Breakout Sessions

Breakout Sessions

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Join your peers at ASTRA’s Breakout Sessions that will offer an opportunity for attendees to engage in a smaller group, engage with speakers, raise questions and network with peers.



Sunday, June 7th - 10:15 AM - 11:30 AM | Workshops

Title | From Travel Hell to Travel Well: Inside Secrets to Stay Energized, Healthy and Balanced

Speaker | John Ayo

What if you could maintain your poise, your good mood, your energy and your health no matter what crazy stuff happens during work travel? The profitability of your business is at stake when you aren’t traveling at your best. Learn to sleep better on the road, reduce stress on your trips, understand the best foods to eat and more in this session with naturopathic doctor John Ayo. Whether you travel domestically or internationally or only a few times a year or all the time, you will leave this session knowing the insider naturopathic tips to improve your traveling experiences and, ultimately, your business!


Title | Pressure Cooker Confidence: The Me You Want to Be

Speaker | Roger Haskett

Using techniques honed from decades of acting combined with the science behind how your brain works while under extreme stress, this session will equip you with tips and tricks to overcome fear, anxiety and nervousness when under pressure. Learn how to create internal power in moments when humans typically feel powerless. You’ll walk away with “Roger’s Rules”: Own the Room, Fight to Be Positive, Get Comfortable Being Uncomfortable. Get ready to be a bigger, better, more powerful version of yourself while under stress.


Sunday, June 7th - 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM | Breakout Sessions

Title | Turn Passion into Profit

Speaker | Jennifer Rust

Many retail store owners enter the industry because of a passion and motivation to bring the magic of play to children and families in their communities, but often feel stuck when it comes to knowing the numbers behind the business. In this session, you’ll come away with an understanding of the retail math to drive maximum profit so that you can deliver the magic of play for many years to come. Learn the exact formulas that will help you calculate how to markup goods, improve markdowns and increase inventory turn rate.