What's Your Superpower? Reconnecting to Your Purpose

  • Friday, August 26, 2022
  • 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Virtual-Zoom Link in info
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What's Your Superpower? Reconnecting to Your Purpose

Presented by: Melissa Heikes

We all want to do work that matters. Having a sense of purpose is a key factor in engagement, retention, and resilience. When we’re busy or under pressure, it’s easy to lose touch with why we do what we do every day. This session will help you reconnect you with your purpose and remind you just how much your connection with your purpose changes how you show up.

By the end of this interactive 90-minute session you will…

  • Learn about the key role that purpose plays in your personal wellbeing and job satisfaction 
  • Reflect on those things you value deeply and identify where you are living in alignment with them 
  • Create a plan for regular touchpoints that will keep you connected to your purpose 

Speaker bio:

Melissa Heikes has 15 years of experience in human resources, talent management, and organizational development. She has been actively involved in ATD-Central Iowa since 2018 and has recently taken on the role of the VP of Education. Her career has allowed her many opportunities to develop team members and leaders through various programs, trainings, and curricula. Melissa loves to help people reconnect to their superpowers so they can use those powers to inspire others. She has done this through her many volunteer efforts spanning the years as well as in her career.

Melissa joined UnityPoint Health in August of 2016 supporting UnityPoint Clinic and UnityPoint at Home while creating, deploying, and managing the leader and team member development programs. She now supports over 33,000 employees system-wide as a UnityPoint Health team member which spans three states with a remote workforce in 49 states. Melissa is a Certified Crucial Learning trainer for Crucial Conversations for Mastering Dialogue and is internally certified through UnityPoint Health to coach and train CliftonStrengths®. Prior to UnityPoint Health, she worked in higher education in Career Services for eight years preparing health sciences and nursing students for their next step in their journey all while helping them to acquire careers in their respective fields. Developing others is at the core of her being. Melissa believes her journey has come full circle as she has her undergraduate in Liberal Arts: Elementary Education and completed her Master of Business Administration in Human Resource Management. Her career allows her to inspire adults utilizing skills and knowledge gained in both of her degrees.

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