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.
This episode is sponsored by Health Enhancement Systems (HES).
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Interview Highlights (with timestamps):
- [7:00] How Colleen got her start in the industry
- [18:14] Colleen’s career after Coors
- [28:35] Colleen’s thoughts on where the wellness industry is and where it’s going
- [33:20] Integrating technology with culture
- [44:29] Is virtual reality a new approach or the same approach in a new package?
- [46:25] The fourth industrial revolution and its implications on wellness
- [48:21] Colleen’s most important takeaways
Mentioned in this episode:
- 4 Critical Keys Webinar
- Next Generation Wellness: From Theory to Practice – starts April 7th
- What’s the Hard Return on Employee Wellness Programs? – Harvard Business Review
- Let’s Talk: “Fusion,” Wellbeing, & the Employee Experience – Forbes
- Colleen’s article on the 4th Industrial Revolution – Forbes
- The Fourth Industrial Revolution – Klaus Schwab
- Colleen Reilly on LinkedIn
Colleen Reilly has been a leader in the wellbeing industry for over 20 years. She is the Senior Vice President of Business Development for Immersive Worlds, the VR technology platform providing a more effective solution for sustainable behavior modification in the healthcare and wellbeing industry. She serves on the Board for Wellness Councils of America (WELCOA). Her experience spans time spent at Accenture, Coors Brewing Company, Mayo Clinic and Nelnet. Colleen founded Total Well-Being in 2008 and sold in 2016. Total Wellbeing was one of the nation’s leading provider of corporate well-being consulting and SaaS wellbeing platform. Some of her clients included State of Arizona, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Molson Coors and Keurig Green Mountain.
Colleen Reilly holds a bachelor’s degree in Combined Science (Chemistry/Biology/Physics) from Santa Clara University and both a Master of Business Administration and Master of Science Management with an emphasis in sports and wellness management from the University of Denver. She is currently pursuing her Executive Ph.D. in Business with a focus on Corporate Wellbeing, as well as teaching the 4 th Industrial revolution as adjunct faculty at Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver. She is also a certified yoga, group fitness instructor and certified wellness and life coach.