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Nashville’s Learning and Development Center

Supporting Individuals on the Path to Opportunity

about-us

Well Placed Smile is a hub for innovative personal and professional development in Nashville, TN. Our mission is to help teams and individuals live with purpose- at home and at work. We believe that purpose comes as a result of finding the value in yourself, acknowledging the value in others, and creating value in the world.

Well Placed Smile creates pathways to purpose in a variety of ways. From customized professional development retreats to intimate speaking events with global thought leaders, we are setting a new standard for learning and development, one that is conducive to real growth and change.

We know today that living and working with purpose increases your chances of feeling happy. In fact, individuals who can identify and articulate their purpose- at any stage in life- live longer than those who cannot.

Employees without purpose feel underappreciated and disconnected; 2/3 of the American workforce reports feeling disengaged from their work’s larger purpose. Even if purpose is mentioned in the company mission, it can be hard to see its role enacted in the culture. This purpose-gap not only affects the employee but also the customer: when a company’s aspirational culture misaligns with its actual culture, customers are 47% less likely to engage with the brand.

From our thoughtfully designed facility to the clean, local food we provide, Well Placed Smile inspires intentionality in everything that we do. Whether you’re a CEO, a leader in your community, or simply looking for ways to live with more joy and focus, you’ll find a program at Well Placed Smile just for you.

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upcoming-events

upcoming events

“Thinking Like a CEO” <br>Presented by Michael Burcham
Introduction to Nonviolent Communication:<br>Listening & Feeling Heard
Wellness Workshops at WEF
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past events

We believe our work speaks for itself. Browse our most recent projects below.

Meet & Greet:<br> Gentle Carousel Miniature Therapy Horses
Emotional Fitness with Miles Adcox<br>“Leading From Within”
Coffee with Attorney Aubrey Harwell<br> “Success & Failure- One Case at a Time”
Coffee With Coach Tim Corbin and John Ingram<br>“Building and Sustaining A Successful Culture”
The Whole Soul Series<br>“Getting Fit in Mind and Body”
“Communicate With Purpose” by Civiello Communications Group
“Thinking Like A CEO” presented by Michael Burcham
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event-space

Event Space

Host your next event in one of the most beautiful and unique facilities in Nashville. Corporate retreats, strategic learning workshops, speaker or cocktail party. We can customize our space to meet your exact needs. Contact us to learn more.

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what well placed smile alumni are saying

  • Michael Burcham, Founder & CEO, Narus Health

    As a CEO, I know that a company is only as strong as its people. Well Placed Smile is a one-stop-shop for customized, innovative professional development that can turn a group of disconnected individuals into a purpose-driven team.

    Michael Burcham, Founder & CEO, Narus Health
  • Mark Cannon, Ph.D. professor of Human and Organizational Development, Vanderbilt University

    Well Placed Smile’s unique gift is simultaneously enlightening the mind, touching the heart, and enlivening the spirit. In each workshop, participants gain a rare combination of deep meaning, fulfillment, and practical value.

    Mark Cannon, Ph.D. professor of Human and Organizational Development, Vanderbilt University
  • John R. Ingram, Chairman and CEO, Ingram Content Group

     I believe that most employees appreciate a company that is willing to make an investment in them – as human beings who have challenges, struggles, and opportunities in and out of the office.  In sending over 3 dozen associates to Well Placed Smile’s workshops, I have seen their unique ability to provide opportunities that touch the heart and enlighten the mind.  I strongly believe that Ingram Content Group has benefited and will continue to benefit from our investment in this wonderful resource center. 

    John R. Ingram, Chairman and CEO, Ingram Content Group
  • Michael Burcham, Founder & CEO, Narus Health

    As a CEO, I know that a company is only as strong as its people. Well Placed Smile is a one-stop-shop for customized, innovative professional development that can turn a group of disconnected individuals into a purpose-driven team.

    Michael Burcham, Founder & CEO, Narus Health
  • Mark Cannon, Ph.D. professor of Human and Organizational Development, Vanderbilt University

    Well Placed Smile’s unique gift is simultaneously enlightening the mind, touching the heart, and enlivening the spirit. In each workshop, participants gain a rare combination of deep meaning, fulfillment, and practical value.

    Mark Cannon, Ph.D. professor of Human and Organizational Development, Vanderbilt University
  • John R. Ingram, Chairman and CEO, Ingram Content Group

     I believe that most employees appreciate a company that is willing to make an investment in them – as human beings who have challenges, struggles, and opportunities in and out of the office.  In sending over 3 dozen associates to Well Placed Smile’s workshops, I have seen their unique ability to provide opportunities that touch the heart and enlighten the mind.  I strongly believe that Ingram Content Group has benefited and will continue to benefit from our investment in this wonderful resource center. 

    John R. Ingram, Chairman and CEO, Ingram Content Group
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the well placed smile family

Stephanie Ingram

Stephanie Ingram

Founder/CEO

A Nashville entrepreneur and philanthropist who is a dedicated advocate for education and purposeful living.

stephaniecingram@wellplacedsmile.com

Caroline Hipps

Caroline Hipps

Director, Business Development

Vanderbilt’s All Time 3-point Shooting Star who has also facilitated contracts for the likes of Google, Apple and Bank of America.

carolinehipps@wellplacedsmile.com

Grace Ortkiese

Grace Ortkiese

Director, Community Events & Outreach

A Vanderbilt University graduate who identifies causes that relate to the Well Placed Smile mission and creates strategic plans to support them.

graceortkiese@wellplacedsmile.com

Christina Fiore

Christina Fiore

Director, Operations

A Nashville native, champion equestrian and advanced level sommelier who has helped develop the Well Placed Smile brand from the beginning.

christinaefiore@wellplacedsmile.com

Stephanie Ingram

Stephanie Ingram

Founder/CEO

A Nashville entrepreneur and philanthropist who is a dedicated advocate for education and purposeful living.

Caroline Hipps

Caroline Hipps

Director, Business Development

Vanderbilt’s All Time 3-point Shooting Star who has also facilitated contracts for the likes of Google, Apple and Bank of America.

Grace Ortkiese

Grace Ortkiese

Director, Community Events & Outreach

A Vanderbilt University graduate who identifies causes that relate to the Well Placed Smile mission and creates strategic plans to support them.

Christina Fiore

Christina Fiore

Director, Operations

A Nashville native, champion equestrian and advanced level sommelier who has helped develop the Well Placed Smile brand from the beginning.

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