Jen is a registered dietitian trained in Mindful Eating. She got her Undergrad Nutrition degree from Auburn University (War Eagle!) and Master’s at Southern Illinois University. Being trained in nutrition, she found her way into worksite/employee wellness about 11 years ago. After a 2-year stint in public health, Jen found herself gravitating to more general wellness so when a wellness coordinator position came up at a local community hospital, she knew it was the move.
Once that hospital got acquired by a bigger hospital (Duke), she got even more great experience and got to be part of a large team. Jen was bitten by the employee wellness bug but wanted a new experience. She then went to a large health insurer and held 3 roles in over 8 years, all in different areas in the company but all tied to employer based wellness. Her most recent role was leading a team of health promotion professionals who helped employers build wellness programs.
Despite her love of the job and team, she felt the pull to start her own business which is what she’s doing today. Even with 17 years of various wellness experience she continues to see new things that excite, surprise and motivate her to stay in this field.
2020 has brought numerous challenges that have thrown our role as wellbeing professionals into a tailspin. With leaders focused on creating new policies and safe environments for employees, we have the opportunity to bring wellbeing to the forefront. This session will address how we can show up as wellbeing leaders, embrace change, and provide value to both employees and our organizations.
At the end of the session, you will be able to:
Even before COVID-19, stress was widespread. In fact, the World Health Organization describes stress as the “global health epidemic of the 21st century”. Since the pace and intensity of work cultures are not likely to change, it’s more important than ever to help employees navigate their work life.How do you teach employees to thrive through this high pressured, fast paced and continually changing environment? Teach them the skill of resilience. Resilience is the acquired ability to thrive in a fast paced, continually changing environment. Although some people tend to be more resilient than others, the skill of resilience can be learned.
At the end of the session, the participant will be able to: