Wellness Or Wellbeing? Insights from OSU Chief Wellness Officer Suzy Harrington

Wellness Or Wellbeing? Insights from OSU Chief Wellness Officer Suzy Harrington

My recent interview with Suzy Harrington, Chief Wellness Officer for Oklahoma State University, was particularly special. OSU is my alma mater; I received a B.S. in exercise science there almost thirty years ago, jump-starting the path to building wellbeing leaders that I’m still walking on today. To show clear commitment behind its claim as America’s […]

AN UNLIKELY WELLBEING LEADER: KEVIN BUTLER INSIGHTS ON STEELCASE

AN UNLIKELY WELLBEING LEADER: KEVIN BUTLER INSIGHTS ON STEELCASE

At first blush Steelcase is an unlikely wellbeing leader. Innovation leadership is a different story however. The organization began in 1912 as the Metal Office Furniture Company, rebranded as Steelcase Business Equipment in 1921, and quickly reinvented office furniture – desks, chairs, file cabinets, and the like – by producing it using steel rather than […]

How Can You Boost Human Flourishing At Work? Insights from University of Minnesota Executive Mary Jo Kreitzer

How Can You Boost Human Flourishing At Work? Insights from University of Minnesota Executive Mary Jo Kreitzer

As a leader, what conditions can you set up at work to increase the possibility that people truly flourish? I recently posed the question to this week’s Face of Wellbeing Leadership Mary Jo Kreitzer. She’s on fire when it comes to leading wellbeing through her executive role as Founder & Director of the Center for […]

Forging The Future Of Wellness From The Past: Wisdom From Dr. Gerry Bodeker

Forging The Future Of Wellness From The Past: Wisdom From Dr. Gerry Bodeker

Over a steaming hot cup of tea, I recently read the 2014 Global Spa & Wellness Economy Monitor, one of the first reports to put its arms around the magnitude of the wellness economy worldwide. The major insight? “Wellness is now a staggering $3.4 trillion market – and one of the biggest, fastest-growing industries on […]

Work-Life Balance May Be Dead, but Wellbeing at Work Is Alive and Well: Insights from Hallmark Innovation Exec Patti Streeper

Work-Life Balance May Be Dead, but Wellbeing at Work Is Alive and Well: Insights from Hallmark Innovation Exec Patti Streeper

I had just read, and agreed with, a CNN op/ed piece on the demise of the work-life balance when I conducted an interview with Patti Streeper. As Vice President of Corporate Innovation at Hallmark Cards, Patti agrees that there is no optimum work-life balance. For her, the work-life interplay is more of a “constant juggling […]

The Best Rx for Wellbeing? Being Connected

The Best Rx for Wellbeing? Being Connected

During this time of year it’s interesting to look back and consider not just how the year went but also to remember your roots and how they’ve shaped you. I was reminded of this after a conversation with this week’s Face of Wellbeing Leadership Larry McEvoy, MD. Larry is a senior physician executive, healthcare strategist, […]

Patrick Saussay: How Brands Can Lead Wellbeing

Patrick Saussay: How Brands Can Lead Wellbeing

“A lake carries you into recesses of feeling otherwise impenetrable.” —William Wordsworth I was reminded of this William Wordsworth quote after interviewing this week’s Face of Wellbeing Leadership Patrick Saussay, founder and CEO, GPSA (Global Project & Spa Advisory), a wellness industry consultancy based in Paris. Patrick is working on a spa concept with Evian […]

Todd Walter: Building a Culture of Wellbeing at Red Door

Todd Walter: Building a Culture of Wellbeing at Red Door

  I talk with leaders and organizations every day about how important wellbeing is to building a culture where employees and companies can thrive. I’ve seen no better example of a wellbeing leader in action than this week’s Face of Wellbeing Leadership Todd Walter. His story of how an upside-down org chart turned business—and wellbeing—around at […]

Joe Sibilia: A Sustainability Champion You’ll Be Inspired to Follow

Joe Sibilia: A Sustainability Champion You’ll Be Inspired to Follow

It takes a brave and far-sighted soul like Joe Sibilia to combine his passions for sustainable business practices, social good, and entrepreneurship. Joe is an early adopter and visionary in the social responsibility movement. Over the years he has been the former founder and CEO of the values-driven investment bank Meadowbrook Lane Capital, and former […]

Alexis Jones: A Millennial’s Wisdom for Leading Wellbeing

Alexis Jones: A Millennial’s Wisdom for Leading Wellbeing

With all of the worries about how millennials are changing the work world—and not for the better, some would say—it’s wonderful to talk to a powerful and insightful young woman who is both trying to set the record straight and make the world a healthier more powerful place for herself and for people everywhere. I’m […]