The Redesigning Wellness Podcast

013: Creating Highly Engaging and Productive Cultures with Michael Sabbag, President of Partners4Performance

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With all of the talk about the culture of organizations, I wanted to talk with someone who has experience in improving organizational culture and not just around wellness or well-being.

Today I talk to Michael Sabbag, President of Partners4Performance. His career has included HR leadership in many organizations as well as a consultant to help create great places to work.

Here’s a spoiler alert – Michael is offering my listeners a free 30-minute consultation all around culture. Details are at the end so I encourage you to hear what Michael has to say.

Michael is a leading author, advisor, executive, and coach on human capital, culture, and organizational performance. He is the President of Partners4Performance, which he started to help create great places to work.

His specialty is improving organizational culture, coaching, leadership development, performance improvement, transforming HR, and speaking. He has over 30 years of experience, has consulted to hundreds of organizations, and has worked within organizations at the executive level.

He received a B.S. in Psychology from Florida State University and an M.A. in Industrial Psychology from University of the Pacific. Additionally, he is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources.

Today we talk about:

  • The forces that are driving attention to company culture
  • What happens to companies who don’t focus on culture
  • What a leader can do to make a difference
  • Michael tell us how often he sees wellness or well-being infused within a company’s strategy.

Michael defines culture as behaviors that drive the experiences in the workplace and walks us through the elements of a workplace culture.

He tells us why being a workplace maverick may not be a good thing and gives good advice for what leaders can do to enhance the well-being of their team.

Finally, Michael gives his viewpoint of where wellness falls within most corporate strategies.


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