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
    • 5.0 • 22 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.

    209: Creating an Environment of Capacity with Rana DeBoer, Chief Culture Officer, City of Sioux Falls

    209: Creating an Environment of Capacity with Rana DeBoer, Chief Culture Officer, City of Sioux Falls

    It’s no secret that wellness and workplace culture are inextricably linked. Today’s guest, Rana DeBoer, Chief Culture Officer for the City of Sioux Falls proves that the career avenues available to wellness professionals are expanding.
    Serving for almost 13 years as the city’s Work Well Manager, Rana accepted the position as Chief Culture Officer in Sioux Falls in January of 2020. She is also the Founder of Create Energy, where she supports business leaders to generate new thinking so they can embrace a culture of empowering energy.
    In this episode, Rana explains what her role as Chief Culture Officer entails and the importance of the role in an organization. She offers an example of a day in her schedule and highlights both what she is most proud of accomplishing in the position and her top challenges.
    Rana briefly discusses her previous position and what has prepared her for this role and shares the most exciting thing she’s currently working on. Lastly, she leaves wellness professionals with a few tangible tips.
    For links mentioned in today's episode visit: http://bit.ly/Redesignpod
    To join the Redesigning Wellness Community visit: https://www.facebook.com/groups/rdwellnesscommunity/

    • 40 min
    208: Disrupting the Healthcare Status Quo with David Contorno, Founder of E Powered Benefits

    208: Disrupting the Healthcare Status Quo with David Contorno, Founder of E Powered Benefits

    We’ve all heard it said that the healthcare and insurance systems are broken, but today’s guest, David Contorno, believes it’s functioning just as it was designed - with higher costs giving more payouts to doctors, brokers, and agents while employers and end users foot the bill. 
    Through his company, E Powered Benefits, David offers creative solutions that increase transparency, help “bend the trend on rising health insurance premiums”, and at the same time increase quality of care and employee satisfaction with the benefits packages they’re paying for.
    With more than 21 years in employee benefits, nationally recognized author and thought leader David Contorno has worked on both sides of the table, and is uniquely positioned to disrupt the healthcare status quo and deliver better quality at lower costs for employers and their employees.
    In this episode, David briefly discusses the impact he hopes COVID will have on open enrollment and what he means when encouraging people to be good healthcare consumers. He explains why the healthcare system isn’t broken and how changes can be made despite its design.
    David highlights a few missteps employers are making in the effort to lower costs that  really result in spending more and offers some advice on how they can save money and what strategies his company uses. He shares why he left insurance brokering and what prompted him to work against the current healthcare structure.
    Finally, David offers tangible tips to both wellness professionals and employers on how to begin increasing transparency and stop getting taken advantage of by the healthcare system.
    For links mentioned in today's episode visit: http://bit.ly/Redesignpod
    To join the Redesigning Wellness Community visit: https://www.facebook.com/groups/rdwellnesscommunity/

    • 56 min
    207: Physician Burnout: Causes, Signs, & Solutions with Nisha Mehta, MD

    207: Physician Burnout: Causes, Signs, & Solutions with Nisha Mehta, MD

    Though burnout is a topic garnering more and more attention, physicians are one professional group sometimes overlooked despite higher substance, alcohol abuse, and suicide rates. Today’s guest, Dr. Nisha Mehta, believes the answer to physician burnout lies in organizational and institutional changes within the healthcare industry.
    In addition to being a radiologist, Dr. Nisha Mehta is an international speaker and writer specializing in physician advocacy and addressing physician burnout. She is the founder of two online physician community groups reaching more than 100,000 physicians and has had her work featured by outlets such as Forbes, CNN, and Bloomberg.
    In this episode, Dr. Mehta discusses her decision to talk and write about physician burnout, the unseen stressors of physician life including the current focus on patient reviews, and the signs of burnout. She shares some personal experiences with physician burnout, including how she and her husband have avoided it, and missteps organizations make while attempting to address the problem.
    Finally, Dr. Mehta gives a list of ideas for organizational and institutional change as well as a tangible tip for wellness professionals serving physicians.
    For links mentioned in today's episode visit: http://bit.ly/Redesignpod
    To join the Redesigning Wellness Community visit: https://www.facebook.com/groups/rdwellnesscommunity/
     

    • 51 min
    [Rebroadcast] Why We’re All Biased with Howard Ross, Author and Founding Partner of Udarta Consulting

    [Rebroadcast] Why We’re All Biased with Howard Ross, Author and Founding Partner of Udarta Consulting

