VeloCity boasts a top-rated wellness center, open exclusively to Excelerator participants. The center takes a holistic approach to personal well-being—addressing physical, mental, financial, and professional health. All its offerings are available with any Excelerator registration and do not require you to sign up in advance. Simply drop into the wellness center at the scheduled time or check out the recordings any time before Dec. 23.

Yoga/Tai Chi

Mondays at 10 a.m. CT

Make sure to focus yourself at the start of each week by joining yoga or tai chi classes.

Women and Retirement: Tips for Closing the Savings Gap

Thursday, Oct. 29 from 1-2 p.m. CT

Women and men are different in countless ways, especially when it comes to money. Because longevity and caretaking duties commonly influencing money behaviors, women need to account for certain truths—women tend to outlive men, and women tend to earn and save less than their male counterparts. This session will address some of the unique challenges women often face when saving for retirement, providing clear, actionable steps for closing the retirement savings gap.

Advancing Your Career within the Nonprofit Space

Wednesday, Nov. 11 from 1-2 p.m. CST 

Discuss ways to advance your career and seize new opportunities within the nonprofit sector during this session facilitated by Loyola University Chicago’s Executive & Professional Education Center. Colleen Reaney, director of executive and professional education at Loyola, will moderate a conversation between nonprofit and philanthropic leaders Seth Green and Milton Rodriguez and career coaching professional Ashley Ritter, on how to navigate the professional pathways of service to others while elevating your own professional goals. 

Tools for Excelerating Your Personal Resilience 

In this five-part series, presented by neuroscience expert Frank Kros, participants will explore how to build an ongoing personal resilience practice through a series of reflective activities. Based in the latest brain science, this series of sessions will provide simple exercises to balance your brain chemistry. A consistently top-rated presenter of conference workshops and webinars, Kros is known for his engaging presentation style and practical tips and tools. 

Session 1: ANT Therapy 
Wednesday, Oct. 21 from 10-10:30 a.m. CT

How to become aware of negative thoughts and negate them with a positive thought.

Session 2: Mindset Pivot 
Wednesday, Oct. 28 from 10-10:30 a.m. CT

Our intentional, effortful activities have a powerful effect our level of happiness. This brain is neutral—it produces what you put in it. This activity will assist participants in matching their “inputs” with their aspirations and creating an intentional plan to feed their brain inputs that support their goals.

Session 3: Help! I’m Overwhelmed!
Wednesday, Nov. 4 from 10-10:30 a.m. CT

Learn the recipe for responding to stress. Participants will explore how to take back control, problem solve, avoid distractions, and give themselves grace.

Session 4: The Power Quarter-Hour 
Wednesday, Nov. 11 from 10-10:30 a.m. CT

Explore problem solving pitfalls and strategies. Following a step-by-step framework, participants will use thinking to solve problems, address avoidance and fear.

Session 5: Rearview Mirror 
Wednesday, Nov. 18 from 10-10:30 a.m. CT

Participant will learn how “Rearview Mirror” journaling can help them get in touch with a pathway for being their true selves. We become what we think about.

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Contact our Excelerator support team via email or by calling 800-221-3726, option 3 or 414-359-6578. Our hours of operation are 9 a.m.-4 p.m. CT.