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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: August, 2017
Aug 30, 2017

For this week’s rebroadcast, I’m featuring Rebecca Johnson’s interview on Mindful Eating in the Workplace. If you haven’t heard me mention this, I took over her role as Director of Workplace Wellness for Am I Hungry? and she now has a full time gig at Corporate Fitness Works. Rebecca is the one who introduced me to AIH, Mindful Eating and a whole new paradigm around weight. Nothing but mad respect for her!

Workplace wellness programs tend to focus on obesity and ways to get employees to lose weight. Unfortunately, many organizations rely on weight loss methods that don’t work and may reinforce restrictive eating, yo-yo dieting and ultimately, more weight gain.

In this conversation, Rebecca and I talk about how she got her start into the health and wellness industry, how we can help push the wellness profession forward and the tenets of the Am I Hungry training.

If you’re interested in learning more, you can email me at jen@redesigningwellness.com or visit www.amihungry.com and fill out a contact form.

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

 

Aug 23, 2017

For the first time in over a year of producing this podcast, I’m  taking a much needed break (albeit a short one).

I’m spending this break to regroup, schedule and record some awesome interviews and promote the ones I’ve already completed.

Next week, I’m heading to the WELCOA Summit next week for the very first time. I figured it was time to get out of my house, get out of my work out clothes and talk to people face to face. So, if you are going to be there, let’s connect! 

In light of next week’s WELCOA Summit, I’m rebroadcasting my interview with Ryan Picarella, president of WELCOA.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Ryan's career at the Blues of Tennessee and the wellness initiative that seemed to work best with their employees.
  • Why you don't need a large budget to have a successful wellness program
  • How he got to be President of WELCOA and a friend that nudged him to apply
  • His first 6 months on the job and his aggressive course for changing things
  • How the ROI conversation put the wellness field in a precarious position

Ultimately, Ryan thinks we're having the wrong conversations around wellness.

He gives us advice on:

  • How to change the culture
  • Where the wellness function should sit within the org (hint - it's not in benefits)

Ryan is very transparent about the changes he's making within WELCOA and gives us a behind the scenes recap of their brand redesign. He also shares the 3 words that represent WELCOA's brand.

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

 

Aug 16, 2017

In today’s episode, Jen interviews Dr. Joel Bennett, coachsultant and president of Organizational Wellness and Learning Systems. Joel is a certified wellness practitioner with 28 years of experience in his field. He creates science-based wellness and learning systems that will help structure and manage wellness in organizations.

In today’s episode of Redesigning Wellness, Joel and Jen take a in-depth look at what it means to approach wellness from a place of wisdom, as opposed to knowledge.  They define the terms, discuss the current trends of workplace wellness today, and explain why wholeness is synonymous with wellness.

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

 

Aug 9, 2017

One area that Jen has not yet covered over the life of her podcast, Redesigning Wellness, is the topic of mental health. She found today’s guest, Joseph Rauch, from his articles on Huffington Post that discuss mental health in the workplace.

The heart of this episode is to open up a discussion about mental health and take listeners into a deeper understanding of what one faces when wrestling and coping with a mental illness.

Joseph will graciously share his own story of what it was like to live with anxiety depressive disorder throughout his formative years and now, as an adult in the workplace. Joseph will also share valuable insights regarding how to approach mental and chronic illness in the workplace and how starting the conversation is an incredible step towards awareness and change.

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

 

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