In Conversation with Accenture’s Julie Sweet, Chair and CEO, Ellyn Shook, Chief Leadership and Human Resources Officer and special guest Michael Phelps | Moderated by Michael C. Bush, CEO, Great Place To Work

"Our closing keynote discussion takes a deeper look at how taking care of people sits at the heart of every great place to work for all. Yet, a study by Great Place To Work and John Hopkins University’s Carey Business School reveals that only 17% of employees across the globe are in a high state of well-being.  At Accenture, ranked #6 on this year's Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® and a global Best Workplace in ten countries, caring for their people and ensuring they are well starts with a simple question: Are people net better off working here? 

Julie Sweet and Ellyn Shook will share how meeting people’s fundamental human needs – including their mental and emotional health – unlocks people’s potential and builds trust, which accelerates growth and value for all their stakeholders.  They will be joined by a very special guest, Michael Phelps – 23-time gold medalist, mental health advocate, and founder, Michael Phelps Foundation – for an inspiring and candid conversation on how caring for others starts with caring for ourselves mentally and physically.   He’ll share his personal journey and together they’ll discuss how peak performance and mental resilience go hand in hand – and what more we can do as leaders to help our people and ourselves flourish both in the workplace and in the world."