Keynote
Speakers

 
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Shawn Achor

Shawn Achor is the New York Times bestselling author of The Happiness Advantage and Before Happiness. He spent 12 years at Harvard University, where he won more than a dozen distinguished teaching awards, and delivered lectures on positive psychology in the most popular class at Harvard. Shawn graduated magna cum laude from Harvard and earned a master’s degree from Harvard Divinity School in Christian and Buddhist ethics.

Shawn is one of the world’s leading experts on the connection between happiness and success. He has worked with over a third of the Fortune 100 companies, the NFL, the Pentagon and the U.S. Treasury. His work has brought him to 51 countries, speaking to farmers in Zimbabwe, CEOs in China, doctors in Dubai and schoolchildren in South Africa. In 2014, Oprah Winfrey conducted a two-hour interview with Shawn on the science of happiness and meaning. His research on happiness made the cover of Harvard Business Review, his TED talk is one of the most popular of all time with over 11 million views, and his lecture airing on PBS has been seen by millions.

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Hannah Ubl

Hannah is a speaker, writer, researcher, consultant and generational expert and is firmly established in the public-speaking scene as a powerful voice for her generation. Hannah uses a healthy blend of stories and statistics to help people gain a deeper understanding of one another. Her research has unearthed valuable tips and actionable solutions for multi-generational workplaces, and key strategies for marketing and reaching more generationally diverse client bases.

A well-rounded generational expert, Hannah is especially knowledgeable about generations as they relate to healthcare, aging and finance. Yet, she doesn’t draw the line there. Hannah has delivered her dynamic presentations in companies such as Cisco Systems, Ralph Lauren, BlueCross BlueShield and Securian.

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Scott Zimmer

Scott Zimmer is a seasoned public speaker, writer and market researcher. With 12 years of public speaking experience, he’s developed a uniquely personable style and uses insight, humor and data to foster an environment where every generation feels valued and understood.

As one of BridgeWorks’ generational experts and resident Gen Xer, Scott’s keynotes clearly illustrate the stress points between generations and provide concrete solutions to help relieve tension and encourage better understanding and collaboration across generational divides. A child of the 80s and 90s, Scott has insider knowledge into what makes his generation tick. Sandwiched between the idealistic Boomers and innovative Millennials, his Xer lens allows him to hone in on the key challenges facing each generation.

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David Katz

David L. Katz, MD, MPH, FACPM, FACP, FACLM is the founding director (1998) of Yale University’s Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center, Immediate Past-President of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, and Founder/Director of the True Health Initiative established to help convert what we know about lifestyle as medicine into what we do about it, in the service of adding years to lives and life to years around the globe.  Katz directed the development of the Overall Nutritional Quality Index® used in the NuVal® nutritional guidance system, the world’s most robustly validated nutrient profiling system.  He is the Founder (2016) and CEO of DQPN™, LLC, a start-up company developing a highly innovative approach to assessing dietary intake, and providing dietary coaching.

Katz earned his BA degree from Dartmouth College (1984); his MD from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine (1988); and his MPH from the Yale University School of Public Health (1993).  He completed sequential residency training in Internal Medicine, and Preventive Medicine/Public Health. He has received two Honorary Doctorates, and holds an appointment as adjunct professor at the George Washington University School of Medicine

He holds 5 U.S. patents with other patents pending, and has published roughly 200 scientific articles and textbook chapters, and 15 books to date, including multiple editions of leading textbooks in both Preventive Medicine, and nutrition. Recognized globally for expertise in nutrition, weight management and the prevention of chronic disease, he has a social media following of well over 700,000.