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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, 2019
Dec 18, 2019

The practice of conducting research and translating that research into meaningful best practices is one of the foundations and drivers of moving the wellness industry forward. Today’s guest, Karen Moseley, is the president of the Health Enhancement Research Organization (HERO), which strives to do just that.

HERO is a national nonprofit think tank dedicated to providing leadership in research and education on issues such as the impact of wellness program best practices on health outcomes for employees, their spouses, dependents, and their wider communities.

Karen has been at the helm of this organization for almost a year, growing HERO membership, increasing member engagement, and continuously improving educational programming and supporting HERO’s robust research agenda.

In today’s episode, Karen provides some background information on HERO, as well as some changes she’s noticed in the wellness industry and how the organization is adapting to and furthering that change. She talks about what prompted her Linkedin post calling for open dialogue, and the feedback she received including connecting to Jen.

Karen discusses her thoughts on the current challenges the industry faces, as well as what industry movement she’s most excited about. She also shares her knowledge of Social Determinants of Health and how these factors affect the current workforce as well as the future talent of a community.

Finally, Karen talks about what she hopes to accomplish as president of HERO, what things are on the horizon for HERO in 2020, and lastly leaves us with a tangible tip to creating a successful wellness approach in any organization.

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

Dec 11, 2019

Another year has almost passed, which means it’s time for Jen’s annual chat with wellness colleague, Bob Merberg. It’s so easy to forget what happened this year so join Jen and Bob as they chat about what happened in wellness in 2019 and what we can look forward to on the horizon for next year.

Bob Merberg, innovator and founder of consulting company Jozito LLC, has been enhancing employee experience and optimizing business results through wellness for more than 20 years.

He specializes in qualitative and quantitative assessment and analysis of organizational needs, Total Worker Health strategies, and job crafting workshops and consultation. He has been featured multiple times in publications such as HR Executive Magazine, MarketWatch, and Wellbeing Practitioner.

In today’s episode, Jen and Bob discuss the recent Harvard Song study, as well as the 2019 Yale and MIT wellness lawsuits, and other occupational studies done this year. Each weigh in on their opinions and reservations about the year’s three major wellness trends in hot topics - loneliness, burnout, and mental health. They talk about how each of their perspectives have changed a bit in 2019, and what things have them excited for the new year. 

Finally, they each share a podcast recommendation for wellness professionals that they personally have been enjoying and discuss personal goals they’re looking forward to achieving in 2020.

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

Dec 4, 2019

What comes first, the leader or the wellness professional? According to today’s guest, Renee Moorefield, “a leader is someone who sees themself as stewarding the potential of their team, and that means human wellbeing.” 

Renee Moorefield, co-founder and CEO of Wisdom Works, is uniquely poised to evaluate and strengthen leadership through the lens of wellness. Having started out in the wellness industry as an exercise physiologist, she quickly realized that she had more influence on creating and altering environments for maximum wellness as a formal leader, then later as an executive coach. 

Through Wisdom Works, Renee has trained and advised thousands of leaders and executives striving to elevate human potential, operate from inspired purpose and vision, and achieve wellbeing and internal balance. She is the director of the transformational leadership platform Be Well Lead Well, chair of the Wellness at Work initiative at the Global Wellness Institute, and curator of the Wellness Moonshot, an effort to rid the world of preventable disease.

In today’s episode, Renee discusses the philosophy of Wisdom Works as well as her definition of thriving and how integral a concept it is to leadership and wellness. She shares some of the ways she’s seen executives’ views of wellness changing, especially how she believes leadership and wellness go hand in hand. 

Additionally, she illustrates how important mental wellbeing has become a part of the wellness conversation. Renee explains a bit of the creation process of the Be Well Lead Well Pulse, including its 6 measurable dimensions - thriving, fuel, flow, wonder, wisdom, and thriving amplified. Finally, she shares her biggest hope for wellness professionals.

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

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