Learn more about emotional health from these incredible speakers who will talk about leadership, our relationship with technology and personal healing. Now available on our YouTube channel here.

Live Intentionally 2020 Speaker Series

Our 4th Annual Live Intentionally Speaker Series
"Living With Presence, Connection, and Intention After Trauma"
was held virtually Friday, April 17, 2020 with speakers
Michael Brody-Waite, Jenny Black, LMFT, and Pike Williams, LMFT.

APA says: Trauma is an emotional response to a terrible event like an accident, rape or natural disaster. Immediately after the event, shock and denial are typical. Longer term reactions include unpredictable emotions, flashbacks, strained relationships and even physical symptoms like headaches or nausea. While these feelings are normal, some people have difficulty moving on with their lives. Psychologists can help these individuals find constructive ways of managing their emotions.

Live Intentionally is one of the constructive ways we are helping people manage information and emotions about this crisis.

thank you sponsors

Michael Brody-Waite

Speaker, Leader, CEO

Michael’s unique perspective, from a background in overcoming addiction, allows him to drive change from a simple and pragmatic perspective. He regularly defies the status quo and permeates passion through his leadership. His superpower is guiding leaders and their companies through uncomfortable and challenging growth. He firmly believes that growth starts from within and can ultimately manifest incredible personal and organizational success.

In 2009, Michael left a Fortune 50 company at the height of the recession to co-found and lead InQuicker, a healthcare SaaS company that allows patients to self-schedule appointments. His leadership grew the organization from 2 employees to 50 employees and 20,000% revenue growth in less than 6 years. This exceptional growth landed InQuicker a spot on the Inc. 500 list of Fastest Growing Private Companies. Additionally, InQuicker was named “Best Place to Work” by the Nashville Business Journal 4 times and recognized by the Nashville Chamber of Commerce as Healthcare Company of the Year. In 2015, InQuicker was sold to a publicly traded company.

Brody-Waite’s accomplishments include being named Most Admired CEO, Top 40 Under 40 by the Nashville Business Journal, and recognized by the Nashville Chamber of Commerce as Healthcare Entrepreneur of the Year.

Jenny Black, LMFT

Therapist and Founder of Media Trauma Care

Jenny Black is the founder of Media Trauma Care. She has personally suffered from media trauma and is living proof that your phone doesn’t have to run your life. She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Tennessee and an AAMFT Approved Supervisor.

She specializes in training and education about how mental health is impacted by our use of media. She was selected to present a Media Trauma workshop at the 2019 AAMFT Annual Conference. She was recently featured on the nationally syndicated television show, “Lifestyle Magazine.”

Pike Williams, LMFT

Therapist, The Refuge Center for Counseling

Pike Williams is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and he has been working professionally with individuals, couples and groups since 2013 following his retirement from Procter and Gamble in 2012.

He has completed advanced training in EMDR, a proven approach for helping clients to process unresolved trauma, is certified in trauma-focused cognitive behavior therapy and has completed training with Brainspotting.  Pike has also studied and completed continued education training in Internal Family Systems (IFS) an evidence-based approach that has been shown to be effective for treating a variety of conditions and their symptoms, such as depression and anxiety as well as improving general functioning and well-being.

Pike is certified to administer the Prepare/Enrich Assessment, a valuable tool for pre-marital work, and he is a member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and the American Association of Christian Counselors. Pike is married with three grown children and also serves as chaplain for the Nashville Predators.

About The Refuge Center

The Refuge Center for Counseling seeks to empower, educate and support individuals, couples and families in need.