Social Media and Your Workplace Culture

Social Media and Your Workplace Culture

Comments, direct messages, forwarding your post, tagging others, even a “like”--all of that is someone engaging with you. They went simply beyond just following your feed and quickly scanning your post--they chose to make another connection point. What does this have to do with your workplace or organization? More than you may think!

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A Lot Can Happen At The Ledge

A Lot Can Happen At The Ledge

What if we walked people up to the ledge, rather than talking them down from it? The view is beautiful! This ledge has nothing to do with death (as many may think of when standing on the edge of a ledge) but rather life instead! Recently I was meeting with my business mentor and he said something to the effect of…

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Two Keys to Success in the Wellness Industry

Two Keys to Success in the Wellness Industry

The fourth industrial revolution is upon us.  Worldwide, jobs are changing at a pace that is hard to keep up with.  Workplaces are becoming virtual, artificial intelligence will soon take over a percentage of certain job classes, automation continues to rise, physical workplaces are being resigned to accommodate a new generation of employees, and new jobs are being created that our parents couldn’t have even dreamed of. 

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"Wellness" People Not Required: An Attendee Interview

"Wellness" People Not Required: An Attendee Interview

At our last Wellness Underground workshop we did something on the last day that we had not done before. We pooled together all of our talents, skills, experience and inspiration to brainstorm and pull together actionable ideas for one of our attendees. Craig was an attendee who came to us as a physical education teacher that is part of a team that is heading up a wellness initiative for their school district that was funded by a grant. We planned it out so that after two days of "workshopping" and learning, the attendees could put what they learned to work! 

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Wellness Underground Words

Wellness Underground Words

Wellness Underground has seemed to develop our own way to use some words and somewhat altered or changed their meaning to fit in with our workshop, experience and events. There we go again, doing something out of the box!

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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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