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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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Mar 31, 2021

Host Jen Arnold began the Redesigning Wellness Podcast in 2016, fresh out of the corporate workforce and eager to learn and dissect the multitude of aspects affecting employee wellness. Back then, she had fewer clients, much more free time, and one fewer kid at home. 

After a bit of soul searching and careful deliberation, Jen’s decided that she needs some space from the podcast to assess if she misses it, or if it’s time to move on. 

In this episode, podcast host Jen Arnold explains her decision to take a break from the podcast, a few of the reasons behind her careful consideration, and offers a heartfelt thanks to longtime listeners who have accompanied her on this journey.

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

Mar 24, 2021

In a society hyper focused on productivity and doing more, it can be easy to bully yourself about being lazy and not accomplishing enough.

Today’s guest, Dr. Devon Price, Professor at Loyola University Chicago and author of Laziness Does Not Exist believes that worth is not tied to productivity and that the perception around laziness is toxic.

In this episode, Devon explains their personal experience with overachievement and how that mentality changed. They discuss what they call the laziness lie, how mistrust from employers is damaging employees, and how organizations can change the perception around laziness.

Lastly, Devon offers an excellent tangible tip for people who have a hard time saying no.

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

Mar 17, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the shortcomings of many benefits programs at the same time as 2020 prompted a closer look at diversity and inclusion within organizations. The marriage of these two occurrences has resulted in interesting considerations regarding inclusion in benefits. 

Today’s guest, Rachael McCann, Senior Director and North American Health & Benefits Inclusion & Diversity practice leader at Willis Towers Watson, is helping businesses understand how to optimize their benefits offerings based on the diverse characteristics of their current and future workforce.

Rachael has 20 years of experience supporting employers inclusion and diversity and exploring the role benefits can play. 

In this episode, Rachael explores some of the benefits trends she saw in response to COVID, highlighting mental health offerings and caregiving solutions. She shares a few guidelines for considering inclusion in benefits programs and the importance of understanding social determinants of health in relation to benefits inclusivity. 

Lastly, Rachael offers tangible tips for both wellness professionals and organizations on considering inclusion and diversity in benefits offerings.

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

Mar 10, 2021

In the last decade, the wellness industry has been on a steady rise. With 80% of large companies and 50% of small companies implementing wellness programs, wellness isn’t just a consideration for big businesses anymore.

Today’s guest, Nikki Reynolds, Wellness Specialist at ePlus, believes that small businesses can actually provide the best environment for wellness program success.

In this episode, Nikki explains her somewhat unorthodox start with SMP and how she went about building a wellness program for a business of fewer than 50 employees.

Nikki shares some of her challenges as well as her proudest moments, as well as the philosophy she’s held while pivoting through COVID. Finally, she offers tangible tips to professionals making a pitch and to small business owners unsure of buying into wellness.

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

Feb 24, 2021

The ability to understand and alter the power dynamic of a team is an essential leadership skill for maximum effectiveness according to today’s guest, Lindy Greer, Associate Professor of Management and Organizations at University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business.

In addition to her Associate Professorship, Lindy is the Faculty Director of the Sanger Leadership Center. Her expertise in leadership development has been published in leading outlets such as Forbes, the New York Times, and the Journal of Applied Psychology to name a few. 

In this episode, Lindy briefly discusses her inspiration to look at leadership differently and takes a deep dive on the four keys to a positive leadership hierarchy. She explains the importance of creating areas of ownership for team members as well as building team structures that are flexible. 

Lindy gives the example of learning to power flex through voice and other strategies for reducing or increasing the power distance between leaders and teams. Lastly, she offers a tangible tip to be intentional about your team’s hierarchy.

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

Feb 17, 2021

Psychologists believe that we spend over 80% of our lives on autopilot. We all know how hard it can be to step out of our comfort zones. What would life be like if we dared to do something different? This is the central question that today’s guest, Ray Richards, CEO and Founder of Do Something Different, hopes to encourage others to answer.

Ray Richards is also the host of the podcast Life Done Different.ly and creator of the FLEX app, having dedicated the last 30 years to exploring work, play, and behavioral flexibility. 

