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Speakers

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Amy Beaulieu

A catalyst for learning and growing, I use my talents and strengths as a highly dynamic, skilled facilitator and effective learning designer to deliver training to companies to achieve peak performance. I supplement my trainings with supportive, yet challenging coaching to individuals who are a leader of one, none or 1001. I'm certified in multiple coaching modalities in addition to being a Massachusetts Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW). My experiences have taken me around the world – both professionally and personally – allowing me to thrive while compelling me to help others to do the same. From my days in clinical social work serving victims of crime, leading teams and funded by grants in nonprofit organizations, to working with leaders in brand-name, for-profit corporations, I have served thousands of individuals on the path of self-improvement.

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Jessica Rector

Jessica Rector’s mission is simple: transform lives. Because her brother died, her passion is to help others truly live! A former TV talk show host, Jessica is one of the top motivational speakers and is trusted by organizations to energize, empower, and grow their people and brands through her interactive one-of-a-kind keynotes. Jessica has a rare combination of energy, passion, and authenticity when she speaks and consults, creating connection and massive impact on the spot. She uses her company’s research and personal experiences to help people uplevel their performance, while reducing burnout. Through her five-step proprietary process on inner communication, audiences are able to turn their inner dialogue into actionable steps to implement right away. She’s often cited at “Energetic, entertaining, and engaging,” “Innovative, interactive, and impactful, and “The best at the conference.” Jessica is a former #1 sales producer and leader at a Fortune 100 company. From these roles to nervously giving her last presentation for her MBA to now speaking in front of thousands, Jessica knows firsthand how to turn self-doubt, second guessing, and questioning into confidence and bigger actions and massive results. As a #1 best-selling author, Jessica has written ten books and continues to impact lives through consulting with companies, training teams, and speaking at conferences, companies, and associations. Some of her clients include Fortune’s #2 “Best Company to Work For”, NBC Universal, the Dallas Mavericks, American Airlines, and Keller Williams. Jessica has shared the stage with Michelle Obama is a Contributor for The Huffington Post and has been seen on ABC, NBC, CBS, and FOX for creating change. Jessica is a conference favorite and her presentations include her own research, games, interaction, and relatable stories. With visual anchors, her sessions are often talked about long after the conference has ended, leaving audiences inspired, empowered, and resourceful with her proven, easy-to-implement action steps. Jessica is a former board member of Mental Health America Tarrant County and is a professional member of National Speakers Association. When she isn’t traveling around the world speaking, Jessica enjoys learning about the exciting world of Transformers, so she can carry on real conversations with her eight-year-old son, Blaise, who is the youngest published author in the United States and a #1 best-selling author of two books.

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Pamela J. Green

Pamela J. Green is a powerhouse when it comes to coaching, executive leadership, conflict resolution, and human resources. With more than 30 years of experience, you can be sure that she has seen it all, heard it all, and knows how to fix it. Pam has held many leadership roles throughout her career, from supervisor to chief executive and board chair. Now, as the President of Pamela J. Green Solutions, LLC, Pam is a highly respected business strategist, management consultant, and executive coach. She helps leaders achieve meaningful outcomes and avoid strategic drift. She guides organizations towards their professional milestones by applying process facilitation, coaching, and team-building approaches. As a leadership accelerator, Pamela excels at equipping executives and organizations to cultivate executive advantage. She does this by helping to effectively execute presence, train leaders on intention, and to provide sustainable organizational IMPACT. Check out her latest book: Think Like A Brand: A 7-Step Strategic Brand Plan to Increase Your Career Satisfaction and Success, available from Amazon.com and other major booksellers globally. Along with her work, Pam enjoys traveling throughout the country, speaking on topics that range from leadership effectiveness, HR strategy, collaboration, and conflict management, to executive presence and team effectiveness. Pam earned a Bachelor of Science Degree and her MBA from Franklin University in Columbus, Ohio. In addition to her education, Pam holds certifications as an Internal Conflict Coach (ICC), an SPHR from the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI) and a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) from the International Coach Federation (ICF).

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Andrea Chatfield, Esq.

Andrea Chatfield is an attorney at Cook Little, p.l.l.c. in Manchester, NH where she provides advice and guidance to employers on risk management issues in the workplace, employment agreements, non-competition agreements, and other organizational protocols. She represents employers before administrative agencies. She conducts in-house trainings for employers and serves as an outside investigator for employers responding to internal complaints of discrimination and harassment. Andrea frequently is a public speaker on employment law topics. She is admitted to practice in New Hampshire and Massachusetts, and serves as the Government Relations & Legislative Chair for the HR State Council of New Hampshire.

