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The NWI Podcast #55 - Lance Bennett

Posted By Caroline Carlson, Sunday, January 13, 2019
Updated: Saturday, January 12, 2019

Shownotes for Episode 53

Lance BennettLance Bennett — Co-founder of Advanced Genomic Solutions: Achieve high performance and optimal health through genetic testing

Lance is a West Point graduate and decorated US Army Intelligence officer where he was stationed both in the United States and Southeast Asia. He has been in the genetics and biotech industry since leaving the military and joining his first medical device company, KLS Martin. He has spent 22 years in sales, management and executive leadership positions in the biotech industry, most notably at Amgen, the world’s largest biotech company. He led multiple product launches for oncology and nephrology medications and was awarded the company’s top honor of Chairman’s Circle four years running as a sales executive and sales director.

Since leaving Amgen, Lance started several successful medical companies, including co-founding Advanced Genomic Solutions in 2012. At AGS, Lance led sales and marketing teams for pharmacogenomic and toxicology diagnostic testing divisions beginning in 2012. He also successfully launched a multi-year Medicare-sponsored study enrolling thousands of patients beginning in 2014. He is also now responsible for the implementation of new laboratory expansion operations globally and global distribution of new products and continuing education. Lance resides in Arizona.

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The NWI Podcast #54 - 2018 NWI Emerging Wellness Professional Award & Task Force

Posted By Caroline Carlson, Monday, January 7, 2019
Updated: Monday, January 7, 2019

Emerging Wellness Professional Logo

The National Wellness Institute Board of Directors approved the launching of our Emerging Wellness Professional Award (EWP) and Task Force during the 2018 National Wellness Conference, to recognize the work and impact of newcomers to the wellness industry.

NWI wants to motivate emerging wellness professionals to become active members of the organization and support NWI’s efforts to engage and empower the wellness leaders of tomorrow.

 

Former NWI Executive Director Matt Lund (left) presenting Romy Antoine with the Emerging Wellness Professional award in 2018

Former NWI Emerging Wellness Professional 2018 Award recipient Romuald Antoine Jr., CPT, CHC, (right) with NWI Executive Director Matt Lund.

Romy Antoine was selected as the NWI 2018 EWP Awardee and is currently leading the Task Force along with Eirasmin Lokpez-Cobo, NWI Board Member.

 

The awardee was offered:

  • An internship opportunity on NWI's BOD
  • A free annual NWI membership for 2018-2019
  • Free registration for the 2018 National Wellness Conference
  • Covered travelling and lodging expenses for the 2018 National Wellness Conference

Emerging Wellness Professional Awardee Responsibilities:

  • Attend all Board meetings (as a non-voting intern) once a month for a year starting on July 2018.
  • Support the Board on the development of the EWP Professional Taskforce.
  • Lead the EWP and become the liaison between the Taskforce and NWI Board.
  • Lead NWI’s initiatives to engage young generations in healthcare and wellness and newcomers to the wellness industry.
  • Bring innovative and creative approaches related to holistic health practices, promoting wellness within communities, lifestyle medicine and integrated health care.
  • Support leadership development in healthcare and wellness.
  • Lead the 2019 EWP Award, which will be awarded during the 2019 NWI Conference.

NWI Emerging Wellness Professional (EWP) Task Force

NWI's EWP Committee was very impressed with the 2018 EWP Award applicants’ qualifications and their interest in NWI.

Therefore, all six applicants, together with other emerging professionals chosen by the Board were invited to form the NWI EWP Taskforce.

The overall purpose of this group is to motivate emerging wellness professionals to become active members of the organization and to support the EWP Awardee’s efforts to engage and empower the wellness leaders of tomorrow.

