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Hosted at Good City Brewing

2108 N Farwell Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202

Thursday, October 24th, 2019



4:30PM: Registration & Networking

5:30PM: MiniKeynote Presentations

7:00PM: Networking

Presenting Sponsor:

Past Event - Registration Is Closed


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Presentation Description:

In this interactive session, you’ll discover why more and more organizations are developing programs to teach self-regulation skills to leaders. Experience the power of a pause and leave with simple tips for creating a more resilient culture.

Three Takeaways:

1. Experience first-hand the power of a pause
2. Learn why organizations are teaching mindfulness skills
3. Leave with 3 simple practices you can use daily to heighten attention and awareness



Jennifer Pulvermacher, MS, is a Senior Advisor at FarWell in Madison, Wisconsin and Co-Founder of Mind Groove. She is an experienced Change Specialist, advising leaders on change strategy and implementation. Jennifer is passionate about developing effective leadership through self-awareness and self-regulation techniques. She is a Certified Yoga Therapist and an experienced mindfulness meditation instructor.

Jennifer Pulvermacher

Senior Advisor at FarWell

"The Power of a Pause: Cultivating Agility Through Mindfulness"

Mindfulness | Change Management | Emotional Intelligence | Aligning Leadership

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Presentation Description:

Well publicized cultures always start at the top; Campbell’s Soup, GE, Zappo’s, and Southwest; however, many middle managers are creating micro-cultures of engagement, appreciation, and development within organizations that might not have the most positive corporate cultures. How are they doing it? What are the benefits of creating micro-cultures? Can you joins many positive micro-cultures together to start a bigger movement in organizations? How can you protect your team from the negativity that might be swirling around you? What things can you do to help your team remain resilient in the face for change? I will share stories of micro-cultures and provide five steps for you to help start a micro-culture movement in your organization. .

Three Takeaways:

1. How to evaluate your micro-culture
2. How to establish what you want your micro-culture to be
3. Steps to take to jump start your positive micro-culture



A highly versatile, progressive, human resources professional with over 20 years of experience in human resources leadership, including: organizational change, international HR, acquisition integration, strategic planning, talent development, organizational transformation, and executive coaching. Kristin has worked at established companies such as: Falk Corporation, Kohler Company, Charter Manufacturing, and Harley Davidson. She teaches part-time at UWM School of Continuing Education and volunteers at the Urban Ecology Center and United Way.

Kristin Strunk

Organizational Development Manager at Harley Davidson

"Micro-Cultures: The Benefit of Starting Small"

Employee Engagement | Emotional Intelligence | Culture 101 | Neuroscience

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Presentation Description:

Working hard for something we don’t care about is called stress; working hard for something we love is called passion.” – Simon Sinek

In thriving workplace cultures, employees identify with their organization, see a clear future, and strive toward organizational objectives. Learn how you can harness the power of storytelling to create cultural alignment around a shared purpose and leverage core values to improve the employee experience by defining what the organization’s culture is like when it’s operating at its natural best.

Three Takeaways:​​

  1. Inspiration to (re)discover what your organization looks like at its natural best.

  2. A practical step-by-step process you can follow to undertake the WHY journey; and

  3. A list of at least three pitfalls you  should watch out for when doing this type of culture-building work.



As a consultant and facilitator, Michelle Spehr helps employers identify and apply creative solutions so they can address wellbeing at both the employee and organizational levels. Michelle loves learning about and applying new sciences and emerging strategies that help create high performing organizations. She’s currently exploring how employers can apply design thinking and human-centered design principles to reframe worksite wellbeing challenges and spark new ways of addressing these types of complex issues.  Her other interests include the Mindful City Project where she is working to develop frameworks that strengthen the capacity of communities to apply mindfulness in ways that positively change mindsets and re-invent how people connect and work together. Michelle is also a member of the planning committee for Fusion 2.0. This conference brings together people from multiple disciplines to collaborate on, learn about, and celebrate positive change at the workplace.  When asked to describe her personal WHY, she said, “My purpose (or WHY) is to serve others by curating connections; connecting people, connecting ideas, and connecting people with ideas.”

Michelle Spehr

Health and Wellness Consultant at BSG | HJI

"Find Your WHY:  Creating Cultural Alignment Around a Shared Purpose "

Employee Engagement | Culture 101

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Presentation Description:

Often we are more eager to support diversity and inclusion at work than we are in our personal lives. My talk will explore the significance of inviting cultural diversity into our homes and why it matters. I will share lessons learned from the “have to” versus “want to” crossroads I encountered on my own D&I journey and equip you with tips to confidently move from D&I cheerleader at work to a D&I change agent in life.

Three Takeaways:​​​

  1. Inspiration to invest in increasing your cultural competency

  2. How to identify opportunities to increase your cultural competency

  3. Three easy to implement tips to confidently move from D&I cheerleader to D&I change agent



I believe everyone has the potential to live fully by embracing a positive mindset. That's why I combined my 25 years of corporate leadership experience with my expertise in positive psychology and diversity and inclusion to create The Brimful Life, a career and culture wellness company. Through speaking, workshops, consulting and my podcast series, I help professionals thrive in their careers and help leaders create inclusive and inspiring organizational cultures.

From start-ups to Fortune 100 companies, I’ve led strategy, sales, training, operations, diversity and inclusion and client experience functions across the globe in five different countries. I am a graduate of the University of Virginia, Tufts University and Columbia University. I live in Wisconsin with my husband and three kiddos. I live a brimful life by running, speed skating and watching cooking competition shows on TV which is ironic because I really hate to cook.

Beth Ridley

Owner at The Brimful Life

"Level Up Your Cultural Competency: Tips to Go from D&I Cheerleader to Change Agent"

Diversity & Inclusion


Free parking is available in the lot directly across the street from Good City Brewing (East Side). Google Maps link here. This lot is first come, first serve.


Additional Parking Options:

If the above lot is full, there are several other nearby parking options are available within walking distance of Good City Brewing (East Side).


Kenlilworth Lot (4min walk)

2139 N Prospect Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202

Parking hours and payment info here

1915 E North Ave Parking (5min walk)

1915 E North Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202

Parking hours and payment info here

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