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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: May, 2018
May 30, 2018

Kelly Howard, Director of Whole Health Education for the Veterans Health Administration explains how the VA has piloted the Whole Health Model to transform the way healthcare is delivered.

She elaborates on the 3-pronged program that includes clinicians, wellness clinics, and peer-based programs. This model changes the focus from the disease-based ‘find it, fix it’ model to whole person health.

Kelly and Jen dive deeper into the model discussing the different integrated health modalities, challenges in implementation, and ways wellness professionals can use the same concepts to transform the way healthcare is delivered in their own organizations.

Kelly also shares more about her time at West Point, her thoughts as 9/11 unfolded, and her two deployments in Iraq. Don’t miss this episode and the transformative way the VA is working to change healthcare in the US.

For links mentioned in today's episode visit https://redesigningwellness.com/

 

May 23, 2018

Kristen Gallagher, founder and CEO of Edify, shares how to create a successful employee onboarding experience. Edify is a learning strategy consultancy that solves people operations problems for growing companies.

Kristen elaborates on steps to take to comfort new hires as they enter a new job, company, and environment. Kristen also gives examples to set up new employees for success, resulting in a better workforce, more satisfied employee and employer, and cost savings.

Kristen and Jen also share past failures and successes that prove the importance of a quality employee onboarding program. Kristen then gives recommendations to wellness professionals on how they can create a more positive culture for new hires, even if they can’t restructure the entire onboarding process.

Don’t miss the important and impactful ways that employee onboarding can improve your organization.

For links mentioned in today's episode visit https://redesigningwellness.com/

 

May 16, 2018

Deb Smolensky, CEO and Co-Founder of the Mindful City Project and Michelle Spehr, Co-Founder and (self-proclaimed) Chief Framework Officer (CFO) share the vision of their initiative and why they felt compelled to start it.

Mindful City Project is a grassroots community movement uniting individuals, businesses and community leaders under the common tenets of mindfulness, emotional intelligence, compassion and generosity through a transformative framework and groundbreaking designation process.

Michelle, Deb and Jen chat about the personal and professional impacts of mindfulness, how to become a member Mindful City Project, and why it would benefit your city or organization to join. 

Listening to these three is like eavesdropping on a table of friends at dinner as they share book, Ted talk, and app recommendations. They also share some takeaways and advice for wellness professionals to lead their organizations forward.

For links mentioned in today's episode visit https://redesigningwellness.com/

 

May 9, 2018

Nancy Board, Co-Founder/COO of Global Women 4 Wellbeing paints a clear picture of a toxic workplace and the negative impacts it has on wellbeing. She also discusses the many feelings that a toxic culture can create in employees such as stress, sadness, and depression.

Nancy and Jen elaborate on the impact of the recent #MeToo movement and sexual harassment in the workplace. Nancy also gives sound advice on what to do if you or a co-worker are experiencing sexual harassment in the workplace.

Nancy and Jen discuss signs to look for when interviewing for a new job to gauge the company’s environment, coping strategies if you must stay in a job with a toxic culture, and tips to maintain and protect your mental health in toxic environments.

For links mentioned in today's episode visit https://redesigningwellness.com/

 

May 8, 2018

Dee Edington recently went on sabbatical to wrap his mind around all that’s going on in the wellness industry in hopes of creating some order from the chaos.

In this wide ranging discussion, we cover everything from incentives to how we leave the employee out of wellness. As usual, Dee has some zingers in here and calls out a few practices that are not helping us move the industry forward.

We start off by why he decided to take a sabbatical, how ROI is often misstated, the pervasive “program” problem, weight loss programs and why Dee thinks the answers are in the outliers. He uses a fantastic analogy where he compares wellness programming to breakfast cereal and I learn he tweets.

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

 

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