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Redesigning Wellness Podcast

Redesigning Wellness Podcast

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

Latest Episodes

213: Small Business Survival with Maggie Gough, Founder of Realize Wellbeing and Kevin McAlister, Founder of Lift Your Wellbeing

Among the people hit hardest by the emergence of the pandemic, small business owners are at the top. With trainings and conferences cancelled, in person meetings inadvisable, and both personal and corporate budgets locked down, many entrepreneurs were immediately thrown into survival mode. Today’s guests, Maggie Gough, founder of Realize Wellbeing, and Kevin McAlister, founder of Lift Your Wellbeing, offer an inside look at how small business owners in the corporate wellness industry have been surviving this potentially devastating disruption. In this episode, Maggie and Kevin share their initial reactions to COVID and the business pivots they had no choice but to make. They discuss how they were able to deal with the grief and nervousness surrounding these changes and what “aha” moments the pandemic has provided. Both guests give their insight into looking ahead at 2021 and offer tangible tips for business owners on getting through. This podcast episode is brought to you by Kynd Kits. Kynd Kits are volunteer projects in a box that come delivered to your doorstep with 100% of the materials needed to do a meaningful volunteer experience by yourself, or with your family. With COVID cancelling so many in-person volunteer experiences, this is the perfect way to continue to give back from home, and 100% of the proceeds go to benefit a mental health non-profit called Project Helping. These are great for corporate volunteer experiences, or at home volunteering with your family and friends. Head over to KyndKit.com and the first 50 people to put in the code RWpodcast can order a completely free Kynd Kit to try out! For links mentioned in today's episode visit:http://bit.ly/Redesignpod To join the Redesigning Wellness Community visit:https://www.facebook.com/groups/rdwellnesscommunity/

63 min2 d ago
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213: Small Business Survival with Maggie Gough, Founder of Realize Wellbeing and Kevin McAlister, Founder of Lift Your Wellbeing

212: Wellness Strategy & Planning During Uncertain Times with Maddison Bezdicek, Health Strategies Practice Leader and Vicki Roy, Senior Health Strategist

If 2020 has taught wellness professionals anything, it’s that flexibility and creativity are key. Now, looking toward 2021 and the uncertainty surrounding COVID and returning to the office, today’s guests are putting those skills to use. Maddison Bezdicek, Health Strategies Practice Leader at Hylant, and Vicki Roy, Senior Health Strategist at Hylant, offer an inside look at how wellness consultants handled the sudden pivot required at the start of the pandemic, what strategies they’ve used since to support their clients, and how the Redesigning Wellness Academy helped them along the way. In this episode, Maddison and Vicki share both personal and professional reactions to COVID, which resources they presented that were successful and unsuccessful, and what they implemented from their time with the Redesigning Wellness Academy. They discuss how they’re approaching planning for 2021 and offer a few outstanding tips for wellness professionals to stay afloat during uncertain and str...

46 min1 w ago
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212: Wellness Strategy & Planning During Uncertain Times with Maddison Bezdicek, Health Strategies Practice Leader and Vicki Roy, Senior Health Strategist

211: Adjusting Wellness Offerings in Response to COVID with Laura Berry, Manager of Employer Wellness and Tammy Oechsle, Wellbeing Program Director

With the emergence of COVID and the sudden shift to sending employees home, wellness professionals had to pivot their offerings quickly. The focus had to shift from in person, planned activities to remote working and lots of uncertainty. Today’s guests, Laura Berry, Manager of Employer Wellness at Quartz Health Solutions and Tammy Oechsle, Wellbeing Program Director at Western National Insurance offer a report from the trenches on altering wellness programs in light of COVID and how the tools they learned in the Redesigning Wellness Academy proved valuable. In this episode, Laura and Tammy share their reactions when COVID first hit and how it impacted them personally and professionally. They share their programs that were successful and those that were less so. They each discuss the progress they’ve made on mental health programming and discuss their plans and considerations looking forward to 2021. Finally, they each give a tangible tip to success for other wellness professionals...

56 min2 w ago
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211: Adjusting Wellness Offerings in Response to COVID with Laura Berry, Manager of Employer Wellness and Tammy Oechsle, Wellbeing Program Director

210: The 7 Types of Rest with Saundra Dalton-Smith, MD, Author of Sacred Rest

Exhaustion is one of the leading causes of performance decline and eventual burnout among people today. Most people don’t realize how many facets of rest they’re missing out on and it’s keeping them depleted. Today’s guest, Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith, says that rest is not about the cessation of activity, but about doing restorative activities - things that help fill you up and make you able to do your best work. Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith is a physician, speaker, and author of her book Sacred Rest. She is an international resource on wellness expertise and has been featured in media outlets such as MSNBC, Prevention, and the Dr. Oz Show to name a few. In this episode, Saundra shares her personal experience with burnout and what made her start researching the 7 stages of rest. She explores each type in depth, and shares ideas of how to restore them. Saundra discusses how important boundaries are in staying rested and the necessity of getting comfortable saying no. Lastly, she leaves...

