WCWI PODCAST: Changing the Narrative of Employee Wellbeing
Calling all wellness strategists, human resources professionals, culture designers, and people leaders. We believe that employee wellbeing is a foundational strategy and business priority for all employers. When we catalyze employee wellbeing as foundational, strategic, and systemic, we will have greater impact and outcomes on our people and business. Join WCWI for a series of expert interviews with executives, practitioners, and experts as we explore compassionate, people-centered conversations about employee wellbeing. If you are ready to reframe why and how organizations support the wellness of their employees, Changing the Narrative of Employee Wellbeing is for you.
2022 Interview Series
In 2022, WCWI is bringing you eight episodes where we’ll explore WCWI’s four guiding principles in depth and in action.
The WCWI Podcast is now available to follow on Google Podcasts, Amazon Podcasts, Spotify, and Apple! Simply search for: Changing the Narrative of Employee Wellbeing.
Confidence – a Key Attribute to Your Wellbeing Leadership
with Shawn Gulyas
, The Thought Catalyst at humanworks and WCWI Expert Contributor
In this episode Shawn brings forward the idea that confidence is a key attribute for your wellbeing leadership. He shares insights from his own background and experience, and describes three recommendations for finding your own confidence boosters to support you in growing as a leader who is driving meaningful change and impact through your work. And if you’re listening to this episode before September 3 – there’s still time to register for WCWI’s 31st Annual Employee Wellbeing Conference
in which Shawn will facilitate self-reflection moments throughout the conference to help attendees discover the core of their confidence
The Ripple Effect of Leading with Curiosity – a Conversation
with Heather Turner Loth
, Practice Leader for Workplace Strategy, Project Development, and Associate Shareholder at Eppstein Uhen Architects (EUA) and a WCWI Expert Contributor
In this episode, Marissa Kalkman sits down with Heather Turner Loth, Practice Leader for Workplace Strategy, Project Development, and Associate Shareholder at Eppstein Uhen Architects (EUA) and one of WCWI’s Expert Contributors. Heather believes in the power that connections make and is passionate about creating an engaged workplace. As a leader at EUA, she and the leadership team model the importance that people are at the core of a company’s culture and ultimately its success. Marissa and Heather talk about the intersection of the workplace environment and employee wellbeing and how these two essential concepts can and should be strategically connected to make the employee experience better. Heather shares tangible examples and stories of leaders who value and believe in the significance of wellbeing and she describes the bold and vulnerable conversations about diversity, equity, and inclusion that brought employees closer together at EUA. Heather leaves us with this advice - It’s an employers’ responsibility to lead with curiosity, ask the hard questions, and have the hard conversations. That is wellbeing.
The Ingredients for a New Era of Leadership
with Beth Ridley
, Leadership and Organizational Culture Expert, Speaker, Author, and WCWI Expert Contributor
Episode 3 Description:
In this interview, Marissa Kalkman talks with Beth Ridley, Leadership and Organizational Culture Expert, Speaker, Author, and one of WCWI’s Expert Contributors. Beth describes what she calls a new era of leadership and how the pandemic has brought forward the crucial distinctions between a good leader and a great leader. She also shares her unique perspective on “the great resignation” and that it’s actually a good thing for the workforce overall. Beth talks about how workplace culture is connected to self-aware leadership and she explains the peak moments and the micro moments that ultimately form and foster a wellbeing-supportive organizational culture. She calls us to action several times and leaves us to think about: Simply by stepping in a room, you’re creating a culture. So are you going to be intentional about it or are you going to just let it happen?