THRIVE SUMMIT

WELLBEING AMPLIFIED

FAIRMONT AUSTIN, TX • APRIL 26 - 28, 2022

VENUE: FAIRMONT AUSTIN

A Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star rated property, Fairmont Austin is conveniently located near Historic Rainey Street, lively Sixth Street and downtown Austin. This luxury hotel features picturesque vistas of Lady Bird Lake, a dramatic cityscape and the State Capitol. 

101 Red River St 

Austin, TX 

Thrive Summit 2022 is the premier conference for employee health and wellbeing. Now in its 9th year, Thrive brings together over 600 industry-leading visionaries, healthcare professionals, HR executives and benefits experts for a multi-day immersive learning experience. Plus, we anticipate hundreds more to tune-in to virtual livestream experience for mainstage keynotes and select partner wellbeing activities. 

 

Our vision is to transform the health and wellbeing experience for employees and health plan members and challenge, educate, inspire and motivate our attendees. 

 

We want you to be a part of it all! 

THINK DIFFERENTLY AT THRIVE 2022

 SPEAKERS

Hear from world-renowned experts, academics, innovators and industry leaders on the topics that are top of mind right now for every health, wellbeing and business leader.

THIS IS WELLBEING AMPLIFIED!

We’re turning up the volume on health & wellbeing. Tune into the movement from the only place that knows how to handle some serious noise: the Live Music Capital of the World, Austin, TX.

LEARN

from industry-leading keynotes and breakout speakers

ENGAGE

in conversations with your peers and innovators

TRANSFORM

the health & wellbeing experience

DAY 1

TUESDAY, APRIL 26

3-4:30 pm CDT 

Women in Leadership Workshop: Re-Energize & Renew (pre-registration required)

This hands-on and engaging pre-conference workshop is designed for female leaders to address burnout, wellbeing, and strategies for empowering women's professional development. 

Randi Braun, CEO, Something Major 

6-6:15 pm CDT

Kick-off & Welcome* 

Chris Michalak, CEO, Virgin Pulse

A warm welcome from Virgin Pulse’s leader and CEO! Chris will take some time to set the scene for your next few days, including what you can expect, give you the lay of who’s who and provide some insight into the vision for Thrive and beyond.  

6:15-7:15 pm CDT

Learn & Laugh Your Way to Skills Development*

An interactive keynote program focused on using the methods of improvisation to develop key skills related to wellbeing, including resiliency, leadership and inclusion.

Second City 

DAY 2

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27

8:30-9 am CDT

Welcome & Opening Keynote* 

Chris Michalak, CEO, Virgin Pulse

9-9:45 am CDT 

Virgin Pulse Product and Innovation Roadmap*  

Get a peek behind the curtain to learn how our Summer ’22 launch innovations will help evolve your business and optimize your population’s health, wellbeing, and benefits navigation. You’ll be among the first to see redesigned platform homepage and user interface, improved coaching options, cost transparency and benefits steerage tools, plus more!

Jeff Yoshimura, EVP of Product & Innovation, Virgin Pulse 

Phil Fiero, SVP, Chief Analytics Officer, Virgin Pulse

Robin March, Director, Product Management, Virgin Pulse

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9:45-10:30 am CDT

Building the Teams of Tomorrow Today: How Mind-Body Connectivity and Real Employee Wellness Builds Teams, Banishes Burnout* 

Hear from a two-time SXSW and TEDx speaker who will shed light on employee wellness, the ROI of stress reduction, and burnout prevention with expertise on the science behind creating healthy workplaces and building inclusive teams. 

Michelle Courtney Berry, Self-Help Author and Health and Wellness Speaker 

11-11:45 am CDT

Science of Mental Health: Practicing Happiness in the Workplace*

Latest research shows that happy employees are more productive and in these trying times, it’s more important now than ever to prioritize employee mental health and wellbeing.  Join our panel of medical and industry experts to learn the science behind instilling happiness and supporting employee mental and emotional health in addition to real-life examples of how they’ve implemented happiness and mental health initiatives in their organizations to support their workforce. We’ll even teach you how to improve your own happiness through simple breath work and a few light stretches!

