Redesigning Wellness Podcast

Sinopse

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 doesnt work in wellness. In this podcast, Jen will interview experts in various worksite wellness specialties to demystify the common worksite wellness program. Shell also spend time sharing common barriers to help get your wellness program moving forward.Youll discover common sense approaches to wellness, tips for engaging employees and how to implement a program that your employees actually like.

Episódios

  • 192: The Causes of Leadership Breakdowns with Eric Kaufmann, President and Founder of Sagatica

    192: The Causes of Leadership Breakdowns with Eric Kaufmann, President and Founder of Sagatica

    20/05/2020 Duração: 50min

    As technology accelerates the shifting of corporate America and culture at large, leaders find themselves with less and less time to regroup and recenter themselves - making leadership breakdowns increasingly likely. Eric Kaufmann, founder of Sagatica, returns to discuss the top ten mistakes that cause a leader to break down and how to avoid them. Eric Kaufmann has been coaching and training leaders and executives on how to think more creatively, decide more effectively, and relate more wholeheartedly for more than 20 years. His clients include industry giants like Verizon, Sony, Petco, Facebook, and Navitas Organics to name a few. The publishing of his latest book, Leadership Breakdown, makes him a three time author as well as an official thought leader at Harvard’s Institute of Coaching and TedX speaker. In this episode, Eric discusses what inspired him to write his third book and why he believes leadership breakdowns are accelerating. He explains what he believes makes a life worth living and the common pi

  • 191: Your Leadership Blueprint with Doug Conant, Founder of ConantLeadership

    191: Your Leadership Blueprint with Doug Conant, Founder of ConantLeadership

    13/05/2020 Duração: 54min

    “Your leadership story is your life story,” according to Doug Conant, globally renowned business leader, bestselling author, and today’s guest. If you find yourself struggling to settle into your own personal leadership style, the key is to look inward - a method Doug developed and has shared the blueprints to. Doug’s experience proves that once you understand your purpose upfront, leading through a crisis like the current pandemic becomes much easier. Doug Conant has over 40 years of leadership experience, including the most senior level positions at industry giants like Nabisco, Campbell’s Soup, Avon, General Mills, and Kraft. He has made people first leadership practices a priority in his career, and continues his legacy as a champion of “doing well by doing good.” In this episode, Doug shares how practicing gratitude became a foundation for his personal leadership model early in his career and the unexpected way he saw that energy reflected back to him. He explains the reasons he decided to write his newe

  • 190: A Collaborative Effort for Mental Wellness with Rebecca Fairman, Executive Director of Connections for Mental Wellness

    190: A Collaborative Effort for Mental Wellness with Rebecca Fairman, Executive Director of Connections for Mental Wellness

    06/05/2020 Duração: 45min

    According to the World Health Organization, the estimated cost of depression and anxiety is $1 trillion per year (globally) due to lost productivity. The 2019 Mind the Workplace report revealed that 55% of respondents were afraid to take the day off to tend to their mental health. Pair these two stats (just a couple of the many out there) and we have a costly issue wrapped in stigma. That’s why one of the most exciting advances in wellness is the inclusion of mental health as a component of employee wellbeing. Today’s guest, Rebecca Fairman, Executive Director of Connections for Mental Wellness, shares the changes being made in northeast Wisconsin through a collective impact model and the company she leads, Connections for Mental Wellness. In this episode, Rebecca discusses how Connections for Mental Wellness got started and the initial planning after receiving a one million dollar grant. She gives examples of a few barriers to accessing mental health support that her company hopes to assist with, and the pr

  • 189: The Impact of Employee Loneliness with Hakan Ozcelik, Professor at California State University, Sacramento

    189: The Impact of Employee Loneliness with Hakan Ozcelik, Professor at California State University, Sacramento

    29/04/2020 Duração: 01h01min

    With the increased need for social distancing, working from home, and quarantining, loneliness has become even more of a hot topic than it was before COVID-19. Today’s guest, Hakan Ozcelik, walks us through his most recent research study on loneliness and the impact on employees, teams, and the organization as a whole. Hakan is a professor of management at California State University, Sacramento. With a Ph.D. in organizational behavior, he has published his research on many topics including workplace loneliness and organizational neuroscience in countless prestigious outlets such as the Harvard Business Review, Forbes, and the New York Times to name a few. In this episode, Hakan defines loneliness and how it differentiates from things like depression and physically being alone. He discusses his research, No Employee An Island, touching on both the design and the project’s findings.  Hakan reveals the impact of his research findings on team performance, as well as intervention strategies that managers can empl

