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The Big Think ~ 2017

Because EVERYTHING is interesting…


Introducing THE BIG THINK

August 9 - 10, 2017

8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Hosted at Hilliard Bradley High School


Keynote Speakers Include:


Coyte Cooper August 9

Dr. Coyte Cooper is an author, coach, and speaker committed to helping people pursue their highest aspirations so they can live remarkable lives.  Passionate about helping people realize their full potential, Dr. Cooper uses his past experience as an elite athlete to help people understand what it takes to perform at a high level each day.  His unique experience as a college professor in marketing at UNC-Chapel Hill allows him to package his presentations in a remarkable way while including research to take his delivery to a high level.


Philosophy: Dr. Cooper's philosophy is to strive to add CRAZY VALUE to people's lives every single day.  Whether giving a presentation, writing a book, or posting on social media, he is passionate about delivering content that impacts followers in a meaningful way.  This is done by finding innovative ways for people to live at their highest level.


Background: Dr. Cooper was an elite athlete for over 20 years of his life where he was an NCAA All-American and HS National Champion/World Team Member in the sport of wrestling. After finishing his college wrestling career, he transitioned into a career as a college professor, in which he established a line of research in the areas of branding and vision.  He also excelled as a teacher, being named the EXSS Teacher of the Year at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


Michelle Gielan August 10

Book signing to follow keynote


Michelle Gielan, Founder of the Institute for Applied Positive Research, researches the science of positive communication and how to use it to fuel success. She works with Fortune 500 companies and schools to raise employee engagement, productivity and happiness at work. Michelle is a Partner at GoodThink, a positive psychology consulting firm, and is the author of the bestseller, Broadcasting Happiness: The Science of Igniting and Sustaining Positive Change. She holds a Master of Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. 


Michelle is an Executive Producer of “The Happiness Advantage” Special on PBS, and she formerly served as the anchor of two national newscasts at CBS News. Her research and advice have received attention from Forbes, USA Today, CNN, FOX and NPR.









Ashland credit will be available.
No refunds will be offered.
Please contact Lori Ludwig at for P.O. and check payment.
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