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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: December, 2018
Dec 26, 2018

WELCOA is often the first stop when organizations are looking for wellness resources. Their name carries a lot of weight in our industry and I’m thrilled that they are doing some exciting things to evolve the wellness industry.

A critical part of that team is Sara Rauch, Director of Strategy and Planning at WELCOA. I wanted to rerun this episode with Sara for two reasons. One is that she alludes to the changes they are making at WELCOA around the benchmarks and checklist which are now out and being used. It’s kind of fun to see progress.

Also, Sara is just a wonderful person. She’s the most put together person I know, handling things with a calm demeanor when I would be freaking out. Plus, she’s got some mean dance moves!

In this interview, Sara tells us a bit about the inner workings of WELCOA, some upcoming updates to the Well Workplace Checklist and Award, why WELCOA’s a neutral force in the market and she shares a deeply personal story that led her into the field of organizational/industrial psych and wellness.

If you haven’t already joined us on Facebook, please join us there.

For links mentioned in today's episode visit https://redesigningwellness.com/2017/06/055-dream-bigger-sara-rauch-director-strategy-planning-welcoa/

Dec 19, 2018

With 45% of households not being able to cover a $400 emergency and 30% of households having no savings, it’s no surprise that financial wellness continues to be a hot topic as we move into 2019. Since this is still relatively new territory for wellness professionals, I brought on today’s guest, Shane Robson-Smith, to help us navigate this area of wellbeing.

Shane and his wife had big ideas about the abundant life they wanted to lead but found themselves buried under a new mortgage payment, $20,000 in consumer debt and over $100,000 in student loans leaving them broke and living paycheck-to-paycheck.

Together, they used the vision they had for their married life to start living below their means, stuck to a budget, paid off their debt, and started saving and investing for future goals.

Today, Shane enjoys an active lifestyle, building his dream business, traveling internationally with his wife and three kids and is on course to retire more than 10 years earlier than most working folks these days.  

In this interview, Shane tells his story of getting out of debt, financial stressors he often sees, the personal and professional impact of financial stress, and some common mistakes employers make when addressing financial wellness. Shane jam packs some helpful stats in this interview and leaves us with some really good tangible tips.

If you haven’t already joined the Redesigning Wellness Community on Facebook, we’d love to have you join us! You can join HERE.

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

Dec 12, 2018

Welcome to the RD podcast! It’s that time of year where I like to reflect on what happened over the course of the year and I thought who better to do this with than Bob Merberg. We did this last year and selfishly it was fun. 

When Bob and I get together to talk. We talk. A lot. This is a long interview but it didn’t feel that way to me, so hopefully it doesn’t to you. Bob Merberg, Principal Consultant at Jozito LLC has led the way in sustainable, healthy workplaces for more than 20 years. 

The Institute for Healthcare Consumerism in 2014 named Bob an IHC Superstar for Employee Empowerment, and in 2017 a team of industry experts convened by the Rochester Business Journal recognized him for creativity and ability to effect measurable improvements, sustainability, and program outcomes. Check out Bob’s full bio below.

In this interview, Bob and I discuss our reflections on wellness over the past year, what we’ve learned, anything we have changed our minds about (this is interesting because we slightly disagree on this one) and the directions were headed in 2019.

You’re Invited! I want to invite you to a free webinar, “7 Critical Steps to Increase Your Impact and Influence as a Wellness Professional” on December 13 at 2 pm EST. Register HERE.

Many health promotion efforts are stuck in an old paradigm, operating on outdated thinking or flawed assumptions.

This webinar will separate myth from reality – and jump start your path to confidently bringing your organization into the next generation of worksite wellness. You’ll leave with valuable insights and practical takeaways on the following four topics: 

  • What it means to move from a biomedical approach to an integrated one
  • Shifting the focus of wellness away from healthcare costs and towards its real value
  • The truth about financial incentives
  • How to increase your influence in your organization

You can register for the webinar HERE.

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

Dec 5, 2018

A person in the c-suite to oversee the wellbeing of employees…sounds awesome right? The concept of a Chief Wellness Officer is a relatively new concept gaining traction at places like the University of Pennsylvania and Stanford. It’s a promising concept but what does a person in this role actually do? Today guest, Dr. Bill Satterwhite, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center’s first Chief Wellness Officer, breaks it down for us. 

Dr. Satterwhite is one of its leaders in redesigning health care to be more proactive about health and wellness rather than reactive about sickness and disease.

He develops value-based, customized integrated solutions for self-funded employers -- including Wake Forest Baptist Health’s employees -- designed to improve their overall wellbeing in convenient, cost-effective and health-effective ways.

In this interview, we discuss his role as the Chief Wellness Officer, his approach to both employee wellness and the wellness services his team brings to clients, how they address physician burnout (including the violence they face) and of course leaves us with two tangible tips…plus a bonus tip. 

You’re Invited! I want to invite you to a free webinar, “7 Critical Steps to Increase Your Impact and Influence as a Wellness Professional” on December 13 at 2 pm EST. Register HERE.

Many health promotion efforts are stuck in an old paradigm, operating on outdated thinking or flawed assumptions.

This webinar will separate myth from reality – and jump start your path to confidently bringing your organization into the next generation of worksite wellness. You’ll leave with valuable insights and practical takeaways on the following four topics:

  • What it means to move from a biomedical approach to an integrated one
  • Shifting the focus of wellness away from healthcare costs and towards its real value
  • The truth about financial incentives
  • How to increase your influence in your organization

You can register for the webinar HERE.

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

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