In this episode, Ray explains the Do Something Different approach, including obstacles to getting out of your comfort zone and the downfall of the smart goals approach. He discusses how organizations can start to behave differently and how wellness integrates into the movement. Finally, Ray leaves wellness professionals with a tangible tip on how to start shirking the status quo.

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

Feb 10, 2021

Everyone deserves access to healthcare and respect from healthcare providers - regardless of shape, body size, or skin color. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case. According to BMC Medicine, weight stigma is particularly prevalent and detrimental in healthcare settings, with documented high levels of ‘anti-fat’ bias in healthcare providers, patients with obesity receiving poorer care and having worse outcomes 

Today’s guest, Dr. Lesley Williams, is trying to change the narrative. Dr. Williams is a board certified family medicine physician and a certified eating disorder specialist. Her years working in the mental health field led her to become an advocate for body positivity and size diversity. Dr. Williams is also a passionate advocate for diversity, equity, and inclusion in healthcare. 

In this episode, Dr. Williams explains the importance of weight independent healthcare, including the BMI and it’s racial implications. She discusses racism's effect on health, her own personal experiences with racism, and how important it is to embrace curiosity in healthcare.

Dr. Williams touches briefly on the importance of health equity and her adoption of the HAES model in healthcare. She discusses her children’s book Free to Be Me: Self Love for All Sizes and why she wrote it. Lastly, she leaves listeners with a tangible tip to combat weight stigma culture.

This podcast episode is brought to you by Resilience Reboot for Leaders.

In this 4-week session, your leaders (or informal leaders) will watch short Resilience lessons before each class. In the weekly, live Zoom meetings we’ll break into small groups, using the resilience skills learned to apply to each participant's unique situation.

This group will be made up of leaders across multiple organizations, so you can send only the employees you want to pay for. 

First group starts Feb. 16th – each employee is $125 with discounts for 2 or more employees.

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

 

Feb 3, 2021

Though the general trend of diversity and inclusion is increasing, wellness fields like dietetics and health promotion have not experienced as much growth or attention as other industries.

Today’s guest, Deanna Belleny, co-founder of the non-profit Diversity Dietetics, is seeking to change this by providing support, mentoring, and barrier deconstruction with the goal of increasing the ethnic and racial diversity in the field of nutrition. 

In addition to her non-profit work, Deanna Belleny is the Assistant Director of Health Systems Transformation at the Harvard Medical School Center for Primary Care

In this episode, Deanna discusses the decision to start Diversify Dietetics, including the lack of representation and resulting microaggressions she experienced early on in her education and career. She shares some of the barriers to entering dietetics that minorities experience, the impact the lack of diversity has on the field, and how white dieticians can expand their perspectives. 

Lastly, Deanna explains the goal of Diversify Dietetics, the current programs and initiatives they’ve built, and leaves listeners with a tangible tip on where to start to be a part of the solution.

This podcast episode is brought to you by Resilience Reboot for Leaders.

In this 4-week session, your leaders (or potential leaders) will watch short Resilience lessons before each class. In the weekly, live Zoom meetings we’ll break into small groups, using the resilience skills learned to apply to each participant's unique situation. 

This group will be made up of leaders across multiple organizations, so you can send only the employees you want to pay for.  

The first group starts Feb. 16th – each employee is $125 with discounts for 2 or more employees.  

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

Jan 27, 2021

In April of 2020, as the coronavirus forced the first major shutdowns in the US, unemployment rates in every state soared to a level not previously seen since data collection began in 1948. Among those affected were today’s guests Chrissy Ball, Michelle Bartelt, and Scott Dinwiddie - highly skilled wellness professionals with over 40 years of collective experience (check out their full bios below).

In this episode, our panel of guests discuss the tumultuous experience of job loss including processing the emotions, resisting the temptation to doubt yourself, and the lessons they’ve learned through this experience. They share plenty of advice for others experiencing job loss, as well as tangible tips for professionals tasked with letting employees go.

This podcast episode is brought to you by Resilience Reboot for Leaders.

