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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: November, 2018
Nov 28, 2018

It seems as though our industry is transitioning from the word wellness to wellbeing at a rapid pace. Wellbeing is often used to separate from the traditional physical health wellness programs (although many times they are the exact same programs).

Now that the word wellbeing is thrown around by every wellness vendor and insurance plan who wants to be part of the “in  crowd”, we should explore not only what it means but the various models associated with it. 

Using a psychological approach and expertise, today’s guest, Dr. Gregg Henriques, created a nested model of wellbeing. Dr. Henriques is Professor of Graduate Psychology at James Madison University, teaching courses in personality theory, personality assessment, social psychology, and integrative adult psychotherapy.

In this interview, we discuss why he created a model of wellbeing and we spend most of the time diving into the model. I also fit in a question about how distressed is caused when people have negative reactions to their negative feelings.

Gregg walks us through his anacronym CALM MO, which I think we can all benefit from following. Finally, he leaves us with his tip…which is tangible but requires some thought.

If you’re ready for some deep thinking, then this interview is for you.

Have a sec for a favor? I’d greatly appreciate if you would vote me in to next year’s WELCOA Summit Intensive session! Until November 30th, you can vote for the Intensive sessions you want to see at WELCOA’s 2019 Summit. My session is titled “Next Generation Wellness: From Theory to Practice” can be found HERE.

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

Nov 21, 2018

Have you ever wondered why a professional in the corporate world would branch out on their own and proceed to build out wellness training to professionals in 8 countries? Today’s guest, Lisa Kelly, will answer both of these questions (and more).

Lisa Kelly of Kelly Wellness Consulting Inc., offers global, online-delivered programs featuring dynamic, experiential training in workplace wellness program design and delivery. Her mission is to create an innovative and collaborative landscape for global workplace wellness that fosters employee-driven, results-oriented wellness solutions benefiting employers, employees, and communities at large.

Lisa and I discuss her experience in toxic workplaces, the #1 challenge her Ambassadors face, the Kelly Wellness approach and if she’s changing anything now that the WELCOA benchmarks have evolved.

Have a sec for a favor? I’d greatly appreciate if you would vote me in to next year’s WELCOA Summit Intensive session! Until November 30th, you can vote for the Intensive sessions you want to see at WELCOA’s 2019 Summit. My session is titled “Next Generation Wellness: From Theory to Practice” can be found HERE.

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

Nov 14, 2018

Today’s repeat guest, Barbara Zabawa, owns the Center for Health and Wellness Law, LLC a law firm dedicated to improving legal access and compliance for the health and wellness industries. She is lead author of the book Rule the Rules on Workplace Wellness Programs, published by the American Bar Association. 

In today’s interview we address two things. One is her advice for what employers should do now that as of January 2019 there will be no guidance as to what amount of incentive (if any) will meet the ADA’s requirement of being voluntary.

The second topic we cover is an opinion letter issued by the Department of Labor about whether the Fair Labor Standards Act requires an employer to pay employees for their time spent participating in wellness activities.

Vote me in to next year’s WELCOA Summit Intensive session! Until November 30th, you can vote for the Intensive sessions you want to see at WELCOA’s 2019 Summit. My session is titled “Next Generation Wellness: From Theory to Practice” can be found HERE.

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

Nov 7, 2018

If you don’t already know Al Lewis, then I’m not sure where you’ve been hiding. He is quite an antagonizer in the wellness world but we’re not talking about wellness today.

Al is the founder of Quizzify, whose mission is to help companies teach their employees to utilize healthcare services appropriately.

Al and I talk about why health info (benefits, procedures, Rx) is so hard to understand, where employers are missing the mark in terms of benefit design and why they aren’t teaching their employees to become better healthcare consumers.

He also tells us the #1 question/recommendation employers and employees push back on. Finally, he provides advice on what employers can do to increase literacy and what wellness pros can do to stay in the know.

Vote me in to next year’s WELCOA Summit Intensive session! Until November 30th, you can vote for the Intensive sessions you want to see at WELCOA’s 2019 Summit. My session is titled “Next Generation Wellness: From Theory to Practice” can be found HERE.

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

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