Kaiti Buehring, Good Life Senior Consultant, HR, Allstate  

Bekki Early, Global Wellbeing Program Manager, Equinix 

Kenji Saito, Medical Leader of North America and Global Wellness, Proctor & Gamble

 

11:45-12:30 am CDT 

Turning Wellbeing Up to 11*

This retired Marine Sergeant and Paralympic Bronze Medalist will make you laugh, cry, and learn how to overcome any challenge and accomplish anything through a life filled with purpose and meaning.

Rob Jones, Double amputee OIF OEF Veteran, US Marine Corps. & Professional Speaker 


 

2-2:40 pm CDT

Leveraging Your Wellbeing Network to Engage the Hard to Reach

Owens Corning 

Hewlett Packard Enterprise 

2-2:40 pm CDT

Double Clicking on an Inclusive Culture 

Virgin Pulse Science Advisory Board 

Virgin Pulse 

2:45-3:25 pm CDT 

Best Practices for Creating Comfortable Change 

Montgomery County Government 

City of Alexandria Virginia
 

2:45-3:25 pm CDT

The Relationship Between a Supportive Workplace Environment & Wellbeing Program Participation

University of Virginia

Dell Technologies 

  

2:45-3:25 pm CDT

A Deep Dive on Virgin Pulse’s Data Tools

Phil Fiero, SVP Chief Analytics Officer, Virgin Pulse

Divya Errabelli, VP, Analytics, Virgin Pulse

3:25-4:05 pm CDT

 Leadership Buy-In: How Leader Support Can Amplify Your Program

Pharmavite 

Virginia Beach City Public Schools

3:25-4:05 pm CDT 

The Hidden Costs of Mental Health  

Virgin Pulse Science Advisory Board

Accenture

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3:25-4:05 pm CDT 

Crafting Expert Content to Foster a Culture of Wellbeing

Virgin Pulse

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4:30-5:15 pm CDT 

The Wellbeing Case for DEI* 

A perfectly curated panel led by Virgin Pulse's Senior Director of DEI who will discuss diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace with senior leaders who have made groundbreaking, lasting impacts in our industry. 

Dr. Marlette Jackson, Sr. Director, JEDI & Employee Experience, Virgin Pulse  

Paria Rajai, CEO, ModelExpand

Cornell Verdeja-Woodson, Director of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB), Headspace

DK Bartley, Chief Diversity Officer, Moody’s 

5:15-6:15 pm CDT 

Fireside Chat with Simone Biles*

We’re flipping out! Simone Biles, the world’s most decorated gymnast and mental health advocate, will share her personal journey and discuss the importance of mental health in her Q&A session.

DAY 3

THURSDAY, APRIL 28

8:15-8:55 am CDT 

Creating a “Give Back” Culture 

Teachers Life and nowly Insurance

American Cancer Society 

8:15-8:55 am CDT 

What a Zip Code Doesn't Tell You  

IHG Hotels & Resorts

SCL Health (now Intermountain Healthcare) 

 

8:15-8:55 am CDT

Creative Ways to Increase Employee Engagement

TIAA  

Community Hospital

9:00-9:40 am CDT

Humanizing Organizational Leadership with Psychological Safety & Emotional Intelligence 

Dr. Bahar-Sedarati, MD, Physician Executive & Entrepreneur & USMLE Author 

9-9:40 am CDT

Crafting Expert Content to Foster a Culture of Wellbeing

Anne Togher, VP, Content & Strategy, Virgin Pulse

Erica Schnellenberger, Senior Director, Product Management, Virgin Pulse  

 

9-9:40 am CDT

Employee Experience Amplified: Next Level Ideas for a Next Level Connection

Mercer

Aon

Gallagher

Virgin Pulse

9-9:40 am CDT

Guiding Members to the Right Benefits at the Right Time

Jeff Yoshimura, EVP of Product & Innovation, Virgin Pulse 

Khem Khoeun, Lead Product Manager, Virgin Pulse

Laura Walmsley, EVP Employer, Virgin Pulse

 

10-10:10 am CDT

Whil 10-min meditation  (Live Stream Only)

10:15-10:30 am CDT 

Inaugural Thrive Awards*

At this year’s Thrive Summit, Virgin Pulse will be recognizing four exceptional organizations that are delivering innovative workplace programs to their employees and members. The Virgin Pulse Thrive Awards spotlight successes, positive outcomes, and significant results from our most engaged clients who have implemented actionable, real-life strategies that improve employee health and wellbeing, experience, and outcomes.

