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Redesigning Wellness Podcast: Managing Anxiety During COVID-19 with Dr. Richa Bhatia, MD

Posted By NWI, Thursday, March 19, 2020

Redesigning Wellness with Jen ArnoldThe Redesigning Wellness podcast explores the world of corporate health to help employers build strategic wellness programs that engage employees.

In this podcast, Jen Arnold interviews experts in various specialties to demystify the common worksite wellness program. She’ll also spend time sharing 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.

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

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.

For full show notes visit https://redesigningwellness.com/


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Redesigning Wellness Podcast: Creating Change Through Context with Norman Wolfe

Posted By NWI, Thursday, March 12, 2020

Redesigning Wellness with Jen ArnoldThe Redesigning Wellness podcast explores the world of corporate health to help employers build strategic wellness programs that engage employees.

In this podcast, Jen Arnold interviews experts in various specialties to demystify the common worksite wellness program. She’ll also spend time sharing 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.

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

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 walk-through 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.

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Redesigning Wellness Podast: Interview with Colleen Reilly

Posted By NWI, Friday, March 6, 2020

The Redesigning Wellness podcast explores the world of corporate health to help employers build strategic wellness programs that engage employees.

In this podcast, Jen Arnold interviews experts in various specialties to     demystify the common worksite wellness program. She’ll also spend     time sharing 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.

 

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

 

 

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.

 View full show notes here.

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Redesigning Wellness Podcast: Joe Kenner and Sara Marcus

Posted By NWI, Thursday, February 27, 2020

Redesigning Wellness with Jen ArnoldThe Redesigning Wellness podcast explores the world of corporate health to help employers build strategic wellness programs that engage employees.

In this podcast, Jen Arnold interviews experts in various specialties to demystify the common worksite wellness program. She’ll also spend time sharing 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.

 

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

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. They share some of the benefits of open hiring, including a lower rate of turnover and a reallocation of funds into keeping employees rather than hiring them. Finally, Sara discusses the process of helping other companies move toward an open hiring model, including the Greyston Learning Lab where companies are invited to Greyston to get a first hand look at facility and how fewer barriers in the hiring process might work for them.

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Redesigning Wellness Podcast: Interview with Dr. Timothy Clark

Posted By NWI, Friday, February 21, 2020

Redesigning Wellness with Jen ArnoldThe Redesigning Wellness podcast explores the world of corporate health to help employers build strategic wellness programs that engage employees.

In this podcast, Jen Arnold interviews experts in various specialties to demystify the common worksite wellness program. She’ll also spend time sharing 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.

 

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

Psychological safety is an absolute necessity in order to have innovative, high achieving teams. According to podcast 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 walks us through his four steps of psychological safety: inclusion safety, learner safety, contributor safety, and challenger safety, explaining how each level promotes innovation and achievement more than the last. He also delves into the difficulties leaders may have in building this culture, and what they can do to advocate change.

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Redesigning Wellness Podcast: Interview with Chuck Gillespie

Posted By NWI, Monday, February 17, 2020

Redesigning Wellness with Jen ArnoldThe Redesigning Wellness podcast explores the world of corporate health to help employers build strategic wellness programs that engage employees.

In this podcast, Jen Arnold interviews experts in various specialties to demystify the common worksite wellness program. She’ll also spend time sharing 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.

 

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

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 dedication to creating and fostering more collaboration and partnerships. He expresses his view that more wellness research should be coming from academia rather than vendors and discusses some of the newest studies that have come out. 

Finally, Chuck tells us a bit about what we can expect at the 2020 National Wellness Conference in Orlando and leaves us with his tangible tip. 

Don’t forget to share this episode on LinkedIn and tag Jen and Chuck for a chance to win a membership to the National Wellness Institute.

View full show notes here.


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