The Balance is You

Presented by Dr. Bertice Berry

When most folks think balance, their mind captures the image of the first measuring instrument ever invented. it's the one with the lever standing straight, arms equal distance with balancing trays at the end of each arm. This is how we most often see balance. The folks in the spa industry are not on one side or the other. They don't get to think of life or work or family or the world, because most leaders are the lever holding the trays. In this presentation, Bertice Berry, PhD, sociologist, best-selling author and lecturer, will present ideas, meditation and inspiration for standing straight in times of change and imbalance. With her unique blend of humor and story-telling, Berry will enable you to think and laugh about ways to:

  • Leave a legacy every day

  • Find harmony in life and work

  • Illuminate a pathway for others to follow

  • Rediscover the joy, passion and commitment so others may do the same.


You will laugh, feel and be inspired to be even more joyful about the amazing work you already do.

About Dr. Bertice Berry

Bertice Berry, PhD, is a sociologist, best-selling author and award-winning lecturer and has been named Comedian of the Year, Lecturer of the Year and Entertainer of the Year. She has published 11 best-selling books in both fiction and non-fiction and has won numerous awards and accolades for both her writing and presentations.

Berry has had her own nationally syndicated television show and has hosted, interviewed and made numerous television, documentary and radio appearances on a variety of diverse venues, including The Tonight Show, Oprah Winfrey, Between the Lions, Crossfire, 20/20, NPR, PBS, Comedy Central and CNN.

Berry has used her unique gifts and talents as a writer and ghost writer for others on a wide range of topics, including race and gender issues, sociological studies, stratification, healthcare reform, humor, spirituality, sexuality, slavery and the abolitionist movement, weight loss and wellness, relationships, servant leadership, transformational leadership, diversity and love.

Berry has led parades, had classrooms named after her and has been awarded more than 10 honorary doctorates. She earned her own doctoral degree from Kent State University at the age of 26 and still sees her most fulfilling achievement and role in life as that of mother to her five adopted children.

"If you ain't dead, you ain't done," a character in one of Berry's novels says.

Berry believes that every one of us has been given a unique purpose and it is our obligation to find it and use it to improve first our own self, then for those we live and work with.