It's About The People, People! Meet One of Ours!

It's About The People, People! Meet One of Ours!

Wellness Underground is full of real people!  Real people with common, unique, mundane, exiting and realistic careers.  Real people who find us in a variety of ways. Real people who present us with interesting challenges. Real people who propose some exciting and atypical ideas.  Real people who have goals and passions. Real people who may be burnt out. Real people.

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First Know Thyself

First Know Thyself

As a wellness professional, are you shaping the industry or is the industry shaping you?  What I mean by this question is this:  Over the span of your career, have you been true to YOU and what you stand for?  Or have you been dutiful to “best practices” because, well, they are the best?

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Reclaiming Wellness, Casting a Vision, & Providing Credibility

Reclaiming Wellness, Casting a Vision, & Providing Credibility

The wellness industry may have reached a point where we, the professionals with the most vested interest in the field, need to claim our leadership of the industry and demand that wellness programs be led from within each individual organization. We can and should separate wellness from the grasps of those parties who don’t truly understand wellness or who are working to make wellness a monetized commodity. 

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On Being Constructively Disruptive

On Being Constructively Disruptive

Constructive is defined as "constructing or tending to construct; helping to improve; promoting further development or advancement" by dictionary.com . One definition of 'disruptive' as defined by dictionary.com: "relating to or noting a new product, service, or idea that radically changes an industry or business strategy, especially by creating a new market and disrupting an existing one".

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Get Rich In The "Wellness" Industry

Get Rich In The "Wellness" Industry

Several years ago I was sitting at my desk watching a WELCOA webinar regarding the results of the salary survey they had just completed. The results were fairly dismal; even more so for women (who comprise the majority of the industry). I remember David Hunnicutt doing his best to keep things honest while remaining positive. I didn’t envy him for his task.

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What's Under Your Value Umbrella?

What's Under Your Value Umbrella?

Whether or not we want to admit it, a return on any Investment (ROI) would be nice. Whether it’s my stock portfolio or my wellness program, putting a number next to something somehow seems to validate the expenditure of resources (time, talent, money, etc.). However, ROI is just one part of a much bigger umbrella of overall VALUE. 

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