Empowerment & Peak Performance Through Forgiveness

Megan explains how bitterness damages our hearts and brains, and sabotages the productivity and profitability of our organizations. Drawing on the research she collected for her award-winning, internationally acclaimed book, TRIUMPH OF THE HEART, Megan provides a road map for using forgiveness to enhance health and wellbeing individually and collectively.

Keynote Topics 

The Three Key Habits of Good Forgivers

You can have the sharpest business strategies in the world, but if your team members don’t get along, fail to collaborate and suffer from poor emotional and physical health, you’ll be hard-pressed to reach your goals. Research shows that people who are forgiving of others and themselves tend to be healthier and happier. They also perform better at work, provide valuable organizational leadership and are more highly rated by their relationship partners.

Megan shares The Three Key Habits of Good Forgivers: authenticity, healthy boundaries and inspired purpose. We can use them to recover from tragedy, disappointment and conflict, as well as to improve health and wellbeing, relationships and professional performance.

Build a Culture of Unity to Guide Your Brand

Winston Churchill said, “We shape our houses, and then they shape us.” The same can be said for the cultures of our companies and institutions. They shape how we relate to others, what we do and the way others perceive us. And when it comes to fostering team members’ more collaborative tendencies, social science research provides a blueprint for building organizations that nurture the “better angles of our nature.” In this talk, Megan shares her reporting from around the world on the proven practices that prevent and diffuse conflict while fostering authentic collaboration and teamwork. From an urban Baltimore school to post-genocide Rwanda, she brings practical tools that any organization can use to diffuse conflict and fuel collaboration and inspired leadership around organizational goals.

To inquire about booking Megan as a keynote speaker, contact:

Tom Neilssen

BrightSight Group

978-368-5298 direct


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  • Veteran journalist Megan Feldman Bettencourt shows the power of forgiveness on all levels and in different situations, from a break-up to genocide. By combining scientific research with stories that can make you laugh out loud and cry, she shows us that giving up resentment has a profound physical, emotional, and mental impact on the way we live.

    Emily Beliveau TEDx Boulder attendee and marketing professional
  • Megan spoke at our 8th grade commencement. Her speech on forgiving yourself was not only timely for our 8th graders but struck a cord with the entire audience, adults included. She used humor and honesty to impart the importance of taking a step back from the pressures of the world and not being so hard on ourselves.

    Sarah Verni-Lau Assistant Principal at Highline Academy Charter School
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