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Join us for our 10th 

Be Your BEST® Conference 

Tuesday, May 9, 2023 
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

(Registration is from 8:30 - 9:15 am)

Florian Gardens 

2340 Lorch Avenue, Eau Claire, WI


8:30-9:15 am: Registration and seating

9:15 am: Welcome

9:30 am: Self-Care Practice

9:45 am: Crafting Your Dream Life Through a Vision Board

11:10 am: Building Blocks of Relationship Resilience

12:00 pm: Lunch

12:45 pm: Financial Resilience in Hard Times

1:45 pm: Self-Care Practice


4:00 pm: Closing, drawings for prizes


$50/EAP client

$100/Non-EAP client
This conference is a full day. Price includes refreshments, lunch, all materials and a gift bag. Certificates of participation are available upon request. 

To register, CLICK HERE.


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REALiving® Director Gina Krueger will give opening and closing remarks as well as conduct the interview with Chris Kroeze. Back by popular demand, we have presenters Becky Schalinske and Adrian Klenz discussing the role of resiliency in relationships and finance. And new this year we have Karyn Richmond in an interactive presentation where we will create vision boards, and self-care tips from Hayley Petersen and Terri Bollinger. So buckle up and get your smiles camera ready, because our 10th Be Your BEST® Conference is on track to be our BEST one yet!



Self-Care Practice: The Lost Art of Doing Nothing

Did you know that too much stimulation can negatively impact your brain? That’s why it’s so important to take breaks from the screen, from crowds, from always doing SOMETHING, and instead spend some time doing nothing. That’s right… Nothing! Join Hayley Petersen, MS, LPC, CSAC, as she explains the benefits of taking a break.

Session #1: Crafting Your Dream Life Through a Vision Board

Are you ready to “craft” the life you desire? Ideal health, a dream career, increased wealth, true love, and more can all be yours by creating a visual representation of your dreams and trusting the Universe to let the magic unfold in perfect timing! In this presentation, Karyn Richmond, Wellness Coordinator with the Sun Prairie Area School District, will take us through the steps of creating a vision board using a feng shui tool called a bagua map. Prior to the class, take some time to familiarize yourself with the bagua map HERE and reflect on what you would like to call into your life.

Supplies such as magazines, stickers, glue, poster board, scissors, and markers will be supplied. However, if you have any specific images, photos, quotes, stickers, or words you would like on your board, please bring them to the session.

Session #2: Building Blocks of Relationship Resilience

Let's be real here. Relationships are great ... until they're not. Sometimes we have no idea how we got to where we are as a couple or how to get back on track. This presentation with Becky Schalinske, MS, LPC, SAC, will help anyone looking to empower and nurture their relationships, begin enjoying one another again, or prepare for healthy connections in the future.

Session #3: Financial Resilience in Hard Times

Inflation has had major effects for American families in 2023. Adrian Klenz, certified financial counselor, will provide ways to manage stress and share insight on how to prepare for a potential recession and other day-to-day financial stresses.

Self-Care Practice:
Time: A Guide to Recharging Yourself Using Active Downtime

Check your battery level. Are you feeling a little low? It may be time to implement some self-care activities for better physical, mental, and emotional wellness. Terri Bollinger, MS, LPC-IT, will spend a few minutes speaking about the importance of focusing on YOU Time!

Session #4: Chris Kroeze, Interview & Music

This Barron County resident made his way to national fame on NBC’s “The Voice” in 2018, working alongside mentor and country music titan Blake Shelton. While he may have taken the runner-up position, he captured the admiration of everyone back home! Despite numerous songs on the radio and travels to Nashville, TN, country rocker Chris Kroeze stays true to his Wisconsin roots. He also routinely heads overseas to perform for active military and is a recipient of the Red Cross Community Hero Award. Join us for an interview and small concert with Chris, followed by a meet-and-greet opportunity.

Please join us at our

10th Be Your BEST® Conference

where we will be celebrating the exciting journey we have taken to reach this major accomplishment!


This year, we are so excited do one thing different and bring The Voice runner-up CHRIS KROEZE to close out our day of education, inspiration, and motivation! You can expect a lively interview with Chris, an hour of music by him, and then he will be available for meet-and-greets at his merchandise table.

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