Matt Lund, was named Executive Director of the National Wellness Institute (NWI) in October 2015. Before his current role, he was the Executive Director of the YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities and has a long history with multiple YMCA agencies.
As Executive Director of the National Wellness Institute he will oversee all of the operations, which include implementing the organization’s mission and the board’s strategic plans, developing educational opportunities for health and wellness professionals, planning and delivering the annual National Wellness Conference and recruiting members.
In this episode, Matt walks us through the National Wellness Institute’s creation, the 6 dimensions of wellness and why they aren’t adding any other dimensions. NWI was created on these 6 dimensions of wellness: occupational, physical, spiritual, emotional, social and intellectual.
Matt weighs in on why an employer shouldn’t take “a check in the box approach to wellness”. He reveals that the National Wellness Institute didn’t have their own wellness program and talks us through how he created a personalized approach to wellness for his employees.
I was thrilled to hear how NWI is changing their approach to their annual conference, strategic planning and making sure they collaborate with other wellness organizations.
Matt not only leave us with his tangible wellness tip but also shares the advice he got from his mentor on the two things it takes to be a great leader.
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