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CTN Energy Corridor: Thought Barriers to Personal and Organizational Improvement

  • July 21, 2016
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Omni Houston Hotel at Westside, 13210 Katy Freeway, Houston, TX 77079


  • Open to everyone at no cost

Registration is closed

Please note:  Topic and Speaker change for this meeting.

Topic:  Do you occasionally struggle with meeting goals, adopting healthy behaviors, or managing change? Find out if your thinking is creating barriers to improvement.

This session will explore how we, as individuals, can begin to improve our own goal attainability. Learn about the inherent power of our thoughts, how to identify hidden thought barriers, and incorporate thought design into a change strategy. We will review foundational concepts of competency, efficacy and behavioral esteem development. Traditional approaches versus modern wellbeing strategies and tools will be presented that promote positive thinking and enable change. These are powerful concepts that can help us fulfill our needs and wants, and achieving personal and organizational wellbeing.

Learner Objectives:  

  • Understand cognitive and behavioral concepts and recognize that our thinking can create automated barriers to change
  • Identify differences between traditional and modern concepts and translate these concepts across individual and organizational levels
  • Utilize simple methods that stimulate individual awareness of personal barriers to change

ATD Competency Model - Area of Expertise This Session Supports: Performance Improvement, Coaching

Speaker:  Karen Meyers is currently the CEO and Founder of StratWell Enterprises and the Wellness Program Director for the Foundation for Financial Wellness. Karen specializes in personal and organizational behavior change, wellbeing/wellness training and education. Karen incorporates motivational training, education and support to identify, evaluate, and replace personal barriers to change. Her behavior change methodologies aim to:

  • Increase an individual’s receptiveness to, and perceptions of, goal attainability
  • Stimulate an individual’s awareness of, and knowledge about, building behavioral esteem
  • Facilitate the development of self-directed action steps toward improved wellbeing

Karen is an experienced leader, educator and speaker with thirty plus years of systems and personal improvement expertise. Karen’s career spans organizational and individual behavior change, modern well-being, traditional wellness, program/project management, engineering, medicine, and private business. Karen’s background includes NASA wellness program design and management, engineering at NASA and Lockheed Martin, clinical medicine and biomedical research at Georgetown University and the National Institutes of Health.

Karen has presented a broad range of topics with varying levels of complexity across several industries including human resources, healthcare, engineering and science, state and county workforce boards, corporate, government, academic organizations and more.


  • Park in the visitor garage off the feeder of I-10 and Eldridge.
  • Café on the Lakes can accessed through the garage entrance.
  • Let wait staff know you are there for the ATD Houston lunch event.

Food: Event will be held in the Café on the Lake. Lunch Menu $8 - $15.


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F 713-839-1453

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