The 9th Annual Women’s Day presented by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina will focus on Mental Performance. Join us in conversation as experts and mental performance coaches explore topics such as resilience, good anxiety, inner chatter, finding your individual superpower and cultivating a high-performance environment while providing actionable tips and strategies to excel in the workplace and daily life.

Date and Location  

Prestonwood Country Club

October 11, 2022


11:00 a.m.: Event Registration

11:30 a.m.: Lunch

12:00 p.m.: Program Begins

  • National Host
  • Power Panel Presented by Cary, NC
  • Featured Speaker presented by Biocryst
  • Engaging Activities

3:30 p.m.: Event Conclusion

National Host

Hannah Heusman – Texas Rangers Major League Mental Performance Coordinator & Creator of #MentalSweatMonday

Hannah Huesman is the Major League Mental Performance Coordinator for the Texas Rangers Major League Baseball Organization. She is an athlete turned mental performance coach and is passionate about helping people become the best they can be by utilizing the power of the mind. She travels for speaking events on how training your mental skills can help any performer. Hannah has trained FDNY, MLB, Business professionals, actors, and athletes of all ages through speaking events, one-on-one consulting and interactive workshops. She received her Master's Degree in Sport Psychology and Motor Behavior from the University of Tennessee. Hannah is as passionate as they come and will do whatever it takes to help your mind work for you instead of against you.

Featured Speaker

Jes Averhart – Author & Life Coach

Over the last two decades, Jes Averhart has worked with a portfolio of Fortune 500 companies, public sector organizations and high-performing individuals interested in increased personal growth and greater professional impact.

Jes Averhart is a 4th generation entrepreneur, creator of 28 Days of Reinvention, and a best-selling author. She advises high-performing individuals and corporate teams as a leadership development and confidence coach.

With over 20 years of cross-industry corporate engagement, Jes has worked with Research Triangle Park companies, Google for Startups, Fidelity Labs, Wells Fargo, Coastal Credit Union, Lincoln Financial and the American Underground to name a few.

In 2015, Jes co-founded Black Wall Street Homecoming, a nonprofit aimed at closing the funding gap for Black and Brown tech founders. Earlier in her career, she provided production management services for the likes of the Cincinnati Bengals & Cleveland Browns (NFL), Cleveland Cavaliers (NBA), the Procter & Gamble Company and Pepsi Cola North America.

Originally from Evansport, Ohio, Jes moved to North Carolina in 2005 with her son Tre'. When she's not working, you can find her cheering on The Ohio State Buckeyes.

For any questions, comments or concerns please contact Kyla Miles at Kyla.miles@octagon.com

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