Joel_0096PRJoel Bennett, PhD, is President of Organizational Wellness & Learning Systems (OWLS), a consulting firm that specializes in evidence-based wellness and e-learning technologies to promote organizational health and employee well-being. Dr. Bennett first delivered stress management programming in 1985 and OWLS programs have since reached close to 50,000 workers across the United States and abroad.

He is primary developer of “Team Awareness” and “Team Resilience,” evidence-based, culture of health programs recognized by the U.S. Dept. of Health as effective in reducing employee behavioral risks. Team Awareness has been adapted by the U.S. National Guard as one of their flagship prevention programs and it has been used by municipalities, hospitals, restaurants, electrician training centers, small businesses, Native American tribal government, and in Italy and South Africa.

OWLS clients include corporate, private, non-profit, local and federal agencies. OWLS has received close to $5 Million in Federal Research Grants to assess, design, and deliver workplace wellness programs. OWLS service-line includes the Small Business Wellness Initiative, IntelliPrev™, PrevTools™,ExecuPrev™ (livewell, leadwell), TeamUpNow™. and the popular online resilience training: Team Resilience: Finding Strength through Stress. Dr. Bennett is the author of over 20 peer-reviewed research articles and he has authored/co-authored five books, including “Raw Coping Power” “Heart-Centered Leadership“, “Time & Intimacy“, “Preventing Workplace Substance Abuse,” and “Well-Being Champions: A Competency-Based Guidebook.”

In 2008, he was acknowledged with the Service Leadership award from the National Wellness Institute. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Philosophy from State University of New York (Purchase) and his MA and PhD in Psychology from University of Texas-Austin. Dr. Bennett was previously on the board of the Academy of Management’s “Spirituality and Religion Interest Group (MSR)” and is currently on the Board of Directors for the National Wellness Institute. He provides key-note speaking and continues to train facilitators in team (culture of health) and resilience workshops. Visit to learn more.

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• U.S. National Guard • U.S. Air Force • National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA/IBEW) • Native Learning Center (Seminoles) • Wyndham International Hotels • Carlson Restaurants World Wide • Dallas/Fort Worth Airport • Homewood Suites • Worthington Hotel (Fort Worth) • Friends Social Research Institute • California Health Care Information Association • California Association for Healthcare Quality • Value Options (EAP) • Magellan Behavioral Health • Valley Baptist Hospital • Serving Children and Adolescents in Need (SCAN, Laredo, Texas) • Peer Assistance Services (Denver, Colorado) • City of Fort Worth, Texas • City of Bedford, Texas • City of Grand Prairie, Texas • Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (DHHS) • Southern Methodist University • Texas Christian University • Medical Research Council (South Africa) • PEACE Guam (Island of Guam)