Speakers / Presentations

We have some of the most dynamic speakers in the wellness field. If you are interested in a keynote or breakout session at your conference or bringing us to your worksite, please contact us.


Generational Wellness: Engaging the Most Diverse Workforce in History

There are more Millennials in the workforce than any other generational cohort. Generation Z is already entering the workforce. Additionally, for the first time in history, there are five, very distinct generations working side by side. The way in which these different generations respond to technology, education, communication, and their own health varies drastically. Expecting all generations to respond equally to wellness programs is outdated thinking. This engaging presentation will highlight the defining characteristics of each generation, share interesting research and case studies, while sending you home with concrete strategies to engage a multi- generational population in your wellness program.

Punished By Rewards: The Surprising Research About What Motivates Behavior Change

Motivation is the single most important factor in whether a wellness program will be successful. Incentives (both carrots and sticks) have become commonplace in wellness programs as a motivational tool, but the research behind them might shock you. The speaker will take you on a journey through time in an effort to understand how effective, or ineffective as the case may be, incentives really are at changing people’s behavior. Finally, he will offer some insight as to what strategies will produce the program success we are all after.

10 Characteristics of Successful Worksite Wellness Programs

Research has shown that companies providing wellness programs receive an average return on investment (ROI) of $3.48 to 1 due to reduced health care costs and $5.82 to 1 due to reduced absenteeism. As an outgrowth of this, many corporations are providing wellness programs or are planning to do so. The components of these programs, as well as how much of a ROI they generate, can differ greatly. This talk will describe a best practice approach organizations can use to implement successful wellness programs. First, it will address the issue of how comprehensive a wellness program should be. Second, a variety of program options will be discussed based upon the employer-specific needs. Other topics include maximizing employee participation, involving dependents, teaching wise consumerism, addressing low and high risk employees, online versus offline interventions, psychosocial issues, and evaluation.