Join us for our 7th annual
Be Your BEST Conference
Tuesday, May 7, 2019
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
(Registration is from 8:30 - 9:00 am)
2340 Lorch Avenue, Eau Claire, WI
$120.00 per person /
$100.00 for EAP customers.
This conference is a full day. Price includes refreshments, lunch, all materials and a gift bag. Certificates of participation are available.
To register, CLICK HERE.
You will find inspiration and excellence while receiving the resources you need to be the BEST - personally and professionally.
Opening Keynote Panel:
"What does your BEST look like?"
This presentation will leave you INSPIRED by the featured professionals from the last year of the REALiving Magazine. Holly Hakes will facilitate a conversation with these professionals and you will learn how their experiences can bring out the BEST in you.
Featuring invited guests:
Lawyer at Weld Riley, S.C., Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Retired Principal of Columbine High School, Columbine, Colorado
Carly and Joe Rubenzer,
Foster Parents, Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin
UCLA Graduate, Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Breakout Session #1
“What’s for Lunch?”
A poor diet could cost you more than the $9.42 you’re shelling out for a quick lunch. When you factor in health issues such as obesity, diabetes, and stroke, you’re looking at expenses that can add up fast. But what happens when you simply plan ahead? This presentation offers tools for a healthy meal plan, tests your nutrition knowledge (don’t worry—no failing grades will be given!), and teaches you how to properly read food labels.
Presenter: MaryAnne Erickson
MaryAnne Erickson is a REALiving consultant and intrinsic coach with certification from Totally Coached, International. She is also a certified wellness speaker and a certified wellness program manager, both from the Robert Fellows National Wellness Institute. Continuing her hard work and training, MaryAnne has just earned her certification as an Empowered Health Consciousness Facilitator from the National Wellness Institute! If you have an intention to improve your health and wellness, MaryAnne is the coach who can help!
“The ‘I’ in Team: How to Be the BEST Team Member You Can Be”
We’ve all heard the phrase, “There is no ‘I’ in team.” But where does that leave you as an individual member of the team? The reality is that you are an individual, and by using healthy communication principles to work on yourself before you interact with others, you can be a better team member.
Presenter: Ann Werner
Ann Werner has more than 30 years of experience in management, communication, sales, marketing, and customer service. She has worked for cable television, webinar, manufacturing, and nonprofit organizations. At those organizations, she trained many employees on personality types and healthy communication principles applicable to both work and home life.
Breakout Session #2
“Imagine the Possibilities: Examining the Role Perspective Plays in Well-Being”
Even in times of challenge, when we feel at our most vulnerable, our perspective has the power to change how we act and react. Examine perspective and how to generate new viewpoints to help empower and energize.
Presenters: Deb Clarke
Deb Clarke is a leadership and organizational development trainer at Chippewa Valley Technical College. She joined CVTC in 2017 following 20 years of leadership in post-secondary education. Her commitment to training and development of teams developed early in her career as she led teams within academic and administrative departments at both public and private institutions.
“Be the BEST Parent You Can Be Today!”
Parents do the best they can with the tools they have, and personal self-care is critical to successful parenting. This presentation will briefly explain children's and humans' biological needs and why self-care is so critical.
Presenter: Shari Larson
Shari Larson is a mother of four children. She has a master’s degree in guidance and counseling. She has more than 21 years of experience as an elementary/middle school counselor and is currently serving as a certified parent coach with Anu Family Services.
“Succulents with Sandy”
Peruse our array of unique planters and choose the one you’d like. Fabulous florist Sandy O’Connell will lead a group planting of succulents in our chosen containers, as well as share knowledge about the world of arranging displays and bouquets.
Presenter: Sandy O’Connell
Sandy is the owner of the boutique-type shop Avalon Floral in Eau Claire. Her shop was selected, along with five other Wisconsin florists, to decorate the Governor’s Mansion in Madison this past Christmas.