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For any movement to gain momentum,
one must start with a small action. 

– Adam Braun


Suneel Gupta

Connecting Well-Being and Performance Expert, HealthcareEntrepreneur, Bestselling Author, American Express Business Class Docuseries Host & Visiting Scholar, Harvard Medical School

MOMENTUM: Being All In Without Burning Out

In the face of an exhaustion epidemic, it’s time to rethink how we view high performance. Grit and hustle have their place short-term but over time are scientifically associated with burnout. 

As CEO of RISE, Suneel Gupta helped thousands of people overcome their challenges with physical and mental health. He now helps people build emotional runway to increase performance, innovation, and creativity by focusing on a key insight: the people who lose momentum very rarely run out of time or talent – they run out of energy.

Suneel will share his approach, rooted in his one-of-a-kind teaching at Harvard Medical School, as well as a decade of closely studied habits of extraordinary leaders who have reached breakthrough levels of productivity, resilience, fulfillment, and MOMENTUM.

He’ll guide us to:

  • Learn why managing energy is as important as managing time
  • Build emotional runway and avoid burnout with science-based practices
  • Master everyday practices for boosting engagement and morale
  • Discover habits from some of the happiest cultures on Earth
  • Reframe failure as a pathway to success
  • Master the changing work landscape with less stress


About Suneel

As the founding CEO of RISE, a breakthrough wellness company, Suneel Gupta helped thousands of people build better habits for life and work. Now as a bestselling author and Harvard Medical School visiting scholar, Suneel has taken his mission one step further – helping people reset, reignite, and find meaning in their work by bolstering emotional resilience and engagement. Suneel asks, “How can an organization excel on the outside if its people are exhausted on the inside?” Grit and hustle are simply not a long-term answer to dealing with non-stop change and stress. Suneel offers leaders and teams a better way to work; one that results in sustainable innovation, productivity, and fulfillment. He arms people with science-based habits that will avoid burnout, boost energy, and improve their professional and personal lives.

Suneel is a business survivor and the author of the international bestselling book Backable (2020). That book is rooted in his inner journey from twice-failed entrepreneur to becoming a leader behind two IPOs and being named “The New Face of Innovation” by the New York Stock Exchange. The book reveals the mindset shifts and hidden habits of people who are extraordinary at pushing new ideas forward.

In his transformative book, Everyday Dharma (2023) codifies Suneel’s mission to help people reset, reignite, and re-engage through a timeless practice called Dharma. Simply put, Dharma brings “who you are” and “what you do” into alignment. When we’re aligned, we’re able to produce our best work and lead ourselves and others effectively, experiencing true joy along the way.

As visiting scholar at Harvard Medical School, Suneel researches and teaches the interconnection between inner well-being and outer leadership. He is also emissary for Gross National Happiness between the United States and the Kingdom of Bhutan.

As CEO of RISE Suneel helped thousands of people establish a way to personalize their physical and mental health journey while connecting with certified nutritionists and trainers at an affordable price. The company was named “App of the Year” and partnered with then first-Lady Michelle Obama before being acquired by the NASDAQ-listed company One Medical Group. In 2022, with its acquisition of One Medical Group, RISE is now part of Amazon.

Suneel is the host of Business Class, a 2023 Webby Award-winning docuseries created by American Express, where he showcases entrepreneurs and business visionaries who embody struggle and resilience. He is joined on the show by guests like Top Chef’s Tom Colicchio, former monk Jay Shetty, and Martha Stewart.

He has partnered with The Second City comedy theater to teach students and executives how to innovate “on-your-feet” during times of rapid change.

Suneel has also personally backed ventures including Impossible Foods, AirBnB, 23&Me, and SpaceX. He was one of the very first investors in CALM, which now helps millions of people achieve a greater sense of work/life balance.

When a reporter once asked Suneel about his purpose, his response was to “find good people, and inspire them to do what inspires them.”


Linda Fogg-Phillips

CEO / Co-Founder, Tiny Habits® Academy

Tiny Habits, Big MOMENTUM: Your Blueprint for Building Balance and Finding Fulfillment

Tiny Habits, Big MOMENTUM offers a lifeline in today’s fast-paced world – a compelling session that not only addresses our most relevant challenges, but provides a clear, actionable pathway out. A way of creating momentum in your personal and professional life that will help you move forward.

