April 26, 2023 | Susan Napier-Sewell

“It Looks Like We Missed Each Other”

Summit participants

This week of April 24-28 is significant because of the 2023 Global TapRooT® Summit; we are thrilled for the wonderful turnout, yet sorry to hear that some folks simply couldn’t make it . . . in other words, “we missed each other. “

Maybe “missed each other” doesn’t quite convey the weight of the content featured at the 2023 TapRooT® Summit. We’re talking blockbuster. Peruse the brochure, the tracks, and the incredible TapRooT® Instructors leading Pre-Summit courses. Then anticipate the knowledge and networking tailored for TapRooT® Users at the 2024 TapRooT® Summit.

Let’s take a look at the 2023 Summit Keynote Speakers:

Frank Abagnale, “Art of the Steal,” will be speaking. Why is this a big deal?
Frank W. Abagnale is one of the world’s most respected authorities on the subjects of forgery, embezzlement and secure documents. For over forty years he has lectured to and consulted with hundreds of financial institutions, corporations and government agencies around the world.Mr. Abagnale has been associated with the FBI for over four decades.

He lectures extensively at the FBI Academy and for the field offices of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. He is a faculty member at the National Advocacy Center (NAC) which is operated by the Department of Justice, Executive Office for United States Attorneys. More than 14,000 financial institutions, corporations and law enforcement agencies use his fraud prevention programs.

In 1998, he was selected as a distinguished member of “Pinnacle 400” by CNN Financial News. Today Mr. Abagnale is a member of the Board of Editors for Bank Fraud and IT Security, as well as the Financial Fraud Law Report. He is a member of the Advisory Board of the LexisNexis Fraud Defense Network, as well as an Advisory Board Member of the University of New Haven Masters in Investigation Program.

Today the majority of Mr. Abagnale’s work is for the U.S. government. His company does not sell products or provide services, with the exception of his public speaking engagements.

Do you remember the nurse from Tennessee who was charged with criminally negligent homicide as well as abuse of an impaired adult after she made a medical error? RaDonda Vaught will be speaking on “Criminalizing Errors.” If you were at the Summit, you would hear her story and learn about what she is doing to improve the systems that support both patients and healthcare workers. Want to gain insight into RaDonda’s story? Read an absorbing take on the story by TapRooT® Instructor Marcus Miller, “The RaDonda Vaught Case: Moving Past Blame and Punishment.”

Garrison Wynn, “Influencing Safety for All Generations: How to Get Total Buy-in from Everyone.” With talents that established him as a Fortune 500 leader and professional stand-up comedian, Garrison Wynn, CSP, fuses comic timing and research to deliver motivational business expertise.

For 20 years, he has given keynote presentations to clients (such as American Express, Wells Fargo, Oracle, and NASA) at corporate and association events. He is the author of the Amazon bestseller “The Real Truth about Success,” the Amazon #1 bestseller “The Cowbell Principle,” and has been a weekly contributor to the Washington Post and featured in Forbes and Inc. magazines.

In his teens he debuted the world’s first video gaming system (Odyssey) with baseball legend Hank Aaron and as a young man spent 6 years touring comedy clubs with the top names in the business. He went on to become the youngest department head in a Fortune 500 company’s history where he researched and designed processes for 38 company locations nationwide and developed & marketed products still being sold in 30 countries.

Susan Carnicero, “Spy the Lie.” A former security specialist with the Central Intelligence Agency, Susan Carnicero has 20 years of experience in interviewing, interrogation, and polygraph examination, focused primarily on national security, employment, and criminal issues.

Susan is the developer of a behavioral screening program currently used within the federal government and in a variety of private industries, tapping experience gained in government service. She is widely considered a leading authority on interviewing, detection of deception, and elicitation. Susan has extensive experience in conducting training for federal government agencies and the law enforcement community, as well as for financial services firms and other private-sector companies. Most recently, she has been involved in conducting high-level screening interviews within the U.S. government, and in providing consulting services for Forbes Top 10 families.

Prior to joining the CIA, Susan served in the investor relations and corporate communications field, where she achieved the position of Director of Public Relations for a Fortune 500 company.

Susan is coauthor of The New York Times bestsellers Spy the Lie and Get the Truth. She holds an M.A. in Forensic Psychology and an M.A. in Secondary Education/English from Marymount University in Arlington, VA.

Barb Carr, “The Psychology of Happiness.” As we gained greater control over our lives this past year, it hasn’t been all sunshine and roses. We adapted to less stimulation, little social contact, and more personal time in 2020, and we have also been grappling with multiple emotionally charged social issues and hard economic challenges.

Many of us are finding that our previous sources of happiness in relationships, places, and experiences are gone or are just not the same. Will life ever be “normal” again? It takes time to reframe and learn where happiness exists for each of us now … but it does exist. Maybe it won’t be exactly the same but it doesn’t have to steal our joy. We can create a new healthy normal. There is a science to happiness and if you know enough about how it works, you will tip the odds in your favor!

Barb joined the TapRooT® Team in 2006. She is a Certified Professional Coach and often speaks about soft skills like emotional intelligence, communication skills, and living life true to core values.

Barb has a BS in Psychology from King University and completed human factors training at the University of Michigan. She is a TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Instructor and the Editorial Director for System Improvements – TapRooT®.

So, you see what I mean about “missed each other”? Really, it’s what you are missing if you’re not benefitting from attending the 2023 Global TapRoot Summit.

Check back soon. We’ll post pictures on our blog from 2023 TapRooT® Summit. And, soon, a scoop of information about the next TapRooT® Summit, 2024.

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