Leadership Breakfast of Maryland

Timetable for Virtual LBMD Meeting

"Doors" Open at 7:15 AM  Friday, February 5th 

Session: 7:30 AM to 8:45 AM

Closing Remarks 8:45 AM - 9:00 AM

Our Next Event

Register NowIf you have any difficulties registering, please send an email to: 
Indicate your plans (attend or not).

February 5, 2021

Why the Science of Happiness Matters to an Organization’s Bottom Line

Understanding the Science of Happiness has a direct correlation to leadership.  

It takes emotionally intelligent and mindful leaders to foster authentic and positive relationships with employees and customers.  

Happy employees and customers lead to a better bottom line for an organization – and the silver lining – knowing more about the Science of Happiness can result in leaders themselves having a happier and more fulfilled life.

Science has shown that having happy employees results in employees who work harder, work better, and increase an organization’s productivity.  

Having happy and satisfied customers increases customer loyalty, attracts new customers, and creates a key differentiator against competitors who don’t value their customer’s overall happiness. 

Successful leaders throughout history have risen to the occasion to spread happiness, hope, and even laughter.  

Napoleon Bonaparte said “A leader is a dealer in hope,” and entrepreneur Andrew Carnegie said “There is little success where there is little laughter.” 

In this highly interactive session, we will take a deeper look at what are the root causes of happiness for ourselves, our employees, and our customers. 

Culling from experiments over the last 21 years, participants will learn about happiness – including happiness set points, the art of gratitude, practicing acts of kindness, goal setting, and the power of social connections.

Points of Understanding to Take Away


What happiness means, how it is measured, and why it should matter to you as a business leader
  ·      Learn practices from the science of Positive Psychology to increase your own happiness and foster it in your employees and customers
  ·     Learn what others, from Buddhist monks to economists, are saying about the importance of happiness to our overall health and wellness  

About Our Facilitator:    
Julia Loughran (and Chase) 

Julia Loughran was the President and Owner of ThoughtLink, Inc., a Vienna, VA-based company with extensive experience in helping government and commercial organizations use information technologies to increase productivity for individuals, organizations, and teams – particularly organizations and teams not physically located together.  

After 15 years in the mainly government contracting arena (1997-2012), Julia took the company in a new direction, transitioning ThoughtLink as a Life Coaching company for young adults from 2012-2017. 

Today, Julia is busy with her new role as CEO of her own life where she is living the dream with her husband of 36 years.  

She splits her time between a home at Smith Mountain Lake in Southeast Virginia and Asheville, North Carolina.  

Julia helps her husband with his non-profit, Wings of Appreciation, and she teaches at UNC-Asheville’s College for Seniors.  

Some of her courses include: Getting the most from Travel Apps, the Science of Happiness and the Science of Sleep.

Contact Information

Julia Loughran

Email: loughran@thoughtlink.com

Register Now

If you have any difficulties registering, please send an email to: 
Indicate your plans (attend or not).

After registering, you will receive an email with connection details for our Zoom meeting by Thursday February 4th afternoon. Any problems or questions, contact Jack Gates at jacklgates@leadershipbreakfast.org

Please remember that members can invite guests to this virtual session. 
Send them a copy of this notice or direct them to 
www.leadershipbreakfast.org to register as your guest.


This will be a virtual session, due to the restrictions on face-to-face meetings
specified by 
the COVID-19 Virus pandemic protocol.
We will be meeting via Zoom until the pandemic and virus threat have been reduced to satisfactory safety levels, and Shulman Rogers has indicated they are comfortable with outside meetings to start up again, and that the LBMD members have indicated they are comfortable with attending group face-to-face meeting again - with suitable safeguards in place, of course.  We will continue to closely monitor the progress on each of these criteria.

This meeting will be hosted on the Zoom Video platform and, as noted above, you will receive a separate
email with a connection link to the Zoom-hosted meeting after you register.

Our friends and colleagues at Shulman Rogers continue to be supportive of the LBMD and have been working diligently to provide a working environment that focuses on keeping their staff, clients, and others safe while continuing to provide the highest quality legal services. Take a moment to remember our friends at Shulman Rogers - we'll be back together again later this year.

Our Gracious Host/Sponsor: Shulman Rogers, P.A.

Resolutionary Thinking
Focusing on solutions. Thinking creatively and tenaciously about outcomes. About what’s in your best interests. Getting matters resolved, so you can get on with what matters to you. That’s resolutionary thinking. And that’s made Shulman Rogers,  P.A., one of the largest, most respected law firms in the Washington Metropolitan Area.

In 1972, Shulman Rogers was founded on a commitment to client service. Today, the firm’s roster of highly skilled attorneys and other dedicated staff members are all guided by that same commitment. A client-first approach. A smart, efficient practice. A relentless focus on problem-solving. And an underlying compassion—for our clients and our community. It all adds up to resolutionary thinking. The kind of thinking you can count on from the people of Shulman Rogers.