Employee Wellness Program

Wellness Coaching Through Distance Enhancement

What in the world is “Distance Enhancement” and what does it have to do with wellness coaching? Very simply – it is the process of assisting your clients in “distancing” themselves from their current world in order to reset their perspective and actions going forward. Distance Enhancement occurs naturally while on vacation. As we step …

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Compliance? Or Engagement?

The word “participation” is a popular word among employee wellness program champions. These champions may be the Human Resources or Benefits Executive, the local point of contact for the program or the wellness program provider. It looks good on paper to point to 96% of employees participating in the Health Risk Assessment (HRA) or 87% …

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Daily Habits – Simplified Outcomes

It’s very likely that many of your wellness coaching clients have weight management on their radar screen. It’s also very likely that while they’ll mentally put the blame for the excess empty calories on their dinner and desserts, the reality is often a very different story. Yes, of course our choice of dinner and dessert …

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An Experiment of One

Philosopher and Physician George Sheehan famously said “Each of us is an experiment of one.” What a powerful reminder – and a motivation to continue the experiment each day, week, month and year, regardless of age. And for those of us in the wellness industry, it’s more important than ever, as our modeling carries significantly …

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Leave or Learn? (Kona Thoughts)

Two weeks ago I had the incredible opportunity of lining up with the best in the business at the Hawaii Ironman World Championship. It was my 4th time to compete in this event, and it appeared everything was pointing toward a memorable performance. At the age of 50, it had been a pretty good year, …

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Optimal Performance – Enhancing the Odds

The concept of “Flow” was introduced by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi in his 1990 book Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience. It presents a fascinating view of how an individual can enhance the odds of functioning “in the zone” (as it’s often known in the sports world) in any aspect of our professional or personal lives. Here’s …

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50 is the New…

In the coming weeks, I’ll cross the 50 years mark here on this earth. As the time has drawn near, the Baader-Meinhof Phenomenon has gone into full effect, causing a variety of “50” topics, ideas and headlines to garner my attention. Sidenote: the Baader-Meinhoff Phenomenon is the name for what happens when a trigger causes you to suddenly …

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