James Clear, #1 New York Times Best Selling Author of “Atomic Habits” to Keynote OPTIMA22, Third Annual Talent Optimization Conference, Returning Live in 2022

Early-Bird Registration for OPTIMA22 Now Open

BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#dreamteamThe Predictive Index (PI), the leader in talent optimization, announced that the third annual talent optimization conference, OPTIMA 2022, will be back live and in-person April 12-14, 2022, at the Sheraton Boston Hotel. PI will also host a virtual show on April 26.

OPTIMA22 brings together more than 5,000 business leaders looking to reinvent the world of work—given the previous year’s workplace struggles with The Great Resignation, hybrid work, and burnout, among others—and empowers them with the tools and strategies to succeed.

James Clear, Author of “Atomic Habits,” Keynotes OPTIMA22

According to Clear, “You do not rise to the level of your goals. You fall to the level of your systems.” James will share a framework for getting 1% better every day, enabling attendees to break bad habits and stick to good ones, by making small, easy changes that deliver big results.

Clear is a regular speaker at Fortune 500 companies. His work is also featured in Time magazine, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and on CBS This Morning. Atomic Habits sold over five million copies worldwide and is translated into 50+ languages.

“Putting the practices learned at OPTIMA into one’s business takes motivation, passion, and a system for change,” said CEO of The Predictive Index, Mike Zani. “But to truly reinvent the world of work means we need to form new systems—both personal habits and organizational systems—that focus on the kinds of people and organizations we want to become. Talent optimization is just one of those systems that enables us to create better work for a better world.”

In addition to learning from 40+ A-list speakers at OPTIMA22, attendees can also:

Get Certified in Talent Optimization: Registrants can attend a half-day program on April 12 for hands-on, applied learning of talent optimization with the opportunity to be certified by the end of the day. The certification will be delivered in person by the founders of talent optimization. Walk away from this course with the skills to reinvent your workplace and bring out the best in your people.

Network and Enjoy an Evening Event at Big Night Live: Soon-to-be-named pop headliner takes the stage to give OPTIMA attendees an exclusive performance at the OPTIMA22 Party at one of Boston’s newest venues, Big Night Live!

Build a Talent Optimization Consulting Practice at PI Partner Day: PI’s Certified Partners can also attend a full day event on April 12, which includes Partner-only sessions that will give consultants what they need to succeed—from marketing best practices to growing their talent optimization practice. Partner Day limited to 400 guests.

Speak at OPTIMA22: The call for speakers for OPTIMA22 is now open! To take the stage with world-renowned speakers like James Clear, tell us how you’re reinventing the world of work and why your experience as a talent optimization leader would make you a good fit to speak at OPTIMA22. Submit a speaking proposal.


OPTIMA is the leading talent optimization conference—hosted by The Predictive Index—taking place April 12-14, 2022 in Boston, MA. The annual talent optimization conference is attended by thousands of business leaders, HR strategists, and management consultants who are looking to learn new strategies to design winning teams, hire the right talent, develop leaders, and boost employee engagement—to maximize productivity and achieve business goals. Past sponsors include AE Herman Associates LLC, Benson Executive Search, Bose, Bowling Green State University, Clear Company, Drift, HRNX, Lola, Pavestep, Seescape Systems, Vistage, and Zillion. Learn more and register for OPTIMA 2022 at https://www.optimaconference.com/.

About The Predictive Index

The Predictive Index (PI) is an award-winning talent optimization platform that aligns business strategy with people strategy for optimal business results. Sixty years of proven science, software, and a robust curriculum of insightful management workshops make PI the solution for any company looking to design great teams and culture, make objective hiring decisions, and inspire greatness in their people anywhere in the world. More than 9,000 clients use PI—including AstraZeneca, Blue Cross Blue Shield, TD Bank, LVMH, and Omni Hotels—across 142+ countries. Learn more at https://www.predictiveindex.com/.


Jennifer Moebius (she/her)

The Predictive Index