50 min3 w ago
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210: The 7 Types of Rest with Saundra Dalton-Smith, MD, Author of Sacred Rest

209: Creating an Environment of Capacity with Rana DeBoer, Chief Culture Officer, City of Sioux Falls

It’s no secret that wellness and workplace culture are inextricably linked. Today’s guest, Rana DeBoer, Chief Culture Officer for the City of Sioux Falls proves that the career avenues available to wellness professionals are expanding. Serving for almost 13 years as the city’s Work Well Manager, Rana accepted the position as Chief Culture Officer in Sioux Falls in January of 2020. She is also the Founder of Create Energy, where she supports business leaders to generate new thinking so they can embrace a culture of empowering energy. In this episode, Rana explains what her role as Chief Culture Officer entails and the importance of the role in an organization. She offers an example of a day in her schedule and highlights both what she is most proud of accomplishing in the position and her top challenges. Rana briefly discusses her previous position and what has prepared her for this role and shares the most exciting thing she’s currently working on. Lastly, she leaves wellness pr...

40 minSEP 23
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209: Creating an Environment of Capacity with Rana DeBoer, Chief Culture Officer, City of Sioux Falls

208: Disrupting the Healthcare Status Quo with David Contorno, Founder of E Powered Benefits

We’ve all heard it said that the healthcare and insurance systems are broken, but today’s guest, David Contorno, believes it’s functioning just as it was designed - with higher costs giving more payouts to doctors, brokers, and agents while employers and end users foot the bill. Through his company, E Powered Benefits, David offers creative solutions that increase transparency, help “bend the trend on rising health insurance premiums”, and at the same time increase quality of care and employee satisfaction with the benefits packages they’re paying for. With more than 21 years in employee benefits, nationally recognized author and thought leader David Contorno has worked on both sides of the table, and is uniquely positioned to disrupt the healthcare status quo and deliver better quality at lower costs for employers and their employees. In this episode, David briefly discusses the impact he hopes COVID will have on open enrollment and what he means when encouraging people to be...

56 minSEP 16
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208: Disrupting the Healthcare Status Quo with David Contorno, Founder of E Powered Benefits

207: Physician Burnout: Causes, Signs, & Solutions with Nisha Mehta, MD

Though burnout is a topic garnering more and more attention, physicians are one professional group sometimes overlooked despite higher substance, alcohol abuse, and suicide rates. Today’s guest, Dr. Nisha Mehta, believes the answer to physician burnout lies in organizational and institutional changes within the healthcare industry. In addition to being a radiologist, Dr. Nisha Mehta is an international speaker and writer specializing in physician advocacy and addressing physician burnout. She is the founder of two online physician community groups reaching more than 100,000 physicians and has had her work featured by outlets such as Forbes, CNN, and Bloomberg. In this episode, Dr. Mehta discusses her decision to talk and write about physician burnout, the unseen stressors of physician life including the current focus on patient reviews, and the signs of burnout. She shares some personal experiences with physician burnout, including how she and her husband have avoided it, and misst...

51 minSEP 9
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207: Physician Burnout: Causes, Signs, & Solutions with Nisha Mehta, MD

[Rebroadcast] Why We’re All Biased with Howard Ross, Author and Founding Partner of Udarta Consulting

As wellness professionals we’re in a unique position to bring employees together. But as humans, we’re biased. We make stuff up about people all of the time. We do it at work on a daily basis. Even worse, our biases are rarely blatant. It’s usually subtle micro-behaviors that we often don’t notice. So, what can we do about it? Today’s guest, Howard Ross, is considered one of the world’s seminal thought leaders on identifying and addressing unconscious bias. Howard has delivered programs in 47 states and over 40 other countries to audiences including Fortune 500 companies, colleges and universities, and major institutions within healthcare, government, and non-profit sectors. His newest book, Our Search for Belonging: How the Need for Connection Is Tearing Our Culture Apart describes how to bridge the divide in our increasingly polarized society. In this interview, Howard and I talk about what’s changed in the area of Diversity and Inclusion in the past 30 years and what hasn...

