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Wilson County Breakfast Meeting

May 16, 2019
7:15 AM - 9:00 AM
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Holiday Inn Express & Suites
565 S Mt Juliet Rd,
Mt. Juliet, TN 37122

Create an Optimistic Culture at Work
Presented by Gregg Steinberg, Professor, Austin Peay State University


It is easy for staff and employees to get negative and pessimistic at their job.  However, social scientists have discovered that employees who are optimistic are happier, and have a much higher level of productivity, and most importantly, are healthier and live longer.

But creating optimistic employees is not just about positive thinking and positive self-talk. Psychologists have discovered that the main difference is our attributional style. That is, how we explain events determines whether we are optimistic or pessimistic.

In this seminar, Dr. Gregg Steinberg will show you how to be more optimistic as well as how to coach others to be more optimistic using the TUF strategy system.

TUF stands for Temporary, Unique and Flexible. When individuals explain failure with those terms, they believe success is around the corner, and as a result, are more motivated, have greater persistence, and less anxiety.

The good news is that optimism is a learned behavior which anyone can acquire with the right tools!

As a result of this seminar individuals will:

1) Be able to quickly recognize optimistic vs pessimistic dialogue and thinking.
2) Create an optimistic culture at the workplace.
3) Empower their staff by showing them how to think more optimistically.

Schedule: Doors open at 7:15 am for registration and networking. Buffet breakfast begins at 7:20 am, and the presentation starts promptly at 8:00 am. 


  • Members: $18 by end of business Monday, May 13, $28 afterwards.*
  • Future Members: $29 by end of business Monday, May 13, $39 afterwards.* (See below)**
  • MT|SHRM Students: $9 by end of business Monday, May 13, $15 afterwards.*

*On-line registration will close by end of business 2 days prior to the event. Our ability to accommodate walk-in registrations will be based on space availability.

This program has been awarded 1 hour of General recertification credit. "MT|SHRM is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDC's) for the SHRM-CP and SHRM SCP. The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met the HR Certification Institute's criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit."

Biography: Dr. Gregg Steinberg is a professor of human performance at Austin Peay State University, near Nashville TN. Golf Digest ranked him as one of world’s greatest sports psychologist. Dr. Steinberg has worked with many PGA and LPGA players including rookie of the year Brandt Snedeker, Chris Couch and Brian Gay and he was the sports psychologist for the NCAA champion Florida Gator golf team. He has also worked with other sport teams from Vanderbilt, Washington and Lee University and many other top ranked Universities. He is the author of 3 books, including the Washington Post Bestseller Full Throttle, which illustrates performance psychology principles applied to business: Flying Lessons, which illustrates how to build mental and emotional toughness in children and Mentalrules for golf, which is a golf psychology book.  He has spoken to many Fortune 500 companies including Toyota, Merrill Lynch, UBS and TRowe Price. His work has appeared in the NY Times, USA Today, and the Wall Street Journal. He has appeared on numerous Television shows including Dancing with the Stars to discuss mental toughness and was the sport psychology expert for Fox News during the 2008 Summer Olympics. Dr. Gregg has also given a TEDx talk called “Fall Up” which explains how to become super-resilient. He lives in Nashville TN with his wife, Tommie, their son, Myles, and their Italian Greyhound, Bohdi.

** Up to $45 of any Guest registration may be applied towards a new 1-year MT|SHRM Membership within 60 days of the event attended.  Please call Shannan at (615) 499-5150 to take advantage.


$28.00 MT|SHRM Member Ticket
$18.00 Earlybird rate before May 13

$39.00 Future Members
$29.00 Earlybird rate before May 13

$15.00 MT|SHRM Student Ticket
$9.00 Earlybird rate before May 13