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Carol Phillips

Carol Phillips (“Coach Carol”) is a corporate wellness strategist and the award-winning author of 52 Simple Ways to Health. Her company, Health Design, teaches business leaders how to improve company culture using her proven techniques. As a result, employees feel valued and businesses thrive! A sought-after keynote speaker, Carol entertains audiences and gives them the tools they need to create positive change in the workplace. With 30+ years of health and wellness experience, Carol holds degrees in Exercise Science and Health Education. Her master-level classes focused on designing and implementing employee wellness programs. She was one of New Hampshire’s first Wellness Coordinators when former Governor Lynch issued an Executive Order designed to promote health and wellness to NH State employees and their families. Carol is based in Manchester, NH and can be reached through her website at www.HealthDesignNH.com

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Elizabeth Rattigan, Esq.

Beth Rattigan is a labor and employment lawyer practicing in Vermont and New Hampshire. Beth regularly defends employers in federal and state court matters such as wrongful discharge and discrimination claims. She provides advice and training to management regarding employment law compliance and human resource issues including hiring, discipline, termination, reductions in force, wage and hour practices, investigations, sexual harassment, employee relations, employee training, personnel policies and employment agreements. Beth is Chair of the Labor and Employment group at Downs Rachlin Martin. Beth regularly speaks to businesses and trade organizations on a variety of employment law related topics. You may have heard her speak at the Strategic HR at Mt. Washington, Granite State SHRM or the Vermont State SHRM Conferences. Beth has been recognized by her peers as a top-rated labor and employment attorney, is regularly recognized by Chambers and Partners, and is listed in the 2021 edition of Best Lawyers in America for employment law. Beth is a member of the Granite United Way board and serves as the local Community Impact Chair for GUW in the Upper Valley area of Vermont and New Hampshire. She also serves on the board of Vermont Public Co, the entity resulting from the merger of Vermont PBS and Vermont Public Radio.

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James Reidy, Esq.

James Reidy writes articles and presents seminars on a wide range of employment law topics. He is frequently asked by the media, business groups and human resources associations to comment on breaking news and recent developments in labor and employment law. Jim regularly writes and presents seminars on a wide range of employment law topics. In addition to being an editor of the New England Law Letter, Jim also contributes to BLR and Lex Mundi state law employment updates. He has been a workplace law resource for several media outlets including The New York Times, CNN, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, WMUR, NPR, HR Magazine, NH Business Review and Business NH Magazine. He is a regular presenter at the SHRM (Society for Human Resources) Annual Legal and Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C., as well as SHRM’s annual national convention. Jim is also a member of SHRM’s Speakers Bureau. Jim is the moderator of NHLABORNET, the popular Internet discussion group for human resource professionals in New Hampshire. He has been recognized as a top tier employment lawyer by Chambers USA, Best Lawyers USA and New England Super Lawyer. Jim has been recognized by the NH Business and Industry Association for his work on behalf of employers and NH Business Review as one of the top 200 most influential business leaders in New Hampshire. Most recently, Jim was inducted as a fellow in the American Bar Association College of Labor and Employment Lawyers.

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Sen. Jay Kahn

Senator Kahn has made public service his career and avocation for 47 years. After 15 years in higher education policy and finance roles in Illinois, Dr. Kahn came to Keene State College where he served as Vice President for Finance and Planning for 27 years, Interim President in 2012-2013, and adjunct faculty in management and economics. His interest in student success is demonstrated in the classroom, student activities, interpersonal growth opportunities, in building town gown relationships and in creative and sustainable campus design, which together earned him national recognition. He served on the national boards of the Society for College and University Planning, and National Association of College and University Business Officers. He served as a commissioner on the regional accrediting board, the New England Association of Colleges and Universities. In recognition of his contributions, the American Institute of Architects-NH named him a lifetime honorary member in 2013 and the Keene State College Alumni Association named him a lifetime honorary member in 2016. In his community roles, Jay has led library boards in Illinois, and in the Monadnock region he's led the boards of the Cheshire Medical Center, Monadnock Economic Development Corporation, and the Greater Keene Chamber of Commerce. Jay retired from Keene State College in 2016, around the same time he was elected to the Keene City Council. Senator Kahn enters his third term representing District 10 including Keene and 14 other Cheshire County towns in southwestern New Hampshire. He is a member of the Senate's Education Committee and is a member of the Judiciary Committee. He is also the Senate's appointee to the Education Commission of the States and serves on the New England Board of Higher Education Legislative Committee.

