Thrive Talk Thursdays

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What does the best version of yourself look like — and how can you get there from here?

Join us on Thursdays this November as four ground-breaking leaders share their unique approaches to pursuing more productive, meaningful and happier lives.

All sessions will be presented in Northbrook or Chicago and streamed live on AllstateTV.

Nov. 1, 2018, 1 p.m. Central time
The Art of Vision
Erik Wahl, Internationally recognized graffiti artist, TED speaker and bestselling author

Wahl’s passion for business growth and art converge into a fascinating artistic performance in which he creates dynamic multidimensional graffiti that serves as a metaphor for how to systematically embrace innovation and risk. Wahl emphasizes the need for corporations to be increasingly agile and outlines how to use disruption as a competitive advantage. Learn how embracing creativity and taking risks can help you thrive professionally and personally. Add to calendar

Nov. 8, 2018, 11 a.m. Central time
Minimalism: Making Room for Life’s Most Important Things (which are not things)
Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus, Producers of the hit Netflix documentary Minimalism

Minimalism helps people make more conscious, deliberate decisions about what things add value to their lives. Milburn and Nicodemus, known as The Minimalists, have helped more than 20 million people live meaningful lives with less through their website, books, podcast, and films. They have been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Time magazine, and they have spoken at Harvard, Apple, and Google. The Minimalists Podcast is often the #1 health podcast on Apple Podcasts. Add to calendar

Nov. 15, 2018, 2 p.m. Central time
Mindfulness for a Competitive Advantage
Joe Burton, Author, Speaker, Founder/CEO of Whil
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As head of Whil, a leading digital wellbeing training platform, Burton has helped thousands of employees reduce stress, increase resilience and improve their sleep and performance. During this fast-paced, highly interactive session, he will share brain training techniques that you can immediately use to reduce stress and be more resilient. Burton has traveled the world speaking on disruption, resilience, culture, emotional intelligence and mindfulness as a competitive advantage. Add to calendar

Nov. 29, 2018, 1 p.m. Central time
The Science of Wellbeing
Dr. Laurie Santos, Cognitive Psychologist, Professor at Yale University

Santos is an expert on human cognition, its origins, and the evolutionary biases that influence our all-too imperfect life choices. She speaks about how we are biologically programmed to be deeply influenced by other people and to repeat our mistakes —and provides advice on how to engage our uniquely human faculties to counteract evolution, choose more wisely and live happier lives. Her Yale course, Psychology and the Good Life, is the most popular class the University has ever offered. Add to calendar

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