The 2021 Speaker Series

The 2021 Speaker Series covered a variety of topics from how COVID has impacted employee engagement and the healthcare industry, to a panel of experts who discussed employee mental health resources that can be used to help alleviate the stress of the ongoing impacts of the pandemic.

It’s about you

Our goal is to give back to you and to provide additional resources for you and your wellbeing programs. Check out the 2021 feature speakers and session topics below:

Session 1:
Employee Engagement

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Jeremy Pietrocini, Senior Consultant with Gallup shares his expertise on engaging employees to positively impact culture

Session 2:
The state of mental health today as we ease out of the pandemic

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Mental Health was on the rise before the global pandemic hit and now it has taken center stage as the world emerges from social isolation that COVID-19 created. Join our panel of experts as they discuss how to address mental and emotional health issues in the workplace, our schools and communities that could linger long after the pandemic has subsided.

Session 3:
Healthcare Heroes: The future of healthcare for employees, employers and communities

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Covid-19 has made a lasting mark on our hospitals and health systems, forcing accelerated change to ensure the best health outcomes for employers, employees and communities, thus making them true heroes. We've assembled three of our own healthcare heroes for an interactive session as they offer insights on what they are doing for their employees wellbeing, how they're aligning benefits to meet those needs and why expanding their reach into the communities they serve is vitally important.

Session 4:
Resiliency in action: Overcoming uncertainty in life and finding a purpose

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Jillion Potter is one of Team USA's most remarkable stories after coming back from a broken neck in 2010, beating Stage III cancer in 2014 to becoming captain of the U.S. women's rugby sevens team at the Rio Olympics in 2016. Jillion shares her inspirational story of mental strength, persistence, and athletic aptitude as she endured more physical and mental adversity at the young age of 34 than many of us will ever see in our lifetime. Jillion's fantastic story is one of bravery, resilience, and determination. It’s a reminder that in times of uncertainty, how we choose to respond can have a major impact on its outcome.

Session 5:
1968 Olympian Dr. John Carlos shares overcoming gender and ethnic inequality in life and professional sports

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Dr. John Carlos is a medaled USA Track and Field Hall of Fame athlete and Olympian. Competing in the 200 meters, Carlos earned the Gold in the 1967 Pan American Games, and the Bronze in the 1968 Olympics. In a conversation style presentation, Dr. Carlos addresses overcoming gender and ethnic inequality in life and professional sports. Dr. Carlos gives vivid insight into the lives of civil rights advocates and human rights activists that imparted life impacting wisdom which later informs his journey.

Session 6:
What's new at Navigate with Chief Technology Officer, Jeremy Knipper

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We know that you are working tirelessly to help others. At Navigate, we want you to know that we are here to do good things for our partners and clients. Learn how we are improving our technology to enhance your wellbeing program. During this session you will learn about:
  • Personalization in programming and communications
  • Our product partner ecosystem
  • How we are using data to show value
  • 2021 and beyond

Session 7:
End of series appreciation event

Join us for Music City Live! Back by popular demand, we are inviting you to a one-of-a-kind live music experience presented by Little Owl Entertainment. This event features 3 of Nashville’s biggest hit songwriters and recording artists on the rise. This engaging, acoustic performance combines phenomenal singing, story-telling & comedy that will make you laugh, cry, dance & enjoy live music again. Tune in to hear Sara Haze, Ben Caver, and Ryan Griffin share their hit songs on iTunes "Top Country Charts". You won't want to miss it!