Emerging Wellness Professional Task Force Goals

  • Develop and implement NWI’s initiatives to engage young generations and newcomers in the healthcare and wellness industry.
  • Propose innovative and creative approaches related to holistic health practices, promoting wellness within communities, lifestyle medicine and integrated health care.
  • Support leadership development among Millennials in healthcare and wellness.
  • Organize the 2019 EWP Award, which will be awarded during the 2019 NWI Conference.
  • NWI Emerging Wellness Professional Task Force Member Bios

    Romy AntoineRomy Antoine
    Romy is a millennial engagement expert and the author of The Ultimate Guide to Engaging Millennials! He's also the CEO of One Stop Wellness, an employee engagement tech company with a mission to create wellness communities within organizations while helping employees get healthier, happier, and more productive. Romy is also a Certified Personal Trainer, Health Coach, and Corporate Wellness and has worked with clients all over the world. Romy was the winner of the 2018 Young Wellness Professional Award by the National Wellness Institute and now leads the Emerging Wellness Professionals Task Force. His goal is to bring innovation to the wellness field while supporting the next generation of talent in this industry.

    Title: CEO, One Stop Wellness; Emerging Wellness Professionals Task Force Lead
    Location: San Antonio, TX
    What Wellness means to me: Wellness means being in a continuous process of holistic growth- physically, mentally, and spiritually while being present and making choices that influence your true purpose.
    Email: romy@onestopwellness.org

    Nicole BlockNicole Block
    Nicole Block is a Well-Being Specialist at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. She currently co-leads Mayo Clinic’s Well-Being Champion program and focuses on health promotion and employee well-being in the workplace. Nicole is also a motivational speaker and Instructor of Health Care Administration where she specializes in Practicing Gratitude and Stress Management and Resilience Training. Nicole has spoken at several national conferences and was an expert for the 2017 12 Habits of Highly Healthy People campaign. Photo: ©Mayo Clinic Dan Abraham Healthy Living Center

    Title: Well-Being Specialist at Mayo Clinic
    Location: Rochester, Minnesota
    What wellness means to me: “Do something amazing. Be great. Inspire.”
    Email: block.nicole@mayo.edu

    Samantha DiedrichSamantha Diedrich, CWP
    Samantha is a Certified Wellness Practitioner and Health Coach with Aspirus Business Health - Wellness. She is passionate about engaging business partners and clients to improve their lives through health and happiness. Sam has her master’s degree in Clinical Exercise Physiology from Minnesota State University, Mankato. She is active with multiple non-profits in her community where she serves on the Board of Directors for United Way Emerging Leaders and the Leadership Council for Women United. Additionally, Sam is the current Board Chairperson for the North Central Wisconsin Chapter of the Red Cross and most recently on the Emerging Wellness Professional Task Force for the National Wellness Institute.

    Title: Wellness Specialist and Certified Wellness Practitioner at Aspirus Business Health
    Location: Wausau, WI
    What is Wellness to me: As a wellness professional, I view wellness as a means to inspiring other people to achieve their fullest potential through health and happiness.
    Email: Samantha.Diedrich@aspirus.org

    Suzanne HuntSuzanne Hunt
    Suzanne started her engagement with NWI through assisting in the development of the NWI student chapter at her undergraduate institution. After graduating from the University of South Carolina with her MPH, she went to work with North Carolina State University where she began health coaching, developing campus-wide wellness initiatives, creating a gamified wellness module, and conducting research in health behaviors. Since becoming a Certified Wellness Practitioner, Suzanne continues to provide leadership in the development of holistic approaches to wellbeing for students, faculty, and staff at Wake Forest University.

    Title: Assistant Director of Wellbeing, Health Promotion at Wake Forest University; Adjunct Assistant Professor, College of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Clinical Science, North Carolina State University
    Location: Raleigh, North Carolina
    What Wellness Means to Me: Wellness is the ability to connect the dots between short-term actions and behaviors to long-term health and wellbeing through intentional actions to develop a holistic lifestyle.
    Email: huntsa@wfu.edu

    NWI Emerging Wellness Professional Task Force Advisor Bios

    Eirasmin Lokpez-CoboEirasmin Lokpez-Cobo, MA, CPHWC, ACC
    Eirasmin is a Strategic Marketer with fifteen years of experience building brand equity in marketing, media and advertising agencies in the U.S. and in Latin America. She holds a Master’s degree in Digital Marketing and Marketing Analytics and a Master’s degree Strategic Communications.

    She has a proven record developing effective and innovative multichannel campaigns and providing strategic direction for Fortune 500 brands – such as Walmart, Bank of America, Kraft, DHL, HP, MasterCard and Volkswagen, and for non-profit organizations – such as the American Heart Association, Memorial Hermann Hospital, the National Wellness Institute and The Wellness for Growth Foundation.

