Guest Speaker: Chris Heeter
2020 was a devastating year for the meeting industry. And we are a resilient bunch. It is time to look forward with hope and optimism (when we can muster it). Chris’ sled dogs are resoundingly ready to take us there. With hilarious stories from her sled dog team and remarkable ties back to the world of meeting professionals, Chris Heeter guides us inside, to a place of Wild Resilience and connection. Whether you are staring down the throat of continued virtual events or dipping your toes back toward face-to-face meetings—your guests/attendees need, even crave, your Wild side... your creative energy and ability to see connection and engagement in new ways. Get ready to laugh at the dogs (and Chris’) antics even as they show you how to think expansively and help you, your team, and your clients be Wildly Present, Wildly Original, and Wildly Welcoming. Because when we meet (in person or through tiny screens), we change the world.
About the SpeakerFeatured on the Discovery Channel’s National Geographic Today and recognized with national awards as a speaker, Chris Heeter has followed her own Wild path since she was young. A wilderness guide for over 30 years, she’s been a professional speaker for 18 years. Chris leads groups deep into the wilderness by canoe or dogsled. The abundant parallels between these adventures and the workplace make up the core of her presentations. Chris grabs audiences with humorous stories about her dogs and their personalities, then weaves those stories into practical takeaways. Chris is on a mission to wake up the Wild side of organizations, to break through the trappings of ‘how we’ve always done it,’ and to create Wild and vibrant workplaces that blend heart with solid, successful business strategy.