100 episodes

The Redesigning Wellness podcast explores the world of corporate health to help employers build strategic wellness programs that engage employees.

In this podcast, Jen interviews experts in various specialties to demystify the common worksite wellness program. She’ll also spend time sharing barriers to help get your wellness program moving forward.

You’ll discover common sense approaches to wellness, tips for engaging employees and how to implement a program that your employees actually like.

Redesigning Wellness Podcas‪t‬ Jen Arnold

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8 • 24 Ratings

The Redesigning Wellness podcast explores the world of corporate health to help employers build strategic wellness programs that engage employees.

In this podcast, Jen interviews experts in various specialties to demystify the common worksite wellness program. She’ll also spend time sharing barriers to help get your wellness program moving forward.

You’ll discover common sense approaches to wellness, tips for engaging employees and how to implement a program that your employees actually like.

    233: Taking a Break from Podcasting with Jen Arnold, CEO of Redesigning Wellness

    233: Taking a Break from Podcasting with Jen Arnold, CEO of Redesigning Wellness

    Host Jen Arnold began the Redesigning Wellness Podcast in 2016, fresh out of the corporate workforce and eager to learn and dissect the multitude of aspects affecting employee wellness. Back then, she had fewer clients, much more free time, and one fewer kid at home. 
    After a bit of soul searching and careful deliberation, Jen’s decided that she needs some space from the podcast to assess if she misses it, or if it’s time to move on. 
    In this episode, podcast host Jen Arnold explains her decision to take a break from the podcast, a few of the reasons behind her careful consideration, and offers a heartfelt thanks to longtime listeners who have accompanied her on this journey.
    For links mentioned in today's episode visit: http://bit.ly/Redesignpod

    • 16 min
    232: The Laziness Lie with Dr. Devon Price, Professor and Author

    232: The Laziness Lie with Dr. Devon Price, Professor and Author

    In a society hyper focused on productivity and doing more, it can be easy to bully yourself about being lazy and not accomplishing enough.
    Today’s guest, Dr. Devon Price, Professor at Loyola University Chicago and author of Laziness Does Not Exist believes that worth is not tied to productivity and that the perception around laziness is toxic.
    In this episode, Devon explains their personal experience with overachievement and how that mentality changed. They discuss what they call the laziness lie, how mistrust from employers is damaging employees, and how organizations can change the perception around laziness.
    Lastly, Devon offers an excellent tangible tip for people who have a hard time saying no.
    For links mentioned in today's episode visit: http://bit.ly/Redesignpod

    • 38 min
    231: Optimizing Benefits for Inclusivity with Rachael McCann, Senior Director at Willis Towers Watson

    231: Optimizing Benefits for Inclusivity with Rachael McCann, Senior Director at Willis Towers Watson

    The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the shortcomings of many benefits programs at the same time as 2020 prompted a closer look at diversity and inclusion within organizations. The marriage of these two occurrences has resulted in interesting considerations regarding inclusion in benefits. 
    Today’s guest, Rachael McCann, Senior Director and North American Health & Benefits Inclusion & Diversity practice leader at Willis Towers Watson, is helping businesses understand how to optimize their benefits offerings based on the diverse characteristics of their current and future workforce.
    Rachael has 20 years of experience supporting employers inclusion and diversity and exploring the role benefits can play. 
    In this episode, Rachael explores some of the benefits trends she saw in response to COVID, highlighting mental health offerings and caregiving solutions. She shares a few guidelines for considering inclusion in benefits programs and the importance of understanding social determinants of health in relation to benefits inclusivity. 
    Lastly, Rachael offers tangible tips for both wellness professionals and organizations on considering inclusion and diversity in benefits offerings.
    For links mentioned in today's episode visit: http://bit.ly/Redesignpod

    • 49 min
    230: Wellness for Small Businesses with Nikki Reynolds, Wellness Specialist at ePlus Inc.

    230: Wellness for Small Businesses with Nikki Reynolds, Wellness Specialist at ePlus Inc.

