Resilience and July 4th

The Declaration of Independence as a Template for Building Resilience. A Reflection.   The United States Declaration of Independence teaches the ability to rise up--as a collective-- to address stress and duress. Sometimes, the only way to be resilient is by establishing our freedom; separating ourselves from that which no longer serves us. But the [...]

Team Resilience Works to Reduce Call Center Stress

Team Resilience Works to Reduce Stress (NOW Online!) (An e-learning approach to healthy work culture) It is possible to look at stress in a positive way. Physical limitations, pain, tension, work overload, communication breakdowns, employee turnover, financial loss...these are just some examples of stress. But there are "tried and true" methods that help us to [...]

Get Off Your Story: Beyond Wellness Duality (with Bonus Flower Gift)

"Some people grumble that roses have thorns; I am grateful that thorns have roses.  -- Alphonse Karr" Health and well-being is a process: a wonderful, organic, ongoing, purpose-oriented process. Yet, wellness folks can sell a story that slices and dices the natural and dynamic process of well-being. Their viewpoint forgets there are different levels of truth and [...]

Transformational Coaching the Culture: Bring Soulful Time to Your Conversations

Transformational Coaching the Culture: Bringing Soulful Time to Your Conversations (Quantum Nudge #5) Note. This is the last in the series of Quantum Nudge (QN). If you would like a PDF file of the entire series, (and our color QN poster) please click the link (poster image) at the bottom of this article. "If we [...]

Which of 7 Mindfulness Types Are You?

Which of 7 Mindfulness Types Are You? Quantum Nudge Series #4: Interpersonal Mindfulness “Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them become what they are capable of being.” -Goethe Previous blogs suggest three consulting practices help nudge a positive culture, even if by changing one person's ideas or [...]

Relationships Are Vital to Success: 7 Tips to Improve Wellness Culture

Relationships Are Vital to Success: 7 Tips to Improve Wellness Culture (Quantum Nudge # 3: Intimacy) People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. -- Maya Angelou "It's all about relationships," a common saying among salespeople, greatly applies to wellness, [...]

Unhealthy Work Culture: Focus on Strength to Turn the Tide (Quantum Nudge Series, Part 2)

Unhealthy Work Culture: Focus on Strength to Turn the Tide (Quantum Nudge Series, Part 2, Originally Published 2015; Read Part 1 in the Series) Consciousness of our strength increases it. -- Marquis de Vauvenargues In 2014 there were over 5,100 businesses selling corporate wellness solutions. These businesses are increasingly using strengths-based programs with a [...]

Learn the Quantum Nudge (Part 1)

Learn the Quantum Nudge (Quality 1: Heart) This is the first in a series. See the next one here. If you don wings of love, you can ascend without the need of steps -- Shams i Tabriz Tabriz inspires us to find a heart-centered approach. Such inspiration can likely help all those seeking higher [...]

Cascade of Help-Seeking and Health Behavior

Prevention training can facilitate greater use of health coaching or other services that help employees (e.g., employee assistance). Many wellness/EAP providers who offer coaching often find low utilization rates. But promotional communications and training--like the OWLS' programs highlighted in the article--can adequately address attitudes toward help-seeking. The Research. Dr. Shawn Reynolds (OWLS Research Consultant) and Dr. Joel Bennett recently [...]

Creating a Culture of Responsible Choices

Organizational Wellness & Learning Systems worked with the National Guard Bureau providing strategic consulting, training-of-trainers, and evaluation in the development of their Prevention, Treatment & Outreach program. This was a very successful program and incorporated an adapted version of “Team Readiness” from our evidence-based Team Awareness program. This document reviews results of our program evaluation, [...]