There are times when it feels like the wellness industry is under attack. Most recently, it was the Song et al study published in JAMA and before that it was the University of Illinois study. Both garnered the headlines “wellness doesn’t work”.
These sensational headlines are easy to dismiss but I strongly encourage you not to. Both of these studies are good pieces of research we can learn from as wellness professionals. Examining these findings without bias or opinions can potentially lead us to new, more effective approaches.
That why our training, “Next Generation Wellness: From Theory to Practice” was created. In this training, we teach the critical ways we need to shift the conversations within our organizations. This can lead us to not only evolve our industry but also have more impact and influence. We gave the training this past Spring and will also be giving it at this year’s WELCOA Summit as an intensive before the full conference gets started.
For a sneak peek into our training, in this episode, Rebecca and I walk you through 6 of the Critical Keys to improving your impact and influence. If you want to keep up with these critical keys and get additional tips, you can access your free resource guide HERE.
To join us at WELCOA on August 26th : Click HERE for more details.
Interview highlights (with timestamps):
- [8:02] Moving from biomedical approach to an interconnected approach
- [16:30] Reducing or eliminating incentives and creating the conditions
- [29:00] A different value proposition for wellness
- [34:35] The importance of connecting to business priorities
- [37:45] Communication that sticks
- [44:40] Practicing Acceptance
- [52:09] Review of the 6 Critical Keys
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Download our 6 Critical Keys guide HERE.
Rebecca Johnson is a leader in the wellbeing industry with more than 20 years of diverse experience in coaching, education, consulting, speaking, program management, and business development. She has been influential in shifting the corporate wellness paradigm away from the conventional outside-in, “wellness or else” model towards a more holistic, inside-out approach.
Rebecca currently serves as the Director of Wellness Services for Corporate Fitness Works, where she oversees the implementation of a new paradigm model that fuses the best of employee wellbeing and cultural transformation.
Jen Arnold is host of the Redesigning Wellness podcast where she interviews experts on the topic of organizational health. Jen’s on a mission to change the common approach to employee health and wellness. To support this mission, she facilitates employee training that addresses leadership, resilience and mindfulness.
For the 16 years prior to starting her own business, Jen led organizational health and wellness efforts and advised employers how to start them. Most recently, she worked at Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC for over 8 years leading a team of health promotion professionals. Jen is a Tedx speaker who uses stories, activities and humor to not only make a point but to keep audiences engaged and listening.