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Redesigning Wellness Podcast

The Redesigning Wellness podcast explores the world of corporate health to help employers build strategic wellness programs that engage employees. The Redesigning Wellness podcast is centered around what works and doesn’t work in wellness. In this podcast, Jen will interview experts in various worksite wellness specialties to demystify the common worksite wellness program. She’ll also spend time sharing common barriers to help get your wellness program moving forward. You’ll discover common sense approaches to wellness, tips for engaging employees and how to implement a program that your employees actually like.
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Jun 28, 2016

Matt Lund, was named Executive Director of the National Wellness Institute (NWI) in October 2015.

In this episode, Matt walks us through NWI's creation, the 6 dimensions of wellness and why they aren't adding any other dimensions. 

Matt weighs in on why an employer shouldn't take "a check in the box approach to wellness". He reveals that the National Wellness Institute didn't have their own wellness program and talks us through how he created a personalized approach to wellness for his employees.

Matt not only leave us with his tangible wellness tip but also shares the advice he got from his mentor on the two things it takes to be a great leader.

How to get in touch with Matt:
www.nationalwellness.org
matt@nationalwellness.org
715-342-2969

Jun 23, 2016

Brian’s motto is to “be a facilitator and help others experience success”. This motto is evident in his co-creation of the Wellness Underground.

 As I continue my conversation with Brian Passon, he talks about how Wellness Underground got started and his experience with the two first conferences. His main objective was to create an amazing experience for participants (which he did). Although one participant thought they may be getting scammed!

Brian also walks us through his new venture, Quantified Habits. He focuses on the importance of the right message at the right time in the right place. Not to mention, how a random high 5 can brighten someone else’s day.

Brian tells us about a person who challenges his thinking and tells him nothing’s impossible. For example…robots at the office anyone?

 Brian leaves employers with one tangible tip when starting a wellness program and how we may be getting sick of the word “habit” in the near future.

 

Mentioned in this podcast:

http://www.wellnessunderground.com/

http://www.quantifiedhabits.com/

Book mention: Drive by Dan Pink

Get in touch with Brian:

Twitter: @BrianPasson

Email: brian@quantifiedhabits.com

Jun 22, 2016

Brian has been around the field long enough to have done some crappy wellness programs and some great ones too.

With a graduate degree in sports psychology, Brian wants people and organizations to achieve optimal work and life performance.

He’s worked within the insurance environment, formed a consulting company, co-created the Wellness Underground and now also working at Quantified Habits.

Brian aims to develop habit forming technologies and solutions for individuals, organizations and health coaches. He has a desire to be constructively disruptive in order to maximize success.

In our chat, we talk the wide gamete of the wellness industry. Some highlights include:

  • The problem with the question “what are other companies doing around wellness”.
  • The sham of worksite wellness awards
  • Why hiring a staff person may trump hiring a wellness vendor
  • Wellness ROI – what you can expect
  • Signs you’re not ready for a wellness program

We also get to hear how Brian got into the wellness industry and how why he wants to disrupt it (constructively, of course).

Since we talked for a good hour or so, I split this episode into two parts. We continue our chat in the next episode.

Links mentioned in this podcast:

Blog post: Why I hate worksite wellness best practices

Feb Inc. magazine article

Jun 22, 2016

This is the very first episode of the Redesigning Wellness podcast. Your host, Jen Arnold, will walk you through the main three reasons she's starting a worksite wellness podcast. She'll give you a brief background on her experience in the worksite wellness industry and she'll walk you through the 5 Key Ingredients of Successful Wellness Programs.

Future episodes will include interviews from experts both inside and outside of the wellness industry so employers, HR teams and wellness professionals can learn how to improve employee health.

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