WWCMA18

Innovations in Wellness: Elevating the Standard of Well-Being

Ingrid Centurion

BREAKOUT SESSION SPEAKER

Ingrid Centurion

Ingrid is a retired Lt. Colonel, combat Veteran, and the world’s first female company commander of an all-male, Hispanic flight training unit.

In her motivating and engaging presentations, she shows how leaders must work with others, communicate effectively and develop relationship with people that are different than you. Equally as important is the PREPARATION leaders bring to any situation or role.

She knows what it takes to lead in a male dominated profession, in mission critical environments: from the cockpit of multiple aircraft UH-1H (Huey), UH-60 (Blackhawk) and RC 12P (Guardrail) aircraft, to the controls of ground robots and unmanned aircraft systems. Combat pilot, Instructor and Maintenance Test Pilot, Advancing Lunar Exploration, and Inspirational Speaker.

She served as the first female Company Commander of an all male Hispanic Flight Training Company, in the Helicopter School Battalion (HSB), Western Hemisphere Security Cooperation. She has flown missions worldwide as a United States Army pilot, Centurion is used to working in fast moving, dynamic environments, where real time actionable intelligence is the key of decisions that can generate catastrophic results.

Ingrid has been requested by name from some of the top Fortune 100 businesses. Her ability to connect with both an audience and on a one-on-one level, coupled with her knowledge and experience in leading high-performing, diverse teams, has made her highly sought after as a business consultant and speaker.

The same challenges are found in business: markets change, customer needs evolve and if you do not adapt quickly your company is at risk. 

She is the Chief Marketing Officer of a MIT start-up company, Lunar Station Corporation. Their vision is to advance the next generation of space explorers by accessing resources on the Moon.

In her motivating and engaging keynote presentations, Centurion shares her fascinating experiences operating in one of the world's most challenging environments – intelligence collection. She is uniquely qualified in the fundamentals of winning under pressure, professional and personal struggles and overcoming obstacles. Her mastery of these fundamentals can help your team triumph in this high-risk, time crunched world.

Centurion’s timely message about High Performing Teams and developing a Culture of Learning is based on the best-practices of high quality organizations. The processes of Planning, Briefing, Debriefing and Adjusting help businesses manage risk while becoming a High Performing Organization. This message resonates with diverse audiences at every level.

Centurion is a powerhouse in the field of delivering engaging Leadership, High Performing Organizations and Diversity Training that directly impacts a company’s ROI and bottom line. Her experience in the all-male environment and her ability to pass on the Lessons Learned in her career allow her to deliver insight and guidance from a credible platform on Women’s Leadership Issues.

Centurion has delivered her leadership, innovation and strategy experience to communities around the United States, to various non-profit organizations and to business leaders and large companies around the world.

Centurion graduated from the Arizona State University and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University with a Masters in Aviation Operations and Management.

She volunteers as the EVP of First Region, Association of the United States Army (AUSA) and the Co-marketing Chair for the MIT Chief Information Officers (CIO) Symposium. She produces and host her own TV show called Inspiring Careers on AccessFram.tv.

SESSION TOPIC

Changing Behaviors Through Technology

It’s obvious to anyone paying attention, that technology has the power to change human behavior.  It has become almost commonplace now for us to change the way that we do things the moment that technology adapts to serve particular needs. And once the technology is there to provide a new and better solution, that change becomes permanent and we never look back.  Smartphone users access 30 apps a month and use 9 apps a day.  Can we truly change behavior through applications?  Having worked with various app companies and startups that are trying to build that global app that will change the world, we will explore case studies of how even the best application will not change behavior based on attitude and beliefs.  The difference comes down to whether the behavior is a “wanna” versus a “hafta.” The difference between things that you have to do and things you want to do is like the difference between work and play.  We explore how applications CAN change behavior.