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ePlus helps our clients imagine, implement, and achieve more from technology. Our people are the best in the business — and we’re proud to feature them in our podcasts. Our services are backed by thousands of successfully delivered engagements, elite certifications, and awards. And we’re pleased to share the talent and perspective of our staff as it relates to today’s emerging, transformative technologies. See how we can help you connect the dots between IT investments and business outcomes.
 
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.
 
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Host Jen Arnold began the Redesigning Wellness Podcast in 2016, fresh out of the corporate workforce and eager to learn and dissect the multitude of aspects affecting employee wellness. Back then, she had fewer clients, much more free time, and one fewer kid at home. After a bit of soul searching and careful deliberation, Jen’s decided that she nee…
 
In a society hyper focused on productivity and doing more, it can be easy to bully yourself about being lazy and not accomplishing enough. Today’s guest, Dr. Devon Price, Professor at Loyola University Chicago and author of Laziness Does Not Exist believes that worth is not tied to productivity and that the perception around laziness is toxic. In t…
 
The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the shortcomings of many benefits programs at the same time as 2020 prompted a closer look at diversity and inclusion within organizations. The marriage of these two occurrences has resulted in interesting considerations regarding inclusion in benefits. Today’s guest, Rachael McCann, Senior Director and North Ameri…
 
In the last decade, the wellness industry has been on a steady rise. With 80% of large companies and 50% of small companies implementing wellness programs, wellness isn’t just a consideration for big businesses anymore. Today’s guest, Nikki Reynolds, Wellness Specialist at ePlus, believes that small businesses can actually provide the best environm…
 
The ability to understand and alter the power dynamic of a team is an essential leadership skill for maximum effectiveness according to today’s guest, Lindy Greer, Associate Professor of Management and Organizations at University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business. In addition to her Associate Professorship, Lindy is the Faculty Director of the …
 
Psychologists believe that we spend over 80% of our lives on autopilot. We all know how hard it can be to step out of our comfort zones. What would life be like if we dared to do something different? This is the central question that today’s guest, Ray Richards, CEO and Founder of Do Something Different, hopes to encourage others to answer. Ray Ric…
 
Everyone deserves access to healthcare and respect from healthcare providers - regardless of shape, body size, or skin color. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case. According to BMC Medicine, weight stigma is particularly prevalent and detrimental in healthcare settings, with documented high levels of ‘anti-fat’ bias in healthcare providers, pa…
 
Though the general trend of diversity and inclusion is increasing, wellness fields like dietetics and health promotion have not experienced as much growth or attention as other industries. Today’s guest, Deanna Belleny, co-founder of the non-profit Diversity Dietetics, is seeking to change this by providing support, mentoring, and barrier deconstru…
 
In April of 2020, as the coronavirus forced the first major shutdowns in the US, unemployment rates in every state soared to a level not previously seen since data collection began in 1948. Among those affected were today’s guests Chrissy Ball, Michelle Bartelt, and Scott Dinwiddie - highly skilled wellness professionals with over 40 years of colle…
 
Wellness isn’t so much a healthcare problem as a matter of psychological needs fulfillment, according to today’s podcast guest Scott Dinwiddie. He believes organizations need to start looking at wellness as a problem related to value creation rather than downside costs. Scott Dinwiddie, corporate wellbeing strategist and self professed employee exp…
 
Expanding the wellness program in an organization from inception as a part time employee to a global initiative is no easy task, especially when wellness doesn’t typically get a seat at the table. Today’s guest, Cassie Buckroyd, Wellbeing Programs Manager at Columbia Sportswear Company, has done just that and believes the secret to her success lies…
 
As we step eagerly into 2021 after the difficulty of 2020, many people are carefully considering mindsets and attitudes with which to approach a new year filled with equal parts fresh possibility and lingering uncertainty. Today’s guest, Michael Arloski, CEO & Founder of Real Balance Global Wellness Services, has found that when we imagine the kind…
 
Give yourself a pat on the back for making it through 2020! It’s time for Jen’s annual wellness wrap-up with colleague Bob Merberg, Principal Consultant at Jozito. A year like this one definitely needs a debrief to look at how the industry coped and pivoted through a year fraught with uncertainty and tumult. In this episode, Jen and Bob recap how t…
 
The scope of career paths open to wellness professionals varies far and wide, as evidenced by the resume of today’s guest, Dr. Jay Maddock, Co-director of the Center for Health and Nature and Professor in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health at Texas A&M. Dr. Jay Maddock has done a little bit of everything - serving as the Direct…
 
The stress and anxiety increase among employees as a result of COVID has required emotionally connected leadership, leaving many leaders wondering how to accomplish this while maintaining accountability. Today’s guest, Errol Doebler, founder of Leader 193, has developed a leadership training process that hinges on emotional awareness to identify an…
 
It’s no secret that teachers are one group that have borne a great deal of the weight of the pandemic, and as such their wellbeing has been impacted immeasurably. Concerns over the health and safety of their own families as well as the wellbeing of their students have resulted in an astounding amount of pressure, stress, and burnout. Today’s guest,…
 
2020 has presented an abundance of obstacles, but have you noticed the opportunities? In this webinar turned podcast, host Jen Arnold highlights some of the essential skills wellness and HR professionals need while planning for 2021 and how you, too, can develop and strengthen them. In this episode, Jen takes listeners through practicing acceptance…
 
The widespread financial hardships of COVID-19 have illuminated just how much some employees, especially frontline and lower waged workers, are struggling with basic necessities like food security, shelter, and transportation. Today’s guest, Linda Montgomery, Senior Vice President of Engagement Services at WorkLife Partnership, knows that oftentime…
 
Finding the ideal vendor can be a stressful and time consuming process for HR and wellness professionals, especially as vendor needs continue to change with the volatile climate of 2020. Today’s guest, Joe Miller, President and Co-founder of Shortlister, returns to the podcast with some new and improved tools and tips to make the process easier, as…
 
Addressing workforce mental and emotional health is a wellness strategy many organizations have been hesitant to embrace. However, with the emergence of the pandemic, mental health offerings have become increasingly necessary to address employee needs. Today’s guest, Darrell Moon, founder of Orriant, has discovered that managing population mental h…
 
Among the people hit hardest by the emergence of the pandemic, small business owners are at the top. With trainings and conferences cancelled, in person meetings inadvisable, and both personal and corporate budgets locked down, many entrepreneurs were immediately thrown into survival mode. Today’s guests, Maggie Gough, founder of Realize Wellbeing,…
 
If 2020 has taught wellness professionals anything, it’s that flexibility and creativity are key. Now, looking toward 2021 and the uncertainty surrounding COVID and returning to the office, today’s guests are putting those skills to use. Maddison Bezdicek, Health Strategies Practice Leader at Hylant, and Vicki Roy, Senior Health Strategist at Hylan…
 
With the emergence of COVID and the sudden shift to sending employees home, wellness professionals had to pivot their offerings quickly. The focus had to shift from in person, planned activities to remote working and lots of uncertainty. Today’s guests, Laura Berry, Manager of Employer Wellness at Quartz Health Solutions and Tammy Oechsle, Wellbein…
 
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