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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Self-Defeating Habits of Otherwise Brilliant People®

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The Offices of the President and Human Resources are pleased to announce Anna Maravelas, Psychologist Emeritus and President of Thera Rising International, will be on campus in April to present Self-Defeating Habits of Otherwise Brilliant People®. Anna has resolved more than 300 workplace conflicts. She is the author of the best-selling book, “How to Reduce Workplace Conflict and Stress” (Career Press). Her organization, Thera Rising International, is located in the Twin Cities and has associates across the United States and in Finland, Norway, Switzerland, South Africa, and England. Her strategies have been featured in dozens of publications including New York Times, Oprah Magazine, Harvard Management Update and MSNBC. Discover why The New York Times named her, “The best source on workplace tension and mistrust.”

This transformative session on civility, respect and inclusion will focus on how simple mistakes can spell the difference between a lifetime of disappointment and lasting success. How you react to frustration and disagreement shapes your career in countless subtle yet powerful ways. Learn how to compensate for the negativity bias of the brain, and forge powerful bonds of camaraderie and trust. Safeguard your career – and your sanity – from the corrosive effects of mistrust, anger, and depression.

This session will be offered at two different times to accommodate faculty and staff schedules and encourage as many as possible to attend. Details are as follows:

Thursday, April 19th
Session 1 – Ostrander Auditorium
9:00 – 10:30 a.m.

Session 2 – Ostrander Auditorium
1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

Refreshments will be served at both sessions.

Although the session will be recorded and available for viewing until Friday, May 18th, we invite and encourage all faculty and staff to join us in person!

Richard Davenport

Pulling together in a world of change


For accommodation of a disability, please contact the Office of the President at 507/389-1111 (V) or 800/627-3529 (TTY) a minimum of three working days in advance.