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Expert Interview: Michelle Spehr (Part 2)

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

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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 wellness, worksite wellbeing, workplace wellbeing, Worksite Wellness, employee wellness, worksite well-being, Wellbeing, hr, wellness program, wellness strategy, workplace culture, mindfulness research, mindfulness at work, mindfulness, leadership support for wellbeing, leadership skills

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

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

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

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

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What motivates an employer to offer an EAP?

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

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

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

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

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

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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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