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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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Now displaying: December, 2016
Dec 21, 2016

You may have heard the word “corporate social responsibility” being thrown around but not really connected it to employee wellness. Corporate social responsibility, often abbreviated "CSR," is a corporation's  initiatives to assess and take responsibility for the company's effects on environmental and social wellbeing.

So you may be thinking “what does corporate social responsibility have to do with wellness”? Hopefully you are looking at wellness or well-being as moving beyond just the physical, and are thinking or have thought about ways to weave volunteering into your wellness strategy.

If you need more evidence than that, I’m a big fan of the Gallup-Healthways Wellbeing model that includes community as one of their 5 dimensions.

That's why I brought on today's guest, Isa Watson, founder and CEO of Envested, the next generation giving platform that makes it easy to inspire and engage employees.

In this episode we talk about:

- how she got from chemistry degree to a company founder

- what is Envested and what are the capabilities for both employers and employees

- how corporate social responsibility and wellness are connected

- common challenges employers face when it comes to corporate social responsibility

Finally, she leave us with not one but two tangible tips on how companies can increase their corporate social responsibility. 

 

Dec 14, 2016

Have you ever thought about how to sneak health and well-being to your employees? What about how to get your Managers to create engaged teams?

Today's guest, Laura Putnam offers guidance on both of these topics along with her thoughts on incentives, all the infighting within the wellness industry and her advice to wellness professionals.

Not to mention, we get a sample of what it's like to live in San Fransisco and we meet Laura's cat Minky.

Laura Putnam is author of Workplace Wellness That Works and CEO and founder of Motion Infusion. A leading authority on how organizations can promote well-being at work and how leaders and managers can inspire employees to adopt healthier behaviors, Laura is a sought-after speaker and consultant.

Laura is leading a pre-conference intensive workshop at the 2017 Art & Science of Health Promotion called Workplace Wellness that Works: A Smarter Framework for Designing More Effective Workplace Wellness Programs. For more information, visit this site.

Dec 7, 2016

Wellness initiatives are commonly known as "programs" which implies a start and an end, exactly what we don't want wellness to be. So, how can we pull away from pushing programs to influencing organizational culture?

Today's guest, Dr. Rosie Ward, is a thought leader who challenges the status quo, pushes boundaries, and engages people and organizations to find success through shifting old, ineffective thinking habits.

In this episode we discuss, how she got into organization management from fitness and public health, her advice for wellness pros to stay relevant, how there’s a missed opportunity in leadership development and we discuss those damn incentives!

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