A few years ago, I was thinking about starting a wellness podcast and decided to search what was already out there. That’s when I found the Brave Endurance podcast hosted by Dr. James Kelley. Although he didn’t know, he inspired me to get off my ass and start my podcast!
James recently rebranded his wellness based podcast to one titled Executives After Hours: Real Conversations with Leaders where he has authentic conversations with real leaders and their personal journeys,
James is also CEO of BraveEndurance, which is a well-being consultancy which he recently relocated to the UAE to expand the organizational footprint to the Middle East.
James and I discuss what organizational well-being is like in the Middle East, a bit about his journey relocating his family of 5 there and a bit about his upcoming book on Authentic Leadership. We also talk a bit about Western Australia where we both spent some time, so forgive the reminiscing.
For full show notes visit: www.redesigningwellness.com
If you’re a regular on Linked In, I’m sure you have heard of or know Bob Merberg. Bob and I connected via Linked In and I’ve enjoyed his posts and point of view. For more than 20 years, he’s been helping people get healthier – primarily by promoting innovation and rigor in employee wellness.
As a leading advocate for new methods to support employee well-being through healthy work and psychosocial environments, Bob’s been featured numerous times in HR Executive magazine and other media outlets such as MarketWatch and Wellbeing Practitioner.
We start out with some breaking news (at least at the time of the initial release), move on to the challenges he faced in corporate wellness, we get into what he doesn’t believe in anymore and of course, what he does.
For full show notes, visit: https://redesigningwellness.com/
Do you offer health coaching at your worksite? Health coaching can be such a powerful tool to help employees progress towards their goals.
Some employers mistake having health professionals telling people what to eat, how to exercise or giving biometric results as coaching. And there’s nothing wrong with having those pieces but health coaches are expert facilitators of mindset and behavior change.
To learn more about the expertise of coaching, I today’s guest is Margaret Moore, AKA Coach Meg. In 2000, Meg founded Wellcoaches Corporation, in strategic partnership with the American College of Sports Medicine. They’ve trained more than 10,000 health professionals as health and wellness coaches in 49 countries.
In this interview, we discuss what she was doing before the formation of Wellcoaches, the coaching model they use at wellcoaches, why an employer should invest in coaching and what they should consider.
For full show notes, visit: www.redesigningwellness.com.
With my podcast, I’ve interviewed many wellness thought leaders and have learned so much from them. But as you know, I have a tactical side to me where I want to give you specifics on how to implement these great ideas. To do this, I set out to explore some real examples of companies who are redefining what wellness means, often stepping out of traditional wellness programming.
My conversation today is with Leslie Ritter, Wellness Leader at Eileen Fischer. Eileen Fischer is the fashion/retail brand and Eileen is the actual owner that is still at the helm.
Today Leslie and I talk about:
For full show notes, visit www.redesigningwellness.com
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Municipalities have unique wellness challenges. Even the smaller ones have many departments with a wide variety in the workforce. Think police and librarians....different needs right?
I'm continuing to interview wellness professionals who are on the frontline doing the work in a non-traditional way. Today I talk to Rana De Boer, Work Well Manager at the City of Sioux Falls. She has over 22 years of experience and is responsible for workers comp, safety and wellness. She started in wellness but her role has grown in scope over the years.
Rana tells us about her approach to wellness, how she overcomes challenges specific to municipalities, ROI and her advice for challenging the status quo.
For full show notes, visit https://redesigningwellness.com/