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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: March, 2020
Mar 25, 2020

The current pandemic has forced many leaders and their teams around the world out of offices and into virtual workplaces. Many are trying to transition to working from home for the first time, while also managing a workspace that now includes their families as well as a slew of new technology.

Thankfully, Mary Abbajay, president of Careerstone Group, is saving the day with a host of tips and tricks for both managers and employees on navigating these tough times.

Mary is a sought after author, speaker, consultant, and trainer helping clients develop the strategies, skills, and sensibilities for success no matter what comes their way, resulting in people looking to her leadership during this unprecedented global crisis.

In today’s episode, Mary touches on some things to consider as companies transition to working from home, as well as five foundational platforms that bosses should be setting up. She talks about possible traps that both managers and employees may experience while in a virtual workplace, like overworking, social isolation, and lack of trust that work is getting done.

Mary shares tips for fostering connection in virtual teams such as virtual happy hour and daily team and one on one check-ins. She explains how conference calls can be less painful, and how her process of managing up still works in a virtual workplace. Finally, she leaves us with tangible action steps for both employees and wellness professionals.

This episode is sponsored by Health Enhancement Systems (HES). 

I’m thrilled to announce HES is launching a new emotional well-being campaign called Work of Art on May 1. I’ve been anticipating the release of Work of Art for a while and I’m implementing it for a client later this year. Be sure to check it out at myWorkofArt.com. 

HES has agreed to award 1 FREE Work of Art implementation to a Redesigning Wellness podcast listener. This is the only place you can get the address and enter the random drawing, go to hesonline.com/jen and register.

The winner will be announced Friday, May 1!

Enter here for the Work of Art giveaway from Health Enhancement Systems

For full show notes and links mentioned visit https://redesigningwellness.com/

Mar 18, 2020

The current COVID-19 health crisis has nearly everyone feeling some varying degree of anxiety. Today’s guest, Dr. Richa Bhatia, MD, board certified psychiatrist and American Psychiatric Association Fellow, is here to reassure us that anxiety during this time is completely normal, as lack of control and fear of the unknown are two of the biggest triggers to anxiety - the most common mental health condition among people.

In today’s episode, Dr. Bhatia defines anxiety and discusses why a crisis such as COVID-19 exacerbates it. She shares a plethora of tips for self management and anxiety reduction, including self care, mindfulness practices, exercise, and staying connected, as well as how to tell when you might need professional help to get it under control. 

Dr. Bhatia talks about what organizations can do to support their employees during this time of increased anxiety, and offers a tangible tip that HR and wellness professionals can put into action. Finally, she shares a host of resources for anyone wanting to learn more.

This episode is sponsored by Health Enhancement Systems (HES). 

I’m thrilled to announce HES is launching a new emotional well-being campaign called Work of Art on May 1. I’ve been anticipating the release of Work of Art for a while and I’m implementing it for a client later this year. Be sure to check it out at myWorkofArt.com.

HES has agreed to award 1 FREE Work of Art implementation to a Redesigning Wellness podcast listener. This is the only place you can get the address and enter the random drawing, go to hesonline.com/jen and register.

The winner will be announced Friday, May 1!

Enter here for the Work of Art giveaway from Health Enhancement Systems

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

Mar 11, 2020

Organizations are much more like living bodies than the well-oiled machines that we so often imagine them to be. Helping leaders understand and utilize this difference is the life goal of today’s guest, Norman Wolfe, founder and CEO of Quantum Leaders.

In his book The Living Organization, Norman draws on his 30 plus years of consulting and mentoring leaders to explain the core principles of how the world works and how it can be applied in businesses to create extraordinary impact and unleash the power of the human spirit.

In this episode, Norman explains how his living organization model was born and gives us a walkthrough of its principles including the three fields of energy (activity, relationship, and context) and how the interaction of these three fields make up Wolfe’s Law. 

He takes a deeper dive through his thoughts on context and leverage, and how shifting the context is the key to making wellness an inextricable part of the organization rather than a non-essential add on. Lastly, he leaves wellness professionals with a tangible tip to start utilizing his model.

This episode is sponsored by Health Enhancement Systems (HES). 

I’m thrilled to announce HES is launching a new emotional well-being campaign called Work of Art on May 1. I’ve been anticipating the release of Work of Art for a while and I’m implementing it for a client later this year. Be sure to check it out at myWorkofArt.com.

HES has agreed to award 1 FREE Work of Art implementation to a Redesigning Wellness podcast listener. This is the only place you can get the address and enter the random drawing, go to hesonline.com/jen and register.

The winner will be announced Friday, May 1!

Enter here for the Work of Art giveaway from Health Enhancement Systems

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

Mar 4, 2020

Incorporating technology into culture doesn’t have to take away from the humanistic aspect. In fact, Colleen Reilly, Senior Vice President of Business Development for Immersive Worlds, would say it’s just the opposite. Technology opens up new worlds of possibility for creating a human centered and connected culture.

Colleen has had a robust career in the wellness industry for over 20 years. She not only founded Total Well-being, one of the nation's leading providers of corporate well-being consulting, but has worked with corporate giants like Coors Brewing Company, Mayo Clinic, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Boeing, and Keurig Green Mountain to name a few.

In today’s episode, Colleen shares an overview of her extensive and varied career in the wellness industry, including her start with Coors Brewing and the professional twists and turns she experienced after leaving. She discusses her thoughts on the industry’s current climate and recent shifts, including employees now looking for wellness as a cultural norm in their workplaces.

Colleen explains how she sees technology integrating with culture and her opinion that advanced tech can increase the humanistic element of wellness rather than take away from it. She gives a few concrete examples of how virtual reality initiatives are accomplishing this task. Finally, she briefly touches on the fourth industrial revolution and its implications on wellness before highlighting a few of her most important tips and action steps.

This episode is sponsored by Health Enhancement Systems (HES). 

I’m thrilled to announce HES is launching a new emotional well-being campaign called Work of Art on May 1. I’ve been anticipating the release of Work of Art for a while and I’m implementing it for a client later this year. Be sure to check it out at myWorkofArt.com.

HES has agreed to award 1 FREE Work of Art implementation to a Redesigning Wellness podcast listener. This is the only place you can get the address and enter the random drawing, go to hesonline.com/jen and register.

The winner will be announced Friday, May 1!

Enter here for the Work of Art giveaway from Health Enhancement Systems

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

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