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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: April, 2017
Apr 26, 2017

When I asked some of my local wellness colleagues who they want to hear on the podcast, today’s guest came up. Today I talk to Michelle Spehr, MA, M.Ed., MCHES, CWWPC, is the Director of Wellness Consulting with The Benefits Services Group (BSG).

In her role, she provides strategic direction and assistance with the planning, implementing, and evaluating of employer-sponsored health promotion and wellness initiatives.

Her approach involves expanding the wellness value proposition beyond reducing employee health risks to creating the conditions where employees can bring their best selves to work each day.

In today’s conversation, we talk about the wellness offerings she sees with employers, her approach to wellness, challenges she faces and her advice for other wellness pros.

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

Apr 19, 2017

Today I talk with Stephanie Downs, WellBeing Coordinator at Iowa State University. Stephanie has been a health promotion practitioner for 25 years so has seen the evolution of worksite wellness.

Stephanie has always favored a non-traditional path to wellness and really likes to see the whole person. She tells us about her 5 Guiding Principles, challenges at a University and what she’s most excited about today. After this interview, I can see why Stephanie was recognized as one of WELCOA’s Top 50 Health Promotion Professionals for 2016. 

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

Apr 12, 2017

Today I talk to Mitch Martens, Employee Wellness Administrator at Cedars-Sinai Health System. I met Mitch at a HERO conference about 2 years ago and he’s one of those people I immediately connected with. Mitch has a background in psychology and got tapped by the hospital to start their wellness initiative in 2012.

Mitch provides some insight into how he became in charge of wellness at Cedars-Sinai, challenges with a population of healthcare workers and his thoughts on incentives and ROI. Also, he’s co-facilitating a workshop at the upcoming WELCOA summit called Youniversity, which he tells us more about.

Mitch provides some smart takeaways for any wellness professional who wants to change the status quo of wellness and/or influence leadership that employee wellbeing is worthy of a long term investment.

For full show notes, visit www.redesigningwellness.com

Apr 12, 2017

Today I talk to Mitch Martens, Employee Wellness Administrator at Cedars-Sinai Health System. I met Mitch at a HERO conference about 2 years ago and he’s one of those people I immediately connected with. Mitch has a background in psychology and got tapped by the hospital to start their wellness initiative in 2012.

Mitch provides some insight into how he became in charge of wellness at Cedars-Sinai, challenges with a population of healthcare workers and his thoughts on incentives and ROI. Also, he’s co-facilitating a workshop at the upcoming WELCOA summit called Youniversity, which he tells us more about.

Mitch provides some smart takeaways for any wellness professional who wants to change the status quo of wellness and/or influence leadership that employee wellbeing is worthy of a long term investment.

For full show notes, visit www.redesigningwellness.com

Apr 5, 2017

When you think about it, wellness is a bit of a caregiving field, where we strive to support people in advancing their health and wellness. For the typical wellness coordinator, the job can also be a bit frustrating as you battle office politics, limited budgets, and work environments that don't support health and wellness.

Today I talk to Angie Siebert, a former wellness coordinator who experienced burn out, and in her words, she was broken, angry and felt betrayed by the industry.

Angie left her corporate wellness job in September of 2016, where she had a good salary, a government pension, good benefits, a flexible work arrangement, and a supportive boss. All the things you want in a job. She left a job most people in this field wanted because she didn’t believe in what she was selling anymore.

In this episode, Angie shares her story. I didn't do my normal Q&A interview but instead just let her describe her thoughts, feelings and actions over the past 2 years with my follow up questions.

I want to thank Angie for sharing her story and being open, honest and vulnerable to the challenges she's faced and is facing as she starts a new career as a consultant, speaker and coach.

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

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