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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, 2019
Nov 27, 2019

Whether you feel shoved by the universe or have that insistent excitement in the back of your mind, starting a business is like stepping into completely uncharted territory.  In this episode, Jen and today’s guest, Maggie Gough attempt to give you the lay of the land by sharing their own journeys into entrepreneurship.

Maggie, founder, and CEO of Realize Wellbeing had a rich career in the corporate wellness industry before branching out to start her own business in 2015. She’s on a mission to empower and embolden fellow wellness warriors, who through compassion, connection, and vulnerability, will change the landscape of work culture as we know it. Maggie has become a nationally recognized leader, dedicating her life to helping create workplaces that exude energy and innovation through their vibrant thriving employees. 

In this episode, Jen and Maggie have a candid discussion about entrepreneurship, including why they stepped away from the traditional job market and how their businesses and ideas have evolved over time. They take a look at how exactly their businesses are profitable and what things they might have done differently if they could go back to the beginning. 

They’re honest about the many challenges they’ve faced and continue to face, but also share the things they love about being their own bosses. Finally, they leave you with a few of their top pieces of advice for success if you’re planning to start your journey into entrepreneurship.

This episode is sponsored by Workplace Money Coach. Workplace Money Coach is offering a special Train-the-trainer promotion for their Living Paycheck to Purpose program. The Living Paycheck to Purpose program is comprised of four live workshops that take employees through a series of activities and thought-provoking discussions designed to help build positive money management behaviors.  

Head to workplacemoneycoach.com and schedule time to speak with Shane about this train-the-trainer 2020 promotion. Make sure you let him know that you listen to the Redesigning Wellness Podcast.

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

Nov 20, 2019

Serving 50,000 employees in 32 countries with a team of one is a setup that would be enough to make many wellness professionals run the other way. Today’s guest, Alli Cromartie, has risen to this challenge and more, filling in the absence of a wellness team through making relationships and connections with other departments in the company. 

Alli is the Global Wellness Leader at Ingersoll Rand where she oversees programming globally through strategy, design, implementation, and administration of Health Progress - the company’s employee wellbeing program. She serves a diverse population including manufacturing, sales, corporate associates, and distribution. She also recently co-founded the Working Moms Connection and serves on the Consumer Engagement Platform Committee for the Health Transformation Alliance.

In today’s podcast, Alli shares a bit about her background and how she transferred from working for a wellness vendor serving Ingersoll Rand to being employed by the company itself. She discusses some of the job complexities and her strategy of partnering with internal teams by helping connect the dots for why and how they play a part in supporting employee wellness. 

Alli gives us an example of when she met resistance with a department and the skills she used to break down the barriers she experienced, as well as her experience working with Operational Excellence, a department that helped her take a look at her own processes and how to optimize them. 

Alli shares some of her biggest wins, including connecting the wellness ambassador program to development in 2 of the company’s 7 core competency areas, as well as some of the biggest challenges she still faces - like answering the age old ROI questions pertaining to wellness. 

Finally, Alli dissects a few skills both natural and learned that she’s utilized in order to make the connections that have led to her success, and leaves us with a tangible tip on how we can start to experience the same successes.

This episode is sponsored by Workplace Money Coach. Workplace Money Coach is offering a special Train-the-trainer promotion for their Living Paycheck to Purpose program. The Living Paycheck to Purpose program is comprised of four live workshops that take employees through a series of activities and thought-provoking discussions designed to help build positive money management behaviors.  

Head to workplacemoneycoach.com and schedule time to speak with Shane about this train-the-trainer 2020 promotion. Make sure you let him know that you listen to the Redesigning Wellness Podcast.

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

Nov 13, 2019

Although we aim to impact adults in the workplace, our childhood experiences teach us how to cope with life and affect our overall health and wellness. Wellness programs often offer simple health solutions or use words that may be triggering for employees with adverse childhood experiences. How can we influence employee health when we don’t have the full picture of what an employee has been through in their life? 

Today’s guest, Diana Bishop, has done an extensive amount of work to understand the implications of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), how they affect adult health and wellness, and what strategies wellness professionals can use to work through ACEs rather than against them.

Diana is a Senior Learning Consultant, certified Health and Wellness Coach, and Life Care Planning instructor trainer for Kaiser Permanente, San Diego. With 20 years of experience working with ACEs, as well as personal experience understanding and working through childhood trauma, she is an industry expert on developing programs for people with high ACE scores and is dedicated to meeting employees where they’re at in their emotional journey, not just their health and wellness. 

In today’s episode, Diana shares not only her professional background but also her experience growing up as a child in a volatile home. She explains the origins of the Adverse Childhood Experiences Study and breaks down its implications including a higher risk of chronic disease and premature death.

Diana encourages wellness professionals to take a look at the language surrounding health initiatives and discusses some helpful strategies to avoid isolating and disengaging employees with high ACE scores. Lastly, she explains the benefit of tapping into employer groups to boost wellness programs and how important it is for wellness professionals to explore their own ACE score.

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

Nov 6, 2019

As a business coach for almost 20 years, it’s no surprise that today’s guest, Kerry Walls, began to notice some behavioral patterns differing between male and female executives and entrepreneurs. In response to this, she began coaching women leaders on how they may be getting in their own way on their career paths.

Kerry has spent the majority of her career focused on building family businesses and partnerships. She began as a coach in leadership development, eventually moving up to CEO before stepping away and founding her own company, Coaching Collaborative.

Her unique background in education, small business and counseling psychology fuels her approach to coaching high performing and high potential leaders allowing them to create breakthrough results in their businesses and careers.

In this episode, Kerry highlights the specific ways she noticed female executives getting in their own way on their paths to success. She takes us on a closer look at a few of these obstacles - not owning your own value, second-guessing yourself, and taking things too personally - while also giving some advice on building skills to overcome them.

She discusses the importance of learning to make requests, sharing your successes, and speaking up. Finally, Kerry shares a few tangible tips.

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

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