    In the last decade, the wellness industry has been on a steady rise. With 80% of large companies and 50% of small companies implementing wellness programs, wellness isn’t just a consideration for big businesses anymore.
    Today’s guest, Nikki Reynolds, Wellness Specialist at ePlus, believes that small businesses can actually provide the best environment for wellness program success.
    In this episode, Nikki explains her somewhat unorthodox start with SMP and how she went about building a wellness program for a business of fewer than 50 employees.
    Nikki shares some of her challenges as well as her proudest moments, as well as the philosophy she’s held while pivoting through COVID. Finally, she offers tangible tips to professionals making a pitch and to small business owners unsure of buying into wellness.
    For links mentioned in today's episode visit: http://bit.ly/Redesignpod

    • 34 min
    229: Maximizing Leadership Hierarchies with Lindy Greer, Associate Professor of Management and Organizations at University of Michigan's Ross School of Business

    229: Maximizing Leadership Hierarchies with Lindy Greer, Associate Professor of Management and Organizations at University of Michigan's Ross School of Business

    The ability to understand and alter the power dynamic of a team is an essential leadership skill for maximum effectiveness according to today’s guest, Lindy Greer, Associate Professor of Management and Organizations at University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business.
    In addition to her Associate Professorship, Lindy is the Faculty Director of the Sanger Leadership Center. Her expertise in leadership development has been published in leading outlets such as Forbes, the New York Times, and the Journal of Applied Psychology to name a few. 
    In this episode, Lindy briefly discusses her inspiration to look at leadership differently and takes a deep dive on the four keys to a positive leadership hierarchy. She explains the importance of creating areas of ownership for team members as well as building team structures that are flexible. 
    Lindy gives the example of learning to power flex through voice and other strategies for reducing or increasing the power distance between leaders and teams. Lastly, she offers a tangible tip to be intentional about your team’s hierarchy.
    For links mentioned in today's episode visit: http://bit.ly/Redesignpod

    • 27 min
    228: Getting Out of Your Comfort Zone with Ray Richards, CEO and Founder of Do Something Different

    228: Getting Out of Your Comfort Zone with Ray Richards, CEO and Founder of Do Something Different

    Psychologists believe that we spend over 80% of our lives on autopilot. We all know how hard it can be to step out of our comfort zones. What would life be like if we dared to do something different? This is the central question that today’s guest, Ray Richards, CEO and Founder of Do Something Different, hopes to encourage others to answer.
    Ray Richards is also the host of the podcast Life Done Different.ly and creator of the FLEX app, having dedicated the last 30 years to exploring work, play, and behavioral flexibility. 
    In this episode, Ray explains the Do Something Different approach, including obstacles to getting out of your comfort zone and the downfall of the smart goals approach. He discusses how organizations can start to behave differently and how wellness integrates into the movement. Finally, Ray leaves wellness professionals with a tangible tip on how to start shirking the status quo.
    For links mentioned in today's episode visit: http://bit.ly/Redesignpod

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

Maddison Bezdicek ,

Recommended podcast for HR or wellness professional

Jen brings relevant topics and phenomenal thought leaders to the table to talk about timely and practical topics related to the world of work and employee wellness/well-being. As a health strategies consultant and team leader I often share insights I learn from Jen and her guests with my colleagues and clients. I’m grateful for Jen to ask the hard questions and challenge the status quo - yet also meet people where they are at as well. Jen reminds us through her podcasts to be curious and listen so we can always be learning and growing. Thank you Jen for starting this podcast, being a positive voice in our industry and building a strong community of wellness professionals and leaders!

@AlexSilvestre ,

A must listen for responsible HR people

Jen and her guests bring a wealth of information on what, how, where, and when to design/redesign corporate wellness programs that work for the corporation and the employees.

Dog Whistle Wellbeing ,

Redesigning Wellness Podcast - a refreshing take on corporate “Wellness”

Jen’s Podcast is a true gift to Wellness/Well-being consultants and other professionals. Her experience, coupled with her authentic view of Corporate wellness, takes on the challenge of moving this industry in a direction that veers away from the flawed Concepts of “traditional wellness” to one that is more evolved and inclusive of expertise outside of our field. We can all learn from Jen and her variety of guests. A true leader in this field. Thank you Jen!

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