"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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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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