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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: September, 2019
Sep 25, 2019

As wellness professionals, one thing we’re constantly seeking is a seat at the table. Oftentimes, the path to this seat lies in developing and utilizing our leadership skills. Today’s guest, Sue Salvemini, believes that regardless of how many people we oversee, or what our job title is, we are all leaders. We can universally increase our effectiveness, impact, and ability to influence change with a commitment to 7 key leadership practices.

Sue is the founder and president of Focal Pointe Consulting Group, Inc and has been utilizing her more than 25 years of military and corporate experience to develop leaders, build teams, and launch products and businesses. As an executive coach and speaker, Sue works with individuals and teams to help them embrace their authentic leadership styles to maximize their positive impact on the people and organizations which they serve.

In this interview, Sue gives us insight as well as a few tips from her book, Leadership by Choice. She offers an in-depth look at each of her 7 key practices to help you tap into your own unique leadership style. Sue will have you inspired to step further into your leadership potential and increase your impact and the effectiveness within your organization.

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Sep 18, 2019

Being an expert is highly regarded in the business world. After all, isn’t that why we went to school…to become an expert in our field of interest? As a wellness pro, we are often expected to flex our expert muscle when working with our employers and clients. After all, that’s what they pay us for, right? According to today’s guest, Sydney Finkelstein, our own expertise can be a trap that narrows our focus, makes us reluctant to admit mistakes and makes out of touch with new practices. 

Sydney Finkelstein is the Steven Roth Professor of Management at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. He’s listed at #23 on the “Thinkers 50,” the most prestigious ranking of management thinkers in the world, has published 26 books and 90+ articles and is a recognized thought leader on leadership, strategy, and corporate governance. Sydney is also host of his own podcast, the Sydcast.

In this interview, Sydney explains the downside of considering ourselves an expert and how it hinders our performance. We broach the subject of who’s responsible for our learning - us or our organizations. Sydney tells us the warning signs that we’ve fallen in the expert trap and how to get out of it. He then leaves us with some profound words of wisdom. 

Want to Increase your Impact? Accelerate your Leadership? Join me for Redesigning Wellness Academy!

As a wellness pro, it can feel like we’re swimming upstream. We’re trying to help employees take care of their wellbeing, convincing leadership that wellness is valuable to the organization and the headlines are screaming “wellness doesn’t work”. Let’s take the opportunity to tackle these challenges head on and evolve wellness to include more than physical health, connect to business priorities and grow our personal leadership skills.

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Sep 11, 2019

In the worksite wellness industry, there is a divide between thought leaders when it comes to the question – does wellness work? Although this is too simple of a question to ask, recent research has fanned the flames of negative media headlines and contributed to further disagreement. Too often, organizations, consultants and wellness pros read the headlines and are even more confused about what actually works in wellness. 

Today’s guest, Nicole Latimer, believes this question is the biggest challenge we’re facing as an industry and she believes Staywell’s best practices work to move the needle on health. As chief executive officer of The StayWell Company, Nicole Latimer embodies the company’s mission to be the premier provider of lifestyle risk management programs for the entire healthcare ecosystem, leveraging the science of behavior change as the foundation for improving health outcomes.

In this interview, Nicole tells us about her background prior to Staywell and why she was drawn to Staywell’s mission. She explains Staywell’s wellness philosophy and gives her thoughts on how the wellness industry is evolving. We delve deeply into the topic of incentives, what we need to do differently with wellbeing and Nicole leaves us with her tangible tip.

This interview is one in which two people with different opinions have a civil conversation. If we’re ever going to evolve the wellness industry, we need more civil conversations about current and future wellness practices.

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Sep 4, 2019

As wellness professionals we’re in a unique position to bring employees together. But as humans, we’re biased. We make stuff up about people all of the time. We do it at work on a daily basis. Even worse, our biases are rarely blatant. It’s usually subtle micro-behaviors that we often don’t notice. So, what can we do about it? 

Today’s guest, Howard Ross, is considered one of the world’s seminal thought leaders on identifying and addressing unconscious bias. Howard has delivered programs in 47 states and over 40 other countries to audiences including Fortune 500 companies, colleges and universities, and major institutions within healthcare, government, and non-profit sectors. His newest book, Our Search for Belonging: How the Need for Connection Is Tearing Our Culture Apart describes how to bridge the divide in our increasingly polarized society.

In this interview, Howard and I talk about what’s changed in the area of Diversity and Inclusion in the past 30 years and what hasn’t. He then explains that we all have unconscious bias (even him) and Howard explains what we can do about it. He makes the provocative statement that “Maslow was wrong” and that our need to belong trumps any other need. Finally, Howard leaves us with his tangible tip.

Want more?

Do you want a short summary of each week’s podcast? Each week, I send out an email that goes one step further than the interview. It’s my reflection of what I pulled out of the interview and at least one tip (and usually more) about how you can apply all the goodness to your work and life. If that sounds good, you can sign up HERE.

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

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