Humanity At Work – 2022 Virtual Conference is for you if you are serious about taking action to access your best self more often.  This virtual self-development experience will help you focus on the relationship with yourself.  Challenge old, unhelpful behavior cycles and thinking patterns.  Get un-stuck.  Deal with toxic people more effectively.  Hold yourself and others accountable in a safe way.  Cultivate psychological safety and belonging for yourself and the people around you.

Humanity at Work 2022

Virtual Conference

May 18 – 20, 2022

Access this virtual conference from the comfort & convenience of your home or office


The Humanity at Work Conference is a 3-day virtual self-development event with talks and working sessions from some of the the brightest minds in psychology, leadership, and workplace culture.

Deepen your relationship with yourself, so that you can deepen your relationships with others and be more intentional in each moment.


Leaders, coaches, parents, teachers – humans.  This conference is for people who want to take their personal and professional growth and development to the next level.


Leave the conference feeling grounded and renewed with clear strategies and skills for setting and maintaining healthy boundaries, holding yourself and others accountable in a safe and compassionate way, staying in the connection mindset, and much much more.  Experience transformative self-development and growth.

Speakers and Panelists

Dr. Tim Johansson & Dr. Casey Lankow

Dr. Tim Johansson and Dr. Casey Lankow are Co-Founders of the A Deeper Way Framework, Assessments, and Solutions and are Co-Hosts of the Psychology at Work Podcast. For over 15 years, they have impacted individuals, teams, and organizations through the art and science of psychology, taking the work of personal and professional development beyond the surface, resulting in lasting, sustainable growth and change.

April Seifert, PhD

Dr. April Seifert is a Social Cognitive Psychologist, Entrepreneur, and Life Design Strategist. Working alongside Dr. Ashley Smith, they are dynamic and engaging speakers, podcasters, and hosts. They are the co-founders of PeakMind, a psychology-based consultancy.

Ashley Smith, PhD

Dr. Ashley Smith s a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Entrepreneur, and Happiness Quester. Working alongside Dr. April Seifert, they are dynamic and engaging speakers, podcasters, and hosts. They are the co-founders of PeakMind, a psychology-based consultancy

Elizabeth Fleming, PsyD

Dr. Elizabeth Fleming currently serves as a Talent Development professional for a rapidly growing technology firm. She holds a Doctorate in Counseling Psychology and has worked as an Organizational Consultant conducting Psychological Executive Assessments, providing leadership coaching, and strategic team development.

Marcel Brunel

A former US Army Airborne Ranger, Marcel Brunel has spent the last 24 years working with organizations as an expert in psychometrics and talent development.

Rhonda Y Williams

Rhonda Y Williams, MBA/MSN, CEO and founder of Leadership Above the GRIND, is an executive leadership coach whose professional mission is to redefine the ideal practice of leadership excellence as one which includes mastery over distress (the negative and destructive form of emotional stress), designed work-life flow and intentional well-being.

Jane Schuette

Jane Schuette is a self-improvement author, executive coach, team facilitator, and motivational speaker. She holds a Master of Arts Degree in Education and has been awarded the honor of DTM – Distinguished Toastmaster.

Tracy Murphy

Tracy Murphy spent 20+ years in various leadership roles at Target Corporation. After a successful career, she transitioned to the non-profit section and is currently the Executive Director for a community services organization. Her purpose is to nurture people through times of profound change.

Breathwork & Mindfulness Exercises

Tonia Johnson of The LIFE Boost will be leading breathwork and mindfulness exercises throughout the conference.  Learn more about Tonia and her work here.

Tonia will be facilitating exercises:

  • Closing the opening session on Wednesday
  • 9:00 am on Thursday
  • 1:00 pm on Thursday
  • 3:45 to close the day on Thursday
  • 9:00 am on Friday


Conference Schedule

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

4:00 PM Access Virtual Conference Room

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4:15 – 5:30 PM Our Humanity at Work
Dr. Casey Lankow & Dr. Tim Johansson

Drs. Casey Lankow & Tim Johansson kick off the conference with an energizing and focusing session, setting the stage for a transformational conference.