In this 4-week session, your leaders (or potential leaders) will watch short Resilience lessons before each class. In the weekly, live Zoom meetings we’ll break into small groups, using the resilience skills learned to apply to each participant's unique situation.

This group will be made up of leaders across multiple organizations, so you can send only the employees you want to pay for. 

First group starts Feb. 16th – each employee is $125 with discounts for 2 or more employees.

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

 

Jan 22, 2021

In this solo episode of the Redesigning Wellness podcast, host Jen Arnold talks about the importance of knowing your values, why they are important, and how she uses them to guide her decisions. 

This values exercise is mentioned: Click here

Jan 20, 2021

Wellness isn’t so much a healthcare problem as a matter of psychological needs fulfillment, according to today’s podcast guest Scott Dinwiddie. He believes organizations need to start looking at wellness as a problem related to value creation rather than downside costs.

Scott Dinwiddie, corporate wellbeing strategist and self professed employee experience evangelist, is an independent consultant with nearly a decade of experience building better, more effective wellness programs.

In this episode, Scott offers his unique definition of wellness as well as the 4 rules that make up what he calls Wellness 2.0. He takes a deeper dive on these rules, discussing how to connect to the employee voice during the restrictions of the pandemic and how to gain traction and collaboration on addressing problems with the employee experience. Lastly, he leaves listeners with a tangible tip.

This podcast episode is brought to you by Workplace Money Coach.

Workplace Money Coach’s Living Paycheck to Purpose financial empowerment program leads participants through thought-provoking activities and interactive discussions that help to cultivate a mindset around money so they can continue to thrive in their financial lives. 

In order to serve your employees in a safe and healthy way, Workplace Money Coach can provide programming and one-on-one financial coaching in a live, social distance setting as well as a virtual option.  

Here is what participants of the Living Paycheck to Purpose program are saying:

“Shane at Workplace Money Coach was an impressive vendor from all aspects of professionalism, quality, useful/valid information, and facilitation. All around, this was a great experience both as a coordinator and participant.” 

Isiah wrote:

“This was probably one of the most important classes of my lifetime, and it couldn't have come at a better time with the pandemic and social distancing giving many of us just the time we needed to sit back and evaluate our expenses and where our money has been going. I for one will be putting everything I learned into practice in some form or another, thanks for everything.” 

As a bonus to their Living Paycheck to Purpose program, Workplace Money Coach is offering my listeners a complimentary coaching session for all participants of the program so employees can get individualized attention for their financial situation. Just mention that you heard about the program through the Redesigning Wellness Podcast. 

Workplace Money Coach has trained facilitators across the country ready to help improve the financial lives of your employees. 

You can learn more about Workplace Money Coach’s financial empowerment program and schedule a call to see if the Living Paycheck to Purpose program is right for your employees by visiting www.workplacemoneycoach.com.

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

Jan 15, 2021

In this solo episode of the Redesigning Wellness podcast, host Jen Arnold talks about the role of the wellness coordinator, how the job duties are keeping us (and wellness) small, and how we can elevate the role in an organization.

Jan 13, 2021

Expanding the wellness program in an organization from inception as a part time employee to a global initiative is no easy task, especially when wellness doesn’t typically get a seat at the table. Today’s guest, Cassie Buckroyd, Wellbeing Programs Manager at Columbia Sportswear Company, has done just that and believes the secret to her success lies in partnership and collaboration.

With more than 20 years in various health and wellness roles, Cassie Buckroyd has created a wellbeing program that is a cornerstone to the total rewards and talent programs at the company. 

In this episode, Cassie explains her role as Wellbeing Manager and the process of spearheading Columbia’s COVID response team. She shares how parts of her job have taken her out of the traditional scope of wellness, how some of these opportunities have expanded and shaped her career, and the skills she’s utilized along the way.

Cassie discusses some of the challenges she’s experienced, including not always being given a seat at the table, and offers wellness professionals a tangible tip to expand their scope. 

This podcast episode is brought to you by Workplace Money Coach.