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Sen. Jeb Bradley

Senator Bradley received the 2006 BIA New Hampshire Advantage; Citizen of the Year by the NH Veterans of Foreign Wars in 2004 and 2008; 2010 Legislator of the Year Award from the New Hampshire Association of Counties; New Futures 2012 Legislator of the Year; 2016 Founders Award from the New Hampshire Hospital Association; and the New Hampshire Council on Developmental Disabilities 2015 Outstanding Legislator of the Year Award. Senator Bradley is an avid hiker and in 2015 became the 49th person to complete the NH Grid, which consists of climbing each of the New Hampshire’s 48 4,000ft peaks in each month of the calendar year, totaling 576 peaks. He is also among the few who have climbed all 48, 4,000 foot peaks in one winter season. He did that in the winter of 2013-2014, 2015-2016 and is currently working on repeating for Winter 2016-2017. On many of these hikes, he shares his trail knowledge and appreciation of New Hampshire’s forests and trails with hikers of all levels.

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Ross Gibson

Ross Gibson is leadership and organizational development consultant/facilitator. As the Chief of Operations, Employee Benefits Practice at The Richards Group (TRG), Ross works with organizations to help develop positive leadership growth. Ross also leads several teams within the Employee Benefits Practice at TRG. Prior to working as a consultant, Ross was Senior Vice President, Global Human Resources at World Learning based in Brattleboro, Vermont and Washington DC. Ross has held other several senior level positions including Vice President, Learning and Organizational Development at Charles River Labs and Vice President, Human Resources at both American Superconductor and Cambridge Neuroscience, Inc. Ross has a BA in Social Psychology from Tufts University and an MA in Management from Brandeis University. He is a certified facilitator of several of the Franklin Covey programs including The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People as well as being certified in the DISC behavioral assessment program. Ross is active in several local and regional Human Resources and training organizations. He currently is the Director of the Vermont State Council of the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM). He is a past-President of both the Northeast Human Resources Association (NEHRA) as well as the Brattleboro Swim Team. Ross also served for six years on the Board of the Brattleboro Area Chamber of Commerce.

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Sheila Lambert

Sheila Lambert, MS, MS, MLADC, CWWA is the President and Founder of Lambert Leadership Coaching, LLC. She works with Leaders and Organizations to optimize the development of themselves and/or their teams. She supports and guides leaders toward improving their leadership presence and helps organizations to improve culture through customized coaching and training programs that help motivate employees to do their best work. She is a consultant to organizations often in roles of Chief People or Wellness Officer working collaboratively and in partnership with Sr. Leaders to assess, develop and implement evidence-based leadership and Workplace Wellness programs. Sheila gained clarity and passion in coaching leaders from her experience as an Executive Leader in a multidisciplinary organization where she led various teams through transformational change. She knows first-hand how critical Wellness, balance and resilience is while being faced with multiple responsibilities within an organization. Sheila believes that all humans are creative, resourceful, and whole and that working on resilience is key to leading teams toward a positive culture of engagement. Through her own coaching she was able to learn to lead with her values of authenticity, honesty and trust that not only helped her to lead with confidence but also has well positioned her to help hundreds of leaders and organizations through their leadership development. Spending more than 30 years in the counseling and coaching world, she has extensive experience guiding a leader through their own self-discovery, helping them to develop courage to lead, and challenging them to build on leadership skills for that next level in their career. Her speaking topics have included: Stress, Resilience and Leadership; Communication as a Leader; Conscious Leadership; Values Leadership, and other customized topics and trainings. She is often in front of audiences with her famous “Unlocking your potential: Helping women leaders to grow/flourish/overcome self-doubt”, “Leading with Empathy during Transition back to office”, “Reflect, Reset and Renew”, “Leading with Courage, Confidence and Compassion”, “Strategies to Level up Leadership” and “How to overcome Imposter Syndrome: Rewire Self Doubt”. Sheila leads multiple community trainings and leadership retreats both in person and virtually and has built a monthly Leadership Coffee Talk and group coaching program where over fifty leaders come together to learn about a particular leadership topic and gain tools for enhancing their leadership presence. She has a MS in Organizational Leadership and an MS in Counseling. She is a Master’s Alcohol and Addiction Counselor, in NH. She is Certified Workplace Wellness Professional and is a Stress Mastery Coach. She completed the COVID-19 Transitional Leader Course which positions her to strategically lead, and support organizations post Pandemic. She has worked as an Adjunct Faculty at various NH Higher Education Institutions and consults with higher education on a variety of different topics. She has had many people close to her with cancer and is passionate about helping with research and supporting patients and families during those difficult times. Because of this she contributes 5% of earnings toward Dana Farber Cancer Center or Solinsky Cancer Center, Elliot Hospital Manchester, NH.

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Toni Runci

Toni has over 14 years’ experience in HR. She received her undergraduate from SNHU in Business and her Masters in Human Resources. She is the co-founder and co-owner of BlueLion, a New England based Human Resources Outsourcing company, which supports small businesses with all their HR needs. Toni has experience in many different industries including non-profits, retail, construction, healthcare, automotive, and so much more. She holds a certification from both SHRM (Society of Human Resource Management) and HRCI (Human Resource Certification Institute). She just had a baby girl in September of 2021 named Mazikeen.

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