  • 188: Evaluating Your Relationship with Alcohol, with Heather Lowe, Founder of Ditched the Drink

    188: Evaluating Your Relationship with Alcohol, with Heather Lowe, Founder of Ditched the Drink

    22/04/2020 Duração: 44min

    Alcohol is integrated into our current culture to celebrate, socialize, relax, and cope. Especially during this pandemic, memes and jokes about increasing alcohol consumption, virtual happy hours, and quarantinis abound. Today’s guest, Heather Lowe, founder of Ditched the Drink, believes in the benefits of evaluating and understanding your relationship with alcohol. Heather, like many of us, grew up in a community where liberal alcohol consumption was the norm. Her background in social work, HR, and sales, as well as her passion for helping others, live their fullest and most meaningful lives resulted in founding Ditched the Drink, offering both individual and business resources to evaluate their relationships with alcohol. In this episode, Heather shares her history with alcohol, the reasons she decided to quit drinking, and the benefits she’s seen as a result. She discusses the factors that might cause some people to be more likely to develop unhealthy relationships with alcohol, and how corporate acceptanc

  • 187: Communicating During COVID-19, with Wendy Reizer, Marketing Communications Consultant at W Creative Brand Communications

    187: Communicating During COVID-19, with Wendy Reizer, Marketing Communications Consultant at W Creative Brand Communications

    15/04/2020 Duração: 37min

    Does the stress and anxiety of the #COVID19 crisis have you unsure of how to communicate with employees?  During the heightened stress and anxiety of the COVID-19 crisis, it is more important than ever to have clear, concise, easily consumable information offered from organizations to employees. Today’s guest, Wendy Reizer, draws on over 20 years of experience in marketing communications consulting to break down meaningful, palatable information specific to the challenges of communicating during this national pandemic. Wendy’s specialty is creating resonate brands, campaigns, and content that align with people’s values and inspire them to take charge of their health and happiness. She has a specific passion for inspirational wellness marketing and helping to brand wellness programs. In this episode, Wendy discusses all things COVID communication. She shares a low stress, simple strategy, as well as what things to avoid during COVID communications. Wendy explains how to strike a balance between too much and to

  • 186: Diet Culture and Weight Stigma in the Workplace, with Christy Harrison, Author of Anti-Diet

    186: Diet Culture and Weight Stigma in the Workplace, with Christy Harrison, Author of Anti-Diet

    08/04/2020 Duração: 55min

    With so much of the wellness world focused on weight loss as the key to health, how is it possible that the science suggests otherwise? Christy Harrison, registered dietitian and author of Anti-Diet: Reclaim Your Time, Money, Well-Being and Happiness Through Intuitive Eating, believes the obsession with diet culture overshadows the actual research proving that weight loss is unsustainable and actively harmful to individual wellbeing. Christy seeks to turn what you think you know about health and wellness upside down while taking on diet culture and the multi-billion-dollar industries that profit from it. Her podcast Food Psych is now one of iTunes top 100 health podcasts. In today’s episode, Christy shares what drove her to write her book, including some of her own struggles making peace with food. She explains the science behind the health at every size (HAES) model, and how current research and funding are being swayed by diet culture.  Christy discusses the health implications of weight stigma, as well as

  • 185: 4 Critical Keys for More Impact and Influence with Jen Arnold, Founder of Redesigning Wellness and Rebecca Johnson, Cofounder of ViDL Solutions

    185: 4 Critical Keys for More Impact and Influence with Jen Arnold, Founder of Redesigning Wellness and Rebecca Johnson, Cofounder of ViDL Solutions

    01/04/2020 Duração: 01h03min

    As wellness professionals, we are constantly seeking ways to increase our impact and influence within our organizations. Today, Jen Arnold, our host and founder of Redesigning Wellness and Rebecca Johnson, cofounder of ViDL Solutions seek to jumpstart your path to confidently bring your organization into the next generation of wellness all while building your credibility as a thought leader within your organization or with your client. In this webinar turned podcast, Jen and Rebecca discuss the 4 critical keys for more impact and influence, as well as high level ideas to get you thinking about what needs to change in the wellness industry and in your own organization.  Rebecca discusses the importance of reframing the value proposition away from cost savings toward people development, shifting from offering incentives for change to creating the ideal conditions for change, and moving away from a weight focus of health to health regardless of size.  Jen shares her personal experience with weight focused progra

  • 184: Navigating the Virtual Workplace with Mary Abbajay, President of Careerstone Group

    184: Navigating the Virtual Workplace with Mary Abbajay, President of Careerstone Group