    Eirasmin has dedicated the last eight years of her career to making an impact on the wellness industry. As a Wellness Strategist, she has experience designing effective and culturally relevant programs for communities and corporations. She is also an ICF Certified Professional Health & Wellness Coach with numerous corporate and community wellness certifications.

    Eirasmin is Board Member at the National Wellness Institute and Founder & Director of the Wellness for Growth Foundation, an organization that empowers underprivileged Hispanic families through integral wellness education.
    Email: eirasmin@lokpez.com

    Sherri Galle-TeskeSherri Galle-Teske
    National Wellness Institute’s Sherri Galle-Teske became an official member of the Emerging Wellness Professional task team in October 2018. She is the Director of Membership & Engagement for NWI and coordinates the activities for all aspects of NWI Membership.

    The National Wellness Institute is headquartered in Stevens Point, WI, serving the professionals and organizations that promote optimal health and wellness in individuals and communities globally. While Sherri’s focus is membership and engagement, she promotes opportunities for life-long learning with her monthly NWI newsletter, member promotions, events, building relationships and networking. She’s also a team member of The National Wellness Conference, The Heart 2 Heart committee, and NWI Membership group. Working with student interns, student chapters, and young professionals are among her favorite activities.

    Her vast experience includes her past work as an Account Exec for the National American Red Cross, Health & Safety Director for the North Central Wisconsin Chapter of the American Red Cross, Marketing & Business Development Director for The Wood County National Banks of WI, and Executive Director for the Plover Area Business Association (PABA).

    Sherri understands the importance of building relationships and giving back to her community. She currently sits on the Board of Directors for Opportunity Development Center (ODC, Inc.) of Wood, Portage, Taylor, Lincoln, Clark, Adams Langlade and Marathon counties; is an advisor to the Board of Directors for the Plover Area Business Association and is involved with the PABA Community Development, a member of the Plover Plan & Zone Commission, and the Portage County Business Council.
    Email: sherri@nationalwellness.org

     

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The NWI Podcast #52 - Bryan Falchuk

Posted By Caroline Carlson, Thursday, December 13, 2018

This interview is a continuation of the conversation from episode 40, in which Bryan challenges each of us to use his method to take on any challenge, succeed, and change our lives.

Bryan FalchukTake on any challenge, succeed, and change your life with Bryan Falchuk.

Bryan Falchuk overcame adversity, lost nearly 100 pounds, ran a marathon, dramatically change his diet and created an approach to help others live a better life, every day. That way is Do a Day.

Like so many people, Bryan has faced challenges in life, like obesity, depression, work stress, the responsibilities of parenthood, the potential of losing his wife to illness, and more. And he struggled, like anyone else. Through his struggle, he learned the secret to not just overcoming any individual challenge, but creating a life of achievement, happiness and harmony. In Do a Day, you will learn how to make each day contribute to your goals so you can live the life you want to live — a better life.

Do a Day frees you of the burden and judgment of yesterday‘s choices while relieving you of the pressure of what tomorrow may bring. By teaching you how to identify your true motivation and how to use that to focus on what you have to do today, Do a Day will help you change your life.

Caroline Carlson

I hope you enjoy this interview as much as I did. Please feel free to leave a comment below.

Warmly,
Caroline

MEMBER BONUS: Click here and click the "Member Resources" button to download an exercise from Bryan's method, Do A Day, as well as other tools and resources for members.

Show links are below. Click here to download a PDF of these show notes.

LINKS

Website: http://www.bryanfalchuk.com

Do A Day Book: http://www.newbodi.es/doaday/

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/bryanfalchuk

Twitter: @bryanfalchuk (http://twitter.com/bryanfalchuk)

Instagram: @bryanfalchuk (http://instagram.com/bryanfalchuk)

TEDx Talk: http://www.doadaybook.com/tedxbergencc

Blog post: From the Editing Room Floor — Thoughts on Alcohol

Blog post: The Simple 2-Step Process to Recovering from Burnout

Blog post: This 1 Word Could Be Holding You Back at Work & Life

 

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The NWI Podcast #51 - Mari Ryan

