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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, 2019
May 29, 2019

We’ve all heard the phrase “save the drama for your mama” but it seems like people save the drama for their workplaces. If there’s one thing that’s constant in the workplace is drama and today’s guest, Alex Dorr, has the research to back it. At Reality Based Leadership, they have found the average employee spends 2½ hours a day in drama, which is a form of mental and emotional waste in the workplace.

But Alex knows it doesn’t have to be this way. He envisions a world where work is effortless, and teams are drama-free. Standing side-by-side since 2015 with NY Times Bestselling author and thought leader Cy Wakeman, Alex collaborates with organizations and leaders globally to help them ditch the drama from the workplace, hardwire accountability in their teams and turn excuses into results. 

In this interview, Alex defines Reality Based Leadership and the three ways drama seeps into organizations.  He tells us what to do with the drama queens and kings in our organization, how ego plays a role in the drama and leaves us with a tangible tip.

Alex gives a process (SBAR) to help steer people away from drama and he offers questions to ask to shut down the drama. This jam-packed interview offers a ton of value. In fact, before I published this interview, I shared his interview with a leader at a drama filled office. If you’ve ever been around drama at work (and who hasn’t?), this interview will help you shut it down.

Thank you to our sponsor, Workplace Money Coach. Workplace Money Coach’s 4-week, Living Paycheck to Purpose financial empowerment program, helps employees address the root causes of their financial challenges so they can better align their financial choices with their purpose and the life goals that matter most to them. You can find out more at http://www.workplacemoneycoach.com/.

For links mentioned in today's episode visit: http://bit.ly/Redesignpod

May 22, 2019

To evolve the wellness industry, we need leaders in positions of influence who not only see the need for change but balance it with the positives aspects of our profession. One of those leaders is today’s guest, Marissa Kalkman, Executive Director of the Wellness Council of Wisconsin (WCWI). Marissa leads with the mindset that holistic employee wellbeing is good for the organization and the people, and it’s the right thing to do.

As Executive Director, she leads WCWI to support 700 professionals from over 500 member organizations of all industries and sizes across the state, in developing and sustaining results-oriented strategies to impact employee wellbeing.

In this interview, we learn about what WCWI does, Marissa’s wellness experience pre-WCWI and her wellness philosophy. We also talk about the wellness industry as a whole, Marissa leaves us with a tangible tip, and we discuss their upcoming conference. Not only are there excellent speakers at this year’s conference but I’ll be leading this year’s Pre-conference session at WCWI. You can find out more here.

Thank you to our sponsor, Workplace Money Coach. Workplace Money Coach’s 4-week, Living Paycheck to Purpose financial empowerment program, helps employees address the root causes of their financial challenges so they can better align their financial choices with their purpose and the life goals that matter most to them. You can find out more at http://www.workplacemoneycoach.com/.

For links mentioned in today's episode visit: http://bit.ly/Redesignpod

May 16, 2019

In today’s times, it’s imperative that organizations consider diversity and inclusion efforts. But are we even on the same page with what those words really mean? According to Joe Gerstandt, organizations create beautiful statements of commitment towards diversity and inclusion yet don’t have clear, concise definitions of either word.

Joe Gerstandt is a speaker, author and advisor bringing greater clarity, action, and impact to organizational diversity and inclusion efforts. He has worked with Fortune 100 corporations, small non-profits, and everything in between. Joe believes we can ill afford to apply a 20th century approach to a critical set of 21st century issues.

In today’s interview, we find out why Joe is so passionate about diversity and inclusion, he defines diversity and inclusion for us and explains why developing a common language is critical. He tells us why we should let our freak flags fly, what disagreement done well means, and mentions wonderful resources for uncovering our own biases.

Plus, you must check out the videos he has on his resources page. His videos are an amazingly real depiction of the many complications we run into working with each other because well, as Joe says we’re all different.

For links mentioned in today's episode visit  http://bit.ly/Redesignpod

May 9, 2019

Work seems broken and at times, unfixable. No matter where you turn, consultants, thought leaders and academics have advice on how companies can make work better (or at least suck less) but yet, toxic workplaces continue.

Today’s guest, Laurie Ruettimann, has a different opinion – we can fix work by fixing ourselves. That means putting yourself first…before the company you work for.

Laurie Ruettimann is a former human resources leader turned writer, speaker, and entrepreneur.  She’s been featured on major American media platforms, keynotes events all around the world, founded GlitchPath, an early-stage start-up focused on project management, and started her podcast in April 2018 called “Let’s Fix Work.”

In today’s interview, Laurie tells us why she thinks most jobs suck, why we need to give HR a break and what we can do to fix ourselves. One thing you’ll realize very quickly in my interview is that she is a no nonsense, straight forward kind of person. According to Laurie, if you always hang your hat and your identity on your career, even in a positive way, at some point it’s going to break your heart. 

If you’re feeling a tad underappreciated at work, this is a great episode for you!

Upcoming training dates:

Next Generation Wellness: From Theory to Practice

  • 23 to Nov. 18 (Mondays at 1 pm EST): Click HERE for more details.
  • August 26th at the WELCOA Summit Pre-Intensive: Click HERE for more details.


For links mentioned in today's episode visit  http://bit.ly/Redesignpod 

May 1, 2019

Many wellness solutions are set up to answer the question “how do we get people to change their health behaviors?”. According to today’s guest, Gail Johnston, asking how we create behavior change is entirely the wrong question to ask and behavior change is the wrong place to start. 

Gail Johnston is a Certified Intrinsic Coach® (CIC®) and owner of Progress Coaching & Consulting,

An independent coaching company that provides professional coaching to the employees of school districts, businesses and government agencies. 

In this interview, Gail walks us through the principles of intrinsic coaching and differentiates it from other forms of coaching. She explains the fallacies of behavior change that we tend to rely on as wellness pros and walks us through the three domains of thinking within intrinsic coaching (I>E>S). 

Gail drops some bombs on the common way we think about behavior change that can help us widen our own thinking…if we’re open to it!

Announcement:

Next Generation Wellness: From Theory to Practice – two upcoming training dates

  • 23 to Nov. 18 (Mondays at 1 pm EST): Click HERE for more details.
  • August 26th at the WELCOA Summit Pre-Intensive: Click HERE for more details.

For links mentioned in today's episode visit  http://bit.ly/Redesignpod 

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