    25/03/2020 Duração: 43min

    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 ove

  • 183: Managing Anxiety During COVID-19 with Dr. Richa Bhatia, MD

    183: Managing Anxiety During COVID-19 with Dr. Richa Bhatia, MD

    18/03/2020 Duração: 28min

    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 t

  • 182: Creating Change through Context with Norman Wolfe, Founder of Quantum Leaders

    182: Creating Change through Context with Norman Wolfe, Founder of Quantum Leaders

    11/03/2020 Duração: 01h10min

    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

  • 181: Building an Inclusion Revolution with Colleen Reilly, Senior Vice President of Business Development for Immersive Worlds

    181: Building an Inclusion Revolution with Colleen Reilly, Senior Vice President of Business Development for Immersive Worlds

    04/03/2020 Duração: 52min

    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 the

  • 180: Open Hiring at Greyston Bakery with Joe Kenner and Sara Marcus

    180: Open Hiring at Greyston Bakery with Joe Kenner and Sara Marcus

    26/02/2020 Duração: 58min

    When people aren’t working, the community is suffering, according to Joe Kenner, Vice President of Programs and Partnerships at Greyston Bakery, an organization founded on an open hiring philosophy. From Greyston’s earliest beginnings, they’ve been hiring populations that many would deem unemployable, using a first come first serve approach. As VP of Programs and Partnerships, Joe Kenner is responsible for directing Greyston’s workforce development and community wellness strategies and activities. He’s joined in today’s conversation by Sara Marcus, Partnerships Manager at Greyston’s Center for Open Hiring. She oversees partnerships with employers, non-profit partners, and funders with the ultimate goal of fostering a wider adoption of open hiring among businesses.  In this episode, Joe explains Greyston’s humble beginnings, as well as origin of the company’s open hiring policy - a strategy implemented by Greyston’s founder, Bernie Glassman, as a way to help the Yonkers community thrive. He and Sara take a dee

  • 179: Creating a Culture of Psychological Safety with Dr. Timothy Clark, founder and CEO of LeaderFactor

    179: Creating a Culture of Psychological Safety with Dr. Timothy Clark, founder and CEO of LeaderFactor

    19/02/2020 Duração: 51min

    Psychological safety is an absolute necessity in order to have innovative, high achieving teams. According to today’s guest, Dr. Timothy Clark, founder and CEO of LeaderFactor, a team’s leader is the cornerstone in creating and fostering this multifaceted safety within its culture. Tim is a global expert in the fields of senior executive development, strategy acceleration, and organizational change. He is a decorated author, with five published books and more than 150 articles pertaining to these subjects. He has served as CEO of multiple companies, making him a highly sought after coach, advisor, and facilitator to senior leadership teams. In this episode, Tim defines psychological safety in new terms and why it is so integral to high functioning teams. He shares multiple examples both of teams and leaders experiencing this safety and suffering from its absence.  Tim walks us through his four steps of psychological safety: inclusion safety, learner safety, contributor safety, and challenger safety, explainin

  • 178: Reimagining Wellness with Chuck Gillespie, CEO, National Wellness Institute

    178: Reimagining Wellness with Chuck Gillespie, CEO, National Wellness Institute

    12/02/2020 Duração: 01h03min

    It would be nearly impossible for one wellness organization to be the expert on each of the many facets of whole person wellness. That’s why partnerships and collaborations are so important to Chuck Gillespie, CEO and executive director of the National Wellness Institute (NWI).  Chuck is a former human resources executive whose work throughout the last 20 years has included developing workplace and community initiatives and evaluating and consulting with hundreds of organizations on wellness strategies. He has spent time teaching for Purdue University, IUIPUI, and Indian Wesleyan University. Chuck’s passion and dedication to furthering comprehensive wellness are impossible to miss. In today’s interview, Chuck briefly discusses his background and where he thinks wellness is headed. He shares his ideas on technology’s role in wellness initiatives, and how he hopes it can be used to lessen administration time and increase person to person time.  Chuck explains NWI’s new mission statement and the Institute’s dedi

  • 177: The Art and Science of Employee Surveys with Jirs Meuris, Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

    177: The Art and Science of Employee Surveys with Jirs Meuris, Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

    05/02/2020 Duração: 56min

    Creating effective measurement tools is an integral yet sometimes confusing piece of any wellness program. Today’s guest, Jirs Meuris, is back to help demystify the steps to planning and implementing an effective survey. Jirs is an assistant professor in the Management and Human Resources Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and serves as a faculty affiliate at the Institute for Research on Poverty and the Center for Financial Security. He has conducted research in affiliation with numerous universities, health care companies, finance and transportation industries. Jirs has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, and the Washington Post as well as appearing on radio and tv programs including NPR’s Marketplace. In this episode, Jirs shares some of the biggest mistakes people make when creating surveys, the challenges to maximizing utility, as well as the most effective ways to incentivize surveys. He explains the psychological safety of anonymous surveys, as well as the rapport and tr

