Weekend Series And A Week Full Of Guest Speakers To Get You Up And Motivated!

Guest Speakers Jun 18, 2021

Start the weekend with a special series highlighting history in all its forms. Begin with our Juneteenth series to focus on an exploration of the history of the newest federal holiday and the importance of reflecting on the past to bring to light the present.

Juneteenth: A Celebration of Freedom

Juneteenth, which also goes by Emancipation Day, Freedom Day, Liberation Day, or Jubilee Day, is an annual American holiday on June 19th.  The holiday commemorates the official end of slavery in the state of Texas in 1865, over two years after the Emancipation Proclamation. While it originated in Texas, Juneteenth is now nationally recognized for its significance and celebrated across the country.

Celebrate Juneteenth
Juneteenth: A Celebration of Freedom
Juneteenth, which is also goes by Emancipation Day, Freedom Day, Liberation Day, or Jubilee Day, is an annual American holiday on June 19th. The holiday commemorates the official end of slavery in the state of Texas in 1865, over two years after the Emancipation Proclamation. While it originated in…

Then continue your weekend by celebrating Father’s Day with special classes curated for Dad and to remember the fond memories the two of you have shared together. Better yet bring Dad to a class to share in the experience together!

Celebrating Dad

Join us in celebrating all the Dads in our lives for Father's Day. You'll be able to reflect on and share memories, hear from Guides about their own Fathers, and learn how to make a Father's Day gift with a personal touch!

Celebrate Father's Day
Celebrating Dad
Join us in celebrating all the dads in our lives for Father’s Day. You’ll be able to reflect on and share memories, hear from Guides about their own fathers, and learn how to make a Father’s Day gift with a personal touch!

Stretch Your Body and Build Your Career Opportunities

Nothing gives you more of an opportunity to stretch than National Yoga Day! Join Laury from the YMCA of Greater Houston on Monday, June 21 as she helps you guide your body into poses that allow you to stretch to your full potential.

Guest Speaker: Celebrate National Yoga Day with GetSetUp and the YMCA of Houston

Join us for a special 45-min Forever Well yoga class taught by guest instructor Laury Smith from the YMCA of Greater Houston. This class lets your body be your guide. No single pose is required and modifications are available for every pose letting you determine when you’re more flexible or ready for more challenging poses.

Celebrate National Yoga Day
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Then, be sure to tune in the following day, Tuesday, June 22,  as Lauren helps show you how to reach your professional potential by optimizing your LinkedIn profile. If you are looking to get back out in the professional world or highlight your current professional skills on the leading career-focused business social media platform this is the event for you. Here you can learn how to cultivate your network, how to optimize your profile, and how to make the most of LinkedIn.

Guest Speaker: Rock Your LinkedIn Profile with Lauren Jolda

Your LinkedIn profile helps you get recognized and opens the door to new opportunities like partnerships, new business, mentorships, or speaking events. Your profile is complete only if it’s completely you. In this introductory session, you’ll learn more about how LinkedIn can connect you to opportunities. We’ll introduce you to the core 5 profile sections: Photo/Headline, Summary, Work Experience, Featured, and Volunteer Experience, and the best practices for each. We’ll also spotlight some newly released features such as Cover Story, Pronouns, and Creator Mode. We’ll end by talking about how to cultivate a network on LinkedIn that you can pull from and give back to when you need.

Update Your Linkedin Profile
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Let Your Feet Lead The Way

Get inspired to stretch your legs and find meaning in nature and through self-discovery with guest speakers focused on walking the distance.

Wednesday, June 23, Linda Harris will share her inspirational story of walking in Harriet Tubman’s shoes and help show learners how to use walking with purpose as a way to free their minds and explore themselves.

Guest Speaker: Find the Harriet In You with Linda Harris

Hear Linda's inspirational story of walking in Harriet Tubman's shoes and connecting with her ancestors through her experience. Learn about purposeful walking, connecting with history, pushing limits, and finding freedom through Linda's powerful experience.

Find Harriet Tubman In You
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Then, be sure to join Sandy Brown on Thursday, June 24 to learn about pilgrimage trekking and long walks in the modern era. Hear his joys and challenges on routes of over 800 miles and see if you are ready to plan a pilgrimage walk in your future.

Guest Speaker: The Power of Long Distance Walking with Guidebook Author Sandy Brown

Sandy Brown, a leading writer of pilgrimage trekking guidebooks, will share the joys and challenges of long-distance pilgrimage walking, why it's addictive, and what it says about modern living. He'll discuss the process of researching and writing a guidebook and give a peek into his current project on the California Missions Trail, an 800-mile route between the historic Spanish Missions.

Long Distance Walking
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No matter what you have planned next week, there’s something and someone exciting waiting for you on GetSetUp. Be sure to join us for some fun-filled classes with like-minded peers and learn from leaders in their field about exciting topics that might pique your interest.

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