50 minSEP 2
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[Rebroadcast] Why We’re All Biased with Howard Ross, Author and Founding Partner of Udarta Consulting

206: Increasing your Emotional Intelligence with Dr. JP Pawliw-Fry, New York Times Bestselling Author and Co-founder of the Institute for Health and Human Potential

If showing up as your best self gets increasingly difficult with added stress and anxiety, it's no surprise that the coronavirus pandemic is putting our emotional intelligence to the test. Today’s guest, Dr. JP Pawliw-Fry, best-selling author and co-founder of the Institute for Health and Human Potential, has a plan to help you manage your emotions, stay focused, and navigate this new world. Dr. Pawliw-Fry, a premier expert in managing emotions during high pressure situations, has worked with NFL, NBA, and Olympic athletes as well as Fortune 500 giants like IBM, Goldman Sachs, and BMW to name a few. He is an advisor to the US ARMY and NAVY as well as a professor at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and host of the podcast Last 8% Morning. In this episode, Dr. Pawliw-Fry explains why people often avoid or make a mess of the last 8% of discussions and decisions and the importance of building self awareness to know your triggers. He discusses how organization...

50 minAUG 26
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206: Increasing your Emotional Intelligence with Dr. JP Pawliw-Fry, New York Times Bestselling Author and Co-founder of the Institute for Health and Human Potential

205: Balancing Compassion and Productivity with Becky Jacobs, Founder and Chief Engagement Officer of Simple Change

As organizations return to in person workspaces, leaders are tasked with the responsibility of encouraging productivity without increasing already high employee stress and anxiety. Today’s guest, Becky Jacobs, Founder and Chief Engagement Officer of Simple Change, believes balancing compassion with the push for productivity is the key to facilitating this transition with minimal negative impact on the workforce. With more than 20 years in senior leadership roles at industry giants such as Bank of America, Red Hat, and Rise Against Hunger, Becky is uniquely poised to help organizations improve engagement and productivity by building healthy, high performing teams. Becky’s company, Simple Change, offers support, inspiration, and encouragement on the path to transformational change in organizations through leadership coaching, workshops, keynotes, and consulting. In this episode, Becky discusses the considerations organizations should keep in mind while transitioning employees back t...

42 minAUG 19
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205: Balancing Compassion and Productivity with Becky Jacobs, Founder and Chief Engagement Officer of Simple Change

Latest Episodes

213: Small Business Survival with Maggie Gough, Founder of Realize Wellbeing and Kevin McAlister, Founder of Lift Your Wellbeing

Among the people hit hardest by the emergence of the pandemic, small business owners are at the top. With trainings and conferences cancelled, in person meetings inadvisable, and both personal and corporate budgets locked down, many entrepreneurs were immediately thrown into survival mode. Today’s guests, Maggie Gough, founder of Realize Wellbeing, and Kevin McAlister, founder of Lift Your Wellbeing, offer an inside look at how small business owners in the corporate wellness industry have been surviving this potentially devastating disruption. In this episode, Maggie and Kevin share their initial reactions to COVID and the business pivots they had no choice but to make. They discuss how they were able to deal with the grief and nervousness surrounding these changes and what “aha” moments the pandemic has provided. Both guests give their insight into looking ahead at 2021 and offer tangible tips for business owners on getting through. This podcast episode is brought to you by Kynd Kits. Kynd Kits are volunteer projects in a box that come delivered to your doorstep with 100% of the materials needed to do a meaningful volunteer experience by yourself, or with your family. With COVID cancelling so many in-person volunteer experiences, this is the perfect way to continue to give back from home, and 100% of the proceeds go to benefit a mental health non-profit called Project Helping. These are great for corporate volunteer experiences, or at home volunteering with your family and friends. Head over to KyndKit.com and the first 50 people to put in the code RWpodcast can order a completely free Kynd Kit to try out! For links mentioned in today's episode visit:http://bit.ly/Redesignpod To join the Redesigning Wellness Community visit:https://www.facebook.com/groups/rdwellnesscommunity/

63 min2 d ago
Comments
213: Small Business Survival with Maggie Gough, Founder of Realize Wellbeing and Kevin McAlister, Founder of Lift Your Wellbeing

212: Wellness Strategy & Planning During Uncertain Times with Maddison Bezdicek, Health Strategies Practice Leader and Vicki Roy, Senior Health Strategist

If 2020 has taught wellness professionals anything, it’s that flexibility and creativity are key. Now, looking toward 2021 and the uncertainty surrounding COVID and returning to the office, today’s guests are putting those skills to use. Maddison Bezdicek, Health Strategies Practice Leader at Hylant, and Vicki Roy, Senior Health Strategist at Hylant, offer an inside look at how wellness consultants handled the sudden pivot required at the start of the pandemic, what strategies they’ve used since to support their clients, and how the Redesigning Wellness Academy helped them along the way. In this episode, Maddison and Vicki share both personal and professional reactions to COVID, which resources they presented that were successful and unsuccessful, and what they implemented from their time with the Redesigning Wellness Academy. They discuss how they’re approaching planning for 2021 and offer a few outstanding tips for wellness professionals to stay afloat during uncertain and str...

