Education and Networking Opportunities to Develop and Grow Your Personal and Organizational Wellness


WHEN: Thursday, September 19 from 10:30 am – 5:00 pm, with a cocktail hour to follow

WHERE: mHub Chicago
965 W Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60642
Limited onsite and street parking available
(mHub can provide parking stickers)


10:30 – 11:00 am: Check-in 
11:00 – 11:15 am
: Welcome: Setting the Tone, Tom Jacobs, Rita Hernandez Figi, Jake Bartelt, MedHQ
11:15 – 12:00 pm: Opening Address: Health and Wellness Initiatives from the American Heart Association, Brian Shields, American Heart Association
12:00 – 12:30 pm: Boxed Lunch & Networking
12:30 – 1:30 pm: Keynote: Boost Your Emotional Intelligence, Dr. Judith Wright, Wright Foundation
1:30 – 1:45 pm: Break
1:45 – 2:15 pm: Importance of Mental and Physical Health of Your Business, Liz Tidwell, HealthiestYou
2:15 – 3:00 pm: Wellness Coaching, Steve Thorpe, Professional Counselor
3:00 – 3:15 pm: Break
3:15 – 4:15 pm: What Top Companies are Doing to Revolutionize Health Care, Ed McConnell, HUB International and Tom Jacobs, MedHQ
4:15 – 5:15 pm: Enhancing Employee Engagement Through Positive Psychology, Grace Lichtenstein, MS, Humana EAP
5:15 – 5:30 pm: Wrap-Up
5:30 pm: Cocktail Reception

Interested in doing more than just participating?

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Opening Speaker – Brian Shields

Opening Address: Health and Wellness Initiatives from the American Heart Association

Brian Shields has been executive director of the American Heart Association in Chicago since 2014. The association is widely known and highly respected as the world’s largest voluntary health organization committed to serving as a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives. Brian has recently accepted the role of Associate Executive, Vice President – Midwest Region.

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Keynote Speaker – Dr. Judith Wright

Keynote Address: Boost Your Emotional Intelligence

Dr. Judith Wright is the Chief Academic Officer, Professor of Transformational Coaching, and Co-founder of the Wright Graduate University for the Realization of Human Potential. She is also President and Co-founder of the Wright Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to helping individuals bring out their best personally and professionally.

Event Speakers

Steven Thorpe

Professional Counselor

Steven Thorpe is a Licensed Professional Counselor and is currently working as a psychotherapist in the Chicago area. His practice is built on the understanding that untreated trauma undergirds most of the symptoms that negatively impact people's health, relationships, left satisfaction, and sense of self.

Grace Lichtenstein

Humana EAP

For the last 20 years, Grace Lichtenstein has successfully worked with individuals and businesses to create healthier, and less stressed people and environments. She teaches a variety of general skills as well as clinical topics to both healthcare professionals and those outside the field.

Liz Tidwell


As the Key Client Account Manager, Liz Tidwell promotes engagement and education of an extensive virtual care solution within the member populations of key accounts. Liz drives initiatives with a focus of behavior change on the client level, to address wasteful healthcare spend and lack of accessibility to general medical and other care.

Ed McConnell

HUB International

Ed is the Executive Vice President of the Specialty Practice at HUB International. Ed possesses a wealth of experience in the large group arena surrounding employee benefits strategy and is particularly versed in long term population health management strategies that are designed to improve employee health and engagement.



Suggested Donation
**All proceeds will be donated to the American Heart Association

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