Heather R Younger is the Founder and CEO of Employee Fanatix, a leading employee engagement and consulting firm. She is a sought-after keynote speaker who brings revealing insights to the stage from over 25,000 employee experiences. A diversity, equity and inclusion strategist, and the world’s leading expert on listening at work, she is the host of the Leadership with Heart Podcast. Heather is a regular contributor to Forbes and Fast Company and is the best-selling author of The 7 Intuitive Laws of Employee Loyalty, which hit the top of the "Forbes Must-Read List for HR Professionals." Her latest best-selling book, The Art of Caring Leadership, teaches the radical power of caring support in leadership and in the workplace.
A former attorney who worked for years in corporate America, what is most important to know about Heather is that she brings a breadth of experience - extensive quantitative and qualitative research - and a truly deep passion for advocacy, resilience, human relations, and connection - to every audience, every workshop, every consultation.
When not working, she is a mother of four and a self-proclaimed soccer mom who eats tons of chocolate for self-preservation.
Attend Heather's session on Monday, March 14th from 2:15 - 3:00pm. This session is brought to you by RFMA's DE&I Committee.
For over two decades, Scott Greenberg has captivated audiences with his high-energy presentations on leadership and peak performance mindset. His diverse client list includes Nike, Amgen, Merrill Lynch, the Wyndham Hotel Group, the U.S. Air Force and countless other businesses and associations. He's presented in all 50 U.S. states, as well as in Canada, Ecuador, Jamaica, Aruba, Croatia and Saudi Arabia. Discussing both skill set and mindset, Scott helps business leaders and their teams elevate performance and grow their companies. He challenges conventional thinking and gets people immediately focused on the ideas and action that matter most.
For ten years Scott owned two “Edible Arrangements” franchises in Los Angeles. His operation regularly ranked among the top grossing operations in California and won the Edible Arrangements “Best Customer Service” and “Manager of the Year” awards out of more than 1000 locations worldwide. Scott received his bachelor’s degree from UCLA in 1992 and was awarded a scholarship to attend graduate film school at New York University. He was diagnosed with cancer after only one semester and returned to California for treatment. After successfully beating the disease, he celebrated by running the Los Angeles Marathon to raise money for cancer research. Scott currently lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two kids.
Attend Scott's session on Tuesday, March 15th from 11:15 am - 12 noon.
REBECCA HEIS, PhD
CEO of Icueity
Rebecca knows fear. As a biologist and stress expert, Dr. Rebecca Heiss is dedicated to helping us become self-aware and overcome our instinctual limitations – the ancient, often subconscious fears that hold us back from our optimal performance and our happiest lives. Her research has been designated “transformative” by the National Science Foundation and it is waking up audiences around the world.
As an author (Instinct, April 2021), founder and CEO of the 360-review mobile application, icueity, and highly sought- after professional speaker, Rebecca has found her calling in helping others recognize the power of biological applications in their lives. A former educator, Dr. Heiss spent much of her earlier career in the classroom at both the high school and college levels and was recruited to be a founding member of an innovative charter school with a focus on entrepreneurial thinking and impact-based learning.
Rebecca has been honored to speak internationally on her work, including multiple TEDx talks. Her “fear(less)” message inspires hope and actionable insights to train our brains to work for us, rather than against us in times of uncertainty. With surprising humor and palpable energy, no matter if Dr. Heiss is delivering virtually or on stage, she wins over audiences around the world with her interactive, inspiring and timely takeaways. She lives in South Carolina with her spoiled rotten dog named Guinness, and every day tries to live her life motto: “spread happy.”
Attend Rebecca's session on Monday, March 14th from 3:30 - 4:15 pm.
With talents that established him as a Fortune 500 leader and professional stand-up comedian, Garrison Wynn, CSP, fuses comic timing and research to deliver motivational business expertise. For 26 years, he has given keynote presentations to clients (such as Bank of America, ExxonMobil, Caterpillar, Walmart, PPG, the NFL and NASA) at corporate and association events.
He is also an Amazon #1 bestselling author who has been featured in Forbes and Inc. Magazines. In his teens he helped debut the world’s first video console gaming system (Odyssey) and as a young man spent 6 years as a pro standup touring comedy clubs with the top names in the business. He went on to become the youngest department head in a Fortune 500 company’s history where he researched and designed processes for 38 company locations nationwide, and developed and marketed products still being sold in 30 countries.
Attend Garrison's Vendor Voice session on Monday, March 14th from 9:30 - 10:30 am.