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2016 ISPA Conference & Expo Opening Keynote Highlight

Wednesday, 27 April 2016 Posted by International SPA Association

Amazing how time flies. It seems like Conference was just a few days ago, but it turns out that the best part of six months has passed since we were in Vegas. This means with Conference being held in September this year, there are less than six months to go before we meet again!

There is no better time than the present to whet the appetite by taking a quick look at who we've got lined up to take the stage as the opening keynote at the 2016 ISPA Conference & Expo.

How to overcome the inherent feeling of shame, worthiness, courage and vulnerability is at the heart of Brené Brown’s life and work. By day, Brené is a research scholar at the University of Houston, but her career is much more than that. Her work on human emotional responses has made her an inspirational and highly sought-after public speaker.

You might have heard of or even seen one of Brené’s hugely popular TED talks including The Power of Vulnerability which has over 25 million viewers, making it one of the top five most viewed TED talks. 

If we are going to be honest with ourselves, on our bad days we all deal with senses of shame and vulnerability to one degree or another. To push that envelope a little further, all human beings are prone to questioning their courage or their worthiness. How we deal with those issues is what makes the difference between those that cope and succeed and those that don’t.

Brené will help attendees to understand some of their own emotional responses and the negative behavior that often stems from them. More than that, she will help her audience to throw off the shackles created by this all-too-human behavior, allowing space for personal growth in any direction. 

As the author of three #1 New York Times Bestsellers including Rising Strong, Daring Greatly and The Gifts of Imperfection, Brené has risen to the top as an innovator in catapulting individuals and organizations ready for braver living, loving and leading. 

We can’t wait to hear what Brené brings to the main stage at the 2016 ISPA Conference & Expo and we hope you’ll join us. Learn more about Brené and her work here and don’t forget to stay connected with her on Twitter

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