Thursday, June 2, 2016
2:30 - 2:50 PM
Ted Talks - Jolliet

How Building Stress Resiliency Leads to Successful Careers

Jonathan La Greca
VP Strategic Growth & Brand Building at Hotspex & Founder of GentleMind

Stressed out? Even a little? How do you think that is impacting relationships with your co-workers, clients, and partners? How do you think it is impacting the success of your business?

The winners of this quickly changing research and marketing world are going to be those people that can effectively manage change and stress.

Jonathan leads business development and brand building for Hotspex. Identifying remarkable ideas and growing top global brands in the face of cost management pressures requires persistence, perseverance, and patience. So in 2014, Jonathan launched GentleMind and now runs guided mindfulness session 2-3 times a week, including a Monday morning session for the Brand Builders at Hotspex.

Jonathan's session will provide a practical introduction to mindfulness and provide key insights, inspiration, and ideas on how it can improve your health, relationships, and performance. Jonathan has promised that you will leave this session with at least one easy to implement tip that will help your health, relationships, and performance.

"I just wanted to say thanks for a great session last night. I'm new to meditation, so didn't really know what to expect but really enjoyed it, plus I slept better last night than I have in a really long time!" 
– Robyn, sales manager

"Meditation has helped me through a tough year. I am grateful for your kindness and perspective and come away with something new each time."
– Grade 8 teacher

"Thanks for the awesome meditation session last night!! I loved the idea of starting with only 1 minute a day, so that I have 0 excuses not to do it. In fact, I found myself being more mindful on the subway this morning, paying more attention to people and the sounds in my environment."
- Mike, marketer