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Expert Interview: Linda StJohn

May 22 2018 / by Mari Ryan posted in Worksite Wellness, Wellbeing, worksite wellbeing, workplace wellbeing, workplace culture, wellness, company leadership, ceo, c suite leadership, employee wellness, worksite well-being, millennials, productivity, benefits, managers, middle management, hr, leaders, employee engagement, middle managers, managers and wellbeing, employee performance, communication, wellness strategy, wellness program, strategy, job security, engagement strategey, turnover, hiring, employee retention

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Linda St. John is Founder and Principal of LSJ Leadership Coaching, a Worcester, MA firm that specializes in employee retention. Linda’s work focuses on developing and implementing talent management initiatives, such as onboarding, mentoring, and coaching all with a focus on helping client companies hire and keep the right people.

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Expert Interview: Dr. Mache Seibel, MD

May 15 2018 / by Mari Ryan posted in Worksite Wellness, Wellbeing, worksite wellbeing, workplace wellbeing, workplace culture, wellness, company leadership, ceo, c suite leadership, employee wellness, worksite well-being, millennials, productivity, benefits, managers, hr, leaders, employee engagement, managers and wellbeing, employee performance, communication, wellness strategy, wellness program, strategy, job security, work stress, stress management, stress, engagement strategey, women's health, women at work, wellbeing for women, women, working women, menopause, mache seibel

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Dr. Mache Seibel helps women in and around menopause figure it out so they don’t have to tough it out. Dr. Seibel is one of America’s leading voices on women’s wellness and menopause. He is a highly sought-after health communicator and keynote speaker, who combines health information with original music, humor and stories that emotionally capture the audience and holds their attention, while the medicine goes down.

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Expert Interview: Star Dargin

May 08 2018 / by Mari Ryan posted in Worksite Wellness, Wellbeing, worksite wellbeing, workplace wellbeing, workplace culture, gratitude at work, wellness, employee happiness, company leadership, ceo, c suite leadership, employee wellness, worksite well-being, millennials, productivity, benefits, managers, hr, leaders, employee engagement, intrinsic motivation, managers and wellbeing, healthy workplace, employee performance, communication, employee camaraderie, wellness strategy, wellness program, strategy, job security, work stress, stress management, stress, engagement strategey, authentic happiness, purpose, happiness, science of happiness, gratitude

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Star Dargin is the CEO of Star Leadership, LLC. In her roles as speaker, teacher, facilitator, consultant, and coach, Star and her associates have worked with many leaders, executives, managers, and business owners in all phases of their personal, professional, and organizational growth. In this interview she shares her expertise in the science of gratitude and its application in the workplace. 

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Gratitude: A Leadership Standard of Excellence

May 07 2018 / by Mari Ryan posted in Worksite Wellness, Wellbeing, Community, Culture, Worksite Culture, worksite wellbeing, workplace wellbeing, workplace culture, gratitude at work, appreciation at work, happiness at work, behavioral science, wellness, employee loyalty, leadership skills, workplace loyalty, cultural competence, employee happiness, company leadership, ceo, cfo, employee wellness, worksite well-being, productivity, managers, middle management, employee engagement, connection at work, social connections, wellness strategy, Martin Seligman,, authentic happiness

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I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.
G.K. Chesterton

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Expert Interview: Silvia Garcia

May 01 2018 / by Mari Ryan posted in Worksite Wellness, Wellbeing, worksite wellbeing, workplace wellbeing, workplace culture, wellness, employee happiness, company leadership, ceo, c suite leadership, employee wellness, worksite well-being, millennials, productivity, benefits, managers, hr, leaders, employee engagement, intrinsic motivation, managers and wellbeing, healthy workplace, employee performance, communication, employee camaraderie, wellness strategy, wellness program, strategy, job security, work stress, stress management, stress, engagement strategey, authentic happiness, purpose, happiness, science of happiness

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Silvia Garcia is the CEO and Founder of Feel Logic and HappiestPlacestoWork.org, and former Director of the Coca-Cola Happiness Insitute. Her work focuses on helping organizations get a competitive advantage by helping employees thrive. Through Silvia's expertise, we gain a better understanding not only of what true happiness is, but what employers can to do support employee happiness in the workplace.

