raising Happy and Successful Teens in an Age of Anxiety and Distraction (2020), The Sweet Spot: How to Achieve More by Doing Less  (2017), and Raising Happiness: 10 Simple Steps for More Joyful Kids and Happier Parents (2011). A summa cum laude graduate of Dartmouth College and the recipient of multiple honors and awards, Dr. Carter earned her master’s and doctoral degrees in sociology at UC Berkeley (Go Bears!).

Dr. Carter has given three TedTalks, the most recent of which was in the top 5 most viewed in 2021. She has appeared on dozens of television and radio shows, including the Oprah Winfrey Show, the Dr. Oz Show, the TODAY Show, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, CBS Sunday Morning, PBS, NPR and BBC Radio. She has been quoted or featured in every major newspaper in the US, including The New York Times, USA Today, the Chicago Tribune, the San Francisco Chronicle, The Washington Post, the Boston Globe, and The Wall Street Journal. In addition, she is often quoted in lifestyle magazines such as Real Simple and in dozens of other online news sources. 

She and her husband have four college-age children. They live in Northern California, with their two dogs and four hens.



Dr. Lilly Tam

Founder, CHUNKYbrain and Corporate Wellness and Mindfulness programs with The SISPEP Method

Believing in the Maybe: Creating Your Positive Reality Through the Six Dimensions of Wellness

Employee disengagement and burnout are critical issues in every organization – resulting in a major impact on productivity, employee retention, healthcare costs and morale. On average 90% of our workforce has admitted to feeling disempowered and feeling stuck at some point every day. Research has shown the human brain naturally leans towards the negative, which can decrease motivation and performance. In addition to lost productivity, employees feel demoralized which negatively impacts the entire company and undermines company culture.

In this interactive session, Dr. Lilly shares her personal story of resilience and her framework for success, and she offers an uplifting perspective that inspires purpose and possibility in team members who may be struggling with work-life imbalance, loss of meaning, and resistance to change.

Join Dr. Lilly in believing in the maybe, and:

  • Learn to strengthen your self-awareness muscle
  • Understand the root of your joy and motivation
  • Build empathy for others, and more importantly, for yourself
  • Apply the SISPEP method to build inner resilience and find peace and joy despite daily challenges 

About Dr. Lilly

Dr. Lilly Tam has helped thousands confront the self-limiting beliefs that are restricting them from the levels of success in their work and personal lives they deserve. 

Lilly works with teams and companies at global organizations to implement mindfulness and wellness, and create high-performance cultures. Through her work and research as a personal and team development coach and workshop leader, she founded the CHUNKYbrain meditation app, and The S.I.S.P.E.P method. Her work has been transformative for educational and tech organizations, high-performance financial companies, well-known hospitality brands, and global brands like CNN and AT&T. 

Lilly focuses on the 6 dimensions of wellness – Spiritual, Intellectual, Social, Physical, Emotional, and Professional – to help others identify opportunities for growth so they can overcome the obstacles that are holding them back and move forward with positive changes in their lives. In her private practice, she has helped thousands of clients ranging from individual contributors to executives in the C-suite, who have plateaued or burned out, get past self-limiting barriers and achieve their work and personal goals. 

A two-time Tedx speaker, Lilly did her doctoral research at the University of Southern California on “Exploring Mindfulness and Employee Engagement.” Lilly graduated with a BA from Loyola Marymount University, an MA from UC Santa Barbara, an EdD from the University of Southern California, and is a certified Clinical Hypnotherapist.



Rita Ernst

Owner, Ignite Your Extraordinary

Thoughts to Results: Activate Your Mental Superpowers

Feeling worn, tired, and crispy on the edges like burnt toast? You are not alone. The challenges keep coming, bringing high stress to more than three-quarters of workers. Left on autopilot, stress activates your primal threat identification response, sweeping you into a vortex of negativity.

But imagine what would happen if you developed new neural pathways that generated innovative thinking instead? This session is for you if you want to increase your capacity to respond to life’s challenges with a positive rather than negative mindset. 

In this session with Rita, you will learn to:

  • Stay in the zone of peak performance
  • Experience peace of mind and wellbeing
  • Cultivate healthier relationships


About Rita

Rita is an Organizational Psychologist and owner of Ignite Your Extraordinary,  an organizational consulting practice emphasizing the convergence of happiness and productivity to create positive, committed, high-performing organizations. She is the author of two Amazon bestselling books, Show Up Positive (2022) and Culture Impact: Strategies to Create World-Changing Workplaces (2023). Forbes, MSNBC, and over 30 podcasts worldwide featured her as a culture and change management expert. She was awarded Top Influential Leader of 2022 and the Most Positive Management Consultancy of 2023.







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