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2023 Mini-Conference

Mindfulness & Neuroscience

The Brain 3.0 Framework

Calm Clarity practical framework makes neuroscience and mind-hacking easy to understand.

Keynote Speaker & Workshop

Author Due Quach of Calm Clarity

Friday April 14th

Mercer University Atlanta Campus

InPerson or Zoom options

8:30am - 3:00pm Keynote & Sessions 

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Early Bird Registration ends February 28th

All Early Bird registrants are entered into a drawing to have dinner with Due and 2 Board members.

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What is Calm Clarity?

Due Quach (pronounced "Zway Kwok")  was selected to be our Keynote speaker because of her experience as a first-generation student at an elite college. She underwent trauma and isolation while at Harvard. Yet, she defied the odds with a career in Finance. She walked away to study mindfulness abroad and create Calm Clarity. Her Non-Profit Calm Clarity helps youth in Philadelphia learn to thrive despite their odds, and her Brain 3.0 model assists clients in moving from Brain 1.0Inner Godzilla, through Brian 2.0Teen Wolfto Brain 3.0Inner Sage.

We welcome those who work with first-generation students, immigrants, and refugees, as well as those working with professionals considering a career transition or struggling with career advancement, to join us. Her 2-hour presentation will involve hands-on practice of the Brain 3.0 technique. 

Speaker Line-Up

Kitti Murray

Founder Refuge Coffee a Workforce Development Non-Profit

Kitti Murray and her husband Bill (or Kiki and Chief to their growing tribe of adorable grandkids) live on the edge of Atlanta in a refugee community that has been called the most diverse square mile in the country. This has been the most intense and inviting neighborhood in their experience, and it has taught them to dream big and love even bigger. One expression of that love has been Refuge Coffee Co., a non-profit Kitti founded as a way to join hands with neighbors near and far to create opportunity and true refuge through coffee and community service. 

Refuge has been featured on CNN, NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt, Senator Bill Bradley’s radio show, American Voices, Food & Wine magazine, NPR’s The Salt, and The Kelly Clarkson Show. Kitti has spoken about Refuge at Creative Mornings, the Q Commons, Leadercast Women, Google Atlanta, the Center for Civil and Human Rights, and at other venues where people come to hear stories about justice and mercy.

Agnes Trinh Mackintosh

Career Coaching at an Employer Career Center 

Holistic Employee Development in Healthcare. Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta comprises dedicated staff in clinical and non-clinical roles who work tirelessly making kids better today and healthier tomorrow. Living up to Children’s employee promise of putting “People First, Children Always” a Career Center was launched in 2022 to provide staff customized career coaching to explore how to grow their careers internally. Learn how Children’s is leading healthcare in creating a Career Center, one of the first of its kind, and insights gleaned from the first year of implementation. Join the conversation on what it means to develop employees at the beginning, middle, and later career years while navigating important life stages and connecting them to timely resources. Join Agnes to learn about Career Coaching in an Employer Career Center.

Debra Ruddell

Coaching Neurodiverse Clients

Today, we are lucky to have more Neurodiverse clients in the main stream workforce than ever before. In this session we will discuss: Identifying and Coaching Nerodiverse clients, The employment landscape, and resources for coaches.  


8:30   Networking

9:00 - 11:00               Due Quach

11:00 - 12:00             Debrah Ruddell  

12:00 - 12:30             Lunch / Awards  

12:30 - 1:30               Agnes Trinh Mackintosh 

1:30 - 2:30.                Kitti Murray  

2:30   Networking

Who Should Attend:

  • Career Coaches

  • Career Counselors

  • Student Services Providers

  • Practitioners who work with International Student Populations

  • Practitioners who work with Refugees

  • Teachers

  • Human Resource Professionals

  • Managers

  • Leaders

  • Those looking to help clients move from Brain 1.0 to Brain 3.0 with a simple and effective model

  • Those working with professionals considering a career transition

  • Those working with professionals struggling with career advancement

  • Anyone considering or struggling with their own career advancement


Applied for NCDA  4-6 CEU's. Please watch for CEU updates.

Currently working with ICF and SHMR for CEU's.

Early Bird Registration ends February 28th

All Early Bird registrants are entered into a drawing to have dinner with Due and 2 Board members.

University / College Group Rate

See Registration page for details.

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Benefits of Membership

  • Professional development programs delivered by local and national speakers - CEU's awarded
  • Discounts to annual GCDA Conference
  • Access to NCDA's webinar library
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