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“Dr. Grossmeier’s presentation was the best I have heard on spirituality in the workplace in more than a decade. Her evidenced based framework provides a foundation on which to begin conversations that are fundamental to most employees, but are often avoided by employers because of their personal nature.“
“Dr. Jessica Grossmeier’s presentation for our Leading to Well-Being Speakers’ Series was engaging, informative and timely. Jessica has a gift for authenticity and clear communication and her presentation was powerful. We received a lot of positive feedback from participants.”
“Jessica’s presentation was fantastic! It was one of the best online events I’ve had the pleasure of attending or participating in. The response from employers was tremendously positive. I would love to work with her again!”
Addressing the Heart and Soul of Employee Well-being
Employee well-being has been deeply challenged, highlighting the opportunity for employers to embrace a holistic approach to workplace well-being. As employers step up their efforts to address workplace culture and double down on employee well-being in the fight for top talent, the time is now to invest in an approach that is grounded in science, steeped in thousands of years of ancient wisdom practices, and tested in leading organizations. This session integrates proven best practices from workplace well-being research with decades of management science research on workplace spirituality, synthesizing thought leadership and research into practical strategies that foster whole-person well-being of individuals, teams, and leaders to drive business outcomes. Attendees will be able to summarize research linking workplace spirituality practices with worker health, productivity, and engagement; describe how to address spiritual well-being without endorsing any specific religious or wisdom tradition; and identify real world examples for benchmarking purposes.
Return to Social: Making Meaningful Connections at Work
Full-time employees spend more than half of their waking hours engaged in the workplace environment, including meetings and communications with co-workers. It’s no surprise, then, that the nature of our interactions with co-workers and customers have a significant influence on our mental, emotional, and social well-being. Most employees long to feel more authentic connection at work and there are business implications for fostering a workplace culture of meaningful social connection and belonging. This session will present a framework for creating more meaningful social connection at work. Interactive segments will invite participants to brainstorm together about how to translate the framework into practical strategies that meet diverse needs and preferences for social connection within the workplace.
Maximize Employee Motivation for Healthy Living
Most employees want to live healthier lives, and information abounds on how to eat healthy, start an exercise program, and get better sleep. And yet many employees struggle to achieve or sustain healthy habits. This session draws upon behavior science research to identify the factors that can stand in the way of employees achieving their health and well-being goals. Participants will learn evidence-based strategies to activate employee motivation for healthy living. This includes identifying more helpful “whys” for a specific health behavior, tapping into intrinsic motivators, and aligning health behaviors with a greater sense of purpose or one’s values. This session aims to translate research into practice by synthesizing many different sources of research on behavior change motivation into practical exercises that can be incorporated into individual coaching sessions or interactive workshops.
A Best Practice Approach to Engaging Employees in Their Well-being
Most employers say they provide wellness programs and resources to employees but only companies using a best practice approach are able to attract and sustain high levels of employee utilization and deeper levels of engagement in offerings. This session identifies the factors that research demonstrates employers can use to better engage their employees in their health and well-being offerings. It also addresses the need to carefully define and measure program participation and engagement rates. Information about free resources and assessment tools will be shared to support employers in strengthening their approach to engaging employees in their well-being.
The Bottom-Line Business Value of a Best Practices Approach to Workforce Wellness
Taking care of your employees is essential to taking care of business. Employee burnout, disengagement, and turnover rates have elevated employee well-being to a strategic business priority. Bottomline business implications include increases in absenteeism, disability, workers compensation, health care and related costs. This session will address the business case for investing in a comprehensive approach to workplace well-being, discuss best practice approaches to addressing worker well-being, and share case studies of organizations using a best practices approach.
- January 26, 2022 “Maximize Your Motivation for Healthy Living.” Webinar for Stanford Healthy Living
- February 10, 2022 “Best Practices to Engage Employees in Their Health.” Virtual keynote for The Alliance
- April 12 – 15, 2022 “Addressing the Heart and Soul of Employee Well-Being.” San Diego, CA for 32nd Annual Art and Science of Health Promotion Conference – In Person Presentation
- May 2022 “Optimize Your Team” podcast interview with Rohan Paul
- June 6, 2022 HERO Summer Think Tank virtual panel session
- August 25, 2022 “Individual and Organizational Purpose as Essential to Employee Well-being.” Webinar for Business Group on Health
- September 15, 2022 “Leading Well in an Overstimulated World.” Webinar for BeWell LeadWell
- September 21-22, 2022 “Let’s Get to What Matters by Addressing Workplace Spirituality.” Amelia Island, FL for HERO Forum 22
- September 29, 2022 “Maximize Your Motivation.” Virtual workshop for Stanford HealthySteps
- October 13, 2022 “Workplace Loneliness and Connection.” Foundation for Social Connection 2022 Action Forum – Virtual Breakout
- November 1, 2022 “Fireside Chat: Addressing the Heart & Soul of Employee Wellbeing.” Fast Forums Employee Experience Forum – Video
The Alliance keynote – YouTube
Art & Science of Health Promotion – YouTube
HERO Summer Think Tank – Excerpts on YouTube
Addressing the Heart & Soul of Employee Wellbeing – virtual forum
Leading Well in an Overstimulated World – Webinar
Advancing Wellness expert interview – YouTube
Kara’s Cures television interview – WFSB-CT
HERO Forum expert interview – YouTube
GW4W Wine & Tea Wednesdays interview – YouTube
The Growth Collective podcast
Business Minds Coffee Chat podcast
Love As A Business Strategy podcast
Redesigning Wellness, Part 2 podcast
Redesigning Wellness, Part 1 podcast
Talent Board CandE Shop podcast
Insights to Live By podcast on Apple
GovExec – The Value Shift in the Workplace
Move To Live More – www.movetolivemore.com
Optimize Your Team podcast on Google
Redesigning Wellness podcast on YouTube