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The Secrets to Happiness at Work

April 30 2018 / by Mari Ryan posted in Worksite Wellness, Wellbeing, Community, Culture, Worksite Culture, worksite wellbeing, workplace wellbeing, workplace culture, gratitude at work, appreciation at work, happiness at work, Massachusetts health, behavioral science, wellness, employee loyalty, leadership skills, employee experience, workplace loyalty, cultural competence, leadership, company leadership, ceo, cfo, c suite leadership, leading wellbeing, employee wellness, worksite well-being, leadership support for wellbeing, creative leadership, millennials, productivity, managers, middle management, employee engagement, connection at work, workplace communications, social connections, friendships at work, wellness strategy, wellness program, gallup, chronic stress, engagement strategey, hate your manager, Martin Seligman,, authentic happiness, purpose

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Are you happy at work? Happiness in the workplace has been a topic of interest for several years, and with good reason. With reports of low levels of engaged employees and employee turnover at the highest rate in years, employers need to keep employee happiness on the radar. Happiness in the workplace links not only to engagement and retention, but also to attracting the right talent to the organization.

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Expert Interview: Sarah Mann

April 24 2018 / by Mari Ryan posted in Worksite Wellness, Wellbeing, worksite wellbeing, workplace wellbeing, workplace culture, wellness, company leadership, ceo, c suite leadership, employee wellness, worksite well-being, millennials, productivity, benefits, managers, hr, leaders, employee engagement, intrinsic motivation, managers and wellbeing, healthy workplace, employee performance, communication, employee camaraderie, connection at work, social connections, friendships at work, wellness strategy, wellness program, strategy, job security, work stress, stress management, stress, engagement strategey, diversity, inclusion, networking

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Sarah Mann is the Principal and Connector in Chief of Spark HR Solutionswhich provides practical and strategic HR solutions to business challenges, enabling organizations to leverage their talent and meet objectives.

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Expert Interview: Janet Swaysland

April 17 2018 / by Mari Ryan posted in Worksite Wellness, Wellbeing, worksite wellbeing, workplace wellbeing, workplace culture, wellness, company leadership, ceo, c suite leadership, employee wellness, worksite well-being, millennials, productivity, money, benefits, managers, hr, leaders, employee engagement, intrinsic motivation, managers and wellbeing, healthy workplace, employee performance, communication, employee camaraderie, wellness strategy, wellness program, strategy, financial wellbeing, retirement, job security, work stress, stress management, financial stress, stress, resiliency, janet swaysland, engagement strategey

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Janet Swaysland of Bluefire Partners works with leaders and teams to understand what's working and what's in the way; create new structures and frameworks for more effective communication; devise creative approaches to content and channels; and help internal teams up their game and gain new influence across the organization. In this expert interview we discuss how to spot employees who are genuinely engaged workers. We also explore when an employee is motivated, what are they connected to that motivates them? Most importantly, we talk about the business impact of an engaged workforce.


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The Secret to Employee Engagement: My Tour of Zappos

April 16 2018 / by Mari Ryan posted in Worksite Wellness, Wellbeing, Community, Culture, Worksite Culture, worksite wellbeing, workplace wellbeing, workplace culture, gratitude at work, appreciation at work, happiness at work, wellness, environment, employee loyalty, leadership skills, work environment, employee experience, workplace loyalty, cultural competence, employee happiness, measuring wellbeing, leadership, company leadership, ceo, cfo, c suite leadership, leading wellbeing, employee wellness, worksite well-being, work productivity loss, thinking outside the box, productivity, employee benefits, managers, hr, employee engagement, intrinsic motivation, connection at work, workplace communications, social connections, friendships at work, employee communications, wellness strategy, wellness program, mari ryan, strategy, workplace stress, job security, resiliency, engagement strategey, amazon, zappos

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For the past several years, the business world and particularly the HR world has been focused on the concept of employee engagement. Way back in 2013, Gallup reported that only 13% of employees worldwide were engaged. The good news is that more recent reports indicate a higher percentage of workers engaged – 32% in the US. Since then, the race has been to find the secret to increasing employee engagement.

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The Business Imperative of Well-Being

April 10 2018 / by Mari Ryan posted in Worksite Wellness, Wellbeing, worksite wellbeing, workplace wellbeing, workplace culture, improving employee productivity, wellness, leadership skills, work environment, employee happiness, measuring wellbeing, company leadership, ceo, cfo, c suite leadership, employee wellness, worksite well-being, work productivity loss, productivity, money, benefits, managers, hr, leaders, employee engagement, wellness program, financial wellbeing, sales, bottom line, talent management, gallup

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We hear about health care all the time. It represents 18% of GDP. Yet, what we're not hearing about is a change from the model we use here in the United States, which is an employer funded model. For now, it's here to stay. We also know that businesses profit from healthy employees. So what can you do in your organization to bring well-being to the forefront and make the connection between well-being and profitability?
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