Posted By Caroline Carlson, Monday, November 26, 2018

Mari Ryan, MBA, MHP, CWPMari Ryan, MBA, MHP, CWP, CEO and founder of AdvancingWellness discusses her new book, The Thriving Hive: How People-Centric Organizations Ignite Engagement and Fuel Results

Mari Ryan, CEO and founder of AdvancingWellness, is an expert in worksite well-being. She leverages over 30 years of business experience in various marketing, consulting and executive roles across a variety of different industries. For the past decade, Ms. Ryan has been creating healthier businesses and impacting the lives of employees, through her consulting work and speaking on worksite well-being. Mari earned a Bachelor Degree from Lesley University, an MBA from Boston University, a Master’s degree in Health Promotion from Nebraska Methodist College, and is a certified Worksite Wellness Consultant. She is the founder and former Board Chair of the Worksite Wellness Council of Massachusetts, and is a member of the Board of Directors of Health Promotion Advocates and Global Women 4 Wellbeing. Mari is an active member of the National Speakers Association.

Mari's new book, The Thriving Hive: How People-Centric Organizations Ignite Engagement and Fuel Results shows why organizations should put their people first and why the well-being of the workforce is the most valuable asset of any business that wants to be successful for the long-term.

Caroline Carlson

I hope you enjoy this interview as much as I did, and please feel free to leave a comment below.

Warmly,
Caroline

Click here to learn more about Mari and AdvancingWellness.

Click here to learn more about Mari's book, The Thriving Hive

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/advwellness

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mariryanmba

Twitter: https://twitter.com/advwellness_us

 

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The NWI Podcast #50 - Dr. Steve Taubman

Posted By Caroline Carlson, Friday, November 16, 2018

 Dr. Steve TaubmanDr. Steve Taubman: Peak Performance Sales And Leadership Speaker, Mindfulness Coach, Author, Mental Toughness Trainer

Dr. Steve Taubman is a bestselling author and world class speaker who has dedicated his life to showing people how to thrive through their challenges. He’s written extensively on the application of contemplative practices in stressful situations and has spoken worldwide on mindset mastery for goal-oriented and helping professionals.

Having endured crippling anxiety and low self esteem early in life, Dr. Taubman made it his mission to understand the nature of happiness and the remedy for emotional turmoil. His search led him to neurology, holistic health, mindfulness, positive psychology, and hypnosis. Each of these disciplines is represented in Dr. Taubman’s system for living a balanced life, free of neurosis and rich in accomplishment.

Dr. Taubman’s works include his bestselling book, UnHypnosis, his sales mastery program, The Magic of Inner Selling, his online productivity masterpiece, Procrastination Annihilation, and his latest book on thriving through stress on life’s battlefields, Buddha in the Trenches. He’s also written hundreds of articles for major publications and has produced specialized hypnotic programs for business professionals to remove mental barriers to success.

Dr. Taubman continues to enrich his understanding of the science of happiness and its impact on achievement. When not writing or speaking, Dr. Taubman enjoys spending time with his dog, Woody, in and around his home on the beautiful Burlington, Vermont waterfront. To learn more about Dr. Taubman’s writings and teachings, visit his website, www.stevetaubman.com.

You’re also invited to take his Online Personality Test at quiz.unshakablenation.com.

Caroline Carlson

I hope you enjoy this interview as much as I did, and please feel free to leave a comment below.

Warmly,
Caroline

Please note that NWI Members can download a FREE "Steps to Peak Performance" infographic by clicking here to access the Member Tools page link.

Show links are below. Click here to download a PDF of these show notes.

Click here to check out the replays of my Executive Zen radio show.

Click here to claim a free digital download of the first couple chapters of my new book, Buddha in the Trenches.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DrSteveTaubman

LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/in/stevetaubman

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DrSteveT

 

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The NWI Podcast #49 - Resmaa Menakem

Posted By Caroline Carlson, Friday, October 26, 2018
Updated: Thursday, October 25, 2018

 My Grandmother's Hands, Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and BodiesResmaa Menakem discusses white body supremacy in America from the perspective of trauma and body-centered psychology.

When I spoke to Resmaa back in episode 36, our interview ran to a full hour. We are happy to share this additional interview content with you about his Cultural Somatics work and his book, My Grandmother's Hands, Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies.