46 min1 w ago
Comments
212: Wellness Strategy & Planning During Uncertain Times with Maddison Bezdicek, Health Strategies Practice Leader and Vicki Roy, Senior Health Strategist

211: Adjusting Wellness Offerings in Response to COVID with Laura Berry, Manager of Employer Wellness and Tammy Oechsle, Wellbeing Program Director

With the emergence of COVID and the sudden shift to sending employees home, wellness professionals had to pivot their offerings quickly. The focus had to shift from in person, planned activities to remote working and lots of uncertainty. Today’s guests, Laura Berry, Manager of Employer Wellness at Quartz Health Solutions and Tammy Oechsle, Wellbeing Program Director at Western National Insurance offer a report from the trenches on altering wellness programs in light of COVID and how the tools they learned in the Redesigning Wellness Academy proved valuable. In this episode, Laura and Tammy share their reactions when COVID first hit and how it impacted them personally and professionally. They share their programs that were successful and those that were less so. They each discuss the progress they’ve made on mental health programming and discuss their plans and considerations looking forward to 2021. Finally, they each give a tangible tip to success for other wellness professionals...

56 min2 w ago
Comments
211: Adjusting Wellness Offerings in Response to COVID with Laura Berry, Manager of Employer Wellness and Tammy Oechsle, Wellbeing Program Director

210: The 7 Types of Rest with Saundra Dalton-Smith, MD, Author of Sacred Rest

Exhaustion is one of the leading causes of performance decline and eventual burnout among people today. Most people don’t realize how many facets of rest they’re missing out on and it’s keeping them depleted. Today’s guest, Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith, says that rest is not about the cessation of activity, but about doing restorative activities - things that help fill you up and make you able to do your best work. Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith is a physician, speaker, and author of her book Sacred Rest. She is an international resource on wellness expertise and has been featured in media outlets such as MSNBC, Prevention, and the Dr. Oz Show to name a few. In this episode, Saundra shares her personal experience with burnout and what made her start researching the 7 stages of rest. She explores each type in depth, and shares ideas of how to restore them. Saundra discusses how important boundaries are in staying rested and the necessity of getting comfortable saying no. Lastly, she leaves...

50 min3 w ago
Comments
210: The 7 Types of Rest with Saundra Dalton-Smith, MD, Author of Sacred Rest

209: Creating an Environment of Capacity with Rana DeBoer, Chief Culture Officer, City of Sioux Falls

It’s no secret that wellness and workplace culture are inextricably linked. Today’s guest, Rana DeBoer, Chief Culture Officer for the City of Sioux Falls proves that the career avenues available to wellness professionals are expanding. Serving for almost 13 years as the city’s Work Well Manager, Rana accepted the position as Chief Culture Officer in Sioux Falls in January of 2020. She is also the Founder of Create Energy, where she supports business leaders to generate new thinking so they can embrace a culture of empowering energy. In this episode, Rana explains what her role as Chief Culture Officer entails and the importance of the role in an organization. She offers an example of a day in her schedule and highlights both what she is most proud of accomplishing in the position and her top challenges. Rana briefly discusses her previous position and what has prepared her for this role and shares the most exciting thing she’s currently working on. Lastly, she leaves wellness pr...

40 minSEP 23
Comments
209: Creating an Environment of Capacity with Rana DeBoer, Chief Culture Officer, City of Sioux Falls

208: Disrupting the Healthcare Status Quo with David Contorno, Founder of E Powered Benefits

We’ve all heard it said that the healthcare and insurance systems are broken, but today’s guest, David Contorno, believes it’s functioning just as it was designed - with higher costs giving more payouts to doctors, brokers, and agents while employers and end users foot the bill. Through his company, E Powered Benefits, David offers creative solutions that increase transparency, help “bend the trend on rising health insurance premiums”, and at the same time increase quality of care and employee satisfaction with the benefits packages they’re paying for. With more than 21 years in employee benefits, nationally recognized author and thought leader David Contorno has worked on both sides of the table, and is uniquely positioned to disrupt the healthcare status quo and deliver better quality at lower costs for employers and their employees. In this episode, David briefly discusses the impact he hopes COVID will have on open enrollment and what he means when encouraging people to be...

