SEPT. 8-11, 2019   |   MUSIC CITY CENTER   |   NASHVILLE, TN

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Society for Healthcare Strategy & Market Development

Composing the Future of Health Care Strategy


SHSMD Connections 2019 will feature four keynote speakers! 

Harness the Power of Joy and Celebrate Your Purpose

Sunday, September 8 | 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
ShabnamJoy has the power to feed our sense of purpose and also create an innovative company culture. In this insightful, interactive keynote Shabnam Mogharabi will share practical tips and easy-to-implement learnings from her work creating uplifting and inspiring video content about what it takes to truly bring more joy into your life both personally and professionally. Dig into the lessons learned from the field of positive psychology, share videos about the importance of gratitude and finding your voice and also get audiences participating in exercises that will shift their perspective on the infectious power of joy.

Shabnam Mogharabi is the CEO of SoulPancake, an inspiring entertainment company she co-founded with actor Rainn Wilson that creates daily positive, socially conscious videos about human connection. 

America Then and Now

Monday, September 9 | 8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
MeachamJon Meacham is a contributor to TIME and The New York Times Book Review and is a highly sought-after commentator, regularly appearing on CNN and MSNBC. Known as a skilled orator with a depth of knowledge about politics, religion and current affairs, Meacham brings historical context to the issues and events impacting our daily lives. His latest #1 New York Times bestseller, The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels, examines the present moment in American politics and life by looking back at critical times in U.S. history when hope overcame division and fear. Meacham is a co-author of the recently released book, Impeachment: An American History, which reveals the complicated motives behind the three impeachments in U.S. history.

Jon Meacham is a Presidential historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author

D.I.Y. Innovation

Tuesday, September 10 | 12:20 - 1:40 p.m.
“Innovation is the difference between ‘Why didn’t I think of that?’ and ‘Why didn’t I think like that?’” As businesses scurry in pursuit of “big I” Innovation — exponential technologies, cultures of innovation, and the like — Sekou Andrews will teach how to see through the “little i’s” of an innovator, by innovating from within. Offering fresh perspectives on embracing failure, bold thinking and anticipating disruption, Sekou also shares his own story about the risks and rewards of disrupting the speaking industry with a cutting-edge style of communication. This insightful and inspiring talk often surprises leaders with how much it discomforts, delights and transforms them on a business and personal level. 

Sekou Andrews is the creator of Poetic Voice, a new, cutting-edge speaking category that seamlessly fuses inspirational speaking with spoken word poetry to make messages more moving and memorable.

Transformative Leadership: Motivating Teams

Wednesday, September 11 | 11:00 a.m. - Noon
An empowering and proven leader, Carla Moore currently serves as Vice President of Sales Strategy and Education for Home Box Office (HBO) in New York. Now Carla and her team are helping to redefine the company’s brand training narrative, discover new sales approach strategies and develop specialized sales training curriculum and continuous education programs for sales brand ambassadors. She is constantly pushing for her team to bring themselves forward, think higher, more critically and globally in order to find new and innovative approaches to help better achieve these goals.

Carla Moore is passionate about helping others activate their personal power through reflection, real talk and laser focus. She speaks to audiences around the world on leadership transformation – harnessing passion and purpose to transform the way you lead.

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