Resmaa Menakem MSW, LICSW, S.E.P. has appeared on both The Oprah Winfrey Show and Dr. Phil as an expert on conflict and violence. He has served as director of counseling services for the Tubman Family Alliance; as behavioral health director for African American Family Services in Minneapolis; and as a Cultural Somatics consultant for the Minneapolis Police Department. As a Community Care Counselor, he managed the wellness and counseling services for civilians on fifty-three US military bases in Afghanistan.

Resmaa currently teaches workshops on Cultural Somatics for audiences of African Americans, European Americans, and police officers. He is also a therapist in private practice in Minneapolis.

Caroline Carlson

I hope you enjoy this interview as much as I did, and please feel free to leave a comment below.

Warmly,
Caroline

Resmaa Menakem’s Website

Books by Resmaa Menakem

Dismembered and Unarmed Album

Reckoning Art Show

Robin DiAngelo on White Fragility

Resmaa on Twitter

Resmaa on Facebook

Resmaa on Instagram

Resmaa on YouTube

Email for Bookings

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The NWI Podcast #48 - Trina Radske-Suchan, PT, CSCS, FMSC

Posted By Caroline Carlson, Friday, October 19, 2018
Updated: Thursday, October 18, 2018

Trina Radske-Suchan Clinic and community come together to fight chronic disease by executing community-based strategies that proactively link and support clinical services.

Trina Radske-Suchan serves as the Executive Vice President and Chief Health Officer for Community Health Partners (CHP, and d.b.a. Core Health Partners in the Southwest Florida region). NWI is proud to join Core Health Partners, The Help a Diabetic Child Foundation, and Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida in developing the Von Arx Family Foundation Southwest Florida Diabetes & Wellness Conference, which will take place on November 4, 2018.

Ms. Suchan received her Master’s degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Iowa and has dedicated most of her career to preventing behaviors leading to death, disability and rising health care costs. She’s done that by leading community health efforts to address chronic disease, health disparities, and health-related concerns of aging populations.

Physical therapists are uniquely educated and trained to adapt health care recommendations to the community environment where individuals live, work, learn, and play. Her expertise as a physical therapist was essential in the development of the first YMCA-hospital partnership nationally that created the YMCA Healthy Living Center (Y-HLC) in Clive, Iowa employing and administering physical therapy and medically-integrated programs and services under YMCA management. As the Y-HLC Medical Program Executive from 2009-2017, she led the Y-HLC medically-integrated efforts reaching over 1,160 provider referrals. Y-HLC membership peaked at 8,300 members and nearly half of the membership population was driven by a medical referral. She averaged 160 referrals per month with the highest month achieving 257 referrals. She managed over 20 medical programs that delivered evidence-based educational curriculum, self-management training, behavior modification, group and independent exercise related to disease or impairment, and ongoing support through health coaching.

Trina works to build broader approaches to chronic disease management through partnerships with health care systems, government agencies, non-profits and corporate partners as well as build collaborations to enhance support for the clinic to community health model. Today, CHP builds environments where clinic and community come together to fight chronic disease by executing community-based strategies that proactively link and support clinical services. As part of community-based integrated teams, CHP leads the design and development of integrated clinical and community screening and referral pathways, develops network hubs that centralize processes and enhance communications, and adapts the environment to promote healthy behaviors and improved health outcomes for individuals and populations of all ages, including those with complex health and functional needs.

Trina has always been involved in lifelong health and wellness activities on a personal level. She is a 2x Canadian Jr. National champion and still holds the Canadian Jr. National meet record. She came to the US on a full track and field scholarship to Iowa State University and earned 3-time All American honors and was a 2-time Drake Relays Champion. She was named the Female Strength and Conditioning All-American Athlete of the Year in 1996.  Ms. Suchan says, “Being a competitive athlete teaches you to be committed to a process, be purposeful in team work, tenacious in goal achievement, and understand the importance of taking care of your body”.

Caroline Carlson

I hope you enjoy this interview as much as I did, and please feel free to leave a comment below.

