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Expert Interview: Michelle Spehr (Part 2)

September 11 2018 / by Mari Ryan posted in Worksite Wellness, Wellbeing, worksite wellbeing, workplace wellbeing, workplace culture, wellness, leadership skills, employee wellness, worksite well-being, leadership support for wellbeing, mindfulness, mindfulness at work, mindfulness research, hr, wellness strategy, wellness program

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videoMichelle Spehr, MA, M.Ed., MCHES, CWWPC is the co-founder and Chief Framework Officer of the Mindful City Project. With more than a decade of consulting experience, her contributions to this initiative, include developing frameworks that strengthen the capacity of communities to apply mindfulness in ways that positively change mindsets and reinvent how people connect and work together. Michelle also works as a health and wellness consultant at the Benefit Services Group, Inc. In this role, she helps employers identify and apply creative solutions that address well-being at both the employee and the organizational levels. Michelle earned her Master’s degree in both Communications and Health Education. Her professional credentials include certifications as a masters-level health educations specialist in worksite wellness consultant and a faculty designation from WELCOA.

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Expert Interview: Michelle Spehr (Part 1)

September 04 2018 / by Mari Ryan posted in Worksite Wellness, Wellbeing, worksite wellbeing, workplace wellbeing, workplace culture, wellness, leadership skills, employee wellness, worksite well-being, leadership support for wellbeing, mindfulness, mindfulness at work, mindfulness research, hr, wellness strategy, wellness program

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Michelle Spehr, MA, M.Ed., MCHES, CWWPC is the co-founder and Chief Framework Officer of the Mindful City Project. With more than a decade of consulting experience, her contributions to this initiative, include developing frameworks that strengthen the capacity of communities to apply mindfulness in ways that positively change mindsets and reinvent how people connect and work together. Michelle also works as a health and wellness consultant at the Benefit Services Group, Inc. In this role, she helps employers identify and apply creative solutions that address well-being at both the employee and the organizational levels. Michelle earned her Master’s degree in both Communications and Health Education. Her professional credentials include certifications as a masters-level health educations specialist in worksite wellness consultant and a faculty designation from WELCOA.

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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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The Bottom Line: Do Employee Wellbeing Initiatives Impact Profits?

March 19 2018 / by Mari Ryan posted in Worksite Wellness, Wellbeing, Culture, worksite wellbeing, workplace wellbeing, workplace culture, Massachusetts health, employee happiness, measuring wellbeing, leadership, company leadership, ceo, cfo, c suite leadership, worksite well-being, leadership support for wellbeing, work productivity loss, creative leadership, productivity, money, benefits, employee benefits, managers, hr, healthy workplace, employee performance, wellness strategy, wellness program, mari ryan, strategy, hero scorecard, bottom line

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Middle Managers: Wellbeing's Biggest Supporters or Greatest Threat?

February 19 2018 / by Mari Ryan posted in Worksite Wellness, Wellbeing, worksite wellbeing, workplace wellbeing, wellness, leadership skills, cultural competence, leadership, company leadership, ceo, cfo, c suite leadership, leading wellbeing, employee wellness, leadership support for wellbeing, managers, middle management

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What motivates an employer to offer an EAP?

February 12 2018 / by Mari Ryan posted in Worksite Wellness, Wellbeing, Culture, work environment, employee happiness, leadership, company leadership, ceo, cfo, c suite leadership, leading wellbeing, employee wellness, worksite well-being, leadership support for wellbeing, employee wellness goals, work productivity loss, creative leadership, money, assistance, financial assistance, benefits, eap, mental health, bell let's talk, employee benefits, Employee assistance program

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How to Influence Innovative Thinking and Motivate People: A Culture of Mindfulness

February 05 2018 / by Mari Ryan posted in Worksite Wellness, Wellbeing, Culture, Massachusetts health, wellness, leadership skills, cultural competence, leadership, company leadership, ceo, cfo, c suite leadership, leading wellbeing, employee wellness, worksite well-being, leadership support for wellbeing, work productivity loss, creative leadership, mindfulness, productivity, meditation

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Fostering Creative Minds: Does Your Office Culture Kill Creativity at Work?

January 29 2018 / by Mari Ryan posted in Worksite Wellness, Wellbeing, workplace culture, happiness at work, leadership skills, work environment, cultural competence, employee happiness, leadership, company leadership, c suite leadership, leadership support for wellbeing, creativity

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When you think about creativity at work. What comes to mind? Developing new and innovative products that meet some previously unmet need. New ideas. Taking risks.

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Top Three Wellbeing Articles - Week of January 15th, 2018

January 19 2018 / by Mari Ryan posted in Worksite Wellness, Wellbeing, worksite wellbeing, workplace wellbeing, employee experience, leading wellbeing, worksite well-being, leadership support for wellbeing

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Each week I read a number of wellbeing articles from various online resources. Here are my top three picks from this week. I have added my comments about each article and would like to hear what you think too.

This week we focused on a theme of leading wellbeing. Don't miss this blog 'If you don't care, it doesn' happen: leading wellbeing.' or this video interview with Renee Moorefield, PhD, CEO of Wisdom Works.

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