Workplace Money Coach’s Living Paycheck to Purpose financial empowerment program leads participants through thought-provoking activities and interactive discussions that help to cultivate a mindset around money so they can continue to thrive in their financial lives. 

In order to serve your employees in a safe and healthy way, Workplace Money Coach can provide programming and one-on-one financial coaching in a live, social distance setting as well as a virtual option.  

Here is what participants of the Living Paycheck to Purpose program are saying:

“Shane at Workplace Money Coach was an impressive vendor from all aspects of professionalism, quality, useful/valid information, and facilitation. All around, this was a great experience both as a coordinator and participant.” 

Isiah wrote:

“This was probably one of the most important classes of my lifetime, and it couldn't have come at a better time with the pandemic and social distancing giving many of us just the time we needed to sit back and evaluate our expenses and where our money has been going. I for one will be putting everything I learned into practice in some form or another, thanks for everything.” 

As a bonus to their Living Paycheck to Purpose program, Workplace Money Coach is offering my listeners a complimentary coaching session for all participants of the program so employees can get individualized attention for their financial situation. Just mention that you heard about the program through the Redesigning Wellness Podcast. 

Workplace Money Coach has trained facilitators across the country ready to help improve the financial lives of your employees. 

You can learn more about Workplace Money Coach’s financial empowerment program and schedule a call to see if the Living Paycheck to Purpose program is right for your employees by visiting www.workplacemoneycoach.com.

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

Jan 8, 2021

This is a special episode of the Redesigning Wellness podcast, where host Jen Arnold talks solo about a recent pivot she’s making in her business.

Jan 6, 2021

As we step eagerly into 2021 after the difficulty of 2020, many people are carefully considering mindsets and attitudes with which to approach a new year filled with equal parts fresh possibility and lingering uncertainty. Today’s guest, Michael Arloski, CEO & Founder of Real Balance Global Wellness Services, has found that when we imagine the kind of outcome we want to see, we’re a lot more likely to get it. 

Michael Arloski is a founding member of the National Board for Health and Wellness Coaching and a leading expert in the field, having trained thousands of wellness coaches worldwide. He is the author of Wellness Coaching For Lasting Lifestyle Change, the foundational book of his field and Masterful Health & Wellness Coaching: Deepening Your Craft. 

In this episode, Michael shares a few strategies for reimagining 2021 and how attitudes and beliefs drive behavior. He briefly explores the roles of a health coach and what personalities are best suited for the job, as well as tactics he uses to coach reluctant clients.

Michael explains a bit about his Wellness Mapping 360 strategy and the process of health coach certification. Finally, he leaves wellness professionals with a tangible tip.

This podcast episode is brought to you by Workplace Money Coach.

Workplace Money Coach’s Living Paycheck to Purpose financial empowerment program leads participants through thought-provoking activities and interactive discussions that help to cultivate a mindset around money so they can continue to thrive in their financial lives. 

In order to serve your employees in a safe and healthy way, Workplace Money Coach can provide programming and one-on-one financial coaching in a live, social distance setting as well as a virtual option.  

Here is what participants of the Living Paycheck to Purpose program are saying:

“Shane at Workplace Money Coach was an impressive vendor from all aspects of professionalism, quality, useful/valid information, and facilitation. All around, this was a great experience both as a coordinator and participant.” 

Isiah wrote:

“This was probably one of the most important classes of my lifetime, and it couldn't have come at a better time with the pandemic and social distancing giving many of us just the time we needed to sit back and evaluate our expenses and where our money has been going. I for one will be putting everything I learned into practice in some form or another, thanks for everything.” 

As a bonus to their Living Paycheck to Purpose program, Workplace Money Coach is offering my listeners a complimentary coaching session for all participants of the program so employees can get individualized attention for their financial situation. Just mention that you heard about the program through the Redesigning Wellness Podcast. 

Workplace Money Coach has trained facilitators across the country ready to help improve the financial lives of your employees. 

You can learn more about Workplace Money Coach’s financial empowerment program and schedule a call to see if the Living Paycheck to Purpose program is right for your employees by visiting www.workplacemoneycoach.com.

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

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