Warmly,
Caroline

CHP Website

CHP Blog Posts by Trina Suchan

CHP on Facebook

Southwest Florida Diabetes & Wellness Conference Website

Southwest Florida Diabetes & Wellness Conference on Facebook

 

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The NWI Podcast #47 - Dr. Debi Silber

Posted By Caroline Carlson, Friday, October 12, 2018
Updated: Monday, October 15, 2018

Dr. Debi SilberDr. Debi Silber of the PBT Institute discusses overcoming self-sabotage to ignite the changes you've always wanted to make.

We first interviewd Dr. Silber back in episode 35. We were so engaged in our conversation, that we had enough material for another full interview, which we have included here. 

Debi Silber, PhD, President/CEO of Debi Silber Companies, LLC. and founder of www.PBTInstitute.com, and www.DebiSilber.com is a recognized health, mindset, empowerment, and personal development expert. She’s a speaker, coach and author of the Amazon #1 Bestselling book: The Unshakable Woman: 4 Steps to Rebuilding Your Body, Mind and Life After a Life Crisis, The Unshakable Woman-The Workbook (the companion guide to the book) as well as 2 books recommended by Brian Tracy, Marshall Goldsmith, Jack Canfield and many more.

Dr. Silber has contributed to FOX, CBS, The Dr. Oz show, TEDx, The Huffington Post, Shape, Self, Health, Working Mother, Forbes, Psychology Today, WebMD, Yahoo Shine, Ladies Home Journal, MSN, Woman’s World, and Glamour, to name a few. After researching and conducting a PhD study on how women experience betrayal from a family member or partner, Debi has discovered a predictable and proven process taking women from betrayal to breakthrough. That process, coupled with 27 years of health, mindset and personal development training and coaching, enabled her to create a multi-pronged approach to help people heal (physically, mentally, emotionally, psychologically and spiritually) from a life crisis.

Caroline Carlson

I hope you enjoy this interview as much as I did, and please feel free to leave a comment below.

Warmly,
Caroline

Please note that NWI Members can download a new FREE visioning tool by clicking here.

Show links are below. Click here to download a PDF of these show notes.

www.PBTInstitute.com

Dr. Debi Silber on Facebook

Dr. Debi Silber on Twitter

Dr. Debi Silber on Instagram

Tags:  Post Betrayal Transformation  resilience  self-sabotage 

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The NWI Podcast #46 - Brent Hines, CFWE, CFWC

Posted By Caroline Carlson, Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Updated: Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Brent Hines Lasting behavior change for financial wellness and a shame-free path to getting out of debt and accumulating wealth.

Brent Hines, CFWE, CFWC is the founder and Chairman of the educational non-profit, Foundation for Financial Wellness. The Foundation’s mission is to improve people’s lives by empowering them with the knowledge and the motivation to take control of their financial lives. The Foundation’s curriculum is rooted in the principles of Behavioral Finance which makes every class topic taught by the Foundation unique, innovative and extremely valuable.

Brent’s vision has led to the expansion of the Foundation’s curriculum, delivery and effectiveness. Some of today’s most popular class topics are budgeting, debt elimination, insurance, investments, retirement, taxes, and life & legacy planning. 

Brent regularly delivers keynote addresses on behalf of The Foundation for Financial Wellness, bringing motivational presentations to corporations, workforce boards, churches, groups and associations offering real-world financial solutions to thousands of individuals and the organizations of which they are members.

Additionally, Brent has built and owns several successful businesses which he actively uses the philosophy and tactics that he is sharing with us. He isn’t coaching on theory. He’s a product of the product. With his first-hand experience in business growth and finance he offers a peer’s perspective when speaking and coaching. As Brent’s clients will tell you, he is an effective listener, is genuinely interested in his clients, and only offers actionable solutions.

Most importantly, Brent is a husband to Amy, a father to Grayson and Lily (16 & 13), and an active member and financial counselor volunteer at his local church.

Caroline Carlson

I hope you enjoy this interview as much as I did, and please feel free to leave a comment below.

Warmly,
Caroline

Show links are below. Click here to download a PDF of these show notes.

