Erin Craw, Ph.D.

7:30 am | Awards Breakfast

Mental Health in the Construction Industry

Erin Craw, Ph.D., earned her doctorate in Health Communication from Chapman University in Southern California. Her research interests are at the intersection of health, interpersonal, and organizational communication as it relates to support seeking, social support, stigma, and resilience. She is particularly interested in translational research that improves access to needed support for underserved populations and those who face extensive barriers to gaining assistance. Her dissertation explored police officers’ preferences for support and factors influencing mental health-related disclosure decisions.

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As the daughter of a police officer (36 years) and granddaughter of a firefighter (40 years), she has a true passion for research that informs mental health-related interventions, enhances communication surrounding mental health, and improves access to support for those working in the public sector. Erin’s research has been published in Health Communication, the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, Western Journal of Communication, Communication Education, and the Journal of Applied Communication Research. In 2021 and 2022, Craw was awarded the Michelle Miller-Day Outstanding Research Award and has earned several top paper awards through the Eastern Communication Association. She has also been an invited guest on several podcasts to discuss how her research can help enhance new approaches to improving mental health support and communication.


At Youturn Health, Erin manages public sector accounts, ensuring clients successfully access the support they need. Erin is also a part-time Adjunct Professor teaching various communication-related courses at multiple universities in Connecticut. In addition, she is a Certified Mental Health First Aid Instructor passionate about helping others feel more competent and confident navigating difficult conversations. Craw is a blogger for Psychology Today and has written several articles for Crackyl Magazine. She also loves volunteering with organizations like the American Red Cross, where she has previously worked with veteran families.

Randi Fargen

9:30 am | Concurrent Session

The Key to Retention is Engagement

Randi Fargen is a dynamic and driven team optimizer who helps organizations achieve peak performance. With over 15 years of leadership experience, Randi has a proven track record of success in aligning talent, strategy, and culture to drive results. She is able to build relationships with leaders and employees at all levels of an organization and get everyone on the same page. Her passion is helping business owners achieve their strategic goals utilizing their people; developing and empowering their teams to reach their full potential.

Justin Boling

10:30 am | Concurrent Session

Introduction to EOS and How it Can Help your Company Succeed

Justin is a dedicated Business Coach and EOS Implementer. Previously, he grappled with the commonplace notion that success meant sacrificing personal well-being and relationships. In his pursuit of climbing the corporate ladder, he endured burnout, fractured family ties, and restless nights. His journey as a chronic workaholic led to disillusionment.

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However, a transformative experience altered his perspective. Joining a small business as its 11th member, he contributed significantly to its growth from $30M to over $100M in just 3 years. The pinnacle was achieved when the business sold for a staggering $1 Billion. Remarkably, throughout this journey, he discovered that balance is attainable. His wife, family, and personal passions were not only valued but encouraged.

What was the magic formula, you might ask? Essentially, they operated under the Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS), an approach that champions clarity of vision, systematic execution of top priorities, and prioritization of team well-being. So, when he declare that he assist small business owners in realizing their ideal lives, it's not a mere cliché—it's a resounding reality. As an accomplished Business Owner and Professional EOS Implementer, he channel his extensive experiences to guide entrepreneurs towards their aspirations.

Alex Weber,
American Ninja Warrior

11:30 am | Industry Luncheon

Unstoppable Leadership 

Alex Weber is an American Ninja Warrior, Award-Winning Leader & Entertainer positively inspiring millions to achieve breakthrough success! Not only does Alex talk the talk as an in-demand international speaker, he’s walked the walk as an elite competitor on NBC’s Emmy-nominated series American Ninja Warrior. Well, more like, leaped the leap! This wildly popular TV show has sparked a global phenomenon to the extent that hundreds of thousands of people apply, and only a few hundred are given the rare opportunity to compete. Alex is the only person to host and compete on NBC American Ninja Warrior..

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Alex’s greatest passion is championing your highest potential by helping you find your Edge, because success is about more than just knowing what to do, it’s knowing how to do it. Alex shows Top Professionals and Leaders how to bring their very best everyday, and to the most high-stakes situations that can make or break your success. It's his sincere understanding of peak performance and peak challenges, mixed with inspiring stories and actionable strategies that makes Alex unforgettable and your human shot of espresso. With his contagious energy and passion, Alex shares his game-changing secrets to record-breaking success!