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WellBites is a Michigan Wellness Council Podcast. Our mission is to inspire implementation of leading workplace wellness strategies through thought-leadership and education. In this podcast series, we interview people in the field to offer different perspectives and insights.

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WellBites is a Michigan Wellness Council Podcast. Our mission is to inspire implementation of leading workplace wellness strategies through thought-leadership and education. In this podcast series, we interview people in the field to offer different perspectives and insights.

    Wendy Lynch 5 - 3-19

    Wendy Lynch 5 - 3-19

    WellBites is a Michigan Wellness Council Podcast. Our mission is to inspire implementation of leading workplace wellness strategies through thought leadership and strategies. In this podcast series, we interview people in the field to offer different perspectives and insights. This episode is a conversation with
    Dr. Wendy Lynch is an insightful sense-maker who translates research and data into commercial value. Skilled in Big Data analysis and its application to Human Capital Management, Human Resources and Healthcare, she is a sought-after consultant to businesses, from digital start-ups to the Fortune 100.
    Known as an engaging keynote speaker and author, she has also served on several boards in the health and wellness industries.
    Last but not least, she is a passionate teacher about the power of meaningful conversation in successful business interactions.

    • 35 min
    WellBites: Brett Powell - Working together for overall wellbeing

    WellBites: Brett Powell - Working together for overall wellbeing

    WellBites is a Michigan Wellness Council Podcast. Our mission is to inspire implementation of leading workplace wellness strategies through thought leadership and strategies. In this podcast series, we interview people in the field to offer different perspectives and insights. This episode is a conversation with Brett Powell, MWC Board Member and Vice President, Wellness Consultant with American Institute for Preventive Medicine. Brett has been involved in the Wellness field for over a decade. Most of that time has been dedicated to designing and implementing health promotion programs for companies and communities.

    Brett is considered to be one of the nation’s foremost authorities on engaging a multigenerational workforce in wellness programs. Due to his expertise in this topic area, he is a sought after speaker at national conferences including the National Wellness Conference, the Art & Science of Health Promotion Conference, and WELCOA. He has also written extensively on the subject including an article for the American Journal of Health Promotion.

    He was instrumental in the development of a comprehensive wellness program for the largest insurance company in Peru, the first program of its kind in South America.

    Brett also has a degree in Psychology from the University of Michigan. He enjoys utilizing his background in Psychology to help organizations provide suitable programs that ensure positive behavior change. Brett’s career is motivated by the prospect of affecting one person’s life in a positive manner, let alone the lives of many.

    • 44 min
    WellBites: Laura Putnam Start a Movement - Workplace Wellness that Works

    WellBites: Laura Putnam Start a Movement - Workplace Wellness that Works

    WellBites is a Michigan Wellness Council Podcast. Our mission is to inspire implementation of leading workplace wellness strategies through thought leadership and strategies. In this podcast series, we interview people in the field to offer different perspectives and insights. This episode is a conversation with Laura Putnam, the CEO & Founder, Motion Infusion, Inc. and author of Workplace Wellness That Works (WILEY, 2015). Her work has been covered by MSNBC, The New York Times, US News & World Report, Entrepreneur, American Journal of Health Promotion, Business Insider and Globe & Mail. She is a former urban public high school teacher, dancer, gymnast and now a movement-builder in the world of health and wellness. A leading authority on how organizations can promote well-being at work and how leaders and managers can inspire employees to adopt healthier behaviors, Laura is a frequent keynote speaker and trains managers and leaders around the country. Laura is also an adjunct faculty at the California Institute for Integral Studies, recipient of the American Heart Association’s “2020 Impact” award and the National Wellness Institute’s “Circle of Leadership” Award.

    • 37 min
    Wellbite Dee Edington: The Future of Workplace Wellbeing

    Wellbite Dee Edington: The Future of Workplace Wellbeing

    WellBites is a Michigan Wellness Council Podcast. Our mission is to inspire implementation of leading workplace wellness strategies through thought-leadership and education. In this podcast series, we interview people in the field to offer different perspectives and insights. This episode is a conversation with Dee Edington, Founder and Chairman of Edington Associates, LLC. He was also the Founder and Professor of the University of Michigan Health Management Research Center and was the Director of the Center until June 2011 and most recently author of Shared Values-Shared Results: Positive Organizational Health as a Win-Win Philosophy.

    • 52 min
    Bryce Rausch - Debunking “Is Corporate Wellness just a Fad?” Myth

    Bryce Rausch - Debunking “Is Corporate Wellness just a Fad?” Myth

    More companies than ever are investing in corporate wellness programs, yet, each spent penny is scrutinized and debated. Whether it’s resistance to gaining executive buy-in or feeling pressure to quickly prove return-on-investment, corporate wellness leaders must overcome severe obstacles while promoting health and engaging employees. Analysts and executives continue to ask: “Is Corporate Wellness just a fad?” this interview provides perspective of why the question is being asked and the most effective ways of proving that wellness is a critical piece to their organization’s culture.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Wellbite Susan Bailey

    Wellbite Susan Bailey

    WellBites is a Michigan Wellness Council Podcast. Our mission is to be the trusted resource and connector for workplace wellness collaboration. In this podcast series, we interview people in the field to offer different perspectives and insights. This episode is a conversation with Susan Bailey, Director of Total Health & Wellbeing and Board Chair of Michigan Wellness Council

    • 29 min

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