Financial Wellness Trainings from NWI an FFW

Foundation for Financial Wellness website

Foundation for Financial Wellness on Twitter

Foundation for Financial Wellness on Facebook

Foundation for Financial Wellness on LinkedIn

 

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The NWI Podcast #45 - Jessica Davenport

Posted By Caroline Carlson, Friday, September 28, 2018
Updated: Friday, September 28, 2018

Jessica DavenportJessica Davenport, aka "The Narcolepsy Whisperer" discusses sleep disorders, their diagnosis and surprisingly common mis-diagnoses, and how critical it is that we make getting quality sleep a priority.

Look for Jessica at the Von Arx Family Foundation Southwest Florida Diabetes & Wellness Conference in Naples, Florida on November 4, 2018. She will be discussing the Importance of Sleep & Living with Diabetes.

When I interviewed Jessica Davenport back in episode 34, there was so much to talk about that we went way over time. Episode 45 is the rest our talk, and the timing is perfect to share it with you. On November 4th, 2018, Jessica will be speaking the Von Are Family Foundation Southwest Florida Diabetes and Wellness Conference in Naples, Florida. The National Wellness Institute is proud to partner with the Help a Diabetic Child Foundation to bring you this event, the largest SWFL Diabetes & Wellness Conference to date. Click here to get details about the conference.

Jessica Davenport, BS, is the founder and owner of Wellness Dreamer, a health and wellness company she created in 2017.  Jessica holds a Bachelors degree in Wellness Leadership from the University of South Florida.  She is a certified Health & Wellness Coach through Wellcoaches and a certified Personal Trainer through the American Council on Exercise. 

Jessica has worked in the health and wellness industry for 11 years and has held positions with a variety of companies ranging from a global human capital management (HCM) software company to one of the largest health insurance providers in the United States.  Prior to founding Wellness Dreamer, she was the Wellness Specialist for PSCU, a Credit Union Service Organization where she managed all the wellness programs for over 1700 employees. In 2016, Jessica was instrumental in helping PSCU become one of the first companies in the US to receive the coveted Health Champion Designation from the American Diabetes Association.

Jessica is extremely passionate about health and wellness as a whole but has a particular interest in the areas of sleep health and diabetes.  Her interest in sleep health stems from the fact that she knows exactly what it’s like to be a sleepy person.  Just prior to college Jessica began experiencing the invisible symptoms of multiple sleep disorders.  She lived with these symptoms for over a decade until they were eventually diagnosed as sleep apnea in 2007 and narcolepsy type II in 2010. 

Because of her battle with sleep disorders, she felt the need to create more awareness in her own community.  In 2014, she co-founded Sleep Tampa Bay, a grassroots organization dedicated to advocating for sleep health and sleep disorder awareness in the Tampa Bay area.  As for her passion for diabetes, it began during her time working as a health coach for an insurance company where she gained experience coaching many patients living with diabetes.  But her passion for diabetes education and advocacy grew exponentially when her son was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in 2016, at the age of 6.  Since her son’s diagnoses Jessica has been working diligently to advocate for her son and for others who live with diabetes. 

In 2017, Jessica united her 11 years of experience in the wellness industry with her personal experiences and passion for change to create Wellness Dreamer, a health and wellness company that offers one-on-one and group wellness coaching, consulting services for corporate wellness clients, personal training, and professional speaking services.

Caroline Carlson

I hope you enjoy this interview as much as I did, and please feel free to leave a comment below.

Warmly,
Caroline

Show links are below. Click here to download a PDF of these show notes.

Email Jessica

Jessica on Instagram

Von Arx Family Foundation Southwest Florida Diabetes & Wellness Conference

Sleep Tampa Bay on Facebook

Book: Wide Awake and Dreaming: A Memoir

Bay News 9 video clip about Sleep Walk Tampa Bay 2014

Tampa Bay Times article about Sleep Walk Tampa Bay 2014

July 28, 2015 – Article about Sleep Walk Tampa Bay 2015

Video of guest panel appearence for the Hypersomnia Foundation

May 2016 Three-part interview on healthy sleep with Dr. Joel Bennett:

Part 1 - http://aceclifehealthtrust.com/healthy-sleep/

Part 2 - http://aceclifehealthtrust.com/healthy-sleep-part-2/

Part 3 - http://aceclifehealthtrust.com/healthy-sleep-part-3/

Madcap Narcolepsy Website

 

Tags:  ADD  compassion  emotional intelligence  Mindfulness  sleep  wellness 

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