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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: March, 2017
Mar 29, 2017

Behavior change…it’s what we are all trying to help our employees accomplish, right? If you’ve been in health promotion for awhile, you have probably heard of Prochaska’s stages of change (or theoretical model). Today’s guest, Sara Johnson, is Co-President & CEO of Pro-change behavior systems, which was founded on the stages of change.

In this conversation, Sara tells us more about pro-change behavior systems, the ways she’s collaborating with others both inside and outside of the wellness industry and her thoughts on the wellness industry.

Most importantly, Sara has a 2 year old chocolate lab named Cooper that makes his appearance on the podcast.

For full show notes, visit www.redesigningwellness.com

Mar 22, 2017

How would you feel if you could get 100% of your employees to be healthier at work with just some up front implementation? There’s a way!  Today I talk to Dr. Whitney Gray, SVP at Delos, a real estate and technology firm. Whitney is responsible for the oversight of health research and the development of innovative design strategies and products that seek to improve human health and wellness through building design.

Today Whitney and talk about Delos and how it got started, how she paved her own path after getting her PhD in Public Health and the WELL building standard. Whitney offers a ton of reasons how the built environment can impact our health and what we can do about it.

For more info on Delos, visit: http://delos.com/

For more info on the Mindful Eating Workshop, visit: https://redesigningwellness.com/mindful-eating-trainings-individuals/

Mar 15, 2017

If you’re a regular listener to my podcast, you may know I have been interested in the Zappos culture since I read “Delivering Happiness” by Tony Heish a few years ago. I had the pleasure of talking to Kelly Maher, the wellness coordinator at Zappos.

Kelly was such a fun guy to talk to and I really could have asked him a million more questions but spared him (and you) from a really long interview. Kelly and I talk about what it’s like to work at Zappos, his wellness efforts, incentives and the Holacracy deal that happened less than a year ago. And of course I ask him if he ever sees Tony, the CEO.

If you’re ever in Las Vegas, they do offer guided tours of the campus. Something I’ll check out the next time I’m in Vegas!

For full show notes visit: http://bit.ly/ZapposWellness

For more info on Mindful Eating workshops visit: https://redesigningwellness.com/mindful-eating-trainings-individuals/

Mar 8, 2017

Dr. Jessica Grossmeier is the vice president of research at HERO (Health Enhancement Research Organization), where she oversees the direction and execution of the HERO research agenda.

Jessica loves research and has a lot of publications to her name to prove it. In this conversation, Jessica and I talk about what drew her into research, the evolution of the wellness field, and a bit more about HERO.

With all the talk about throwing ROI out of the wellness conversation, Jessica makes some great points about it and what to consider when measuring ROI successfully. We talk VOI and something she said really stands out to me – identify your stakeholders and identify what they care about. What they want to see as a result of your wellness efforts.

Jessica also tells us what ½ of the companies who fill out the HERO scorecard are missing (and her advice for fixing it).

For full show notes, visit https://redesigningwellness.com/category/podcast/.

To learn more about Mindful Eating, visit https://redesigningwellness.com/.

Mar 1, 2017

The Motley Fool, a financial services company, is known for a non-traditional culture and that carries over to wellness. Sam Whiteside, their Chief Wellness Fool, has been there for over 3 years and in that time has expanded the approach outside of just the physical dimension of wellness.

In this conversation, Sam and I talk about the Motley Fool culture, her wellness approach, how she connects with employees and her advice to other wellness pros for engaging employees.

Here’s a few cool things about the Motley Fool – they call their employees fools, they give 1-week leave if you adopt a pet, they start their new hires on Fridays (Sam’s first day included a shopping cart and beer) and they have a sledgehammer workout weekly.

For full show notes, visit https://redesigningwellness.com/category/podcast/.

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