Monday's Keynote Speaker – Connie Podesta

Back by popular demand, Connie Podesta will return with her presentation: “Life Would be Easy… if it weren’t for Other People.” Research shows that the number one key to success is the ability to get along with other people, and she will share strategies for decoding human behavior so you can lead effectively, increase sales, maximize productivity, attract customers, work as a team, enjoy life, stay healthy, be happy, and experience success. She last appeared at the Wisconsin Governor’s Conference on Tourism in 2013 and is back to share her ideas through this entertaining presentation.

Tuesday's Opening Program – Shawn Achor

New York Times bestselling author and winner of over a dozen distinguished teaching awards, Shawn Achor will be with us to share his presentation: “The Happiness Advantage: Linking Positive Brains to Performance.” His presentation challenges the formula that working hard and being successful leads to happiness with the scientific research that job success is actually predicted by optimism, a social support network and the ability to manage energy and stress in a positive way. He will explain what positive psychology is, how we can change, and practical applications for the information.