    As wellness professionals we’re in a unique position to bring employees together. But as humans, we’re biased. We make stuff up about people all of the time. We do it at work on a daily basis. Even worse, our biases are rarely blatant. It’s usually subtle micro-behaviors that we often don’t notice. So, what can we do about it?
    Today’s guest, Howard Ross, is considered one of the world’s seminal thought leaders on identifying and addressing unconscious bias. Howard has delivered programs in 47 states and over 40 other countries to audiences including Fortune 500 companies, colleges and universities, and major institutions within healthcare, government, and non-profit sectors. His newest book, Our Search for Belonging: How the Need for Connection Is Tearing Our Culture Apart describes how to bridge the divide in our increasingly polarized society.
    In this interview, Howard and I talk about what’s changed in the area of Diversity and Inclusion in the past 30 years and what hasn’t. He then explains that we all have unconscious bias (even him) and Howard explains what we can do about it. He makes the provocative statement that “Maslow was wrong” and that our need to belong trumps any other need. Finally, Howard leaves us with his tangible tip.
    For links mentioned in today's episode visit: http://bit.ly/Redesignpod
    To join the Redesigning Wellness Community visit: https://www.facebook.com/groups/rdwellnesscommunity/

    • 50 min
    206: Increasing your Emotional Intelligence with Dr. JP Pawliw-Fry, New York Times Bestselling Author and Co-founder of the Institute for Health and Human Potential

    206: Increasing your Emotional Intelligence with Dr. JP Pawliw-Fry, New York Times Bestselling Author and Co-founder of the Institute for Health and Human Potential

    If showing up as your best self gets increasingly difficult with added stress and anxiety, it's no surprise that the coronavirus pandemic is putting our emotional intelligence to the test. Today’s guest, Dr. JP Pawliw-Fry, best-selling author and co-founder of the Institute for Health and Human Potential, has a plan to help you manage your emotions, stay focused, and navigate this new world.
    Dr. Pawliw-Fry, a premier expert in managing emotions during high pressure situations, has worked with NFL, NBA, and Olympic athletes as well as Fortune 500 giants like IBM, Goldman Sachs, and BMW to name a few. He is an advisor to the US ARMY and NAVY as well as a professor at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and host of the podcast Last 8% Morning.
    In this episode, Dr. Pawliw-Fry explains why people often avoid or make a mess of the last 8% of discussions and decisions and the importance of building self awareness to know your triggers. He discusses how organizations can promote the building of these critical skills and offers a few tips for leaders in high pressure situations.
    Dr. Pawliw-Fry breaks down how important movement is for the brain and how leaders and especially parents can model self awareness and emotional intelligence to others. Finally, he leaves us with a tangible tip to start navigating our own last 8% situations.
    For links mentioned in today's episode visit: http://bit.ly/Redesignpod
    To join the Redesigning Wellness Community visit: https://www.facebook.com/groups/rdwellnesscommunity/

    • 50 min
    205: Balancing Compassion and Productivity with Becky Jacobs, Founder and Chief Engagement Officer of Simple Change

    205: Balancing Compassion and Productivity with Becky Jacobs, Founder and Chief Engagement Officer of Simple Change

    As organizations return to in person workspaces, leaders are tasked with the responsibility of encouraging productivity without increasing already high employee stress and anxiety. Today’s guest, Becky Jacobs, Founder and Chief Engagement Officer of Simple Change, believes balancing compassion with the push for productivity is the key to facilitating this transition with minimal negative impact on the workforce.
    With more than 20 years in senior leadership roles at industry giants such as Bank of America, Red Hat, and Rise Against Hunger, Becky is uniquely poised to help organizations improve engagement and productivity by building healthy, high performing teams.
    Becky’s company, Simple Change, offers support, inspiration, and encouragement on the path to transformational change in organizations through leadership coaching, workshops, keynotes, and consulting.
    In this episode, Becky discusses the considerations organizations should keep in mind while transitioning employees back to the office and how important flexibility and creative solutions are during this unprecedented time. She mentions a few missteps she’s seen and offers some advice for leaders during the transition to both take care of themselves and their teams.
    Becky explains what she means by balancing compassion with productivity and how leaders can communicate effectively and minimize employee anxiety. Lasty, she implores leaders to look ahead to what is necessary in the new normal, rather than looking backward at how we can return to pre-COVID operations.
    For links mentioned in today's episode visit: http://bit.ly/Redesignpod
    To join the Redesigning Wellness Community visit: https://www.facebook.com/groups/rdwellnesscommunity/

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 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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