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Michael ODonnell

“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.“

Michael P. O’Donnell, MBA, MPH, PhD

Founder, American Journal of Health Promotion

Julia Morelli

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.

Julia Morelli

President, George Mason University Instructional Foundation, Inc.
Sr. Fellow, Center for the Advancement of Well-Being

Melina Kambitsi

“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!”

Melina Kambitsi, PhD

SVP, Business Development and Strategic Marketing, The Alliance

Recent Appearances

Speaking Topics

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.

Featured Videos

The Alliance: Self-Funding Smart: Maximizing Motivation for Employee Well-Being. Feb 16, 2023
Talent Management: Reimagining workplace well-being and spirituality, Jessica Grossmeier provides leaders with evidence-based practices that foster workplace well-being and a thriving workforce.
Jessica Grossmeier at Art and Science of Health Promotion Conference – April 2022

Select Appearances

Presentation Videos

The Alliance keynote – YouTube

Art & Science of Health Promotion – YouTube

HERO Summer Think Tank – Excerpts on YouTube

Video Interviews

Reimaginging Workplace Well-being and Spirituality – Talent Management interview

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


Podcast Interviews

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 –

Optimize Your Team podcast on Google

Redesigning Wellness podcast on YouTube