56 minSEP 16
Comments
208: Disrupting the Healthcare Status Quo with David Contorno, Founder of E Powered Benefits

207: Physician Burnout: Causes, Signs, & Solutions with Nisha Mehta, MD

Though burnout is a topic garnering more and more attention, physicians are one professional group sometimes overlooked despite higher substance, alcohol abuse, and suicide rates. Today’s guest, Dr. Nisha Mehta, believes the answer to physician burnout lies in organizational and institutional changes within the healthcare industry. In addition to being a radiologist, Dr. Nisha Mehta is an international speaker and writer specializing in physician advocacy and addressing physician burnout. She is the founder of two online physician community groups reaching more than 100,000 physicians and has had her work featured by outlets such as Forbes, CNN, and Bloomberg. In this episode, Dr. Mehta discusses her decision to talk and write about physician burnout, the unseen stressors of physician life including the current focus on patient reviews, and the signs of burnout. She shares some personal experiences with physician burnout, including how she and her husband have avoided it, and misst...

51 minSEP 9
Comments
207: Physician Burnout: Causes, Signs, & Solutions with Nisha Mehta, MD

[Rebroadcast] Why We’re All Biased with Howard Ross, Author and Founding Partner of Udarta Consulting

As wellness professionals we’re in a unique position to bring employees together. But as humans, we’re biased. We make stuff up about people all of the time. We do it at work on a daily basis. Even worse, our biases are rarely blatant. It’s usually subtle micro-behaviors that we often don’t notice. So, what can we do about it? Today’s guest, Howard Ross, is considered one of the world’s seminal thought leaders on identifying and addressing unconscious bias. Howard has delivered programs in 47 states and over 40 other countries to audiences including Fortune 500 companies, colleges and universities, and major institutions within healthcare, government, and non-profit sectors. His newest book, Our Search for Belonging: How the Need for Connection Is Tearing Our Culture Apart describes how to bridge the divide in our increasingly polarized society. In this interview, Howard and I talk about what’s changed in the area of Diversity and Inclusion in the past 30 years and what hasn...

50 minSEP 2
Comments
[Rebroadcast] Why We’re All Biased with Howard Ross, Author and Founding Partner of Udarta Consulting

206: Increasing your Emotional Intelligence with Dr. JP Pawliw-Fry, New York Times Bestselling Author and Co-founder of the Institute for Health and Human Potential

If showing up as your best self gets increasingly difficult with added stress and anxiety, it's no surprise that the coronavirus pandemic is putting our emotional intelligence to the test. Today’s guest, Dr. JP Pawliw-Fry, best-selling author and co-founder of the Institute for Health and Human Potential, has a plan to help you manage your emotions, stay focused, and navigate this new world. Dr. Pawliw-Fry, a premier expert in managing emotions during high pressure situations, has worked with NFL, NBA, and Olympic athletes as well as Fortune 500 giants like IBM, Goldman Sachs, and BMW to name a few. He is an advisor to the US ARMY and NAVY as well as a professor at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and host of the podcast Last 8% Morning. In this episode, Dr. Pawliw-Fry explains why people often avoid or make a mess of the last 8% of discussions and decisions and the importance of building self awareness to know your triggers. He discusses how organization...

50 minAUG 26
Comments
206: Increasing your Emotional Intelligence with Dr. JP Pawliw-Fry, New York Times Bestselling Author and Co-founder of the Institute for Health and Human Potential

205: Balancing Compassion and Productivity with Becky Jacobs, Founder and Chief Engagement Officer of Simple Change

As organizations return to in person workspaces, leaders are tasked with the responsibility of encouraging productivity without increasing already high employee stress and anxiety. Today’s guest, Becky Jacobs, Founder and Chief Engagement Officer of Simple Change, believes balancing compassion with the push for productivity is the key to facilitating this transition with minimal negative impact on the workforce. With more than 20 years in senior leadership roles at industry giants such as Bank of America, Red Hat, and Rise Against Hunger, Becky is uniquely poised to help organizations improve engagement and productivity by building healthy, high performing teams. Becky’s company, Simple Change, offers support, inspiration, and encouragement on the path to transformational change in organizations through leadership coaching, workshops, keynotes, and consulting. In this episode, Becky discusses the considerations organizations should keep in mind while transitioning employees back t...

42 minAUG 19
Comments
205: Balancing Compassion and Productivity with Becky Jacobs, Founder and Chief Engagement Officer of Simple Change
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