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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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Coming to Your Workplace Soon: Mindfulness

September 10 2018 / by Mari Ryan posted in Worksite Wellness, Wellbeing, Worksite Culture, worksite wellbeing, workplace wellbeing, workplace culture, mindfulness, mindfulness at work, mindfulness research, hr, employee well-being, human resources, workplace wellness

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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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Focus: An Essential Leadership Skill

September 04 2018 / by Mari Ryan posted in Worksite Wellness, Wellbeing, Worksite Culture, worksite wellbeing, workplace wellbeing, workplace culture, mindfulness, mindfulness at work, mindfulness research, hr, employee well-being, human resources, workplace wellness

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Expert Interview: Sara Johnson, Ph.D. (Part 2)

August 21 2018 / by Mari Ryan posted in Worksite Wellness, Wellbeing, worksite wellbeing, workplace wellbeing, workplace culture, behavioral science, wellness, employee wellness, worksite well-being, hr, behavior change, wellness strategy, wellness program, behavior science, organizational culture

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Sara Johnson, Ph.D. , as Co-president and CEO, leads the Business Development and Strategy Initiatives for Pro-Change Behavior Systems. Sara brings to her role over twenty years of experience in developing behavior change solutions in a variety of domains, including weight management, smoking cessation, medication adherence, and medical education. She has been the principal investigator on over $6 million dollars of research in National Institute of Health grants to examine the effectiveness of trans-theoretical model-based interventions. She is currently leading new research initiative to integrate individual and culture-level interventions to enhance well-being, increase engagement with evidence-based mobile apps that promote behavior change, and to develop interventions for pain self-management, sleep, and financial well-being.

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Healthy Behaviors Start with Workplace Culture

August 20 2018 / by Mari Ryan posted in Worksite Wellness, Wellbeing, Worksite Culture, worksite wellbeing, workplace wellbeing, workplace culture, behavioral science, employee benefits, hr, behavior change, employee well-being, human resources, workplace wellness, toxic workplace

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Expert Interview: Sara Johnson, Ph.D. (Part 1)

August 14 2018 / by Mari Ryan posted in Worksite Wellness, Wellbeing, worksite wellbeing, workplace wellbeing, workplace culture, behavioral science, wellness, employee wellness, worksite well-being, hr, behavior change, wellness strategy, wellness program, behavior science

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Sara Johnson, Ph.D. , as Co-president and CEO, leads the Business Development and Strategy Initiatives for Pro-Change Behavior Systems. Sara brings to her role over twenty years of experience in developing behavior change solutions in a variety of domains, including weight management, smoking cessation, medication adherence, and medical education. She has been the principal investigator on over $6 million dollars of research in National Institute of Health grants to examine the effectiveness of trans-theoretical model-based interventions. She is currently leading new research initiative to integrate individual and culture-level interventions to enhance well-being, increase engagement with evidence-based mobile apps that promote behavior change, and to develop interventions for pain self-management, sleep, and financial well-being.

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Why is behavior change so hard?

August 13 2018 / by Mari Ryan posted in Worksite Wellness, Wellbeing, Worksite Culture, worksite wellbeing, workplace wellbeing, workplace culture, behavioral science, employee benefits, hr, behavior change, employee well-being, human resources, workplace wellness

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Is your workplace well-being program built to last?

August 06 2018 / by Mari Ryan posted in Worksite Wellness, Wellbeing, Worksite Culture, worksite wellbeing, workplace wellbeing, workplace culture, employee benefits, hr, employee well-being, human resources

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 Is your workplace well-being program built to last? Will it sustain changes in leadership or program management, budget cuts, and changing employee interests?

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Does your employee well-being program have a brand?

August 01 2018 / by Mari Ryan posted in Worksite Wellness, Wellbeing, Worksite Culture, worksite wellbeing, workplace wellbeing, workplace culture, hr, employee well-being, wellness communications

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 We’ve often heard the ‘quote’ if you build it they will come. But when it comes to well-being programs, you have to do more than just build a program.

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