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In this Expert Interview, AdvancingWellness CEO Mari Ryan is joined by author, speaker and idea guy Bryan Mattimore to discuss innovation, employee engagement, and wellbeing.   Mari Ryan: Welcome to the Workplace Wellbeing Essentials Series. I’m Mari Ryan. I’m the CEO and founder of Advancing Wellness. It is my pleasure to welcome you today to this expert interview where we explore topics that impact employee wellbeing. My guest today is Bryan Mattimore. Bryan is the co-founder and “chief idea guy” at The Growth Engine Company, a 20-year-old innovation and creativity training agency based in Westport, Connecticut. In his marketing consulting…
Employee engagement is a key success factor for every company. Engaged employees tend to be more creative, generating new ideas and approaches which are critical for helping an organization grow, adapt, and evolve. Now more than ever, leaders must leverage well-being, an essential component of employee engagement and productivity, if they are serious about driving their business forward. The bottom line Research from the Integrated Benefits Institute shows that lost productivity due to illness cost employers $575 billion last year. The research further showed that for every dollar spent on health care benefits, another $0.61 is spent on illness-related absence,…
In this Expert Interview, AdvancingWellness CEO Mari Ryan is joined by author, speaker, and leadership expert Alain Hunkins.   Mari Ryan: Welcome to the Workplace Wellbeing Essentials Series. I’m Mari Ryan. I’m the CEO and founder of Advancing Wellness. It is my pleasure to welcome you today to this expert interview where we explore topics that impact employee wellbeing. My guest today is Alain Hunkins. Alain helps high-achieving people become high-achieving leaders. In his over 20-year career he has worked with over 2000 groups of leaders in 25 countries. His clients include Walmart, Pfizer, Citigroup, General Electric, State Farm Insurance.…
Leaders are always in the spotlight. In the last year, even more so. As this decade unfolded, we were presented with profound challenges. We immediately looked to our leaders – in government, business, communities – to help us maintain our equilibrium and to show us how to move ahead in our daily lives. We are still charting the way forward in our post-pandemic world. What we know is that when our leaders lead well they build the bridges that employees need to be well, which is essential to creating a thriving workforce and a successful organization. In the book Cracking
The Pandemic Puppy Predicament Meet Bentley. In January 2021 I was Bentley’s puppy nanny. It was my job to make sure he made it safely from his breeder in Pennsylvania to his new home in Utah. This isn’t my new side hustle and I’m not giving up well-being strategy consulting to be a puppy nanny. I was doing this as a gift of self to Bentley’s new owner (let’s call him Dave), who didn’t want to travel cross-country during the pandemic. Bentley is like thousands of other puppies who went to new homes during the pandemic. Many of those pandemic…
In this Expert Interview, AdvancingWellness CEO Mari Ryan is joined by keynote speaker and thought leader Eduardo Briceño.  Mari Ryan: Welcome to the Workplace Wellbeing Essentials Series. I’m Mari Ryan. I’m the CEO and founder of Advancing Wellness. It is my pleasure to welcome you today to this expert interview where we explore topics that impact employee wellbeing. My guest today is Eduardo Briceño. Eduardo is the most booked keynote speaker on the topics of growth, mindset and learning zone, which he began working on in 2007 when he partnered with Stanford professor Carol Dweck. Each of his two TED…
From the earliest days, workplace well-being programs have focused on encouraging healthy lifestyles and habits. There are different approaches, but in order to be successful there is one key dynamic that each and every program must include: the participants must possess the desire to adopt healthy lifestyles and habits. If someone doesn’t want to change, then even the best program in the world can’t make them. When I first started working in the field of workplace well-being, I was leading behavior change programs. I remember facilitating a smoking cessation program that had about a dozen employees participating voluntarily. The participants…
Video Block Double-click here to add a video by URL or embed code. Learn more In this Expert Interview, AdvancingWellness CEO Mari Ryan is joined by author and thought leader Claus Raasted.   Mari Ryan: Welcome to the Workplace Wellbeing Essentials Series. I’m Mari Ryan. I’m the CEO and founder of Advancing Wellness. It is my pleasure to welcome you today to this expert interview where we explore topics that impact employee wellbeing. My guest today is Claus Raasted. Claus is an author of 31 books, a keynote speaker, a consultant, and a creator of extraordinary experiences. Since 2016 he…
When you think about innovation in the workplace what comes to mind? Developing new products that meet a previously unmet need? Brainstorming creative ideas? Taking risks? We know that businesses need to continually innovate to stay relevant and competitive. In a McKinsey poll, 84% of global executives said innovation was extremely important for business growth. Not to mention, organizations that nurture a culture of out-of-the-box thinking tend to have more highly engaged employees with improved well-being. And guess what? When employees feel engaged and cared for, they are motivated to do more and stretch beyond their job description, which…
In this Expert Interview, AdvancingWellness CEO Mari Ryan is joined by author and thought leader Todd Cherches.   Mari Ryan: Welcome to the Workplace Wellbeing Essentials Series. I’m Mari Ryan. I’m the CEO and founder of Advancing Wellness. It is my pleasure to welcome you today to this expert interview where we explore topics that impact employee wellbeing. My guest today is Todd Cherches. Todd is the CEO and co-founder of Big Blue Gumball, a New York City-based consulting firm specializing in leadership development, public speaking, and executive coaching, as well as a founding partner of the Global Institute for…