The session is more than an exploration of habit formation; it’s a blueprint for building resilience in the face of adversity. By focusing on the transformative power of small, manageable actions, we’ll uncover how you can gently steer your life away from the brink of burnout towards a state of balance, productivity, and fulfillment. You’ll learn how to:

  • Break the cycle of overwhelm by adopting tiny, achievable habits that rebuild your sense of control, competence, and confidence.
  • Recognize and halt the patterns that contribute to feeling stuck, using Tiny Habits as stepping stones to progress and create MOMENTUM.
  • Develop resilience through applying the Pearl Habits Method, turning challenges into opportunities for growth.
  • Create a personalized action plan that fits seamlessly into your life, making well-being and efficiency feel effortless.

Dive into this journey with Linda, and discover how to skillfully navigate life’s pressures, weave resilience into your daily fabric, and lay down the tracks for an ever-accelerating path to personal and professional fulfillment. It’s about converting the smallest steps into giant leaps, creating a self-propelling cycle of growth that moves you toward your most vibrant, unstoppable self.

About Linda

Linda’s work focuses on behavior change and habit design. She is the CEO and Co-Founder of Tiny Habits® Academy, which offers courses that teach individuals and professionals how to create habits quickly and easily… without relying on willpower. As the mother of eight children, Linda has had her own behavior change and habit design laboratory. She has a master’s degree in Health Promotion and Exercise Physiology.

Linda has spent over 35 years studying health behaviors, including nutrition, fitness, and mental health. Her forthcoming book, Pearl Habits, the Habit of Creating Beauty out of Adversity, will be available later in 2024.

Her mission in life is to help others live a happier and healthier life by creating sustainable lifestyle behavior changes and habits that positively impact health. She has virtually coached over 15,000 people worldwide. She is recognized by the American Council on Exercise as an expert in virtual coaching, habit formation and behavior change. She is a contributing author and expert for the ACE Behavior Change Certification Program.

Linda is an international author, public speaker, and consultant. She is the author of two books about understanding the online behavior of adolescents; Facebook for Parents and Facebook for Educators.  

Linda is a featured social media and family health expert in the media and in publications such as the New York Times, CNN, ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC. From 2009 to 2013, Linda was the adolescent behavior expert and online safety consultant for Facebook, Inc. Linda was commissioned by Facebook to write their first Facebook Online Safety Guide for Educators. 

In 2015, Linda was crowned Ms. United States of America Woman of Achievement. In 2018 she was awarded the title Women of Achievement Legacy Queen, which is a lifetime designation.


Vitale Buford Hardin

CEO, The Hardin Group

Boundaries & Bandwidth: Strategies to Get Unstuck and Start Moving in the Right Direction

We are in a new era of the workplace – our people are performing on all cylinders at a high level, and oftentimes that leaves little to no space for leadership growth, reflection, and development. In fact, one of the biggest issues facing the workplace today is low bandwidth – the bandwidth to think strategically, have courageous conversations, make progress on the right goals, be effective in our decision-making, and promote consistent performance across all business sectors. 

So how do we address it? The solution to low bandwidth is better  boundary-setting – when your plate is already full, you don’t need a bigger plate, you need better boundaries. In this session, Vitale will share tangible strategies to solve the bandwidth problem:

  • Learn the five trademarks of low-bandwidth organizations
  • Create new cultural norms to fit the new era of the workplace
  • Conduct a boundary audit for your team and organization

About Vitale

Vitale is a top leadership consultant and strategic advisor who empowers teams and companies to transform the way they work, produce, and relate. She believes that “who we are is how we lead,” so the real leadership work begins with ourselves. An iPEC-certified executive coach, trainer, award-winning speaker, and author, Vitale brings her training and concepts to life in a fun and relatable way. She is also the author of the book Addicted to Perfect, detailing her struggle with perfectionism and how she overcame it. Featured in The New York Times, Vitale is a sought-after speaker and commentator on the subject of leadership and organizational culture.

Vitale is also a change agent, working with organizations and leaders to transform their workplace cultures and leadership environments. Her clients have included Humana, NCAA, CenterPoint Energy, Logan Aluminum, University of Kentucky HealthCare, Toyota Tsusho, and Longship. She does this through custom training programs, strategic advisory, workshops, keynotes, culture change initiatives, and performance coaching.

 In her personal life, Vitale loves traveling, Fleetwood Mac, and morning walks, and lives in Kentucky with her husband, son, and dog. 







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