Is The Planet Ready For A Different Way Of Leading? THORLO President Richard Oliver Says Yes!

Is The Planet Ready For A Different Way Of Leading? THORLO President Richard Oliver Says Yes!

Over the years I’ve done hundreds of interviews with leaders worldwide about why and how they make wellbeing central to their lives and relationships, and their organizations and communities. Each conversation has been inspiring. For me, their stories reveal a profound redefinition of leadership underway, one where the focus of leading shifts from one to […]

Wellbeing Is Mission Critical: Insights from Johnson & Johnson Chief Medical Officer Dr. Fikry Isaac

Wellbeing Is Mission Critical: Insights from Johnson & Johnson Chief Medical Officer Dr. Fikry Isaac

A few months ago I co-led a roundtable with Susie Ellis, CEO of the Global Wellness Institute, about redefining wellness at work. 25 top leaders across industries and countries participated; the conversation was forward thinking and lively. Together we agreed: it’s high time for work to be an avenue where wellbeing is gained not lost, […]

Innovation As Driver Of Wealth & Wellbeing? Insights from Zappos and Downtown Project Exec Maggie Hsu

Innovation As Driver Of Wealth & Wellbeing? Insights from Zappos and Downtown Project Exec Maggie Hsu

During my last blog post I shared six inspiring quotes from incredible women who are leading wellbeing in work and life. The voice of Maggie Hsu fits right in! Maggie is Chief of Staff to Tony Hsieh, CEO of well-known retailer Zappos.com and Founder of the groundbreaking Downtown Project, a 60-acre, $350-million investment in technology […]

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 […]