Presented by: Andrew Reeves, Chief Revenue Officer, Virgin Pulse  

10:30-11:10 am CDT

Supporting the 3 Pillars of Holistic Wellbeing*

83% of employees report increasing stress due to the impact that constant change is having on their personal, professional, and parenting lives. Employers who support these three connected pillars not only help their employees' wellbeing - they create a sustainable competitive advantage to win the war on talent. Join the CEO of Whil, Virgin Pulse’s largest partner, for a fun and interactive session to learn techniques for yourself and your team to improve Personal Wellbeing, Professional Resilience, and Parental Success.
Joe Burton, Founder and CEO, Whil

11:10-11:55 am CDT 

The Joy Choice: How to Slay the All-or-Nothing Dragon through Purpose, Positivity, and Play!* 

No stranger to the World Health Organization stage, this award-winning researcher will showcase the exciting new science and method for breaking down all-or-nothing thinking and cultivating the in-the-moment decisions that support self-care, health, and well-being. Bonus: book launch and signing onsite! 

Michelle Segar, Ph.D., Award-winning Researcher at the University of Michigan, Health Coach & author of The Joy Choice 

1:30-2:15 pm CDT

Unstoppable! Reignite Your Passion to Make a Difference When it Matters Most* 

Hear how this international disaster physician leads teams under pressure with his rock-solid experience and trench-tested insights that have been forged from the “front lines” of catastrophes around the globe. 

Dr. Dan Diamond, Speaker, Author, Coach, International Disaster Physician & Retired Street Mime 

2:15-3 pm CDT 

Wellbeing Amplified: The Importance of the Mind/Body Connection*

This Peloton instructor will get your heart pumping with how he embraces all aspects of wellbeing and how he kicks things up a notch to make fitness entertaining, approachable, effective, and convenient while fostering social connections that encourage people to be the best versions of themselves. 

Adrian Williams, Peloton Instructor and Motivational Speaker  

 

3-3:30 pm CDT

Closing Keynote and Event Wrap-up*

Chris Michalak, CEO, Virgin Pulse  

CHRIS MICHALAK

CEO, Virgin Pulse

MICHELLE SEGAR, PhD, MPH, MS

American behavioral sustainability scientist, author, and health coach

ADRIAN WILLIAMS

Peloton instructor, photographer and motivational speaker

DAN DIAMOND, MD

Speaker, author, coach, international disaster physician & retired street mime

MICHELLE COURTNEY BERRY, MPS, CISD, RMT 

 Author, entrepreneur, and expert in the science behind creating healthy workplaces and building inclusive teams

ROB JONES

Retired Marine sergeant and paralympic bronze medalist

RANDI BRAUN

Certified executive coach and CEO of Something Major

JOE BURTON

Founder and CEO, Whil

PARIA RAJAI

CEO of ModelExpand

BAHAR SEDARATI, MD

Serial entrepreneur, a board-certified internist and certified physician executive

CORNELL VERDEJA-WOODSON

Director of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) at Headspace

JEFF YOSHIMURA

EVP of Product & Innovation, Virgin Pulse

DR. MARLETTE JACKSON

Sr. Director, JEDI & Employee Experience, Virgin Pulse

ANDREW REEVES

Chief Revenue Officer,
Virgin Pulse

D.K. BARTLEY

Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer, Moody's

ROBIN MARCH

 Director, Product Management, Virgin Pulse

PHIL FIERO

SVP, Chief Analytics Officer, Virgin Pulse

CLIENT SPEAKERS

HEAR FROM ONE OF OUR SPEAKERS DAN DIAMOND, MD

AGENDA

Breakout sessions fall within three thoughtfully curated tracks, including Employee Experience, Company Culture and Healthcare Costs, and all sessions can be identified by the corresponding colors below: 

 Employee Experience 

 Company Culture 

 Healthcare Costs 

 Keynote 

Other

* = Livestreamed & recorded

DIAMOND

GOLD

SILVER

BRONZE

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