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Stan

Stan Phelps is the founder of PurpleGoldfish.com. He is a TEDx Speaker, Forbes Contributor, and IBM Futurist who focuses on customer experience and employee engagement. His career has included marketing leadership roles with Adidas, International Management Group, PGA of America and Synergy. Phelps is the author of the Goldfish series books, which focus on driving differentiation, increasing loyalty, and promoting positive word of mouth. He holds a JD/MBA from Villanova University. Phelps lives in Cary.

In his opening keynote, Phelps will set the framework for embracing wellness in your law practice and life. He'll make the case for investing in health and wellness programs for work and life and share the unique challenges that Millennials/Gen Z face with the issue.

April

April Harris-Britt, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist in private practice in Durham. She received her doctorate from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her work has been featured on CNN, in Newsweek, on local television and radio news programs, and in the New York Times Bestseller, “NurtureShock.” She has held several board and committee positions for the NC Psychological Association (NCPA) and the American Psychological Association (APA).

Harris-Britt will present on “Choosing Wellness for your Mind, Body and Best Life as an Attorney.” Dr Harris-Britt's presentation will describe the unique challenges and factors that contribute to anxiety, depression and increased stress amongst attorneys. There will be an emphasis on the importance of, and ways to, purposely choose a self-care plan that optimizes mental, physical and overall well-being. This session qualifies for 1.0 Hour of CLE credit.

Jeena

Jeena Cho is the co-author of “The Anxious Lawyer, An 8-Week Guide to a Joyful and Satisfying Law Practice Through Mindfulness and Meditation” (ABA). She is a partner at JC Law Group PC, a bankruptcy law firm in San Francisco. She is a regular contributor to ABA Journal and Above the Law, where she covers resilience, work/life integration and wellness in the workplace. 

Cho’s presentation, Better Lawyering Through Mindfulness,” will focus on helping attorneys direct their energy toward work rather than anxieties. Is your mind constantly going at 150 mph? Do you find yourself wasting precious time on thinking about the past or worrying about the future? Do you struggle to keep your attention on a task? Are you always multitasking, unable to focus? Is stress or anxiety keeping you from doing your best work? If you answered yes to any of these questions, Cho’s presentation is for you. This session qualifies for 1.0 Hour of CLE credit.

Greg

Greg Romeo is a corporate comedian, actor and entertainer from Winston-Salem He has performed in Mexico, New Mexico, Las Vegas, New York and just about everywhere in between. His widely varied client list includes IBM, Wake Forest University and the FBI to name a few.  Romeo continues to build on his reputation as a low-maintenance, clever, and very funny professional entertainer. 

A Stand-Up Comic’s Guide to Wellness: Balance, Expectations and wait a minute! Why am I following all these impressive speakers? Romeo thinks Wellness comes down to two words: Balance and expectations. Balance and expectations seem to be at the foundation of our attempts at wellness.

Romeo will wrap up the Friday general session with key take-aways, and the opportunity to have everyone walk away smiling.

Laura

Laura Mahr is the founder of Conscious Legal Minds LLC, providing mindfulness-based coaching, training, and consulting for attorneys and law offices nationwide. Mahr’s work to build resilience to stress and burnout is informed by 11 years of practice as a civil sexual assault attorney, two decades of experience as a professional trainer, and 25 years as a student and teacher of mindfulness and yoga, and a love of neuroscience.

In Mahr’s session, “Tapping into the Intelligence of the Body to Optimize Your Life,” will help you build new skills to self-regulate your stress. At the end of the session, you will have three cutting edge neuroscience-based tools that you can use any time to tap into the intelligence of your body and optimize feelings of wellbeing in your life. This session qualifies for a 1.0 Hour CLE credit.

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