Thursday, May 19, 2022

9:00 – 9:30 AM Breathwork & Mindfulness

Tonia Johnson will lead us through some breathing and mindfulness exercises to get us focused and grounded for a day of learning and developing.

9:30 – 10:45 AM Your Power: Creating & Receiving Psychological Safety
Dr. Elizabeth Fleming

Psychological Safety is now widely accepted as a necessary condition of effective workplace cultures. And yet, creating such an environment is often easier said than done. While leaders need to be the majority stakeholders in cultivating psychological safety, every individual in the organization plays a role in receiving and propagating that felt sense of safety. This session will explore the role that power (positional and personal) plays in the quest for psychological safety, regardless of one’s role in the organization. Attendees will have an in-depth understanding of the role that they play in impacting psychological safety and will develop an actionable plan that can be implemented immediately for leveraging their power to further cultivate psychological safety.

10:45 – 11:00 AM Break

11:00 – 12:15 PM Boundaries: A Key to Psychological Freedom
Dr. April Seifert & Dr. Ashley Smith

Most of us yearn for healthier boundaries – in all areas of our lives. We know it would be best to say “no” to that project, and yet we don’t. In this session Drs. April Seifert and Ashley Smith will take us on a journey of understanding what really gets in the way of setting and maintaining healthy boundaries. After exploring what gets in the way for you personally, we’ll get some concrete strategies for setting boundaries in any setting, responding to people who do not respect your boundaries, dealing with unsafe people, and helping others with boundary setting.

12:15 – 1:00 PM Break for Lunch

1:00 – 2:30 PM Panel Discussion: Emotions at Work
Panelists: Rhonda Williams, Jane Schuette, Tracy Murphy, Marcel Brunel

Moderators: Dr. Tim Johansson & Dr. Casey Lankow

Being “too emotional” has been used as a criticism for decades, particularly in the workplace. And yet, humans are innately emotional beings. Our panel of coaches, leaders, and experts will offer personal reflections on their experiences with emotions at work while discussing how the idea of keeping emotions out of the workplace isn’t sustainable. Questions and comments from conference attendees will be welcomed. Finally, the panel will offer practical solutions for how emotions can be leveraged in the workplace to improve engagement, productivity, and belonging.

2:30 – 2:45 PM Break

2:45 – 4:00 PM Breaking Free from What’s Actually Holding You Back
Dr. Casey Lankow & Dr. Tim Johansson

This session takes a deep dive into the one thing that ultimately determines how we show up in each moment. Regardless of who you are or where you are in life, the insight and practical steps gained from this session are guaranteed to have an immediate positive impact.

Friday, May 20, 2022

9:00 – 10:15 AM Morning Session
Dr. Curt Levang

Dr. Levang discusses the impact of psychological needs in the workplace.

10:15 – 10:30 AM Break

10:30 – 11:15 AM Unconditional Positive Accountability For Yourself & Others

Accountability is a necessary element in the world of work – and yet, we tend to approach it in a backwards, ineffective manner, which makes it much more difficult than it needs to be. This session will integrate and apply the skills that you’ve learned at the conference into how you can more effectively hold yourself and others accountable.

11:15 – 12:00 PM Enduring: Setting Intentions
Dr. Casey Lankow & Dr. Tim Johansson

Closing experiencing in which attendees are led through an exercise to reflect on your conference experience and set intentions to take the growth back into your work and life.









About Conference Sessions

Humanity At Work Conference Working Sessions provide an interactive structure for self-exploration and development.  No boring lectures: Humanity At Work is an applied, immersive, engaging, whole-person experience.  While content will be presented, significant portions of every session will include small group discussion, individual self-reflection, exercises and activities, as well as practical application.

What to Expect

Education & Content

  • 15+ Hours of live, interactive sessions
  • Sessions led by Doctoral-level professionals
  • Qualifies for Continuing Education Units (depending upon state/board requirements)


Products & Deliverables

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