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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: October, 2019
Oct 30, 2019

It’s nearly impossible to attend a wellness conference without seeing at least one speaker quoting Gallup data. But how does this industry go-to handle their own internal employee wellness programs? Today’s guest, Ryan Wolf, has been with Gallup’s wellness program since the beginning, currently serving as Physical Wellbeing Lead and touting more than 16 years with the company. He believes the main reason Gallup’s employee wellness programs are so successful is because the company’s core competency is employee engagement.

Ryan oversees “In the Zone” - Gallup’s internal wellness program that just passed 70% participation, providing associates, spouses, and family members with opportunities to pursue greater wellbeing by participating in health-related challenges and education. He is currently seeking a master’s in business administration and finds the most job enjoyment from creating new and engaging challenges that are modern and relevant to Gallup’s more than 1,100 employees.

In today’s episode, Ryan gives us a closer look at Gallup’s wellness program and the ways that it’s evolved over his time with the company. He explains how Gallup shifted from focusing exclusively on physical wellbeing to adding in the other four elements of wellbeing (career, social, financial, and community) into their programs as often as possible. He explains “In the Zone” and how Gallup is using gamification.

Ryan discusses his biggest challenges and a belief that he used to hold that doesn’t anymore, before sharing a bit about what he has planned for his Redesigning Wellness Academy talk. Finally, he leaves us with a tangible tip and what he believes is the most important element of a wellness program.

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

Oct 23, 2019

It’s no secret that one of the biggest hurdles in the wellness profession is finding the key to get employees motivated and engaged in our programs. But what if it’s not our job to be the active agent in engagement? Today’s guest, Scott Rigby, believes it's our job to understand that engagement is their decision. It’s our job to create the experiences and circumstances that are most likely to get them to engage and then stay engaged. 

As a behavioral scientist, author, founder of Immersyve Inc., and co-founder of Motivation Works, Scott has dedicated his life to working with both small and large companies to apply behavioral science to improve experiences, wellbeing, and performance among employees. His work encourages companies to use the proven principles of Self Determination Theory to drive greater wellness and engagement and also emphasizes the quantitative measurement of motivation and engagement. 

In this episode, Scott takes us into a deeper understanding of Self Determination Theory, our three basic psychological needs, and how we can use these things to drive authentic and lasting motivation and engagement in our clients. He explains the pitfalls of incentives and how they undermine intrinsic motivation.

Taking a closer look at intrinsic and extrinsic motivation, he explains how it’s not as black and white as some of the wellness industry believes. Lastly, he leaves us with a tangible tip and what he believes is one of the most important aspects of motivation.

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

Oct 16, 2019

As wellness professionals, we know that the shift into the next generation of wellness isn’t always an easy one. Maybe your organization or clients aren’t ready to ditch incentives and move away from a completely physical view of employee wellness. How can you help shift the wellness industry but start at a more agreeable place? This is one of the many reasons the Redesigning Wellness Academy (RWA) was created.

In today’s solo episode, Jen explains the top reasons that Redesigning Wellness Academy is a much-needed bridge for wellness professionals to begin moving their program or clients’ programs forward in the changing wellness landscape. She discusses Redesigning Wellness Academy in-depth, getting into the nitty-gritty of the RWA format, schedule, and what exactly you’ll get out of the 6-month program. 

If you’re looking for a program with a unique depth, a multi-dimensional focus, and a recipe of one part knowledge, one part skill, and one part support - the Redesigning Wellness Academy is for you. Registration is now open!

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

Oct 9, 2019

As new health science continues to emerge, it’s imperative that we as wellness professionals allow our ideas and efforts to shift and change along with it. Today’s guest, Melanie Cumbee, has learned to embrace these changes with open arms throughout her 25 years in the wellness industry - encouraging moves away from biometrics and premium incentives toward an employee-centered wellness model that has caught the attention of WELCOA.

For the last 11 years, Melanie has led and developed the Good Life employee wellness program for MemorialCare Health Systems, which boasts an inspiring 75% participation among their 11,000 employees. Her passion for creating cultures that inspire and empower others to embrace their personal path to wellbeing, along with her excitement and willingness to implement emerging science into her programs, resulted in Melanie receiving the honor of being named WELCOA’s 2019 Top Health Promotion Professional in the US.

In today’s podcast, Melanie shares her journey as a wellness professional and how she got her start. She explores some strategies she’s used to encourage employees to prioritize self-care as well as her experiences partnering with other departments in order to enhance and expand a wellness program.

Melanie discusses some wellness industry practices she’s left behind, like biometric screenings, and others she’s altered to better work towards comprehensive wellness, like premium-based incentives. Finally, Melanie shares what keeps her going and engaged in her field of work, and her biggest tip for building culture change.

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

Oct 2, 2019

Knowing the people you’re engaging with is one of the biggest advantages you can have when trying to influence both inside or outside of an organization Today’s guest, Steven Sisler, has honed the art of reading people into a science. He suggests that understanding the personality of those you’re working with, as well as understanding your own personality, can give you a valuable advantage in communicating effectively and getting what you want in business settings. 

Steve is a behavioral analyst, speaker, author, and podcaster specializing in personality differences, leadership strategy, cultural differences, and temperament strategies. He has consulted for clients in more than 18 countries, gathering behavioral and attitudinal information on individuals within corporate settings and developing strategies for effective leadership, teamwork, and entrepreneurial success.

In today’s podcast, Steven explores not only why it’s advantageous for us to know what someone else is thinking and to understand their personality type, but also how understanding your own personality type can help you set yourself up for success. He uses his skills on Jen, demonstrating the scope and accuracy of his personality assessments and shares some information on the most common personalities as highlighted in his book, The 4 PeopleTypes: And What Drives Them.

Finally, Steven discusses strategies you can use to combat your own passiveness in meetings with executives and other leaders, and how executives commonly think and communicate.

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

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