  • 176: Stepping Out of Your Comfort Zone with Melissa Lucas, Founder, Edge of Your Comfort Zone

    176: Stepping Out of Your Comfort Zone with Melissa Lucas, Founder, Edge of Your Comfort Zone

    29/01/2020 Duração: 41min

    Ever think you want to try something new but stop yourself short of taking action on it? You’re not alone. Doing new things can be scary because it gets us out of our every day (and unconscious) habits and outside of our comfort zone.  Whether it’s asking for a raise, moving to a new city or trying a new food, stepping out of our comfort zone can lead to personal growth and happiness. According to today’s guest, Melissa Lucas, “doing things that terrify you is where it’s at.”  Melissa, the founder of Edge of Your Comfort Zone, is an accomplished author, speaker, business strategist, and personal coach who has dedicated her life to helping others overcome fear to meet their full potential both personally and professionally. After facing a tragic loss in 2011, she left behind a life of security and comfort filled with things she didn’t love to embark on what she calls her happiness project - a plan to squeeze as much out of life as possible. In today’s episode, Melissa shares the beginning of her journey, as we

  • 175: Marketing Strategies that Increase Wellness Engagement with Benjamin Prinzing, Founder and CEO of Kadalyst

    175: Marketing Strategies that Increase Wellness Engagement with Benjamin Prinzing, Founder and CEO of Kadalyst

    22/01/2020 Duração: 56min

    The roles that branding and marketing play in employee engagement cannot be overstated, but often these are concepts that many wellness professionals overlook. Today’s guest, Benjamin Prinzing, helps companies understand how common marketing principles can be used to promote employee buy-in to wellness initiatives - reducing future healthcare spend and improving employee health. Benjamin, CEO and founder of Kadalyst and co-founder of Culturehive.org, has served as Chair of the American Heart Association's Annual Wellness Summit since 2013, as well as joining the American Heart Association Board of Directors. He is an accomplished public speaker passionate about helping employers adopt meaningful policies, practices, and programs that support their employees in living healthier and happier lives. In today’s episode, Benjamin discusses the importance of marketing wellness programs, sharing a few basic marketing principles like the 3 by 3 concept that can be used to increase employee engagement. He provides a fe

  • 174: Winning Tactics For Building Better Work Relationships with Bryan Falchuk, Founder of Insurance Evolution Partners

    174: Winning Tactics For Building Better Work Relationships with Bryan Falchuk, Founder of Insurance Evolution Partners

    15/01/2020 Duração: 55min

    The dynamics and health of the relationships in a workplace is an integral part of the overall health of the organization and the wellbeing of its people. Today’s guest, Bryan Falchuk, is back to share his 50 75 100 solution to healthier relationships and learning how to keep your cool when interactions prove difficult. Bryan, Founder of Insurance Evolution Partners, is the bestselling author of Do A Day and his newest book The 50 75 100 Solution. He is a life and executive coach, having worked as a C-Suite executive and having been involved in several startups. Bryan has also shared his expertise on the Tedx stage and written articles for prominent publications including Inc. Magazine and the LA Times. In today’s episode, Bryan breaks down the 50 75 100 Solution, explaining how with conscious effort individuals can control 75% of a relationship dynamic. Through an example of a situation with a difficult coworker, Bryan shares the three Buddhist principles - happiness seeking, interdependence, and impermanenc

  • 173: The 4 Steps to Organizational Influence for Wellness Professionals with Jen Arnold

    173: The 4 Steps to Organizational Influence for Wellness Professionals with Jen Arnold

    08/01/2020 Duração: 01h04min

    Connecting and developing relationships with leaders is a common pain-point among wellness professionals. In today’s episode, podcast host Jen Arnold shares a webinar she presented on her 4 steps to organizational influence - a plan that takes the mystery out of building these successful relationships with business leaders who are in a position to invite you to the table. Jen has over 20 years of experience leading and advising on organizational health and wellness efforts. She has interviewed more than 170 experts in the field of organizational health and has spoken many stages, including Tedx, WELCOA, and WCWI. In today’s episode, Jen discusses some of the reasons she’s learned that wellness professionals are so interested in organizational influence, as well as her secret sauce to becoming a successful wellness professional. She takes us through the 4 steps to organizational influence: buying into the business, choosing relationships over requests, integrating instead of separating, and raising your hand. 

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