April 9-11th, 2024

goHappy Summit

ELEVATING FRONTLINE ENGAGEMENT


Join this exclusive invite-only event where decision-making professionals come together and share best practices on frontline employee engagement. 


SPEAKERS | AGENDA | RESORT | SHRM CREDITS



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Mark your calendars for April 9th-11th and get ready to elevate your frontline! Registration is limited and invite-only. We can't wait to see you!

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Our Keynote Speakers

Shawn Boyer

Shawn Boyer

goHappy Founder & CEO

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Shawn Boyer is the Founder and CEO of goHappy, the nation’s leading frontline employee engagement platform. Prior to goHappy, Shawn founded and was CEO of Snagajob, the nation’s largest marketplace for frontline workers and employers, from 2000-2013 and then Chairman of the Board through 2015. During Shawn’s time as CEO, Snagajob was named to Fortune Magazine’s Great Place to Work® Best Small & Medium Workplaces list for eight straight years (including five Top-10 finishes and a #1 ranking in 2011) and was a Deloitte Technology Fast 500 company for five consecutive years.

Ryan Leak

Ryan Leak

Keynote Speaker

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Ryan Leak a best-selling author, esteemed executive coach, and a highly sought-after transformational speaker. With an incredible reach of over 50,000 people every month, Ryan's words have the power to transform lives. Each year, he dedicates his expertise to the growth of over 25,000 leaders, spanning the spectrum from Fortune 100 corporations to elite professional sports teams. His latest release, "Leveling Up: 12 Questions to Elevate Your Personal And Professional Development," has ascended to the ranks of Wall Street Journal Best Sellers list. 

Valerie Burton

Valorie Burton

Keynote Speaker

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Valorie Burton, life strategist and international speaker, is CEO of the Coaching and Positive Psychology (CaPP) Institute. Her life-changing message has an intriguing, research-based emphasis in the pioneering field of applied positive psychology - the study of what happens when things go right with us. Since 1999, she has written 13 books translated into multiple languages, including Let Go of the Guilt, It's About Time, and Successful Women Think Differently. She was named one of the top 60 motivational speakers in America and one of the Top 100 Thought Leaders in the field of personal development.


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Our Session Speakers

 

Event Schedule

Tuesday - 4/9

9:00AM
Morning Activities
(optional)
Register for your choice of pickleball, a spin class, or a leisurely hike!
12:00PM
Explore
On your own
Check out Charlottesville and see what the beautiful city has to offer.
4:00PM
Team Welcome
HAP Room
Enjoy drinks and apps while we welcome you and all your amazing peers.
5:00PM
Dinner
HAP Room
Let's come together, break bread and enjoy each other's awesome company.
8:00PM
Night Shift
HAP Patio
Kick back and relax, grab a cold beverage, and enjoy some music.

Wednesday - 4/10

6:30AM
Group Fun Exercise
Shake the dust off and join the goHappy team for a fun group exercise to get the day started right! No experience necessary, just a pair of sneakers, some workout gear, and a smile!
8:00AM
Breakfast
Pavilion
Time to refuel and get that energy up for the day. You're going to need it!
9:00AM
1st Shift
Pavilion
WELCOME SESSION: Shawn Boyer kicks things off with frontline worker trends and actionable insight you can take back to your organization.
10:00AM
2nd Shift
Pavilion
KEYNOTE: Hear from best-selling author, esteemed executive coach, and a highly sought-after transformational speaker Ryan Leak!
11:00AM
3rd Shift
Pavilion
SPEED PRESENTATIONS: Join us for some rapid fire insight! Each presenter will give a quick but insightful 15-20min presentation. Fast and powerful!
12:00PM
Lunch
Time to refuel and gear up for the afternoon - it's going to be amazing!
1:00PM
4th Shift
Pavilion
PANEL DISCUSSION: Hear incredible insights from your peers and gather ideas you can take back to your teams.
2:00PM
5th Shift
Pavilion
GOHAPPY ROADMAP: Hear from our heads of Technology and Product on the future of goHappy and what you can look forward to.
3:00PM
Break
15 Min
Grab some more water, a quick snack, text your loved ones a cute selfie saying how much fun you're having, and let's crush this afternoon!
3:15PM
6th Shift
Pavilion
USE CASES: Hear directly from your peers in the same format as our Speed Presentations as they share incredible ways they are leveraging goHappy.
4:15PM
Relax & Recharge
Head back to your room (or the bar, don't worry we won't judge), and get ready for an incredible evening!
5:00PM
Cocktail Hour
Upper Green
WOW. WHAT. A. DAY! Join us for a few delicious cocktails and appetizers while we all discuss the great things we learned and get to know all these amazing people at The Summit!
6:00PM
Dinner Shift
Upper Green
DINNER: It's been a GREAT day and now it's time to come together and celebrate over delicious food and drinks.
8:30PM
Night Shift
Upper Green
PARTY TIME: Let's keep the celebration going - it's time to party! Grab your dancing shoes, don't forget to stretch (we aren't that young anymore), and come ready to have an incredible evening of fun!

