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The Hidden Costs of Stress- Part 2 of a 2 Part Wellness Series

Thursday, Feb 4 2010 3:00PM to 6:00PM

Dr. Cynthia Ackrill, Wellspark
Jetpool, 4690 First Flight Drive, Charlotte, NC 28208 704-359-4674 office

Healthy Leaders, Healthy Business- January 14

The Hidden Costs of Stress- The Not-So-Silent Profit Killer- February 4

Presented by BIG Member:

Cynthia Ackrill, MD, Human Performance and Executive Consultant and Coach

Wellness actually is a business strategy- perhaps your most important strategy! And unfortunately one often pushed down the priority list by busy high achievers working to build successful businesses. Business owners spend enormous effort and energy creating a vision for their business and developing elaborate business and strategic plans to fulfill their aspirations. But the success of the business is dependent on the performance capacity of its biggest investment, its creators and leadership- their ability to control and sustain energy, focus, creativity, and innovation with resilience, longevity, and balance to realize possibilities and surpass goals.

Science is giving us new understandings and techniques to harness our abilities to perform. Join Cynthia Ackrill, MD of WellSpark to learn new ways to design and achieve goals to optimize your health and performance capacity. Create a proactive strategic plan for yourself, your leadership, and your company- to increase your overall productivity, save you money, and give you the edge necessary to compete and innovate in the face of non-stop challenge.

The Hidden Costs of Stress- The Not-So-Silent Profit Killer- February 4

It is estimated that day-to-day stress is costing corporations $300 billion dollars/year in health care costs, injuries, lost workdays, and decreased productivity! And this does not begin to address the subtle losses due to the insidious drain of focus, energy, and creativity that we all (yes, even high achievers who ‘thrive in the face of pressure’) experience in today’s world of ever mounting pressures, information overload, and pervasive negativity.

New understandings of the science of stress and its role in the workplace are leading to innovative proactive approaches to support improved well-being and reduced costs. In these times of ever increasing demands and decreasing resources, addressing stress is a necessity for a thriving business. Attend this hands-on workshop to learn more about how stress may be impacting your profits and what specific techniques and solutions you can use to reverse the trend. As a Fellow of the American Institute of Stress, Dr. Ackrill brings a depth and breadth of knowledge to this pressing challenge.


3:00 pm to 3:30 pm Registration and Networking

3:30 pm to 5:30 pm Healthy Leaders, Healthy Business Presentation

5:30 pm to 6:00 pm Optional: Tour of the Hangar and Jets


Cost: BIG Members free; guests $40 in advance, $50 at the door

Registration: RSVP to terry@bigcouncil.com or register at www.bigcouncil.com

Dress Attire: Business casual

Speaker Bio:

Cynthia Ackrill, MD
Human Performance and Executive Consultant and Coach

Cynthia Ackrill, MD brings a unique and thorough background to the subject of wellness as a business strategy. She combines her knowledge as a primary care physician with her extensive experience in the new brain-based and physiologic approaches to behavior, performance, and health. Cynthia has also studied the related roles of sleep, nutrition, mindset, and stress in optimal brain performance and well-being.
Dr. Ackrill is a graduate of Duke University (1978) and the University of Maryland School of Medicine, (1985), a Fellow of the American Institute of Stress, a charter member of HeartMath, and a member and former board member of the International Society of Neurofeedback and Research.
A certified Wellcoach®, Dr. Ackrill has also completed training in advanced executive coaching and peak performance coaching. She has developed integrative, powerful, and efficient approaches to facilitate change, support well-being, and increase performance capacities, focus and energy. Her strength is in customizing programs to support the unique needs of the high achieving executive and their employees.

Thank you to BIG Member Jetpool for hosting our event!

Jetpool was #3 on the Charlotte Business Journal Fast 50 List. Their firm promotes wellness in their business strategy.

Driving Directions (from Billy Graham Pkwy):
Left at Morris Field Drive
1st Right on Minuteman Drive
Pass the National Guard
Left at the stop sign onto First Flight Drive
Pass Duke Energy and Hawkaire facilities
End at 4690 First Flight Drive*
*There is a secure gate around the facility. The gate should be open for attendance to the event. If you have trouble, call 704-491-0768 to gain entrance.