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Words to Lead by from 2018 Benefits3 Atlantic


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Centered on the theme “Trends that Transform”, our 2018 Benefits3 Atlantic Conference was the forum for an important dialogue on the disruptive innovation that is impacting health benefits. Our program of expert panels and presentations, led by some of the brightest minds in the industry, invited us to re-imagine the future of health benefits. Here are just a few of our favourite inspirational quotes from the conference:

Quotable Quotes on Disruption, Technology and Innovation

  • Innovation doesn't always come in the form of a new product or new technology. Sometimes it's about a new way to address an old problem.” Bernard Lord
  • “We need to move away from job descriptions into function profiles.” Dr. Bill Howatt
  • “Imagine if the bottle cap on the medication you have could tell you when you were getting low and track adherence." Tim Clarke
  • "Getting access to a physician on a tablet or a computer just makes sense, because you do everything else on there." Tim Clarke, Health Benefit Plan Consultant
  • “When you start to think about change, not everyone is the same. There are different profiles and coaching approaches for different employees.” Dr. Bill Howatt
  • "AI is going to eliminate the things in our jobs that we shouldn't be doing and allow us to focus on things that actually matter." Shawn Kanungo
  • “Complacency is our enemy. Innovation is our friend.”  Bernard Lord, CEO, Medavie
  • "The best companies in the world never get nostalgic; they evolve." Shawn Kanungo
  • "The most established organizations are the most unprepared for disruption." Shawn Kanungo
  • “Today the improbable is the new normal." Shawn Kanungo, Digital Strategist

Quotable Quotes on Mental Health

  • “Just because you have a mental illness doesn’t mean you can’t be mentally healthy.” Dr. Stan Kutcher
  • "We don't know how to triage mental illness." Starr Cunningham, President & CEO, Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia
  • “Taking care of the mental health of your employees is going to make your business more competitive.” Mark Henick, Mental Health Strategist
  • “Mental health doesn’t mean you’re happy all the time, because sometimes life sucks.” Dr. Stan Kutcher, Adolescent Mental Health Strategist
  • “We need real practical actions. It’s not enough to say you support it anymore.” Mark Henick
  • "Self-care is not selfish." Starr Cunningham
  • “Everybody benefits when we treat mental health problems aggressively.” Dr. Patrick McGrath, Professor of Psychiatry, Dalhousie University

Brave Space was there to capture two days of conversation in one mural. Take a look at how it turned out.

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