Thursday - 4/11

6:30AM
Group Fun Exercise
Shake the dust off and join the goHappy team for a fun group exercise to get the day started right! No experience necessary, just a pair of sneakers, some workout gear, and a smile!
8:00AM
Breakfast
Pavilion
Refuel and get ready for another incredible day!
9:00AM
1st Shift
Pavilion
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Hear from life strategist, international speaker, and CEO of the Coaching and Positive Psychology (CaPP) Institute, Valorie Burton!
10:00AM
Break
15 min
Grab some more water, a quick snack, text your loved ones a message telling them you're having a blast but excited to see them soon!
10:15AM
2nd Shift
Pavilion
FIRST 90 DAYS: The first 90 days of a frontine employees journey are critical for retention. Hear from your peers on tactics and techniques you can implement immediately with your frontline teams.
11:00AM
3rd Shift
Pavilion
GROUP BREAKOUTS: We will break into groups and talk about all the awesomeness we've covered in the last 2 days. What was your favorite session? Biggest "ah ha" moment? Favorite dance move you saw?
11:30AM
4th Shift
Shawn Boyer
CLOSING REMARKS: Hear from Shawn Boyer as he closes the Summit out and gives us a recap of everything we've covered.
12:00PM
Closing Shift
We've had an incredible time and we are sad to see you go. But we've loved every minute and can't wait to see you next year! Now grab some lunch to go, and text your loved ones and tell them you are coming home. They've missed you. Travel safely!

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The Location

Join us in beautiful Charlottesville, Virginia at the Boar's Head Resort. Accommodations are included with registration!

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SHRM Recertification Provider

The goHappy Summit is recognized by SHRM to offer 10 Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP® recertification activities.

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Mark your calendars for April 9th-11th and get ready to elevate your frontline. Registration is limited and invite-only. We can't wait to see you! 

Summit Countdown

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Boar's Head Resort

200 Edman Dr,
Charlottesville, VA 22903

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Shawn Boyer

Shawn Boyer

goHappy Founder & CEO

Shawn Boyer is the Founder and CEO of goHappy, the nation’s leading frontline employee engagement platform. Prior to goHappy, Shawn founded and was CEO of Snagajob, the nation’s largest marketplace for frontline workers and employers, from 2000-2013 and then Chairman of the Board through 2015. During Shawn’s time as CEO, Snagajob was named to Fortune Magazine’s Great Place to Work® Best Small & Medium Workplaces list for eight straight years (including five Top-10 finishes and a #1 ranking in 2011) and was a Deloitte Technology Fast 500 company for five consecutive years. In 2008, he was named the National Small Business Person of the Year and received public recognition from President George W. Bush.

Ryan Leak

Ryan Leak

Keynote Speaker

Ryan Leak a best-selling author, esteemed executive coach, and a highly sought-after transformational speaker. With an incredible reach of over 50,000 people every month, Ryan's words have the power to transform lives. Each year, he dedicates his expertise to the growth of over 25,000 leaders, spanning the spectrum from Fortune 100 corporations to elite professional sports teams. Ryan is the creative mind behind the USA Today best-selling book, "Chasing Failure: How Falling Short Sets You Up for Success." This transformative work has guided countless individuals on a journey to turn setbacks into stepping stones toward success. His latest release, "Leveling Up: 12 Questions to Elevate Your Personal And Professional Development," has ascended to the ranks of Wall Street Journal Best Sellers list. Join the ranks of those who have already been inspired and transformed by Ryan Leak's empowering message.

Valerie Burton

Valerie Burton

Keynote Speaker

Valorie Burton, life strategist and international speaker, is CEO of the Coaching and Positive Psychology (CaPP) Institute. Her life-changing message has an intriguing, research-based emphasis in the pioneering field of applied positive psychology - the study of what happens when things go right with us. Her company provides coaching, coach training, and resilience training and has served clients in all 50 states and 20 countries on six continents. Since 1999, she has written 13 books translated into multiple languages, including Let Go of the Guilt, It's About Time, and Successful Women Think Differently. She has appeared regularly on the TODAY Show, CNN, Dr. Oz, and Essence, and has spoken for hundreds of organizations around the globe. She was named one of the top 60 motivational speakers in America and one of the Top 100 Thought Leaders in the field of personal development.

John Teza

John Teza

CEO at Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa
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Heather Petrone

Dir. of Marketing and Recruiting at Apollo Retail Specialists
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George Garcia

Executive VP of HR at Areas
Mike Serchia

Mike Serchia

VP of Talent and Culture Development at Villa Restaurant Group
Laura Sorenson

Laura Sorenson

CPO at First Watch
Jeremy Edmonds

Jeremy Edmonds

VP of People & Culture at Snooze Eatery
Michelle Zavolta

Michelle Zavolta

CPO at BurgerFi
TJ Schier

TJ Schier

Former COO at BigShots Golf
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Cammie Spillyards-Schaefer

SVP Ops at Cracker Barrel