We’re excited to welcome keynote speakers, Drs. Emily and Amelia Nagoski, authors of the best-selling book, Burnout: The Secret to Completing the Stress Cycle. Featured on Brené Brown’s podcast, the Nagoski twins show us that women experience burnout differently than men, and they provide a simple, science-based plan to help women minimize stress, manage emotions, and live a more joyful life.

Emily & Amelia Nagoski

Emily & Amelia Nagoski

Emily Nagoski, Ph.D., is a sex educator and author of Come As You Are: The surprising new science that will transform your sex life. Her job is to travel all over the world, training therapists, medical professionals, college students, and the general public about the science of women’s sexual wellbeing.

Amelia Nagoski, D.M.A. (it stands for Doctorate of Musical Arts), was an Associate Professor and Coordinator of Music at Western New England University. Her job is to run around waving her arms and making funny noises and generally doing whatever it takes to help singers get in touch with their internal experience.


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Amber Hurdle is the CEO of Amber Hurdle Consulting, a multi-award-winning talent optimization firm that pioneers using both science and marketing principles to strengthen brands from the inside out. She personally understands what it takes to accelerate success as a former teen mom who evolved into a powerhouse business woman, having worked with international celebrities, executives and Fortune 100 companies alike, connecting people strategies to business strategies. Described as a, “talented and creative executive that helped create a compelling internal public relations strategy to keep the spirits of 3000 Gaylord Opryland Hotel employees high after the unprecedented Nashville flood,” Amber quickly developed a far reaching campaign that served as the rallying point to achieve Opryland’s new and urgent business objectives.

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