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Portland: Resiliency Practices to Improve Your Work and Wellbeing

  • 11 Sep 2018
  • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Portland Country Club, 11 Foreside Road, Falmouth


  • Includes 1-year membership fee


Building resilient workforces, in less than 10 minutes per day

We have spent 20 years building ways of connecting with each other and building on our ability to work from anywhere. In the process we have spent very little time teaching people the importance of pause and reflection. The reason most people feel a high level of stress today (80% of employees, according to Gallup) is that we are rarely unplugging from electronics or taking breaks from work. We even eat lunch at our desks. When we do turn away from work, we immediately turn to our phones to manage busy lives and family. This is not sustainable. Human beings need to pause to reduce the Cortisone (stress hormone) pulsing through our bodies.

In this interactive presentation, we will learn about the science behind resiliency and mindful practices and explore the impact of multi-tasking and device addiction. Then we will introduce simple practices to improve any workflow – to move from reactive to responsive.

Big Takeaways from Presentation

  • Understand the science and value of intentional pauses for reflection and resilience.
  • Learn 3 of the most powerful practices for pause and resiliency in any workflow
  • Practical tips for beginning one-on-one or team meetings, unplugged – to improve relationships and meeting outcomes.


Elizabeth Ross Holmstrom, Founder and President of BreakTogether

Elizabeth Ross Holmstrom is Founder and President of BreakTogether, whose mission is to help organizations adopt Mindful Employer strategies in support of humans thriving in the workplace. Her Power of 2-to-10 workshops introduce mindfulness and resiliency practices into any work flow. In less than 10 minutes a day, short pauses create space for reflection and unplugged conversations, which improves focus, innovation, wellbeing, and engagement. She is also building a Mindful Employers collaborative: a network of employers who put humans first in their mission and daily practices.

Previously she was VP, Health and Wellness at TD Bank, leading employee health and engagement strategies in the US for 26,000 employees.


United Insurance

United Insurance, one of the largest independent insurance agencies in Maine with 14 offices, is a trusted provider of carefully crafted insurance coverage that's built around you. Backed by a select group of well-established, specialized carriers, United Insurance delivers a unique mix of forward-thinking risk management guidance and friendly, personal attention to the people and businesses of Maine and beyond.

Carol Clark is presently the Director of Operations and Marketing at United Insurance. “What do you do?” How often have you been asked that question? Over the years Carol has come to learn that “what she does” is not just her job title. Whether in the role of manager, employee, mentor, peer, mother, volunteer, or friend – it is always the same. Carol builds platforms for success – infrastructures that help individuals and companies succeed. These platforms are developed from her experience in a wide variety of roles including, human resources, operations, accounting, customer service, marketing, event planning, leadership, and community service. She has worked in the insurance, real estate, accounting and software development industries. Carol serves as an Olympia Snowe Women’s Leadership Advisor and is a former board member of the Maine Women’s Network.



Registration and payment for this event is online only and closes at 4:00 PM the Friday prior to the luncheon.  No walk-ins will be admitted, and no payments at the door will be allowed.

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